SPUG: JOB: Senior Perl dev at the Rubicon Project (Seattle)

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Thu Aug 11 07:26:16 PDT 2011

Join the Rubicon Project's fast-paced Seattle engineering office in Pioneer Square. We're seeking a motivated and skilled developer who is willing to work hard alongside our talented Brand Protection & Security Team. Looking for a candidate who thrives in a complex and challenging market, this team performs industrial-scale automated detection of ad-borne malware and annoyances like autoplay audio and pop-ups.

The Rubicon Project is leading a transformation of the online display ad marketplace and in 2010 closed another $18 million funding round, bringing total financial investments to over $60 million. This is a permanent, full-time, on-site position at an established startup company with superb benefits and perks (including free lunches and lots of other goodies) and stock options.

- Extend and enhance Rubicon's automated brand protection platform, which detects and eradicates malicious and nuisance advertisements
- Creatively solve hard technical problems in pragmatic, scalable, maintainable ways
- Add new automated detection capabilities to further protect ad quality
- Tune detection logic, scoring rules, and stealth capabilities to maintain high detection rates and low false positives
- Improve forensics to provide additional insight into nature of threats
- Continually work to improve system capacity, reliability, and scalability
- Design and implement data models, interprocess communication mechanisms, and APIs
- Integrate with other Rubicon ad-serving systems
- Be flexible and adapt quickly to the needs of our customers and the market, learning on the fly

- Bachelor's degree in CS or a technical/scientific field
- 5+ years of professional software development experience
- Proficient in LAMP-stack, back-end development
- Demonstrated ability to master and apply diverse new technologies rapidly
- Comfortable building high-volume distributed systems in Perl or another dynamic language
- Thorough understanding of mechanics of HTTP, TCP/IP, DNS, and other networking protocols
- Strong SQL skills
- Solid software development practices including writing documentation, unit tests, integration tests, and code reviews
- Familiarity with Windows API and C++ development on Windows is a plus
- Familiarity with Flash development is a plus
- Security or reverse engineering experience is a major plus
- Ability to travel

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