Our methodology

We have assembled a creative, passionate and skilled team of engineers who want to create amazing technology. We thrive in an agile environment where we are not afraid to embrace new technologies and methodologies to get the job done. At our core, we are all tech junkies who want to try out every new piece of technology we see, from the latest programming language to the newest gadgets. Our goal is to create scalable, durable, lighting fast systems to serve our users and perform real-time analytics on massive amounts of data.

Support
We have a great team to lean on and help no matter what the problem.

Results Focus
Always focus on the end goal, not just the problem right in front of you.

Embrace Change
The business requirements are ever changing, and we thrive on that.

People First
Technology runs the company, people run the technology. Take care of them.

Our Stack

We have a diverse tech stack which reflects the evolution of the company. We started with PHP years ago, and although PHP is still at the core of our stack we have embraced new technologies. Our focus is on accomplishing goals, not rigid structure. Here is a rundown of our stack

Server side
PHP7, Node.js, Java, Nginx

Databases
MySQL, Redis

Data Analytics
Presto, Athena, Hive

Real Time Processing
Apache Spark, Kinesis

Cloud
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Senior Software Engineer

We are looking for a Senior Web Application Developer to help us expand and improve our portfolio of products and services which are used by tens of millions of users per month. We have been very diligent about assembling a team of people who are passionate about creating amazing web products in an agile environment. This is an unbeatable opportunity for a Senior Web Developer who wants to work at a digital media company with great people and the latest tech.

Duties
  • Work on our internal network that serves billions of requests producing tens of millions of users monthly
  • Utilize cutting edge technologies to combine relational database design methodologies with modern caching-based horizontally scaling systems
  • Contribute to existing as well as build new systems using elastic and high availability methodologies primarily using php
  • Collaborate with project owners to gather specifications of projects, then lead a team of developers to build it
  • Lead and mentor junior software developers to improve their skills making them more effective and productive
  • Excel in an agile environment overseeing multiple projects where the focus is getting the job done, not red tape
Essentials
  • 3-5 years experience in software development. We are language agnostic here so as long as you can code, you qualify
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • Strong understanding of relational databases using advanced features such as replication, triggers, etc.
  • Fluent in HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Ajax, jQuery
  • Intermediate knowledge of source control concepts using Git, SVN, TFS, CVS or equivalent
  • Great verbal and interpersonal communications skills to work with others who are less technical
  • Team leadership experience
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple job tasks simultaneously
Bonus Points
  • PHP guru
  • Comfortable with Linux administration and web servers like nginx and apache
  • Understanding of NoSQL design patterns and best practices
  • Knowledge of AWS services such as EC2, RDS, CloudFront (the list goes on)
  • Familiar with cache systems such as Memcached or Redis
  • Working knowledge of .NET technologies
  • Experience extending or customizing existing products/frameworks such as WordPress, Drupal, Magento, or OS Commerce
Perks

    Money. This includes a competitive base salary and full health and dental benefits, as well as generous goal and performance-based financial incentives.

    Fun. Yes, we offer the industry standard perks such as a fully stocked staff room complete with drinks, a full bar, pool table, foosball, dart board, lounge area with TV and video games.

    Food. Participate in weekly off-site team building lunches

    Entertainment. Come out for full day social gathering "field trips" that occur every quarter.

    Environment. Work in a friendly, fun and innovative work environment

Let us know if
  • You've created any really cool software projects
  • You've contributed to an open source project
  • You are a web tech ninja who enjoys coaching your colleagues

Apply for this position

Software Engineer

We are looking for a Software Engineer to help us expand and improve our portfolio of products and services which are used by tens of millions of users per month. We have been very diligent about assembling a team of people who are passionate about creating amazing web products in an agile environment. This is an unbeatable opportunity for a Software Engineer who wants to work at a digital media company with great people and the latest tech.

