Software Engineer, Backend - Seattle or NYC

Seattle, Washington, United States · Engineering expand job description ↓


Who are we is changing the way digital media publishers manage their advertising businesses. Our SaaS platform makes advertising sales, operations, billing and revenue reporting painless for digital media publishers. It's an under-served market with complex problems, and we have some big name clients that trust us to solve them.

We offer competitive salary and equity compensation, open PTO, and health benefits. As a small team, we also enjoy regular company lunches and happy hours near our office located in Pioneer Square in Seattle, WA.

Your job

At Placements, you will make our users happy (*) by automating and improving the tedious parts of their job. You'll touch all facets of our product as we build out the next iteration of our core webapp and integration platform. You'll design features along with our founder and the rest of our dev team, and you'll be responsible for their development through to production. You'll enjoy significant ownership of and responsibility for what you work on, every day. And you'll have a life. We respect your time and rarely work outside of normal business hours.

Best of all, you'll work with a small, smart, and driven team that's not afraid to experiment with new technologies in order to accomplish our mission.


Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for a backend engineer to be responsible for working the full lifecycle (design, build, document, unit/functional/load test, and deploy) of backend APIs and infrastructure needed to scale our platform. Our perfect candidate is either a really experienced SDE or Senior Dev looking to grow their career and take ownership of a complex set of internal/external services, datasets, and potentially, lab experiments.

Ideally, you should have some experience in the digital ad world and are located near Seattle, WA or New York City, NY.


Would Like:

  • Knowledge of Rails 3.1+, AngularJS, Redis, Memcache, ElasticSearch
  • Computer Science, Math, Stats, or Engineering Degree


  • 2-4 Years Experience with developing production-grade code
  • Demonstrated experience of scaling a product from beta to full-blown production
  • PostgresSQL, MySQL
  • Heroku, AWS, Hadoop/EMR, Redshift
  • Ruby and at least one additional OO language
  • Experience with RESTful API design using JSON
  • Some knowledge of DevOps


  • Unlimited PTO
  • Generous Stock Options
  • Substantial Product Ownership
  • Gym Membership
  • Korean BBQ Celebrations After Major Releases

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