Frontend Engineer

R&D, LA

Taboola is widely recognized as the world’s leading content discovery platform, reaching 750M unique visitors and serving over 300 billion recommendations every month.
Publishers, marketers, and agencies use Taboola to retain users on their site, monetize their traffic and distribute their content to drive high quality audiences. Publishers using Taboola include USA Today, NYTimes, TMZ, Politico.com, BusinessInsider, CafeMom, Billboard.com, Fox Television, Weather.com, Examiner, and many more.
 
You may have seen our tagline on many of our widgets out there -- Content You May Like.
 
Taboola’s Engineering Team builds high-scale, web and mobile e-commerce applications that run non-stop around the globe. We work in small collaborative teams to architect massively scalable and reliable systems. 
 
As part of the Front End team you’ll create web applications that are used internally at publishers to power their newsroom. You will be responsible for managing data from data stores, writing efficient algorithms, API in middleware and building frontend web applications using some of the latest technology. Previous full stack development experience including database schema design, API creation, native JavaScript and one or more recent web component based JS libraries such as React or Angular is beneficial. It helps if you know the common architecture of a distributed system and can build one, scale it up and fix any performance, scalability and reliability issues.

Responsibilities

  • You will work on frontend JavaScript based web applications used in newsrooms of publishers around the world providing real time analytics, insights and automation of their homepage. Some teams focus on other web or mobile applications to power Taboola’s personalization and monetization efforts.
  • Collaborate with the Product team on strategy and delivery of technology solutions.
  • Take technical requirements and create solutions accounting for server communication, data computation, DOM manipulation, and UI/UX feasibility
  • Handle visual, responsive implementation of features provided by our product designer(s) using CSS, React JS, React Native and/or Google Chrome Extensions.
  • Responsible to build, troubleshoot and support production applications in a timely manner from a distributed architecture amongst international data centers, caching layers, cross services, APIs and through multiple databases.
  • Responsible to deliver projects meeting requirements from Product team in a timely manner, abiding by coding standards and re-usable architecture.

Requirements

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent. Self-taught or coding school applicants will be considered with existing extensive experience in web application development.
  • 3-5 years of Front End development experience or ability to quickly ramp for recent college graduates.
  • Ability to think critically using logical deduction to formulate solutions to problems in a clear, concise and timely manner. Additionally, being able to use inductive reasoning to find patterns and infer a solution from observations of data.
  • Understanding and experience of Object Oriented design and data structures usage 
  • Proficient in web application development and writing JavaScript code
  • Experience with basic web development using HTML/HTML5, Cookies/Local Storage, CSS/CSS3, AJAX communication and DOM manipulation
  • Experience with web application development using AngularJS, ReactJS or EmberJS
  • Experience in building platform side JavaScript that is lightweight, efficient, scalable, non-interfering and cross browser compatible.
  • Working knowledge or previous experience in API creation, design and data manipulation using Node JS or similar server side language is beneficial.
  • Working knowledge or previous experience of SQL and No SQL database design and data handling is beneficial.

 

 

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LINUX Systems Engineer

Production IT, LA

Read something interesting online today? There's a good chance it reached you because of our technology.
Taboola is the world's leading content discovery platform, serving 360B recommendations to over 1B unique visitors each month on the web's most innovative publisher sites, including NBC, USA Today, The Weather Channel, Tribune and Fox Sports.
About You: You are a savvy systems engineer with a diverse background in large environments. 
In this Job: You will build and scale Taboola's production infrastructure, focusing specifically on the Linux environment.
Requirements: 

  • 3 Years of Linux Systems Administration/engineering in a large, distributed environment with a focus on Redhat/CentOS
  • Experience with implementing and supporting internet-based applications/web servers
  • Experience with Configuration Management Tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Chef, etc.
  • Experience with scripting (Bash, Python, Ruby, etc)
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking (DNS, DHCP, etc)
  • Ability to function well in a globally distributed team 

Responsibilities:

  • Be part of the team responsible for availability, performance, efficiency, monitoring, emergency response and capacity planning for Taboola Production environment
  • Combine open-source and commercial technologies to build services that will positively impact the business 
  • Serve as the final escalation point for issues related to IT Linux systems
  • Work closely with developers in troubleshooting, software releases, and supporting new features and services
  • Participate in 24/7 on call rotation

Taboola is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity in all forms. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and believe such an environment is critical for success. Employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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Sr. Data Scientist

R&D, LA

Join Taboola's Big Data team as a Sr. Data Scientist!
Read something interesting online to day? There's a good chance it reached you because of our technology.
Taboola is the world's leading content discovery platform, serving 360B recommendations to over 1B unique visitors each month on the web's most innovative publisher sites, including NBC, USA Today, The Weather Channel, Tribune and Fox Sports.
About You: You are a hyper-intelligent Data Scientist with a robust background in a big data environment. 
In this Job: You will build complex Data Science solutions for large-scale product initiatives, scaling up to a Petabyte of data.
Requirements: 

  • 3+ years of experience as a Data Scientist, preferably in Big Data Environment 
  • 2+ years of programming experience in Java/Scala and/or Python
  • Hadoop stack (HIVE, Pig, Hadoop streaming) and MapReduce
  • HBase or comparable NoSQL
  • SQL & database experience
  • Experience with Google products: Google Cloud Storage, Google Analytics and Google Big Query (a plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative or related field 

Responsibilities:

  • Design and build predictive customer behavior models for targeting and personalization
  • Implement Machine Learning and statistics-based algorithms for prediction and optimization, then deliver to production
  • Build and maintain code to populate HDFS, Hadoop with log from Kafka or data loaded from SQL production systems
  • Design, build and support algorithms of data transformation, conversion, computation on Hadoop, Spark and other distributed Big Data Systems

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