Chartboost is the world's largest games-only technology platform and helps developers build a business around their creations. The company has the first and only Direct Deals Marketplace with a social network for game developers to connect and negotiate promotional deals to help get their games into the hands of more players as well as generate revenue. Chartboost also offers the industry's most transparent games-only network where developers can test promotional campaigns with more than 16,000 games, identify the best-performing partners and find the best fit for Direct Deals. Chartboost also provides cross-promotion technology completely free of charge so game makers can achieve success with each game launch.
The company reaches 300 million unique users per months in over 150 countries, drives more than 8 billion game sessions per month and works with companies like Backflip, Beeline, Booyah, Crowdstar, Gameloft, Get Set Games, GREE, Kabam, Kiloo, Playfirst, Pocket Gems, SGN, TinyCo and many other lead game developers. Chartboost has raised $21M from Sequoia Capital, Translink Capital, SK Telecom Ventures, and XG Ventures. Based in San Francisco and founded in 2011.
We have full-time employee and internships available. We need engineers to perform work in several areas, including front end, back end, Devops, SRE, algorithms and data analytics, ad-serving - all sorts of engineering work related to our technology platform.
This position is for somebody who lives and breaths scale. Our engineers build and maintain state of the art systems and are excited about doing that with newer technologies. Our engineers perform work in several areas, including front end, back end, Devops, SRE, algorithms and data analytics, and ad-serving. You are a fan of service-oriented architecture and you have experience working with lots of traffic in a fast-paced team.
We’re building the business engine for mobile games. Our technology platform already has thousands of customers, many more thousands of apps and a boatload of services that help game developers be more successful. We already have a successful business model and we have huge potential to be much bigger and better. This is a huge challenge, it’s really exciting to us and should be equally exciting to you.
About the Job:
Chartboost deals with an extraordinary amount of traffic, our platform encompasses everything from API calls to servicing a real-time dashboard to delivering ads to mobile games. We are looking for someone to help take our mission-critical cloud infrastructure to the next level. This system will be responsible for provisioning, load balancing, service hosting and uptime, monitoring, alerting and everything else we aren’t doing now that we should be doing. You are looking for the opportunity to work in a complex, high traffic system and be given the the freedom to create this system the “right way”. We really want this role to help “own” this side of our platform and build and be responsible for making our platform awesome and reliable.
Take personal responsibility and ownership for the availability and reliability of our service. Save the company a lot of money on infrastructure costs, especially as we continue to grow month over month. Be able to write simple OO code and author tools that the entire team can understand. We are a tight engineering team that wants to continue working closely together and we want you to be part of this team. No silos. Maintain an automated cloud deployment and configuration system with available tools (Chef, Puppet, Salt Stack, etc.) Build out a robust system to auto-scale our platform and work closely with our engineering team to diagnose how to build this, how to manage this and what triggers to measure. Own our server image configurations, collaborating with our core engineers to optimize for task performance, reliability, service requirements, failover and scale. Build better systems for measuring things. We have a constantly evolving platform and a culture of engineering that is always tweaking and making improvements. We want to have better procedures and systems in place to measure these things.
You just read the description above and can’t wait to start. You’ve been itching to own the operations side of a company of our scale and this sounds like an awesome opportunity. You are proactive about everything. We want people who are smarter than us, building a system that is far better than anything we can do ourselves. You are the kind of person that looks for things to make better and you can work independently. You are willing to “carry the pager” but you are also striving to build such a kick-ass system that you never need the pager. You’ve worked in system of scale before with lots of servers (50+), lots of moving parts and a complicated infrastructure (meaning different languages, services, protocols, etc). You can code.