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Software Engineer - Fresh College Grad (BS/ MS/ PhD)
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Rocket Fuel | Redwood Shores, CA
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Job Description

Rocket Fuel delivers the only programmatic media-buying platform at big data scale that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to improve marketing ROI. Rocket Fuel's powerful Advertising That Learns™- technology drives best-in-plan results for advertisers, and empowers media teams to focus on strategy, not spreadsheets. Its distributed planet-scale computing engine currently screens over 26 billion ads per day, and selects the best for its customers, via real-time bidding (RTB) relationships with major publishers and exchanges. The technique has proven itself across web, mobile, video, and social channels, with 894 brands powered by Rocket Fuel in 2012.

Awarded #4 on Forbes' 2013 Most Promising Companies In America list, Rocket Fuel was founded by online advertising veterans and rocket scientists from NASA, Yahoo!,, and DoubleClick. Rocket Fuel currently employs over 300 people in 15 offices worldwide including New York, London, Toronto, and Hamburg, and has a strategic alliance with cci to provide its services in Japan.

We're hiring engineers to build ad-serving, bidding, modeling and data infrastructure built using a mix of proprietary and open-source technologies. We're integrated with real time exchanges processing requests @100k qps. We have over 1PB of data and growing fast. We're looking for those excited about working on tough problems related to scalable, reliable, available algorithms, machine learning & software systems that scale.


B.S./ M.S./PhD in computer science/ mathematics/ machine learning/ data mining
Many years of Java, C/C++ Linux
Good understanding of algorithms, data structures, performance optimization techniques, and object-oriented programming
Structured thinker, Effective communicator, Excellent programming and analytic skills
GPA 3.8 or above
(Good to have) Experience with hadoop/ hive/Pig, MySQL, EC2