Principal Software Engineer, Video Advertising

  • Redwood City, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

PubMatic is the automation solutions company for an open digital media industry. 

Featuring the leading omni-channel revenue automation platform for publishers and enterprise-grade programmatic tools for media buyers, our publisher-first approach enables advertisers to access premium inventory at scale. 

Processing nearly one trillion ad impressions per month, PubMatic has created a global infrastructure to activate meaningful connections between consumers, content and brands. 

Since 2006, our focus on data and innovation has fueled the growth of the programmatic industry as a whole. Headquartered in Redwood City, PubMatic operates 11 offices and six data centers worldwide.

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Job Description

  • The Principal Software Engineer of Video Advertising designs best-in-class video ad serving product and infrastructure, maintains existing infrastructure, and performs new implementations 
  • Designs and implements new features through innovation and data-driven iterations at PubMatic scale, serving billions of impressions per day
  • Pushes the limits of product innovation using the latest advancements in technology and methods - working closely with product managers, designers and other engineering teams
  • Understands the complexities and limitations of both the ad technology ecosystem and the device landscape (web, mobile, OTT etc.)
  • Understands HTML ad renderers, video ad renderers, VAST translators and VPAID renderer
  • Thrives working with a sense of urgency, rapidly iterating on both existing features and new technologies

* A relocation package to the Bay Area is available for this hire *


  • 5+ years of software development experience required
  • 1+ years of programmatic and guaranteed video ad-serving experience required
  • Understanding of video advertising technologies and standards (VAST, VMAP, VPAID)
  • Background in both Java and JavaScript
  • Algorithms, data structures, and strong coding background
  • Experience with web infrastructure and distributed systems
  • Experience with software engineering best practices (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation)
  • BS or higher in Computer Science (or equivalent work experience)

Additional Information

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