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Software Engineer, Platform






New York City, NY, US


Working at Button is one of the most fun, fulfilling, and challenging experiences you'll have. And you'll do it alongside a team that values and celebrates diverse backgrounds - it's one of the reasons why we were voted one of the best places to work in NYC.
Being open about who we are and what we do allows us to do the best work of our lives. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. You can learn more about how we are making Button a diverse and inclusive environment through our perks and benefits here.
Button’s mission is to build a better way to do business in mobile. To do that, we're partnering with some of the largest and most interesting companies in the world to build rich and effortless commerce experiences at scale. We process billions of requests per month on systems built with a strong bias towards stability and reliability, yet balance this with a curiosity and willingness to experiment. We know that building a better future for mobile, one that doesn't depend on anachronistic banner ads to survive, is going to require a team of talented engineers that also believes that there must be a better way.
Button operates a two-sided marketplace and until recently had a single engineering team explicitly focused on the health and growth of both sides. To meet the opportunity ahead of us, we needed to pair off a team solely concerned with a subset of that domain: the user’s journey from one app to another.  Accordingly, the team has built-in scale and user impact while still being young and eager for invention.
As a Platform Engineer, no two days will be alike. Tasked with building the systems that serve our mobile clients and route users, some days you’ll update a server API or sketch a new data model for a nascent project.   On others, you’ll quest off on an infrastructure improvement project or come up with a clever way we can run an A/B test in partnership with our data team.  We’re bound by our devotion to a problem set, not a part of the stack, so you’ll thrive here if you find that variety stimulating and learning opportunity compelling. 


    • Solve problems and build product end-to-end, contributing to services, frontends, and data infrastructure as the task demands. That always includes testing, monitoring, and debugging what you ship.
    • Be a co-owner of the team's software, actively advocating for clean up, improvements, and the long-term sustainability of our codebase.
    • Collaborate with other engineers, product managers, and business stakeholders to arrive at globally optimal solutions that are best for Button and our partners in the long term.


    • Equal enthusiasm for writing a stateful service, building a web dashboard, or researching obscure browser nuances.  We don’t expect you to know everything (we don’t), but we will expect you to bring a voracious appetite to learn what you need to be effective.   
    • Demonstrable expertise in at least one technical domain.
    • Incredible attention to detail and rigor in their approach. Understanding, modeling, and containing complexity is a daily exercise for the team.
    • Curiosity. The excitement and intuition to pull on a thread.


    • Will Myers, Software Engineer: Writes software for Button while he waits to hear back from NASA about his astronaut application. He's bullish on pure functions, immutable data, and comics with dinosaurs in them.
    • Sean SummersData Scientist: Sean works on all things data at Button, developing the machine learning algorithms that drive Button's contextual matching engine. Born and raised in California, Sean loves to travel the world with his family, often to Switzerland where he lived for 7 years before being deported.
    • Sam Propis, Senior Solutions Architect: is on the Partner Engineering team, helping to scale the Publisher side of the Button marketplace. Sam loves optimization, puns, portmanteaus, and figuring out how things work. Typical activities for Sam include basketball, finding and consuming breakfast sandwiches, Citi biking, and settling.
    • James (or Jimmy) McGillVP of Engineering: Hailing formerly from both Australia and Google, he spends his weekends hiking, surfing and designing and building furniture. See James for all of your Vegemite needs.

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