Thunder Careers

Digital ads power the Internet economy.
It's time to make them better.
Come here to change advertising forever.

WHY WORK ON DIGITAL ADVERTISING?

Advertising is one of the hardest problems in
the modern economy

Many of our favorite Internet sites and television shows depend on advertising revenue, from Facebook to Mad Men. Yet, in spite of the hundreds of billions spent annually worldwide and the tens of billions spent in the US digital advertising market alone, effective advertising is largely an unsolved problem.

It’s a matter of finding the perfect balance between consumer attention and advertisers’ goals, which has largely been elusive to date. This magic equilibrium is a highly technical and artistic problem at a massive scale, since billions of pieces of content and daily viewed ads require a rare combination of skill sets and capabilities that most organizations lack.

What is the Thunder culture like?

We live by values, not by rules.

We are a collective of rule breakers, trail blazers, and problem solvers working to challenge what is possible. We know that execution is the only line separating our vision for the future and what we have today. We are risk-takers, and understand the hardest problems require the most ambitious ideas and the deepest collaboration.

We are flexible, and we are curious. The only hard requirement for any position at Thunder is the ability to learn and grow — we are built for people with the intelligence to solve hard problems and the tenacity and ability to realize their solutions.

WHAT IS THE WORK ENVIRONMENT LIKE?

Our team

Our offices

Perks & Benefits

WHAT POSITIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN?

We hire for talent, not for position. Our job openings reflect opportunities and skill sets we need to push our mission forward. Regardless of role, you will be challenged to learn, and can make a significant impact on the company.

Product Manager (Bellevue, WA)

Overview

Thunder has built the very first Creative Management Platform, which The New York Times describes as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business.". We're changing how digital ads for desktop, mobile and social are created and distributed. We have wowed some of our biggest agencies and brands by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our talented Product Managers are responsible for providing the vision and leadership that enables us to push the boundaries of the digital ad industry.

What You'll Do

  • Lead product vision, strategy, development and execution across a number of products and teams
  • Work cross functionally with engineering, business, marketing, and executive teams on opportunities to accelerate growth
  • Interact closely with customers to understand their needs and gather feedback
  • Use qualitative and customer research and data analysis to communicate product vision to senior management and various stakeholders

What We're Looking For

  • 3+ years of experience in Product Management or Product Design
  • Technical experience with a degree in engineering, computer science, or experience building SaaS products is required
  • Strong technical architectural understanding of web products
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and a structured, honest and rigorous thought process
  • Proven ability to lead teams and work cross-functionally in a highly collaborative environment

Traits of a Successful Product Manager at Thunder

  • Love pushing the boundaries of products and services
  • Thrive on planning and clarity - anticipate hurdles and make important trade-offs for your project's success
  • Care about different types of people and love interacting with them
  • Know how to motivate and bring the best out of everyone

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Senior Front-End Engineer (Bellevue, WA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

Why is Front-End Engineering important to Thunder?

Thunder has built the very first Creative Management Platform. We often push the limits of what can be done in a browser. We have wowed some of our biggest clients with the technology that we have created. Thousands of users interact with our platform every day and we strive to make that interaction as seamless as possible. The face of our entire operation is built by our talented and dedicated Front-End Engineers.

What does a Front-End Engineer do?

Front-End Engineers are responsible for building cohesive design and UX components as well as shaping the future of what our product can do. Our stack is Angular, Backbone, and SASS but we think that the right engineer can use their experience with any MVC (MVVC, MVVM, etc…) type framework and translate it to success on our team. We are looking for Engineers that have expertise in building efficient, and scalable front-end applications that connect to public and internal APIs, using both pure JavaScript and frameworks. At Thunder you would be building the face of a platform with huge amounts of impact across the entire company.

What is something you might work on?

We have some pretty big projects in the pipeline. Some of them are internal and some are external. There are a couple we are very excited about.

  • Building an interface and experience for creating ads with custom, user-defined animations
  • Creating a real-time, collaborative process for editing ads

What are other important traits and focuses?

