Beeswax is offering the advertising industry's first Bidder-as-a-Service. We are a New York-based start-up building the next generation of real time bidding technology, allowing sophisticated buyers to get a full bidding stack in the cloud at a fraction of the cost or complexity of building their own.

Backend Engineer, Web (PHP/LEMP) at Beeswax

Beeswax, named one of Business Insider’s “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups of 2016,” is looking for a backend engineer to build and maintain the REST APIs that our customers rely on. Our goal is to offer the most extensible set of REST APIs to serve the world of advertising technology. You can read more about our rest APIs at

Our REST API is built on the LEMP stack (PHP, MySQL, nginx) and interacts with other services built in Python, Java, C++ and other technologies throughout our stack.

The Beeswax engineering team is a top-notch group with backgrounds from Amazon, Oracle, Google and other premier technical teams. Because advertising is extremely high scale (millions of transactions per second), the opportunity to learn about web-scale systems and hard scaling problems is a great advantage of our engineering culture and work.

This position reports to the CTO, a long-time senior engineer from Google, who was instrumental in the expansion and scaling of Gmail, among other milestones.

Responsibilities include:
  • Lead the development of our web services backend
  • Create new features, improve the ones we have, keep our customers happy, and enable our customers to build the most advanced advertising system on top of our REST APIs. And do all that with robust, pragmatic code.
  • Use the latest open-source projects and next-gen architectures to produce large-scale web applications.
  • Collaborate with a small, talented team of designers and engineers
  • Architectural and systems design


  • B.S. in Computer Science
  • At least three years of post-collegiate professional experience.
  • Strong familiarity with backend REST APIs and relational databases, knowledge of PHP and SQL is a strong plus
  • A desire to be deeply involved in product definition. Our engineers are expected to contribute to the direction of their projects.
  • Experience beyond the basic LEMP stack architecture
  • Working knowledge of Javascript, HTML and CSS
  • Smarts, willingness to learn and teach

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At Beeswax, we're passionate about building robust and transformative software. Led by industry veterans, we're keenly focused on building technologies and partnerships that empower a programmatic ecosystem rooted in transparency, flexibility and control. Join a team of the most talented developers, engineers, and ad tech mavens today.
Perks & Benefits
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Flexible Schedule
Unlimited Vacation (US Only)
Generous Paid Parental Leave
Frequent Team Outings and Activities
Kitchen Stocked with Snacks and Beverages
Dog Friendly Office

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