Engineering


While the question may come from our clients, our partners, or any of our people, the answer always starts with Engineering.

An Emphasis on Engineering Excellence

From the outset, we’ve had big dreams for what Fluency could achieve. Building a healthy and sustainable organization centered around a thriving working environment where imagination, intellect, and innovation have free rein is part of that vision.

We won’t get there by taking shortcuts; the success of the company is hard earned—not given— and we define that success on delivering real, relevant, tangible value to clients. We believe that making an advertising execution platform that allows our clients to configure automation is key to delivering that value. To do so effectively, there must be interconnects between existing systems and our platform, in terms of both inputs and outputs. In order to achieve this, we’ve made Engineering central to all our efforts.

Our Engineering teams operate with a set of guiding principles that cover everything from clear definitions of "business value" to core application ideals. Among these principles, we see the following as mission-critical:

  • We will help improve our clients businesses’ profitability, while making digital advertising attractive and attainable for their customers, by keeping SMB Advertising management overhead minimized.
  • We will bring unparalleled efficiencies to today’s inefficient business processes.
  • We will work to improve operational excellence by ensuring proper checks and balances are taken.
  • We will be the enabler for our clients to unlock new and compelling opportunities to generate revenue.
  • Our application must provide fast access to common workflows.
  • Although we will provide recommendations and guidance, our application must empower our clients, not being overly restrictive.
  • We will make our software do what software does best, reduce or eliminate the repetitiveness.
  • We will endeavor to make integrations as pain free as possible for our clients.

If you're an Engineer looking to make a big difference, check our positions below, or reach out and we'll grab some time to talk.

Open Engineering Positions

Engineering Manager

Team Overview:

Our Engineering division is detail-oriented and extraordinarily passionate. We thrive on designing simple and scalable solutions to complex problems, and delivering leading edge software products for our customers. We are looking for exceptionally ambitious and communicative hands-on individuals who are comfortable working as part of an interdisciplinary team, have experience working in fast-paced environments, and who have passion and skills to take our product offering to the next level.

Job Summary:

The Manager is responsible for assisting the engineering team in the successful creation and delivery of software products to the marketplace.  The Manager is an engineering leader who effectively guides and builds teams to be successful. The Manager works closely with Engineering Leadership and key stakeholders across the company to execute the strategic priorities of the company, and is responsible for ensuring the morale, productivity, and overall health of the team.  The Manager will be responsible for project oversight, process improvement identification and implementation, risk mitigation, budget management, and hiring.

Your Role:

  • Works directly with individual contributors to mentor them in advancing their role-specific skills and careers.  Optimizes overall team performance by coaching individual team members  
  • Conceives team structure and constantly seeks opportunities to adjust team structure to maximize agility and efficiency  
  • Plan and execute projects based on the product development pipeline  
  • Contribute creatively to the product development pipeline  
  • Establish a fun, creative and enjoyable environment balanced with strong collaboration and productivity  
  • Present issues and risks, and their business impact to management in a timely manner with proposed mitigation.  Actively seeks and removes impediments to team success regardless of where they originate  
  • Human resource contributions associated with the team, including recruiting, hiring, performance evaluation, and coaching
  • Collaboration across multiple business units and functional departments to develop and deploy solutions that address key business initiatives  
  • Adherence to departmental process and procedure  
  • Continuously improves software development productivity, quality, predictability, and team morale
  • Ensure delivery of the highest quality service

What We Look For:  

  • A deep technical background, but prefers to lean on their leadership skills
  • At least 5 years prior experience working with Java
  • At least 3 years of prior experience managing software engineering teams
  • Successfully recruited great people to their teams
  • Drive for success
  • Knowledge of data-driven development methodologies
  • Loves feedback and understands iterative development cycles
  • Passion and expertise working with engineering, product, and marketing teams
  • Experience with the advertising industry a plus

This position is remote.

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Advertising Engineer

Team Overview:

Our team is detail-oriented and extraordinarily passionate. We thrive on designing simple and scalable solutions to complex technical problems, and delivering a leading enterprise software platform for our customers. We are looking for exceptionally ambitious and communicative hands-on individuals who are comfortable working with a dynamic team, have experience working in a fast-paced environment, and who have the passion and skills to take our company to the next level.

Job Summary:

An Advertising Engineer position is one that is highly technical and involves working directly with our Clients and the Fluency Team. This includes launching clients on our platform and managing and monitoring them ongoing. An Advertising Engineer is core to our client relationships. The ability to be technical, project manage, QA, code, multitask, teach and build relationships is key to the position.

