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Friday, April 27, 2007

Optimization Architect (Moutain View, CA)


Connexus is the premier online, performance-driven marketing platform, offering a diversified, multi-channel approach to connect advertisers with their target customers. Its innovative approach delivers scale, flexibility and performance to advertisers and publishers across a wide set of marketing vehicles, including display, lead generation, co-registration, proprietary consumer sites, search, and email.

Connexus features a multi-channel network with extensive reach that delivers over 30 billion impressions monthly and 20 million leads and customers annually. Additionally, Connexus owned and operated consumer sites aggregate over 17 million visitors, 20 million searches and 3 million registrations monthly across a broad set of consumer interests, such as promotional marketing and financial services.

Connexus, founded in 1999, is the union of Vendare Media and Netblue. It is headquartered in El Segundo and Mountain View, CA, with an additional presence in New York City.


We're going to bet tens of millions of dollars on your code. In our business models, we bet our own money by purchasing ad space on web pages and buying keywords on search engines, and then presenting appropriate content or ads to that user so that some users go on to become customers of our clients. Your statistical techniques will help us choose which traffic to buy and decide in realtime which content and ads to show to which user, hundreds of millions of times per day.

Your code, your teams code, and your machine learning techniques will have a huge impact on our business, and we'll give you stock options, to make sure you care.

We build our own in-house software to support our proprietary high volume, high uptime internet marketing applications. Our systems need to make real time optimization decisions with partial data, support higher level decisions with reporting, track events with integrity, flexibly present content using a variety of technologies, and run reliably, even during upgrades.


You will be part of the Research and Optimization team, recruiting and leading the software engineers on that team in a hands on player/coach capacity. You will work with researchers to develop, implement, and improve existing and novel learning algorithms for optimizing internet advertising and website conversions. You will help to evaluate, parameterize, and iterate models for success. Manage development of production quality model implementations.

You will be responsible for the entire software engineering cycle, including: creating the technical designs, component level engineering, and end-to-end testing. You will also work with our technical operations team to deploy your software into our production infrastructure.


  • Hands on coding expertise in Java.
  • Proven experience using machine learning and statistical techniques to solve business problems.
  • At least 7 years of hands on experience developing software systems, more is better.
  • Must have experience leading and coaching a team.
  • Mathematical background
  • Strong knowledge of RDBMS and SQL
  • Expertise working in a unix environment

Masters Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Robotics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, IR (information retrieval), AI (artificial intelligence), or similar related field.

For immediate consideration, please submit a cover letter and your resume to jobs@connexuscorp.com. Please put "Optimization Architect” in the subject field.

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