  • Writing testable and tested code
  • Enjoys code review
  • Continuous Learning and Teaching
  • Automating Everything
  • Strong opinions, weakly held
  • Promote best practices and coding standards
  • Strong focus on correctness, simplicity and maintainability

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Senior Product Manager (Bellevue, WA)

Overview

Thunder has built the very first Creative Management Platform, which The New York Times describes as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business.". We're changing how digital ads for desktop, mobile and social are created and distributed. We have wowed some of our biggest agencies and brands by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our talented Product Managers are responsible for providing the vision and leadership that enables us to push the boundaries of the digital ad industry.

What You'll Do

  • Be responsible for the product roadmap and strategy
  • Drive innovation and design of entirely new products and product features to deliver against team and company goals
  • Challenge cross-functional team (engineering, design, etc.) to think boldly and creatively and then to funnel that energy into concrete products and execution plans
  • Clearly communicate product plans, benefits and results, as appropriate, to a spectrum of audiences, from internal stakeholders to external facing business teams
  • Use qualitative and customer research and data analysis to communicate product vision to senior management and various stakeholders

What We're Looking For

  • 5+ years of experience in Product Management or Product Design
  • Technical experience with a degree in engineering, computer science, or experience building SaaS products is required
  • Strong technical architectural understanding of web products and services
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and a structured, honest and rigorous thought process
  • Proven track record of leading teams and working cross-functionally in a highly collaborative innovation-driven environment

Traits of a Successful Product Manager at Thunder

  • Love pushing the boundaries of products and services
  • Thrive on planning and clarity - anticipate hurdles and make important trade-offs for your project's success
  • Promote best practices with the aim of fostering innovation and learning
  • Care about different types of people and love interacting with them
  • Know how to motivate and bring the best out of everyone

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Senior Software Engineer (Bellevue, WA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

Why is software engineering important to Thunder?

Thunder has built the very first Creative Management Platform. We often push the limits of what can be done in a browser. Thousands of users interact with our platform every day and we strive to make that interaction as seamless as possible. Millions of people around the world see the ads our platform creates. There are a lot of manual processes in the advertising industry that we automate and augment with our platform.

What you would be responsible for:

You would be responsible for making sure your area of the system is scalable and shapes the future of what our product can do. While we use a mix of languages (ex. Python, PHP, JavaScript) and tools/technologies (ex. AWS/EC2, Docker, CircleCI), we believe the right engineer can use their experience with any number of similar tools and translate it to success on our team. We care about high quality designs and code backed by review and tests.

What is something you might work on?

  • Automating ad delivery for any number of ad sizes and variations across any number of platforms (such as Google, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Ensuring ads render quickly and consistently for all users globally and automatically adapt to the constraints imposed by ad servers
  • Scaling our system to handle billions of ad impressions per month

What are some other important traits and focuses?

  • Continuous learning and teaching
  • Automating everything
  • Promoting best practices and coding standards
  • Strong opinions, weakly held
  • Correctness, simplicity and maintainability

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Senior Software Engineer - Automation (Bellevue, WA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

Do you have a passion for automating and improving things? Are you interested in working in a fast-paced environment where you will be instrumental in ensuring the quality of our releases?

If so, you may be interested in the Senior Software Engineer - Automation position, where your primary goals are:

  1. Ensure high quality feature releases
  2. Increase engineering effectiveness through new tools and processes

A successful engineer at Thunder will have these qualities:

  • Ownership: You know what your team's priorities are and you know what you need to do to help the team deliver high quality features
  • Get things done: You can get things done effectively and when obstacles come up you know how to navigate around or get the help you need in order to get things done
  • Team player: You work well with others. Not only do you get things done yourself, you can do it well while collaborating or helping others.
  • Iterate fast: You continually improve yourself and your surroundings (team processes, tools, co-workers… etc.)

Skills

  • Expertise in at least one of the following: Python, Java, JavaScript
  • DevOps skills, i.e. experience with AWS, Docker, Puppet or Chef
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and automating processes and tests

At Thunder

  • We work in an open office environment. Engineers collaborate heavily by sharing tips and constructive criticism.
  • We ship often. Deploying multiple times a week keeps us agile.
  • We embrace flexible working hours.
  • We host quarterly hackathons which produce amazing ideas.
  • We provide free lunch which offers an opportunity to connect with others on a personal level.