External Role Duties:

  • Establish post sale relationships with points of contact.
  • Educate users how to leverage the Fluency platform and then help them to it.
  • Help clients adapt old and new advertising strategies for the Fluency platform.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues as they arise - escalate issues to engineering team.
  • Travel to meet with clients, up to 25 percent, but typically less, we do not travel in the current COVID world.
  • Conduct scheduled meetings including QBRs

Internal Role Duties:

  • Report back to all internal stakeholders on client issues/problems/requests/sentiment.
  • Manage tickets on customer issues..
  • Contribute to onboarding guide/best practices.
  • Contribute to existing ‘how to’ guides for Fluency platform products and features.
  • Contribute to internal process documentation.
  • Identify KPIs to monitor the success of clients' post Fluency platform adoption (client
  • retention rate, client employee retention rate, increased ad budgets, advertising budgets etc.)

What We Look For:

  • Drive for success
  • Absolute Expert in Digital Advertising; PPC/FB/Display
  • Track record of working directly with clients and helping them succeed
  • Technical mindset in understanding dynamic advertising
  • Loves feedback, adapts and grows
  • Passion and expertise working with peers
  • Extensive Experience with the advertising industry a plus

               

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Triage Software Engineer

Team Overview:

Our team is detail-oriented and extraordinarily passionate. We thrive on designing simple and scalable solutions to complex technical problems and delivering a leading enterprise software platform for our customers. We are looking for exceptionally ambitious and communicative hands-on individuals who are comfortable working with a dynamic team, experience working in a fast-paced environment, and who have the passion and skills to take our company to the next level.

Our Engineering division collaborates, and feeds on each other’s ideas in order to build leading edge products for our customers.The Fluency platform is built using a native AWS architecture.  We use JavaScript, Vue.js, HTML5, Bootstrap, CSS, Java, Spring Boot, Aurora, S3, Elastic Beanstalk along with whatever else makes sense for the job at hand.

A Day in the Life:  

The Triage Engineer handles incoming issues by performing a forensic analysis on code to determine the cause then coding basic fixes.  You'll collaborate with the Engineering team as a whole and distribute tasks to the optimal engineer for resolution.  You will also work on the release side to help code automated tests that prevent bugs from being released live.  You will write functional code tests that will proactively find code problems helping to mitigate risk. You’ll share your ideas and drive execution while helping to develop our QA discipline.

Responsibilities:

  • Triage incoming bugs that couldn’t be solved by support
  • Plan and execute fixes against problems received
  • Build automated functional and regression testing
  • Lead and support efforts to automate testing
  • Create and maintain test plans for new and existing features
  • Perform stress and load testing of applications
  • Update team on status of release and communicate obstacles and testing risks
  • Use modern infrastructure tools and platforms to automate our systems
  • Solve challenging problems working with large dataset transformations

Required Experience:  

  • Great person  
  • Be alive and have passion to join our team

What We Look For:

  • Knowledge of data-driven development methodologies
  • Passion and expertise working with engineering, product, and marketing teams
  • Knowledge of current development strategies and trends across web and mobile platforms
  • Familiarity and experience with Java
  • Experience building web applications
  • Loves feedback and understands iterative development cycles
  • Experience with the digital advertising industry, a plus

This position is remote.

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Senior Web Application Engineer

This position is US-based remote.

Team Overview:

Our team is detail-oriented and extraordinarily passionate. We thrive on designing simple and scalable solutions to complex technical problems and delivering a leading enterprise software platform for our customers. We are looking for exceptionally ambitious and communicative hands-on individuals who are comfortable working with a dynamic team, experience working in a fast-paced environment, and who have the passion and skills to take our company to the next level.

Our Engineering division collaborates and feeds on each other’s ideas in order to build leading-edge products for our customers. The Fluency platform is built using a native AWS architecture.  We use JavaScript, Vue.js, HTML5, Bootstrap, CSS, Java, Spring Boot, Aurora, S3, Elastic Beanstalk along with whatever else makes sense for the job at hand.

A Day in the Life:  

A Senior Web Application Engineer at Fluency will build key product features continuously improving the experience for our customers. You will do this by working with the Product and UX teams on current projects, interpreting product ideas and mockups to create new web-based user interfaces. You balance a consistent look and feel across the application with these fresh features.  You might do some research on current advertising solutions and/or JavaScript frameworks and packages that could help the company. You will upgrade the Bootstrap library to a newer version to remove a security flaw. You will definitely collaborate with other Software Engineers to define and refine our REST API and you naturally jump in to solve client issues with one of the existing product modules.  

