About SmartNews

Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

SmartNews is a news app with 20 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan. We are a machine-learning company deeply committed to helping users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

Key benefits

  • Not too big, not too small
  • Highly collaborative environment
  • International team

About the position

Our advertisers want to know how our ad is performing for them. You and your team will be building a foundation to measure how much value we were able to provide to our advertisers. You will own core components such as conversion tracking, ad pixels, browser tracking technologies, identify graphs, offline visit tracking, reporting to provide insights to advertisers and many more. These will require an in-depth understanding of the advertiser’s business and also some hard technical challenges.

Responsibilities

  • Make a strong partnership with product teams to build next generation of SmartNews measurement features
  • Work with your team to build a technical roadmaps
  • Own E2E impact of the product

Qualifications

  • Worked on Ads or product that involves external business stakeholders.
  • Able to build a strong team through hiring, as well as mentoring/growing engineers by constantly challenging them with solid support
  • Experience in leading cross-team/cross org projects/initiatives
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • MS or BS in computer science, mathematics, physics or other quantitative field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working for ad measurement or similar area
  • Experience with cloud-based architecture (e.g. Amazon Web Services)
  • Business Level Japanese
  • Experience in distributed
  • Direct experience in the ads industry
  • Have experience working together with distributed engineering/product teams.

Hiring Process

  1. Application review

    When you submit your application to SmartNews, it will be reviewed by our recruitment team, to make sure it is relevant to the position.

  2. Online coding test

    When you pass this initial screening, you’ll then be sent out an online coding test. The results of this test and your resume will then be reviewed in more detail by one of our engineers.

  3. Interviews

    After you pass this secondary screening, you’ll be invited in for a round of interviews, covering both behavioral and technical topics.

  4. Offer

    Once you’ve passed these interviews, we’ll make you an offer.

Meet SmartNews's Developers

Engineering freedom at SmartNews

with YuCheng Chen

YuCheng is a senior software engineer at SmartNews. He explains the freedom he enjoys at SmartNews: not only from a technical perspective, but also the influence he can have over the direction of the product.

Read his story...

Engineering management at SmartNews

with Cortland Klein

Cortland recently joined SmartNews as an engineering manager, where he leads a six person team. He talks about what drew him to the company, his role as a manager, and how they use matrix management to maximize their engineers’ success.

Read his story...

Being one of SmartNews’ first overseas hires

with Robert Speller

When Robert joined SmartNews as a software engineer, most of his colleagues were Japanese. Since then, it’s grown into an international organization where English is predominantly used.

Read his story...

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About SmartNews

Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

SmartNews is a news app with 20 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan. We are a machine-learning company deeply committed to helping users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

Key benefits

  • Not too big, not too small
  • Highly collaborative environment
  • International team

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