Sovrn believes that independent publishers are the Internet's vibrancy. As a partner and advocate to tens of thousands of independent publishers, Sovrn provides tools, technologies and services that help publishers (a) make money; (b) get distribution to grow their audience; and (c) access a massive data commons providing extraordinary insights.

Staff Engineer at Sovrn

Job Description

As a Staff Engineer on Sovrn’s AdTech Team you will lead a small autonomous team in an agile environment. You will deliver functionality which will help our customers monetize their advertising real estate. We exist in open market conditions so time to market and value add are key differentiators. The fast paced and complex industry coupled with tight code SLAs require our applications to push the boundaries of performance and scalability. You will play a key role in defining and implementing our next generation stack which is key to our success.


  • 8+ years' experience designing, implementing projects in a highly scalable and performant environment using Java, includes experience as a tech lead on a team of 4+ engineers
  • B.S. in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
  • A solid foundation in data structures, algorithms and system design
  • Strong knowledge of web and internet fundamentals
  • Excellent Java development and design experience
  • Excel in a fast paced agile development environment
  • Source control (GitHub, svn, etc)
  • Build and deployment tools (GoCD, Maven, grunt, etc)
  • Development experience on Linux/POSIX platforms
  • Proficient with persistence stores: Relational, NoSQL, etc....
  • Extensive experience with monitoring for highly observable code: StatsD, Graphite, etc..
  • Strong commitment and experience with automation 
  • Strong experience with full SDLC
  • Articulate; excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong experience with multi-threaded, parallel processing

Bonus Points

  • Advertising industry experience
  • Working familiarity with Javascript

Position Reports to: Manager, Engineering

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Why work with us
Do you want to work with technology that will challenge you every day, and a team that isn’t comfortable with the status quo? Do you want to be part of a culture that takes the time to share beers and talk shop? If so, we want you on our team. We are growing fast!
Our work is challenging yet fun and rewarding. We have mastered the art of work hard, play hard. We are collaborative, engaged, and transparent in what we do every day. Our benefits, perks, and culture are top notch and we encourage ping pong breaks throughout the day.
Perks & Benefits
Flexible Time Off
Monthly Wellness Stipend
Happy hour every Friday
401k Match
Fully Paid for Medical / Dental / Vision
11 Paid Holidays

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