Programmatic Technical Operations Engineer

| New York, NY, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 110,000-130,000 Annually
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We are Outbrain.

We’re one of the world’s largest content recommendation platforms, delighting audiences with engaging, personalized content recommendations while serving as the primary engagement partner and platform for the world’s top digital media companies. 

Outbrain is seeking a results-driven and highly technical and analytical Programmatic Tech Ops Engineer for our Programmatic Operations team. The Programmatic Technical Operations Engineer will be responsible for integrating and maintaining supply and demand partners and closely working with Product, RnD to establish or improve processes or products and to provide technical tools and solutions for internal stakeholders.


A day in the life

  • Work with external partners on programmatic integrations, troubleshooting, and technical problem-solving, as well as automation and optimisation of technical processes.
  • Provide real insights about the activity through deep analysis using multiple internal and external tools and platforms.
  • Work closely with product, BI, and R&D, and other internal and external stakeholders to provide quality technical support and solutions.

What you’ll bring

  • Ad-tech products/tech/operations background. Proven track of prior experience in businesses that have developed and operated successful digital ad tech products.
  • A technical individual with highly analytical skills and mandatory proficiency in SQL.
  • Integrations knowledge: RestAPI, HTTP protocol, JSON, knowledge with OpenRTB protocols, PostMan.
  • Fluent and proficient in English (verbal and writing).


Bonus points if you have:

  • Education and Training: Bachelor’s degree in industrial and management engineering or in a similar discipline.
  • Analyzing: Making data into business suggestions! Connect all relevant data points to a clear conclusion - familiarity with Hive, Vertica, MySQL, BQ, Redshift.
  • Automation: Familiarity with scripting in Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, working with API, Testing.
  • Troubleshooting: Good understanding of information system concepts to better understand possible problems in the production environment.
  • Monitoring: Familiarity with reading, creating tracking reports, dashboards, graphs, monitoring changes within production environment, advantage - familiar Grafana, Druid.
  • Time management Skills: Managers of technical operations are well versed in coordinating technical processes to ensure timely completion of projects.
  • Understanding of 2 sided marketplaces. Understands the metrics and levers involved in scaling a B2B2C marketplace.
  • Ability to be a Project Owner, working simultaneously on multiple projects and delivering results while maintaining routine tasks.
  • A natural team player who has an inclusive approach but also the ability to make key decisions based on experience.

More than Snacks:

  • Brand new NYC office in the Flatiron district with a flexible hybrid working model (3 days a week in office)
  • Generous vacation package and unlimited sick days
  • Become part of our success with our equity program
  • World class healthcare options that are partially covered by Outbrain above benchmark (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, 401K Plan with Matching)
  • Opportunities to join our mentorship program and inclusive Employee Resource Groups
  • Full access to our SmartBrain educational platform
  • Global Onboarding Experience

We Recommend #LifeAtOutbrain

Outbrain is an equal employment opportunity employer and committed to diversity and inclusion at all stages of recruitment and employment.

Our company culture is welcoming, dynamic, diverse, global, and built on top performance.

Did you know "trust" is one of our core values? We apply this value to our day-to-day by working collaboratively on a global scale. With managers and teammates often sitting in other countries and time zones, we value communication, patience, and open-mindedness to all cultural backgrounds. We encourage all ideas, and everyone gets a seat at the table!

Our team is made up of individuals who are approachable, resourceful, passionate, and proactive. We foster a sense of belonging through our  Employee Resource Groups –employee-led groups in which we debate topics and drive change. From OB Green (environmental), OB WE (women empowerment), OB Good (charitable initiatives) to OB4E (diversity, equity, and inclusion), you’ll be able to share your passions with likeminded people.

Dive into the Outbrain experience via our Instagram account

Hungry for more? Have a closer look at #LifeAtOutbrain exploring our company manifesto, Youtube channel , Outbrain Culture blog and social media channels Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

The annual base pay range for this position is $110,000.00-130,000.00 not including on target earnings. The actual amount offered may be higher or lower, based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities. In addition to salary, you may be eligible for an equity package, as well as our competitive benefits and perks to support you and your family as part of Outbrain's total rewards package.

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86% of our employees rank our Work Life Balance as excellent, according to our February 2022 Engagement Survey. Don't believe us? Check out our reviews and real employee testimonials. We accomplish this through our impact driven culture. We focus on getting things done instead of where or when it gets done. With a hybrid working model, we work how it best suits us - we come to the office for collaboration and stay at home to focus and re-energize. It's not uncommon to see a cat, dog, or infant Outbrainer pop up in a Zoom call - in fact, it's encouraged.

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Employee resource groups
Flexible work schedule
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
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Generous parental leave
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Generous PTO
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Paid holidays
Paid sick days
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Company-sponsored outings
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