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Backend Software Engineer


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Outbrain is the world’s largest content discovery platform, bringing personalized, relevant online, mobile and video content to audiences while helping publishers understand their audiences through data. Outbrain serves over 200 billion recommendations on a monthly basis, so scalability, reliability and team effectiveness are in our bloodstream.


Our team is part of Outbrain’s Recommendations group. It supports business-critical internal applications, and our work has a direct and significant impact on billions of Outbrain customers around the globe. Developing in this team presents many technical challenges in the areas of robustness, reliability and scalability, while satisfying complex business rules. We are looking for a software engineer who will join our efforts to build software solutions that have an impact on both internal Outbrain employees and Outbrain end customers.  



  • BS in computer science or related field
  • At least 3 years of experience writing Java code
  • Industry experience in web development 
  • Proficiency in developing Spring-based and RESTful web applications
  • Familiarity with at least one NoSQL DB (Cassandra, Redis, MongoDB etc.) or distributed cache (Memcached, Hazelcast)
  • A team player with strong communication skills
  • Intelligent, self-motivated, with strong problem-solving skills



  • Past experience in the AdTech industry
  • Experience with any of the following: ElasticSearch, Scala, Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, Async Programming
  • Experience in building and maintaining RTB systems


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