Engineer in the spotlight

Alba R.

Software QA Engineer on the Data Team

What's the most challenging thing about your job?

Engineering at Conversant is constantly pushing to raise the bar, set the standard—which drives us to explore new technologies and solutions. We're always learning something new, and there's very little routine work. Change is hard, but it is good too.

What technology are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about Big Data technologies such as: Hadoop, Kafka, Storm, Flume and NoSQL databases.

What's the best thing about working here?

There are outstanding engineers here who embrace teaching and mentoring. The opportunity for personal growth is exceptional; there is never a dull day in our team.

Jesus U.

Media Support Engineer

What's the most interesting thing about your job?

The most interesting and challenging part of my job is the problem-solving that can greatly vary from day to day. There is always something new!

What technology are you most passionate about?

I really enjoy learning about web technologies and frameworks.

What's the best thing about working here?

My coworkers are what make this a great place to work. Followed by the fact that I'm learning about our ad-serving network and about the various technologies that are used to make it work.

What do you do for fun?

I enjoy playing video games and following major league baseball.

Paul T.

Software Engineer, Agency Mobile Team

What's the most challenging thing about your job?

Scale. There are few places that deal with the scale we do at Conversant. We handle more transactions, see more users, and work with more data in a day than most companies will in a year.

What technology are you most passionate about?

JavaScript. I know it's a "trendy" answer, but I feel that JavaScript's evolution over the last 5-7 years is truly amazing, and it's only just beginning to open up new and exciting possibilities.

What's the best thing about working here?

The people. I've never met a more intelligent, talented group of people anywhere.

Sahil B.

Lead Software Engineer, Classification Engineering Team

Describe your role.

Our team focuses on the video advertising side of the company. We build and maintain large-scale distributed systems that process and feed data into a machine-learning pipeline.

What did you do before coming to Conversant?

I worked in various domains, including mobile, travel and finance. The advertising industry is very exciting, especially in this digital age, and Conversant is a great learning experience.

What technology are you most passionate about?

Lately, I've been educating myself on the subject of machine learning. It is a fascinating field with a large number of interesting applications, some yet to be implemented on a mass scale.

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