Rather than being segregated in terms of look and feel or functionality, ads are first-class citizens in the Tumblr-verse, and can be acted on in the same manner as any post on the site. We primarily code in PHP and Go, and our tech stack handles billions of events daily which help us power and optimize our system.
Improve our existing ad products and build innovative new ones, while keeping in mind the sensibilities of Tumblr user community.
Clearly communicate the status of your projects to internal stakeholders and raise concerns early so any challenges can be quickly addressed.
This position might be a good fit if you:Have a deep understanding of the current technical advertising landscape and toolset or a strong passion for this space.
We mostly use PHP and Java Script at Automattic - you should either be familiar with them already or the idea of using them on a daily basis should not be a blocker for you. Are highly collaborative and you love participating in code reviews and discussions about architecture, or design.
Extra credit:Experience building and implementing native ads on web and mobile products. We require unconscious bias training for our hiring teams and ensure our products are accessible across different bandwidths and devices.