Responsibilities:

  • Project planning and execution based on the product development pipeline
  • Collaboration across multiple business units and functional departments to develop and deploy solutions that address key business initiatives  
  • Gather and refine specifications and requirements based on technical needs
  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code by using the best software development practices
  • Implement and help evolve website interface by using standard HTML/CSS/JS practices
  • Integrate data from various back-end services and databases
  • Create and maintain software documentation
  • Actively seeks and removes impediments to team success regardless of origination
  • Present issues and risks to management in a timely manner with proposed mitigation
  • Influencing technology and architectural decisions
  • Continuously improves software development productivity, quality, predictability, and team morale

Required Experience:  

  • Great person  
  • Be alive and have a passion to join our team

What We Look For:  

  • 5 plus years experience in web application and enterprise software development
  • Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in a related field, a plus but NOT required, we look for proven talent and skill
  • Experience establishing, leading, and inspiring world-class development
  • Knowledge of data-driven development methodologies
  • Loves feedback and understands iterative development cycles
  • Knowledge of current development strategies and trends across web application platforms
  • Deep understanding of web technologies (HTML5, CSS) and experience with a component-based JavaScript framework such as VueJS, React, Angular, etc.
  • AWS, Vue.js, Bootstrap, and Java Spring Boot knowledge a plus
  • Eye for design/usability details and skills facilitating visual reviews
  • Experience with the advertising industry, a plus

The salary for this position is $80,000 - $135,000 based on experience.

Fluency offers competitive wages and covers employees' health, vision, and dental insurance. If you have a family, we pay part of that as well. We also offer stock options so employees can become shareholders. We are committed to a diverse workforce and foster a culture of open communication and inclusion.

This position is US-based remote.

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Senior Software Engineer

Team Overview:

The Fluency Engineering Team is detail-oriented and extraordinarily passionate about digital advertising. We blend the art and science of advertising into simple and scalable solutions to complex problems, and deliver leading edge software products to our customers.


The Fluency platform is built using a native AWS architecture.  We use RDS/MySQL, Java, Spring Boot, Elastic Beanstalk, JavaScript, Vue.js, S3 along with whatever else makes sense for the job at hand.

Job Summary:

This Software Engineer position is full time remote.  We have a Burlington, VT office as well.  This position works closely with the entire engineering team and key stakeholders across the company to execute our strategic priorities.  A Senior Software Engineer has strong leadership skills and is able to self direct.  This position requires self management, including self learning, with the ability to write the best possible code while guiding others on best practices.  The ideal candidate is a creative thinker that is highly motivated to execute and capable of wearing multiple hats every day.

Your Role:

  • Plan and execute projects based on the product development pipeline and assignments
  • Triage incoming issues that couldn’t be resolved by our operations team
  • Contribute creatively to the product development pipeline    
  • Collaboration across the business and functional departments to develop and deploy solutions that address key business initiatives
  • Continuously improves software development productivity, quality and predictability
  • Ensure delivery of the highest quality service to our clients
  • Other duties as assigned (whatever we forgot to put in here)

What We Look For:  

  • 5+ yrs in development ideally and/or proven skills
  • Degree in a related field a plus but NOT required, we look for proven talent and skill
  • Experience establishing, leading, and inspiring world class development
  • Leadership capabilities to manage ideas, timelines and deliverables in a fast-paced environment with aggressive deadlines
  • Enterprise software development experience
  • Knowledge of data-driven development methodologies
  • Love feedback and understand iterative development cycles
  • Passion and expertise working with engineering, product, and marketing teams
  • Knowledge of current development strategies and trends across web application and mobile application platforms
  • Experience with the advertising industry a plus
  • Have passion, come to work and play hard everyday

Salary ranges from $90,000 - $135,000 based on experience along with equity options.

Fluency is headquartered in Vermont.  This position is remote.  If local, you have the option to go into the office.

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Making an Impact—No Matter Where you are.
A core part of working with us is the opportunity to make a profound impact on virtually every aspect of our business. In addition to our company doubling in size over the past 18 months, our people—spread across 11 states and counting—have only grown stronger individually, departmentally, and culturally.

People-Driven Benefits
We have competitive compensation packages, a 401k match, and cover employee health, vision, and dental insurance (along with contributions for family members).

A Stake in Our Success
In addition to bonus plans, we also offer stock options to all employees; as Fluency grows, moves from strength to strength, and meets and exceeds goals, it’s critical that our team shares in the success they’ve enabled.