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Ad Lightning is hiring a Lead Security Engineer to join one of the first startups out of Pioneer Square Labs. We’re on a mission to improve ad quality across the digital advertising ecosystem. Our tools give publishers and exchanges the insight and control they need to manage programmatic creative, eliminate bad ads, and maximize ROI. This is an opportunity to get in at the ground floor for a rapidly growing business, utilize leading edge technology, and make meaningful contributions to the customer experience.

What you'll be doing:

Apply your skills as a Security Engineer to reverse engineer new threats entering the programmatic ad space and work across our teams to implement solutions to stop their spread. As a key member of our product team, you will oversee the output from our malware detection services, analyze the data to identify suspicious activity, and drive system enhancements that improve our ability to detect and block these threats.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with our Product and Engineering teams to architect our system for threat detection, resolution and monitoring

    • Detection Includes understanding the tactics, techniques & procedures of the attacks and then creating the identifiers that map back to the malicious behavior

    • Resolution entails continuously improving our ability to block active threats

    • Monitoring involves optimizing our system so that that our clients are protected while minimizing false positives/negatives

  • Reverse engineering of malvertising and/or traditional software components to drive vulnerability and exploitation analysis.

  • Provide detailed reports on the methods used to infect as well as operate  

  • Lead projects from start-to-finish, prioritizing time and effectively collaborating with both technical and non-technical audiences.

What you'll need to succeed:

We are looking for high performers who can get things done in a fast moving, high-intensity start-up environment.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field

  • Foundational skills: Knowledge of Encryption and hashing algorithms (MD5, SHA-1, etc.); Programming and Scripting languages (primarily JavaScript, with knowledge of C, C++, Python, Java, etc. being an added bonus); understanding of browser systems (Chrome, Safari, FF, etc), and understanding of malware behaviors and how they exploit these systems

  • Strong ability to prioritize and execute with minimal direction or oversight

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact with both sales and technical roles.

  • Background in Machine Learning

  • Some experience with reverse engineering/deobfuscating Javascript

Ad Lightning is hiring a Senior Software Developer to join one of the first startups out of Pioneer Square Labs. We’re on a mission to provide transparency and control across the digital advertising ecosystem.  This is an opportunity to get in at the ground floor of a rapidly growing venture-backed business, utilize leading edge technology, and make meaningful contributions to the product life cycle.

What you’ll be doing:
As a Senior Software Developer, you will be part of a small team that designs and develops applications to analyze ad quality, block offending ads and provide transparency to the ecosystem.  This includes building client-side script that is executed billions of times per day, serverless services to process data and UI components to visual data. You’ll work closely with the team to design, review, and implement product features as well as manage code and configuration deployment in cloud. 

The following skills/experience are required:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of experience in in an object oriented language such as Java or Python
  • Experience in building high-performance, highly-available and scalable systems
  • Strong understanding of JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue.js.
  • Deep understanding of web technologies: HTTP, HTML, CSS, DOM, and front-end build toolchains such as rollup.
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices for the software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source code management (Git, SVN, etc.), build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Experience with AWS and other cloud technologies is preferred.
  • Experience in the digital advertising space (SSP, DSP, ad server, or audience data products) is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment

How you’ll succeed:
We are looking for high performers who can get things done in a fast moving, high-intensity environment.

  • Thrive in a startup environment, not just building great software, but an incredible company.
  • Be a primary code contributor solving difficult problems for highly scalable applications.
  • Serve as a technical lead 
  • Ensure the quality of architecture and design of systems
  • Building and optimising client side script that works across various devices/browsers
  • Exert technical influence on the core platform teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your knowledge and experience

Ad Lightning is looking for a Sales Development Representative to drive the success and continued growth of our market leading Ad Intelligence product line. This role is for ambitious candidates who are passionate about selling and looking to accelerate their career in sales. 

The ideal candidate has a history of achieving goals and exceeding deliverables. S/he is a strong analytical thinker and problem solver who thrives in fast-paced dynamic environments. S/he is a strong communicator, effective listener and project manager who is able to balance multiple and often conflicting priorities. The ability to manage a valuable prospect list is vital; candidates must be comfortable prospecting, cold-calling, and negotiating via phone on both transactional and more strategic deals. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about our solutions and how these drive the overall Ad Lightning business.


  • Utilize Sales CRM tools to track all pertinent account information and sales progress
  • Drive and close new business
  • Meet and exceed sales targets
  • Analyze sales/metrics data from your territory to help evolve your strategy
  • Prioritize and deliver timely, high-quality work
  • Suggest process improvements and assist internal partners to drive them to completion
  • Learn to Initiate prospecting and lead generation activities
  • Educating and networking with key prospect and customer contacts
  • Drive customer satisfaction

Basic Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years of work, experience in a professional comparable environment
  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Ad Operations or Digital Advertising, Publisher side preferred
  • Cold calling / Prospecting experience
  • Internship/work experience in the sales field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to influence others internally and external
  • An ability to analyze quantitatively, and problem-solve
  • Demonstrated ability to perform well in a highly dynamic, rapidly changing environment

Ad Lightning is an equal opportunity employer. Remote employees OK.

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