Strike Social harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to help the world's leading agencies and brands — including Beats, Xbox, Honda, Mattel, Lionsgate and Trunk Club — succeed in YouTube and social media advertising. We were recently named the No. 17 fastest-growing private company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine.

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 Nomad, Terraform, Consul, Vault, Nginx, Redis, Postgres, Redshift, and Auth0.

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. Your 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

  • Minimum 7 years experience, with a desire to mentor other engineers.
  • 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 here is very motivated, and motivated people want to innovate and challenge previous assumptions, which makes working here a pretty exciting environment."
Brandon Arsenault
Infrastructure Engineer
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 top Glassdoor rating). We also believe in transparency. That means your voice will be heard, and you will be directly involved in work that matters.
Strike Social was built with a lot of gut and grit — so we think big while staying scrappy. With offices in Chicago, Kraków and Manila, our operations span the globe. As we continue to grow, we're committed to maintaining our entrepreneurial spirit and fun, supportive culture. With that in mind, our mission is clear: create amazing tech, provide excellent service and take the time to celebrate our shared success.
Perks & Benefits
Competitive pay and stock options
401K (with match)
Health, vision and dental
Unlimited PTO
Commuter transit (pre-tax)
Top-notch technology to help our employees do their best work
Company-sponsored happy hours and team outings
Beer and LaCroix fridge and a ton of healthy snacks
An open, bright and convenient office in the Loop with stunning views of the river and lake
Opportunity for world travel, including to our offices in Kraków and Manila

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