Staff Software Engineer, Java

Silicon Valley, CA, United States • $120k - $190k

Machine Zone

Role Location

  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States


$120k - $190k


501+ people


1100 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA, 94304, US

Tech Stack

  • C++
  • Lua
  • PHP
  • Erlang
  • Python
  • Java
  • Scala
  • Hadoop
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker

Role Description

Staff Software Engineer, Java

As a global leader in mobile gaming, we’re dedicated to developing games the world can’t wait to experience. Games like Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Mobile Strike, and Game of War: Fire Age.

As one of the largest global marketers in mobile, MZ solves problems at scale and speed. With our media buying teams entirely in-house, we have unparalleled visibility and control into how our technology is applied. Our team is agile and we value transparency, encouraging high levels of autonomy and collaboration cross-functionally. Each team member is an integral part of roadmap planning and prioritization discussions, with the opportunity to learn and innovate.

We are seeking a Staff Software Engineer to work side-by-side with our business, product management, and data science teams. You’ll leverage the latest technologies and design strategies for our in-house demand side bidding technology. You’ll solve unique challenges in that your work will be used for our own direct marketing efforts.

What you'll be doing:

-Independently owning the strategy & execution of impactful engineering solutions, including organizing other stakeholders to goals and milestones -Collaborating with business teams to understand use cases and impact results -Writing high-impact code in a variety of languages, primarily Java and Python -Using agile planning frameworks to implement cutting edge machine learning -Strategizing about roadmap development with product management & senior leadership -Implementing low latency bidding and machine learning algorithms -Performing A/B tests for bidding algorithms -Collaborating with key stakeholders in science and business teams -Your background and who you are: -Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or related field -8+ years of experience as a development software engineer -Deep understanding of complex data structures and time complexity -Deep understanding of Java memory models and Garbage Collection system -Experience with Python, SQL, XML, JSON -Passionate about being in a culture of learning and teaching

Bonus points:

-Previous roles in the programmatic advertising space such as a DSP or SSP -Experience implementing neural net models -Familiarity with Agile scrum

MZ is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, religion, marital status or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

About Machine Zone

Machine Zone is a global leader in mobile gaming, with a track record of delivering some of the world’s most successful mobile games including Game of War, Mobile Strike, and Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire. We combine the power of technology and creative vision to create experiences that connect people from all corners of the globe.

Our massive mobile games break down linguistic and geographic barriers by uniting an unprecedented number of global players in one gaming world. We empower our game developers to push the boundaries of innovation in a player-driven ecosystem.

Company Culture

Everything we’ve built, we’ve built together. We are passionate about what we do. We take risks and push the boundaries of what is possible. We challenge each other continuously, learn from our mistakes, and support one another. We triumph together!

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