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Senior Software Engineer - Data (Bellevue, WA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

Do you enjoy writing web services and crunching data? Is building a data visualization system that handles billions of events something that excites you? Do you want to work on a precision measurement instrument that backs the advertisements for some of the world's biggest companies?

If so, come join the Tracking and Reporting team and work on a 24/7 system that's critical to Thunder's success.

We use a mix of programming languages and AWS technologies. RESTful web services for putting data into and pulling data out of the system are written in Node.js. Java, Python and numerous AWS technologies like S3, Kinesis, Redshift and DynamoDB run the internals. EC2 enables us to scale and handle load spikes on the order of hundreds of millions of events in a single day.

We write high quality and well tested code backed by detailed engineering design documents. Suites of API tests and unit tests provide a safety net against regressions. In-depth code reviews are the norm. There's no cutting corners here.

Besides having experience with the programming languages and AWS technologies mentioned above, the ideal candidate also needs to be a cultural fit for Thunder.

At Thunder:

  • We work in an open office environment. Engineers collaborate heavily by sharing tips and constructive criticism.
  • We ship often. Deploying multiple times a week keeps us agile.
  • We embrace flexible working hours.
  • We host quarterly hackathons which produce amazing ideas.
  • We provide free lunch which offers an opportunity to connect with others on a personal level.

So what's next?

  • A new data visualization platform which enables customers to quickly see how ad changes lead to more customer conversions.
  • Integration with third party advertising platforms like Facebook.
  • Growth! Thunder is signing larger and larger customers each week. These customers will push the limits of our Tracking and Reporting system. We must be ready.

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Senior Software Engineer - Site Reliability (Bellevue, WA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

Why is Site Reliability Engineering important to Thunder?

Site reliability engineers (SREs) are responsible for the overall reliability of Thunder infrastructure and products. SREs design and implement the tools that automate building reliable systems.

What does a Site Reliability Engineer do?

  • Advocate for reliable design patterns (circuit breakers, graceful degradation, etc.)
  • Automate as much as humanly possible
  • Figure out what is going to break and when
  • Work with software engineering teams on design and implementation choices of large scale distributed systems
  • Always configure as code
  • Bring ideas to life (i.e. production)

What is something you might work on?

  • Integrating the use of Elastic Beanstalk with many of our internal services
  • Standardizing core infrastructure components so they have best practices (monitoring, alerting, etc.) built in for free
  • An alerting configuration tool
  • Converting a difficult to scale service to an easy to scale service
  • Investigating traffic and load spikes and executing to handle or remove them

The following experience is relevant to us:

  • Strong focus on correctness, simplicity and maintainability
  • The knack for writing, clean, readable, maintainable code
  • Knowledge of AWS services
  • An eye for automation and instrumentation
  • The ability to decompose complex systems and find failure scenarios
  • Experience bringing software to production at high scale
  • Very strong written and verbal skills
  • Contributions to open source software

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Enterprise Sales Manager (Field) (Boston, MA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

Thunder is coming to Boston! Be the first to join our Boston team and bring a local touch to our customers in the Northeast. As our Boston based Enterprise Sales Manager, you are a seasoned hunter and are experienced in selling enterprise solutions to executives at Fortune 1000 brands and agencies. You also love understanding technologies in depth, and bringing products to the marketplace. You have proven to operate independently, away from headquarters, and make timely decisions in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment. Creative, energetic and a self-starter, you are intimately familiar with the enterprise sales cycle, and can use solutions-based software sales skills to drive deals forward and compress decision cycles.

