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Job Overview

The Programmatic Technical Operations engineer is responsible for managing Outbrain's post-sale relationships with its supply and demand providers. This person will be in charge of all technical aspects with our partners to help them achieve their goals through implementation, optimization and scale while working with product and R&D to push this initiative.

We’re looking for a tech-savvy individual who can properly navigate technical integrations, troubleshooting and optimizations for some of Outbrain’s largest customers.

Profile Overview

Tech Savvy Analyst and Operations Expert

A person who is capable of managing multiple tasks & projects at the same time, servicing multiple internal customers as well as external communication with counterparts working for our dozens of programmatic partners. The successful candidate will have experience in the technical aspects of the programmatic marketplace and will be able to develop a deep understanding of our demand and supply sources. This person will bring a data-led, metrics-focused approach to solving problems and aid the team in building commercially successful partnerships that delight marketers and business partners. The candidate has a decisive, trustworthy character, deep technical and analytical abilities, and will inspire team members to think outside the box and motivate those around them.

Culture fit

Energetic, hungry, smart, organized, collaborative, transparent, down-to-earth, highly-motivated, entrepreneurial, non-political, high integrity, passionate, accountable, disciplined, detailed, a problem-solver, results-focused and a ‘can do’ attitude.


  • Work with external partners on programmatic integrations, troubleshooting, and technical problem-solving, as well as automation and deeply technical processes.

  • Provide real insights about the activity through deep analysis using multiple internal and external tools and platforms.

  • Work closely with product, BI, and R&D, and other internal and external stakeholders to provide quality technical support and solutions.


  • A technical individual with analytical skills and mandatory proficiency in SQL

  • Ad-tech products/tech/operations background, at least 3 years - Prior experience in businesses that have developed and operated successful digital ad tech products

  • Education and Training: Bachelor’s degree in industrial and management engineering or in a similar discipline.

  • Integrations knowledge - RestAPI, HTTP protocol, JSON, knowledge with OpenRTB protocols, PostMan.

  • Analyzing - Making data into business suggestions! connect all relevant data points to a clear conclusion - familiarity with Hive, Vertica, MySQL, BQ, Redshift.

  • Automation - Familiarity with scripting in Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, working with API, Testing - an advantage.

  • Troubleshooting - Good understanding of information system concepts to better understand possible problems in the production environment.

  • Monitoring - Familiarity with reading, creating tracking reports, dashboards, graphs, monitoring changes within production environment, advantage - familiar Grafana, Druid.

  • Time management Skills: Managers of technical operations are well versed in coordinating technical processes to ensure timely completion of projects.

  • Fluent and proficient in English (verbal and writing)

  • Understanding of 2 sided marketplaces. Understands the metrics and levers involved in scaling a B2B2C marketplace.

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Outbrain is the world’s leading discovery and native advertising feed for the open web. A third of the world’s Internet-connected population explore and discover information through our feed technology, which is trusted by emerging to established brands and integrated into thousands of media companies’ tech stacks to manage and monetize their publishing operations. Outbrain operates in 55 countries and is headquartered in New York City with offices in 18 cities worldwide.

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