Ad Tech Engineer

Role Overview

We are seeking an experienced Software Engineer with hands-on experience to join our Technology organization. This role will be working in the area of advertising products and ad optimization and technology on our consumer facing web site. Previous experience in the area of advertising technology is helpful, but not required.  You will need to be comfortable with multiple technologies and frameworks across multiple levels of the development stack. You will partner with business stakeholders, integration partners and your colleagues on the tech team to develop user oriented services that are privacy and marketing related (3rd party APIs, ad optimization, consent management).


  • Develop software solutions in a self sufficient team with a focus on simplicity and scale
  • Collaborate with counterparts in product, sales and ad operations to identify software solutions and 3rd party partners that will deliver business value and grow revenue
  • Work on consumer facing features and supporting web-site code
  • Develop new features using TypeScript and NodeJS and maintain current stack (Vanilla Javascript, PHP Symfony)
  • Help make architectural decisions about new platforms and frameworks as well as contribute to our NodeJS/Koa/Typescript rebuild
  • Have a voice in the future of a growing business by advocating the usage of software/technology to solve business goals, and formulate solutions to everyday business problems
  • Help create a culture of problem-solvers

Skills and Experience

● 3+ years software development experience
● Fluent in Javascript, and at least one other programming language
● Familiar with common/standard design patterns
● Experience developing web pages with HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP
● Understanding of potential breakpoints when scaling for the web
● Experience with Docker and containers is a plus
● BS/BA in Computer Science/Math is a plus
● Experience using modern source control systems
● Experience working with DFP (GAM) API and DFP (GAM) reporting API to support programmatic advertising a plus
● Able to communicate clearly verbally and in written documentation
● Share opinions on coding practices and technical design rigor, and a willingness to debate
● Comfortable working in a team environment and collaborating across disciplines

Interested in applying but don't tick all the boxes on the list? Please apply, we can train you on what’s missing so we'd still love to hear from you. 

What we look for in a candidate

Time Out is a company filled with individuals as diverse as the cities we live in and cover.  At the same time there are common characteristics we all share. To join our team you’ll want to…

● Have excellent communication and relationship building skills
● Be a team player and ready to engage and debate.
● Be commercially astute - make tradeoffs against business and revenue considerations.
● Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive.
● Pragmatic instead of dogmatic - choose design approaches based on engineering and human principles.
● Be flexible but persistent - ready to change how you get things done, but persistent in the pursuit of excellence.
● Be ready and willing to work in an environment that is still maturing and figuring out processes and technologies.
● Be a lifelong learner, proactive in the pursuit of your own growth.
● Willingness to learn and take on additional tasks across our tech stack, such as configuring databases, developing schemas, pulling data from APIs. 

Culture Fit

At Time Out Group we believe in diversity and equal opportunity for all people.  We do not discriminate against external or internal candidates on the basis of age; disability; gender reassignment; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; and pregnancy and maternity. We believe that diversity develops creativity and enables personal and professional growth where we all learn from each other. We believe in an open culture where ideas are shared candidly and where there is no fear of failure, but rather an understanding that we must experiment and have the freedom to succeed. We believe that everyone has the right to express themselves as they are as this enriches us all. We believe in an open world and the pursuit of happiness, after all, we are in the happiness business.

“Right now is a great time to join the Time Out Tech team! Time Out is an amazing global brand helping people around the world to explore the best of the city. We are operating in an industry that is constantly evolving which means we need to stay nimble as we continue to transform our business. We're looking for motivated team members who care deeply about user and audience engagement to help us build a better online experience, with a deep focus on driving community and loyalty. We believe in experimentation, collaboration and continuous learning. If this sounds like the right environment for you, please apply to join our team!” Theresa Meyer, Head of Product and Engineering at Time Out – click here for more:

About Time Out Group plc

It all began in London in 1968 when Time Out helped people discover the exciting new urban cultures that had started up all over the capital. Since then, this iconic brand has consistently maintained its status as the go-to source of inspiration for both locals and visitors alike.

Time Out Group has been named one of the Most Innovative Companies for 2020 by Fast Company - this prestigious annual list honours the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. The Group comprises two highly synergistic business divisions: Time Out Media and Time Out Market. 

Time Out Media’s digital and physical media proposition comprises websites, mobile, social media, print and live events. Across these platforms, Time Out distributes its high-quality content – written and curated by local expert journalists – around the best food, drinks, culture, art, music, theatre, travel and entertainment in 328 cities and 58 countries. The Company is monetising this global reach and its strong traffic from a desirable audience via digital and print advertising as well as e-commerce. Since its launch 50 years ago, Time Out has become a global brand that advertisers and consumers love and trust.

Time Out Market is a food and cultural market leveraging the Time Out brand to bring the best of the city under one roof: its best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences – based on the editorial curation Time Out has always been known for. The first Time Out Market opened in Lisbon in 2014 and is now Portugal’s most popular attraction with 4.1 million visitors in 2019. Following this success, five new Time Out Markets opened in North America in 2019 in Miami, New York, Boston, Montréal and Chicago. A further pipeline of other global locations includes Dubai, Porto, London and Prague. 

Across both business divisions, the Group’s mission is to help people around the world go out better. 

Time Out is headquartered in London (United Kingdom) and listed on London's AIM stock exchange, trading under the ticker symbol 'TMO'.

Time Out is a dynamic, pioneering brand and so is our team. We want to work with the best and brightest talent because we work for the world’s greatest cities, the people enjoying them and the businesses in them. As a truly global team we get to collaborate with colleagues from New York to Paris, Tokyo and Sydney and beyond. It’s our integrity, passion, curiosity, creativity and openness that make us successful and a unique team.

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