We are looking for a track record of proven sales success in software or SaaS sales, and an interest in sharing our technology with Madison Avenue. Knowledge of the advertising industry is a plus. In this role you will enjoy a rewarding commission structure, opportunity for career growth, the chance to represent "wow" products in a rapidly growing market, and an opportunity to inspire and mentor other Account Executives.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and meet with stakeholders at Fortune 1000 brands and other potential partners: CEOs, CROs, VPs of Digital, VP of Marketing, etc.
  • Use solutions-based selling to identify where Thunder's products can solve needs
  • Demonstrate Thunder's technologies via web demos, phone calls, and in person
  • Nurture relationships with potential clients through in-person meetings and informal engagements
  • Negotiate business terms and see new contracts through to execution
  • Meet or exceed activity, pipeline, and revenue targets
  • Travel as needed (typically 1-2 times per month)

Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years SaaS experience
  • Strong skills in initiating executive-level contacts, securing sales presentation opportunities, and demonstrated success in closing new business relationships
  • Online advertising experience or relationships with agencies a strong plus
  • Genuine desire to understand customer needs and help customers succeed with Thunder's technologies
  • Technically adept, experienced with web technologies
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Sales Director (Field) (Boston, MA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

Thunder is coming to Bean Town! We are looking for leaders to evangelize our technology to potential customers on the East Coast. As the Sales Director in Boston, you are a seasoned hunter and are experienced in selling enterprise solutions to executives at Fortune 1000 brands. You also love understanding a product in depth, and then communicating the offering to the marketplace. You have proven to operate independently away from headquarters, and make timely decisions in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment. Creative, energetic and a self-starter, you are intimately familiar with the enterprise sales cycle, and can use solutions-based software sales skills to drive deals forward and compress decision cycles.

We are looking for a track record of proven sales success in software or SaaS sales, and mastery of the sales cycle from outbound prospecting to closing the sale. Knowledge of the advertising industry is a plus, as is previous success working away from headquarters. In this role you will enjoy a rewarding commission structure, opportunity for career growth, the chance to represent "wow" products in a rapidly growing market, and an opportunity to build out a team in Boston in the long term.

Responsibilities

  • Be our presence in the Northeast – identify and meet with stakeholders at Fortune 1000 brands or other potential partners: CEOs, CROs, VPs of Digital, VP of Marketing, etc.
  • Use solutions-based selling to identify where Thunder's products can solve needs
  • Demonstrate Thunder's technologies via web demos, phone calls, and in person
  • Nurture relationships with potential clients through in-person meetings and informal engagements
  • Negotiate business terms and see new contracts through to execution
  • Meet or exceed activity, pipeline, and revenue targets
  • Travel as needed (typically 1-2 times per month)

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of SaaS experience (field sales experience a plus)
  • Strong skills in initiating executive-level contacts, securing sales presentation opportunities, and demonstrated success in closing new business relationships
  • Online advertising experience or relationships with agencies a strong plus
  • Genuine desire to understand customer needs and help customers succeed with Thunder’s technologies
  • Technically adept, experienced with web technologies
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Enterprise Sales Manager (Field) (Dallas, TX)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

Thunder is coming to Dallas, TX! Be the first to join our Dallas team and bring a local touch to our customers. As our Dallas based Enterprise Sales Manager, you are a seasoned hunter and are experienced in selling enterprise solutions to executives at ad agencies, media companies, or other emerging technology companies. You also love understanding technologies in depth, and bringing products to the marketplace. You have proven to operate independently, away from headquarters, and make timely decisions in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment. Creative, energetic and a self-starter, you are intimately familiar with the enterprise sales cycle, and can use solutions-based software sales skills to drive deals forward and compress decision cycles.

We are looking for a track record of proven sales success in software or SaaS sales, and an interest in sharing our technology with local brands and agencies. Knowledge of the advertising industry is a plus. In this role you will enjoy a rewarding commission structure, opportunity for career growth, the chance to represent "wow" products in a rapidly growing market, and an opportunity to inspire and mentor other Account Executives.

