Software Engineer

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Department: Scout Advertising

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About Scout Advertising

Scout Advertising helps advertisers reach consumers within 100 meters of any location. Our technology is based on true location and real-time context across billions of monthly impressions.

Our Hyper-Local Situational Targeting has helped advertisers, including dozens of recognized brands, secure click-through rates four times higher than the industry average and equally high conversion rates.

We have a killer team (Amazon, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT, CMU, Waterloo), an awesome history (including the incredible growth of ThinkNear), and even some buzz (Business Insider, TechCrunch, GigaOm, Mashable...).

We are tackling hard and interesting technical challenges, creating massive opportunity, and having a ton of fun in the process. We’re always looking for ambitious, driven self-starters who want to be on the leading edge of developing technology.


We are looking for a top tier software engineer or chronically under-recognized hacker. Along the top of your resume, you could list 30-odd acronyms from SQL to XML and back through the JVM a dozen times, but hate the idea that that’s what companies will evaluate you on. You don’t code, you craft. Your solutions are as elegant as they are simple. You love getting that perfect solution that takes only 4 lines of code instead of an ungodly 6. You have experience building real products in the real world.

Our ideal candidate can self-manage. When a critical deadline looms you can power through and deliver a reliable solution. You are the go-to guy (or girl) on whatever team you work. You are ready to jump into an intense and high-growth start-up environment.


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or related major from top school
  • Good CS fundamentals
  • Experience developing in Xnix (Mac good if you use the command line a lot)
  • Comfortable in a small, intense and high-growth start-up environment


  • Competitive comp package
  • Daily Halo & ping pong tournaments
  • Lots of snacks, drinks, and other goodies in the office
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