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Spigot, Inc will be in Cologne at DMEXCO – Let’s meet!

If you aren’t familiar with dmexco, let Spigot, Inc fill you in on what you’re missing!  dmexco 2017 will be held at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany on September 13 & 14, 2017.

dmexco refers to the conference as Pure Business. If you haven’t been, you should experience what the hype is all about. It is the “meeting place for makers and shakers, visionaries, marketing and media professionals, techies, and creative thinkers.”  There are over 1000 exhibitors across 90.000+ SQM of exhibition space. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes!

Spigot, Inc wants to meet you in Cologne to explore possible opportunities and partnerships within our organizations. Let us know if you would like to meet with Spigot, Inc. while in Cologne. September will be here in a flash.

Get in touch!

Spigot, Inc. is still hiring! SENIOR Software Developer

Have you ever worked in a cool laid back environment that has recliners, couches, a pool table, foosball, free beer, unlimited snacks and lunches?  If not, Spigot, Inc. is ready to change that for you!  We have amazing healthcare and 401K plans to keep you healthy and prepare for your future.  Be sure to come back often as we are growing like weeds!

Sr. Software Developer
Spigot, IncFort Myers, FL – follow the link to apply.

Spigot specializes in developing, monetizing, and promoting free applications to millions of users every month through all major app platforms: mobile, tablet, social, desktop, and browser. The Apps team has a strong analytical focus that must react and move quickly in a fast-paced environment. The team works on multiple new “bets” at a time and must juggle the priorities of each on a daily basis. The team is comprised of Software Engineers, Web Developers, Media Buyers, Partner Development Managers, and Business Intelligence Analysts. You will be working with extremely enthusiastic and intelligent professionals who are passionate about the work they do and the people that they work with. Based out of Nevada with a fast growing office in Southwest Florida in Ft. Myers (nicknamed the Paradise Coast), the sunny days, warm weather and no dress code make for a fun-filled work environment! The fast paced, start-up mentality has been a key contributor to our growth and success.

Position Overview

The person is an experienced senior software engineer that will create, maintain and scale out both new and existing high-volume web applications. Specific duties include:

  • Developing, analyzing, troubleshooting high volume web systems with backend SQL Server, Linux and Windows database administration
  • Building, maintaining and optimizing the back-end platforms for high volume web systems
  • Software Development, coding applications using .Net, Python, C#, HTML, CSS or Javascript
  • Architect and develop new products and enhance current product features based on market changes and opportunities
  • Refactor, update, and revitalize codebases as advances in technology allow for more capabilities.
  • Troubleshoot and fix system failures and system performance, especially as systems scale

CANDIDATE OVERVIEW The successful candidate will be an inspiring and confident leader with at least:

  • 5 years of experience in software development
  • Strong knowledge of .NET, Python & C#
  • Experience developing high volume web systems with backend SQL Server databases
  • Experience with HTML, CSS & javascript preferred
  • An eye for usability
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Independent Decision Making: Ability to work autonomously with little supervision and a high attention to detail and quality. Uses analysis, consistent rationality and objectivity when making decisions. Anticipates consequences of judgments.
  • Adaptable: The ability to find solutions and deliver results within a rapid fast changing, entrepreneurial, technology-driven culture. Willing and able to learn multiple, diverse technologies rather than leaning on a single ‘favorite’.
  • Results Oriented: Motivated and able to juggle the dueling needs of a ‘best’ and ‘fastest’ solution. Not interested in the academic process of coding so much as the bottom line impact.
  • Communication (written & oral): Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to establish, develop and maintain business relationships, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with cross functional teams.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Software Development: 5 years

Click here to apply!

Google is Ramping up Security for YouTube

Google is using artificial intelligence to make sure YouTube content is safe for brands. It’s also working with MRC-accredited third parties… In the past few weeks brands have pulled money from YouTube after their ads appeared alongside offensive videos.

Google is working with third-party companies to make sure YouTube content is safe for brands while also deploying advanced machine learning to better identify content that might be deemed offensive to viewers and advertisers.

A Google spokesperson today told Adweek in a statement that the companies are accredited by the Media Rating Council to conduct ad verification audits but didn’t provide a full list of the third-party companies Google is working with.  Read full article here…

 

#TakeTheOath – AOL was Forced to Announce ‘Oath’

Oath is the name AOL has chosen to house two dozen of the company’s media, business-to-business and advertising-tech properties later this summer. The newly (and prematurely) announced umbrella brand will also be the home of Yahoo’s content once it’s acquired by Verizon this spring.

In all, nearly three dozen of AOL and Yahoo’s brands will be under Oath, and an advertising campaign is planned for summer. However, a report this week by Business Insider forced AOL to announce Oath much sooner than it had planned and prompted CEO Tim Armstrong on Monday to unveil the logo and announce the hashtag #TakeTheOath. Read more here…