Ensure the preservation of an open Internet with independent and accessible content

Founded 2008
51-200 employees
  • News, Media, Advertising, & Publishing
  • Headquarters address
    170 Columbus Ave. Suite 280, San Francisco CA

    Who We Are

    • Mission: Ensure the preservation of an open Internet with independent and accessible content funded by quality advertising.
    • Values: We do this by learning and continuously improving by doing; not waiting for change and always thinking bigger; demanding context and understanding why; all underpinned by self-awareness and transparency
    • Strategy: We've built (and continue to scale) a thriving exchange that helps publishers and marketers make native a meaningful & sustainable portion of their digital media mix. We differentiate that exchange by focusing on the best impression enrichment technology and seamless ubiquitous buy-side connectivity.

    Sharethrough Manifesto (What We Believe)

    • Advertising is currently the most efficient and frictionless micro-transaction model for monetizing content-based publications. We want to see publishers thrive in a difficult environment and believe we can build products to help them do that.
    • Advertising should be real content that has value to the viewer and that they choose to consume, not traditional ‘advertising’.
    • Ads on the Internet cannot be built around interruption. If users are interrupted, advertising will not work in the long run.
    • Ads should be designed so that they fit the natural experience of the user. It should feel just as natural and integrated as the content itself, with proper disclosure.

    What We Do

    On the product and engineering side, that challenge can be subdivided in to several areas:

    1. How do you perform 12,000+ complex decisions per second? And how do you do that when those decisions depend on input from both internal and external services with varying degrees of latency? (Scala, Finagle, ...)
    2. How do you efficiently support dynamic rendering of content metadata across desktop and mobile web? (ES6, ...)
    3. How do you ingest and process ~1TB/day of user activity? And how do you make that available incrementally and programmatically across a distributed infrastructure? (Flume, Kinesis, Scala, ...).
    4. How do you provide a workflow for both configuring complex content campaigns and summarizing multi-dimensional performance analytics? (Rails, Angular (moving to React), ...).

    Interviewing at Sharethrough

    Our interview focuses on the pragmatic application of the intersection of what we do with what you do, quickly and respectfully of your time.

    1. (30m) Hello Call: We learn about you and what you’re looking for, as well as Sharethrough and the opportunities we have available. This is an opportunity for each of us to talk about what’s important and what a great fit looks like.
    2. (30m) Code Together: You’ll go through a brief (fun!), hands-on coding exercise with one of our engineering leaders, focused on software engineering fundamentals. We usually do this over Skype or Google Hangouts to keep things convenient for candidates; your call!
    3. (3-4hrs) On-Site: We’ll go through at least three hands-on technical exercises together, utilizing the languages we use and the types of problems we’re solving. You’ll meet the team of engineers, product owners and designers you’ll be collaborating with and finally our CTO Rob.

    Other Cool Stuff

    • Our engineering site, plenty of content on the blog as well as our team values.
    • We founded an engineering leadership conference called Calibrate.

    Tech stack

    Rails, Scala, Kinesis, Flume, Terraform, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k plan
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    Insurance (Life)
    Insurance (Disability)
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Management training
    Job training

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Snacks and beverages
    Catered meals
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Pet-friendly workplace
    Employee discount programs
    Sharethrough - Voted best places to work in the Bay Area, for 2015.
    Sharethrough - Company Photo
    Sharethrough - Company Photo
    Sharethrough - Company Photo
    Sharethrough - Company Photo
    Sharethrough - Company Photo
    Sharethrough - Company Photo
    Sharethrough - Company Photo