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Frontend Engineer

| Greater LA Area

Taboola is widely recognized as the world’s leading content discovery platform, reaching 750M unique visitors and serving over 300 billion recommendations every month.

Publishers, marketers, and agencies use Taboola to retain users on their site, monetize their traffic and distribute their content to drive high quality audiences. Publishers using Taboola include USA Today, NYTimes, TMZ, Politico.com, BusinessInsider, CafeMom, Billboard.com, Fox Television, Weather.com, Examiner, and many more.
You may have seen our tagline on many of our widgets out there -- Content You May Like.
Taboola’s Engineering Team builds high-scale, web and mobile e-commerce applications that run non-stop around the globe. We work in small collaborative teams to architect massively scalable and reliable systems. 
As part of the Front End team you’ll create web applications that are used internally at publishers to power their newsroom. You will be responsible for managing data from data stores, writing efficient algorithms, API in middleware and building frontend web applications using some of the latest technology. Previous full stack development experience including database schema design, API creation, native JavaScript and one or more recent web component based JS libraries such as React or Angular is beneficial. It helps if you know the common architecture of a distributed system and can build one, scale it up and fix any performance, scalability and reliability issues.

Responsibilities

  • You will work on frontend JavaScript based web applications used in newsrooms of publishers around the world providing real time analytics, insights and automation of their homepage. Some teams focus on other web or mobile applications to power Taboola’s personalization and monetization efforts.
  • Collaborate with the Product team on strategy and delivery of technology solutions.
  • Take technical requirements and create solutions accounting for server communication, data computation, DOM manipulation, and UI/UX feasibility
  • Handle visual, responsive implementation of features provided by our product designer(s) using CSS, React JS, React Native and/or Google Chrome Extensions.
  • Responsible to build, troubleshoot and support production applications in a timely manner from a distributed architecture amongst international data centers, caching layers, cross services, APIs and through multiple databases.
  • Responsible to deliver projects meeting requirements from Product team in a timely manner, abiding by coding standards and re-usable architecture.

Requirements

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent. Self-taught or coding school applicants will be considered with existing extensive experience in web application development.
  • 3-5 years of Front End development experience or ability to quickly ramp for recent college graduates.
  • Ability to think critically using logical deduction to formulate solutions to problems in a clear, concise and timely manner. Additionally, being able to use inductive reasoning to find patterns and infer a solution from observations of data.
  • Understanding and experience of Object Oriented design and data structures usage 
  • Proficient in web application development and writing JavaScript code
  • Experience with basic web development using HTML/HTML5, Cookies/Local Storage, CSS/CSS3, AJAX communication and DOM manipulation
  • Experience with web application development using AngularJS, ReactJS or EmberJS
  • Experience in building platform side JavaScript that is lightweight, efficient, scalable, non-interfering and cross browser compatible.
  • Working knowledge or previous experience in API creation, design and data manipulation using Node JS or similar server side language is beneficial.
  • Working knowledge or previous experience of SQL and No SQL database design and data handling is beneficial.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Taboola is located in DTLA, just steps from Pershing Square with a plethora of bars and restaurants nearby. We're easily accessible via LA Metro.
350 S Grand Ave , Los Angeles, CA 90071

An Insider's view of Taboola

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for individuals with a strong sense of self, who are inquisitive and passionate about their work. Someone who is a self-motivated team player, who is also inspired by the impact their work has on the team is successful.

Ning Ning

VP, R&D

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Every employee brings a level of passion with them to work, a willingness to take on a certain level of risk. We talk weekly about our values, our failures, and victories, making it perfectly okay to fail, but to make those failures learning experiences so that we can continue to improve and focus on (ninja style) execution.

Adam

CEO

How does the company support your career growth?

I'm part of a team that genuinely wants to help me grow as an engineer. I'm challenged every day to build products with the latest technologies, such as machine learning, at massive scale. Everyone really feels like family, with a genuine investment in you, personally and professionally.

Jacob

Software Engineer

What are Taboola Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
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