Duties
  • Work on our internal network that serves billions of requests producing tens of millions of users monthly
  • Utilize cutting edge technologies to combine relational database design methodologies with modern caching-based horizontally scaling systems
  • Contribute to existing as well as build new systems using elastic and high availability methodologies primarily using php
  • Excel in an agile environment overseeing multiple projects where the focus is getting the job done, not red tape
Essentials
  • 1-3 years experience in software development. We are language agnostic here so as long as you can code, you qualify
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • Strong understanding of relational databases using advanced features such as replication, triggers, etc.
  • Fluent in HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Ajax, jQuery
  • Intermediate knowledge of source control concepts using Git, SVN, TFS, CVS or equivalent
  • Great verbal and interpersonal communications skills to work with others who are less technical
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple job tasks simultaneously
Bonus Points
  • PHP or Java or Node.JS guru
  • Comfortable with Linux administration and web servers like nginx and apache
  • Understanding of NoSQL design patterns and best practices
  • Knowledge of AWS services such as EC2, RDS, CloudFront (the list goes on)
  • Familiar with cache systems such as Memcached or Redis
  • Experience extending or customizing existing products/frameworks such as WordPress, Drupal, Magento, or OS Commerce
Perks

Money. This includes a competitive base salary and full health and dental benefits, as well as generous goal and performance-based financial incentives.

Fun. Yes, we offer the industry standard perks such as a fully stocked staff room complete with drinks, a full bar, pool table, foosball, dart board, lounge area with TV and video games.

Food. Participate in weekly off-site team building lunches

Entertainment. Come out for full day social gathering "field trips" that occur every quarter.

Environment. Work in a friendly, fun and innovative work environment

Let us know if
  • You've created any really cool software projects
  • You've contributed to an open source project
  • You are a web tech ninja who enjoys coaching your colleagues

Apply for this position

Data Scientist

We are looking for a Data Scientist to help us better understand the massive amounts of data we gather daily. We are a data driven company facing challenges of ever growing datasets and new analysis challenges. This is an unbeatable opportunity for a Data Scientist who wants to work at a digital media company with great people and the latest tech.

Duties
  • Enhance big data analysis and reporting technologies and methodologies
  • Create real-time data processing applications
  • Apply machine learning techniques to generate predictive models
  • Coordinate with Software Engineering and functional teams to support gathering and utilizing data
Essentials
  • 2+ years experience in applied analytic space
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Statistics or related field
  • Strong understanding of big data technologies such as Spark, Hive, Presto, Redshift
  • Experience with data processing language such as Python, R, Matlab, or Scala
  • Great verbal and interpersonal communications skills to work with others who are less technical
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple job tasks simultaneously
Bonus Points
  • Comfortable with AWS ecosystem inclosing EMR, S3, Redshift, etc
  • Experience with data visualization
  • Understanding of advertising technology domain
Perks

    Money. This includes a competitive base salary and full health and dental benefits, as well as generous goal and performance-based financial incentives.

    Fun. Yes, we offer the industry standard perks such as a fully stocked staff room complete with drinks, a full bar, pool table, foosball, dart board, lounge area with TV and video games.

    Food. Participate in weekly off-site team building lunches

    Entertainment. Come out for full day social gathering "field trips" that occur every quarter.

    Environment. Work in a friendly, fun and innovative work environment

Let us know
  • How you have used data science to support business goals before
  • Your passion for data

Apply for this position

Unity Game Developer

Adknown is currently hiring Unity Game Developer's to help us expand and improve our portfolio of retro mobile games. We have been very diligent about assembling a team of people who are passionate about creating amazing web products and apps in an agile environment. This is an unbeatable opportunity for an Android Game Developer who wants to work at a digital media company with great people and the latest tech.

Duties
  • Conceptualize, design and develop Unity applications from start to finish
  • Publish applications for both iOS & Android
  • Fix bugs for existing games as well as adding new features
  • Test own code, debug and improve mobile application performance
  • Use existing art assets, create your own or work with third party
Essentials
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • 1-3 years experience in software development with C#
  • Working knowledge of Android & iOS mobile development environments for game or other apps
  • Ability to quickly learn and develop your own skills, primarily using the internet as your training guide
  • Problem solving and time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously when needed
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving situation
Bonus Points
  • Apps published on the Android/iOS stores
  • Unity game development examples
Culture, Compensation and Job Perks

Adknown really strives to produce a positive,comfortable and rewarding work environment. Adknown truly embraces the work hard, play hard philosophy.

Financial compensation includes a base salary as well as generous goal and performance-based financial incentives. Since Adknown is a small, fast-growing company, this role also offers opportunity for career advancement within the company.

Health and dental plans are offered to all full time employees. Coverage is competitive and comprehensive.

Let us know if
  • You've created any really cool apps
  • You've contributed to an open source project
  • You are an app dev ninja who enjoys coaching your colleagues

Apply for this position