Engineering Manager - Ad Platform

Technology | Santa Monica, CA | Full-Time

Travel Required: Yes | People Manager: Yes

Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that seeks to captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love. We create amazing experiences that celebrate the best of entertainment and technology. We’re looking for great people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking and embracing fun. It’s a mission that takes some serious smarts, intense curiosity and determination to be the best.  Come be part of the team that’s powering play.


The Advertising Platform team at Hulu's Santa Monica location is looking for a strong Technical Lead or Software Manager who will lead and manage the Ad Server team within Hulu's Advertising Platform.  Hulu runs one of the largest proprietary video ad serving systems on the Internet, with thousands of advertisers and billions of ads served per month. Our ad server makes thousands of decisions per second to optimize the value of each impression for both our advertisers and our viewers. Success in this space requires a deep understanding of all of the logic that goes into each decision, and the ability to build software that is scalable, robust and highly performant. Successful candidates will lead the team of five to ten software engineers in building high quality software systems. You will have strong software design and development skills, and a solid understanding of distributed systems design and architecture. You will be able to translate high-level business requirements into scalable software solutions and drive complex software projects from inception to delivery. You will have strong communications skills, both within engineering teams and with partners across the business. Finally, you will be passionate about career development and have a strong track record of attracting, hiring, and developing top-tier engineering talent.


  • Build a world-class software development team through a combination of training, career development, recruiting, and process improvement
  • Work with senior engineers on your team to define the next generation architecture for Hulu's ad serving and delivery system; including identifying gaps in the existing system and designing alternatives that are scalable, robust and easy to maintain
  • Coach and mentor other engineers on the team to ensure that all software conforms to the highest quality standards
  • Gather requirements and drive implementation for future enhancements to Hulu’s proprietary video ad server
  • Evangelize your team’s work across Hulu, the industry and the open source community


  • Demonstrated ability to attract talent, build teams and have fun
  • 5+ years of top-tier software development experience; at least 1 year leading teams
  • Expertise with core Computer Science fundamentals, including Object-Oriented programming, algorithms, and data structures
  • Exposure to architectural patterns of a large, high-throughput web application
  • Great communication and collaboration skills and a team-focused approach towards software development
  • Strong proficiency in at least one widely used server-side programming language (Java, C#, Python, etc.)


  • Previous experience developing ad serving or other related technology (e.g. ad network, demand-side platform, etc.)
  • Experience working in a mix of Cloud and Enterprise data center environments
  • Proficiency with large scale data analysis tools, such as Hadoop


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