Engineering Manager, Prospecting

The Prospecting team’s vision is to help our customers better understand their audiences and to deliver relevant advertising across all internet media. The team builds and operates real time prediction and control algorithms that power all our advertising products at scale. Prospecting seeks an experienced software engineering manager to help build the future of pacing service. Sound interesting? Read on. 

Pacing Service, which belongs to the Prospecting team, is an integral part of the Quantcast Ad serving mechanism, and manages delivery (impressions, spend etc.) for Ad campaigns. We want to build the foundation of loosely coupled, highly cohesive service-oriented pacing service architecture that’s going to propel us into the next growth levels - which are coming quickly considering the rate we scale our architecture every six months. We’re eradicating most of our vanilla single master/machine topologies, splitting data processing pipelines to work in multiple shards and applying queueing systems to handle hundreds of millions of events. This means getting up close and personal with cutting edge technologies like Kafka and Cassandra, and building next generation scalable, high performance fault-tolerant systems. You might have used one of our open source projects like QFS, or maybe you’ve read our blog post on how we manage the key-value distributed store using Keebler. If this sounds like you, join the team that’s building the next generation pacing services. 


  • 8+ years of engineering experience with 3+ years of engineering management experience
  • Ability to set execution focus and priorities for the team in a dynamic environment
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality results
  • Ability to mentor junior engineering talent
  • Proven record of recruiting world class talent and building a highly effective team
  • Have operational and customer focus
  • Interface with Product & Business Operations teams to translate business requirements into robust and scalable solutions
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Fluency in Java, C++ or similar object oriented programming languages
  • Experience in scripting languages (e.g. Python, Ruby, Perl)
  • Experience in Distributed Computing / MapReduce, key value stores like HBase, MongoDB
  • Operations and customer focus
  • Passion about engineering excellence, good practices and continuous improvement.

Quantcast helps create a more personalized digital world. We have built one of the world’s most sophisticated data-intelligence platforms, utilizing big data and machine learning to solve the biggest challenges in marketing and create more rewarding experiences across the digital landscape. Publishers use our insights to better understand audiences and how content resonates with consumers they want to attract and retain. Marketers utilize our understanding of online behavior and our predictive advertising capabilities to reach the customers likeliest to engage with their messages. Consumers see the results of our work in relevant stories and advertisements that create a personalized experience across all of their devices. 

Quantcast was honored as a Glassdoor Best Place to Work in 2015 & 2016. To learn more, follow Quantcast on Glassdoor.

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