Strike Social develops artificial intelligence to drive the best outcomes in social media advertising. Through media-buying software and service, Strike powers 15,000+ campaigns each day for the world’s leading agencies and brands, including Honda, Xbox and Mattel. In 2016, Strike earned a Moxie Award as Chicago's Best B2B Startup.

Senior Software Engineer at Strike Social

Job opening: Senior Software Engineer

What we do

Strike Social uses artificial intelligence to provide 24/7 optimization and drive the best outcomes in social media advertising. Through media-buying software and service, Strike powers 15,000+ campaigns globally each day for the world’s leading agencies and brands, including Disney, Honda, Xbox, Mattel and Wendy’s. With global operations, Strike is headquartered in Chicago and was named the city's Best B2B Startup in the 2016 Moxie Awards.

How do we do it

We are a growing team of independent thinkers who bring their diverse talents and backgrounds to help build a programmatic media-buying platform. We work in an agile environment, and frequently pair program to improve collaboration and software quality. We are polyglots and you’ll see us use languages and frameworks like Typescript, Angular2, Python, Flask, and Pandas. Our infrastructure relies on Docker Swarm, Terraform, Consul, Nginx, Redis, Postgres, Redshift, Auth0 and Firebase.

About You

You are a passionate engineer who loves solving the world’s problems with technology. You’ve got solid coding chops, and have demonstrated an ability to identify and learn new tools, languages and technologies. You welcome criticism and use it as a way to improve your own skills and methods. You are a mentor and understand the value in helping and developing others. You are pragmatic and know how to strike a balance between building long-term value in software, and meeting business goals in a timely fashion.

Your Qualifications

  • You are fluent in multiple programming languages, particularly Python and Javascript.
  • You understand what data pipelines are and the challenges in building them.
  • You understand micro-service architecture, and know how to scale software systems.
  • You have experience with web development frameworks and can decide which ones to use and when.
  • You are familiar with various data stores - relational, and columnar.
  • You value test-driven development.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.



Company Reviews

"Everyone I work with makes Strike Social a blast. We all come in and work hard and have a great time, which has helped us become leaders in the ad tech space."
Jason Nesbitt
VP, Media & Agency Operations
at Strike Social
"I am excited to be a part of a profitable startup that knows what it's doing and does it well. I have found myself at a company that truly embraces change, learning and rapid execution."
Neil Gallagher
UX Developer
at Strike Social
"I took a once-in-a-lifetime trip to work with my colleagues in the Philippines. I love the growth potential here and our great global team."
Marissa Minichello
Account Strategist
at Strike Social
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Why work with us
We invest in our people. From hiring the best talent to rewarding our employees both personally and professionally, we strive to create a culture that is second to none (as evidenced by our superior rating on
We think big while staying scrappy. Strike was built with a lot of gut and grit. While our operations span the globe, we work hard to maintain our entrepreneurial spirit and fun, supportive culture.
Perks & Benefits
Competitive pay and stock options
Health, vision and dental
Unlimited PTO
An open, bright and convenient office in Chicago's Loop with stunning views of both the river and the lake
Top-notch technology to help our employees do their best work
Company-sponsored happy hours and frequent team outings
Free snacks
Opportunity for world travel, including to our offices in Krakow and Manila

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