Senior Software Engineer

Ad Exchange

Posted on 4/25/2024



201-500 employees

Publisher technology platform for revenue optimization

Data & Analytics

Senior, Expert

Boulder, CO, USA

Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
Google Cloud Platform
  • 5+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on ad tech, ad exchanges, SSPs, or related domains.
  • Proficiency in programming languages: Java, Python, or C++.
  • Proficiency with JavaScript frameworks such as React and Angular.
  • Solid understanding of real-time bidding (RTB) protocols, ad serving technologies, and programmatic advertising.
  • Experience with distributed systems, microservices architecture, and cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS, GCP, Terraform).
  • Hands-on experience in designing and building APIs.
  • Strong knowledge of both SQL (MySQL/RDS/Aurora, PostgreSQL, etc) and NoSQL data store technologies (Redis, Aerospike, Cassandra, etc.)
  • Experience in Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and collaboration tools such as Jira.
  • Advanced understanding of application security standards and best practices.
  • Advanced knowledge of software operationalization, performance tuning, threading and modularization.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a passion for building scalable, high-performance software systems.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively in a fast-paced, agile environment.
  • Ability to lead a team of junior and experienced engineers to a common technical goal
  • A passion for teaching and mentoring
  • Prior experience working with ad tech vendors, DSPs, or SSPs is a plus.
  • Architect, design, and develop scalable and high-performance components of the ad exchange/SSP platform, ensuring reliability, efficiency, and maintainability.
  • Implement real-time bidding algorithms, auction mechanics, and ad serving logic to optimize revenue generation and ad delivery.
  • Optimize platform performance through continuous monitoring, tuning, and performance profiling.
  • Conduct code reviews, provide technical guidance, and mentor junior engineers to foster a culture of excellence and collaboration.
  • Collaborate with other teams building into the platform to determine the best technical solutions
  • Work in an agile environment and participate in conceptualizing and implementing platform features for our global web properties.
  • Make data-driven decisions and assist team with designing high volume data ingest pipelines
  • Evaluate ML and cloud based platforms and services as needed
  • Identifying ways to optimize our handling of 100 billion daily transactions
  • Get involved in all aspects of the technology landscape, including working with Kubernetes, building APIs, managing pipelines, supporting our AWS infrastructure and working with multiple databases
  • Participate in design & peer code review process
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in ad tech, and incorporate them into the platform roadmap.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including product managers, data scientists, and other engineers to define requirements, prioritize tasks, and deliver solutions.
  • Demonstrate end-to-end ownership of projects and initiatives
  • Coaching junior engineers in engineering best practices

Sovrn offers a comprehensive publisher technology platform that enables publishers to optimize their revenue streams through advertising, affiliate marketing, and data products, reaching over 500 million active consumers across 40 billion daily pageviews. The platform leverages a complete set of data monetization tools, ad exchange, ad management, commerce, and signal technologies to help publishers thrive in the open web.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



Boulder, Colorado



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth