Software Engineer

Cogo Labs is the technology-driven incubator behind some of the Boston area’s fastest-growing web companies. Our proprietary technologies for algorithmic marketing, data mining and quantitative business analytics enable us to guide start-ups from inception to profitability and beyond.

Job Description

Cogo Labs is seeking Software Engineers of all stripes. If you’d like to join a successful, data-driven, entrepreneurial startup incubator, you should probably keep reading.

We need people to help design, build and maintain:

  • Our ever-expanding suite of analytics and testing tools—used by our Quantitative Analysts and Data Scientists in their efforts to study, model, and generally explode the limits of what business can do on the internet. Real time data visualization, multi-armed bandit algorithms, measuring and reporting on all aspects of the businesses we incubate.
  • Internet marketing automation. We use the insights and data from our analytics to drive some of the most sophisticated marketing campaign automation out there—operating at Internet scale and algorithmically optimized in real time.
  • High-traffic websites. All of those marketing campaigns drive millions of visitors daily to some of the most profitable and fastest-growing web businesses in the world, and we’re constantly working to reduce latency and maximize usability.

Our technology stack:

  • Is constantly evolving. Right now we use databases like MySQL, Postgres, and Redshift; languages like Python, Ruby, Go, and Lua; and other fun technologies like Hadoop, Redis, and RabbitMQ. Have a tool you love to use? We’re open to suggestions.

Required skills

The kind of engineers who succeed here:

  • Possess strong Computer Science Fundamentals. We need engineers with a deep background in designing algorithms, building scalable systems, and writing great code.
  • Are self-starters. There are people who like to work on problems provided to them, and there are people who prefer to define the problem and own the solution. We’re only looking for the latter; Code Monkey doesn’t work here.
  • Love Business and Entrepreneurship. Mostly we’re looking for people who have, at one point or another, started something, been involved in the early stages of something, or really, really want to start something.
  • Are sociable, outgoing, and fun. We aren’t going to lie, here: we’re a bit nutty and we like to hire people like us. Every company has a culture; ours happens to be a little more relaxed than most.


Things You’ll Like About Cogo Labs:

  • We value and encourage creative thinking & intellectual curiosity.
  • There are no silos here: you’ll have a very clear understanding of how your work matters to the company.
  • You’ll find interesting new challenges every day on the forefront of online marketing.
  • You’ll be part of a passionate, diverse team with broad skills and interests.
  • We have fun! Frequent company outings, lunches, and parties.
  • We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a relaxed work environment with plenty of perks.

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