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Senior Software / Backend Engineer

Have worked on high performances systems or large scale platforms or large distributed production systems? If so you will be a great fit.

Kiip is a mobile advertising network. Our mission is to be the rewards layer of the world. We've made it easy and fun to reward people for their achievements on many different platforms. We currently process billions of data points per week and are looking for extraordinarily talented engineers who would like to help scale, process and analyze this data.

What we Offer:

  • Free employee health insurance 
  • Catered daily lunches
  • Investment in professional development and training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Dog friendly office
  • Quarterly employee events
  • Unlimited vacation time
  • A very fun work environment
  • Ownership in the company 

Our Engineers:

  • Collaborate on system reliability, architecture and code quality
  • Build high performance systems and large scale platforms
  • Create and contribute to large open source projects, like Vagrant
  • Are great teachers and love to share their knowledge with others
  • Are fun and awesome people to be around
  • Are great students and are always trying to better themselves
  • Code in a variety of programming languages (Python, Go, Java) – other programming languages are acceptable also – we want you to be open to learning Python or Go
  • Job Responsibilities:

Extract and analyze existing traffic, logs, and usage metrics to proactively scan for issues or improvements for monitoring purposes
Create, improve, and update systems to improve scalability performance and capacity
Contribute ideas and solutions as needed as Kiip's products are developed through 2016 and beyond
Be a resource and guide to less experienced staff or to those with other specialties

Technologies we use today:

We use the right tool for the job and code in a variety of languages: Python, Go, Java
We rely heavily on Amazon Web Services, Postgres, RabbitMQ, Celery, Redis, Redshift, Graphite, and Statsd.

Skills & Requirements

  • BSc in Computer Science and 5 years additional, relevant experience 
  • Or a Master’s Degree and 4+ years relevant experience in software development of large distributed production systems
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, continuous delivery environment
  • Experience in participating in cross-functional development teams
  • Experience in distributed systems design and architecture
  • Experience in troubleshooting and tuning systems
  • Good knowledge of Python
  • Experience building high performance platform systems
  • Ability to articulate ideas to non-technical audience
  • Passionate about scaling software
  • Fluent in written/spoken English

About Kiip

Kiip (pronounced “keep”) redefines how brands connect with consumers through a moment-based rewards platform that targets “achievement moments” in the apps people use every day. Rewards occur as a free Amazon MP3 when users beat a level in a mobile game, or as a bottle of Propel when users log a finished workout in a fitness app. By matching relevant brand offers to timely achievements, Kiip creates meaningful engagements between users, developers and advertisers. Kiip was named in “Top 50 Most Innovative Companies” list in 2013 by Fast Company, a mobile titan by AdWeek and a top Silicon Valley startup by Business Insider.

As a Kiiper, you'd be able to have a huge impact from day one. Kiip is all about flexibility and letting people excel so there's no micro-managing, no facetime and lots of freedom. We get a lot of press such as this recent NY Times article and this coverage of our very favorable Nielsen report.

Every app has its moments, and Kiip’s mission is to reward users during those times of achievement with valuable offers from major brands.  

Kiip strives to capture that special moment of player happiness at the time of reaching a certain milestone in a game, such as leveling-up or completing a stage, and then acknowledges that uplifting emotion by offering rewards. Sour Patch might give away a free pack of Sour Patch Kids; Propel might give away free water; CBS might give away a free download of a TV show; and McDonald’s might give away a free song download. In essence, it is meant to be a mixture of physical and virtual rewards.


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