Match Media (,, +more): Technical Lead

Posted by | November 7, 2011 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: New York City


Match Media, the ad sales organization within that supports a portfolio of category-leading online dating sites (including,, SeniorPeopleMeet. com, and over 25 other properties), is looking for talented and experienced team members to build an advertising group as strong as the products that our users love.  As advertising sales are becoming an increasingly strategic revenue opportunity for our businesses, we’re committed to building out a new team focused on supporting our world-class internet brands like and, and we’re looking for an experienced Lead Engineer.
As the newest member of our team, you will be engineering and managing
an exciting new project: an ad-serving system that will handle all of the
ads shown on OkCupid,, People Media sites, and the rest
of the Match Personals family.  This will be a huge system, with stringent
performance requirements, racks of beefy machines, and interesting
distributed systems problems.  You will be overseeing the design,
implementation, and maintenance of this system as it supercharges
network revenues.  Also, you will build and manage a development
team as the project progresses.
Like your coworkers at OkCupid, you’ll find that you play an
important role in the direction of the company, that new ideas are
acted upon quickly, and that merit is rewarded generously.  You’ll
feel great about a the larger purpose of your involvement on our team,
which is to help our users find love and relationships (or whatever
else they’re looking for.)  We’re a close-knit, brilliant team, and
we’re looking forward to working with you.
– work hard, play hard, get along great, and love what we do
– focus on learning and professional development
– have complex problems that require simple and elegant solutions
– are constantly evolving to stay three steps ahead of the industry
– have a degree in Computer Science or a related field
– are self-motivated
– are an adaptable, fast learner
– communicate well and thrive in a teamwork environment
– can find simple solutions to complex problems
– can handle multiple tasks and responsibilities
– have experience with C++ or know Java and are happy to learn C++
– have deep experience with network programming and distributed systems
– have experience building large, performance systems
– have good experience with Python and SQL
– have product and people management experience

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