Responsibilities

  • Identify & meet with stakeholders at ad agencies, brands, and other potential partners: CEOs, CROs, VPs of Digital, Creative Directors, etc.
  • Use solutions-based selling to identify where Thunder's products can solve needs
  • Demonstrate Thunder's technologies via web demos, phone calls, and in person
  • Nurture relationships with potential clients through in-person meetings and informal engagements
  • Negotiate business terms and see new contracts through to execution
  • Meet or exceed activity, pipeline, and revenue targets
  • Travel as needed (typically 1-2 times per month)

Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years SaaS experience, including experience in field sales
  • Familiarity with the agency and brand world in Dallas
  • Strong skills in initiating executive-level contacts, securing sales presentation opportunities, and demonstrated success in closing new business relationships
  • Online advertising experience or relationships with agencies a strong plus
  • Genuine desire to understand customer needs and help customers succeed with Thunder's technologies
  • Technically adept, experienced with web technologies
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Sales Director (Field) (Dallas, TX)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

Thunder is coming to Dallas, TX! We are looking for leaders to evangelize our technology to potential customers in Dallas and beyond. As the Sales Director in Dallas, you are a seasoned hunter and are experienced in selling enterprise solutions to executives at ad agencies, brands, media companies, or other emerging technology companies. You also love understanding technologies in depth, and bringing products to the marketplace. You have proven to operate independently away from headquarters, and make timely decisions in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment. Creative, energetic and a self-starter, you are intimately familiar with the enterprise sales cycle, and can use solutions-based software sales skills to drive deals forward and compress decision cycles.

We are looking for a track record of proven sales success in software or SaaS sales, and mastery of the sales cycle from outbound prospecting to closing the sale. Knowledge of the advertising industry is a plus, as is previous success working away from headquarters. In this role you will enjoy a rewarding commission structure, opportunity for career growth, the chance to represent "wow" products in a rapidly growing market, and an opportunity to build out a team in Dallas in the long term.

Responsibilities

  • Be our Dallas presence – identify & meet with stakeholders at ad agencies, brands, media companies, or other potential partners: CEOs, CROs, VPs of Digital, Creative Directors, etc.
  • Use solutions-based selling to identify where Thunder's products can solve needs
  • Demonstrate Thunder's technologies via web demos, phone calls, and in person
  • Nurture relationships with potential clients through in-person meetings and informal engagements
  • Negotiate business terms and see new contracts through to execution
  • Meet or exceed activity, pipeline, and revenue targets
  • Travel as needed (typically 1-2 times per month)

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of SaaS experience (field sales experience a strong plus)
  • Familiarity with the agency and brand world in Texas
  • Strong skills in initiating executive-level contacts, securing sales presentation opportunities, and demonstrated success in closing new business relationships
  • Online advertising experience or relationships with agencies a strong plus
  • Genuine desire to understand customer needs and help customers succeed with Thunder’s technologies
  • Technically adept, experienced with web technologies
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Enterprise Sales Manager (Field) (Detroit, MI)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

Thunder is coming to Motor City! Be the first to join our Detroit team and bring a local touch to our customers in the Motor City. As our Detroit based Enterprise Sales Manager, you are a seasoned hunter and are experienced in selling enterprise solutions to executives at ad agencies, media companies, or other emerging technology companies. You also love understanding technologies in depth, and bringing products to the marketplace. You have proven to operate independently, away from headquarters, and make timely decisions in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment. Creative, energetic and a self-starter, you are intimately familiar with the enterprise sales cycle, and can use solutions-based software sales skills to drive deals forward and compress decision cycles.

We are looking for a track record of proven sales success in software or SaaS sales, and an interest in sharing our technology with local brands and agencies. Knowledge of the advertising industry is a plus. In this role you will enjoy a rewarding commission structure, opportunity for career growth, the chance to represent "wow" products in a rapidly growing market, and an opportunity to inspire and mentor other Account Executives.

Responsibilities

  • Identify & meet with stakeholders at ad agencies, brands, and other potential partners: CEOs, CROs, VPs of Digital, Creative Directors, etc.
  • Use solutions-based selling to identify where Thunder's products can solve needs
  • Demonstrate Thunder's technologies via web demos, phone calls, and in person
  • Nurture relationships with potential clients through in-person meetings and informal engagements
  • Negotiate business terms and see new contracts through to execution
  • Meet or exceed activity, pipeline, and revenue targets
  • Travel as needed (typically 1-2 times per month)

Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years SaaS experience, including experience in field sales
  • Familiarity with the agency and brand world in Detroit
  • Strong skills in initiating executive-level contacts, securing sales presentation opportunities, and demonstrated success in closing new business relationships
  • Online advertising experience or relationships with agencies a strong plus
  • Genuine desire to understand customer needs and help customers succeed with Thunder's technologies
  • Technically adept, experienced with web technologies
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Sales Director (Field) (Detroit, MI)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

Thunder is coming to Motor City! We are looking for leaders to evangelize our technology to potential customers in the Motor City and beyond. As the Sales Director in Detroit, you are a seasoned hunter and are experienced in selling enterprise solutions to executives at ad agencies, brands, media companies, or other emerging technology companies. You also love understanding technologies in depth, and bringing products to the marketplace. You have proven to operate independently away from headquarters, and make timely decisions in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment. Creative, energetic and a self-starter, you are intimately familiar with the enterprise sales cycle, and can use solutions-based software sales skills to drive deals forward and compress decision cycles.

We are looking for a track record of proven sales success in software or SaaS sales, and mastery of the sales cycle from outbound prospecting to closing the sale. Knowledge of the advertising industry is a plus, as is previous success working away from headquarters. In this role you will enjoy a rewarding commission structure, opportunity for career growth, the chance to represent "wow" products in a rapidly growing market, and an opportunity to build out a team in Detroit in the long term.

Responsibilities

  • Be our Detroit presence – identify & meet with stakeholders at ad agencies, brands, media companies, or other potential partners: CEOs, CROs, VPs of Digital, Creative Directors, etc.
  • Use solutions-based selling to identify where Thunder's products can solve needs
  • Demonstrate Thunder's technologies via web demos, phone calls, and in person
  • Nurture relationships with potential clients through in-person meetings and informal engagements
  • Negotiate business terms and see new contracts through to execution
  • Meet or exceed activity, pipeline, and revenue targets
  • Travel as needed (typically 1-2 times per month)

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of SaaS experience (field sales experience a strong plus)
  • Familiarity with the agency and brand world in Detroit
  • Strong skills in initiating executive-level contacts, securing sales presentation opportunities, and demonstrated success in closing new business relationships
  • Online advertising experience or relationships with agencies a strong plus
  • Genuine desire to understand customer needs and help customers succeed with Thunder’s technologies
  • Technically adept, experienced with web technologies
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Enterprise Sales Manager (Field) (New York, NY)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

Thunder is coming to New York! Be the first to join our New York team and bring a local touch to our customers in the Tri-State area. As our New York based Enterprise Sales Manager, you are a seasoned hunter and are experienced in selling enterprise solutions to executives at Fortune 1000 brands and agencies. You also love understanding technologies in depth, and bringing products to the marketplace. You have proven to operate independently, away from headquarters, and make timely decisions in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment. Creative, energetic and a self-starter, you are intimately familiar with the enterprise sales cycle, and can use solutions-based software sales skills to drive deals forward and compress decision cycles.

We are looking for a track record of proven sales success in software or SaaS sales, and an interest in sharing our technology with Madison Avenue. Knowledge of the advertising industry is a plus. In this role you will enjoy a rewarding commission structure, opportunity for career growth, the chance to represent "wow" products in a rapidly growing market, and an opportunity to inspire and mentor other Account Executives.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and meet with stakeholders at Fortune 1000 brands and other potential partners: CEOs, CROs, VPs of Digital, VP of Marketing, etc.
  • Use solutions-based selling to identify where Thunder's products can solve needs
  • Demonstrate Thunder's technologies via web demos, phone calls, and in person
  • Nurture relationships with potential clients through in-person meetings and informal engagements
  • Negotiate business terms and see new contracts through to execution
  • Meet or exceed activity, pipeline, and revenue targets
  • Travel as needed (typically 1-2 times per month)

Requirements

  • Minimum 3-5 years SaaS experience
  • Strong skills in initiating executive-level contacts, securing sales presentation opportunities, and demonstrated success in closing new business relationships
  • Online advertising experience or relationships with agencies a strong plus
  • Genuine desire to understand customer needs and help customers succeed with Thunder's technologies
  • Technically adept, experienced with web technologies
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Sales Director (Field) (New York, NY)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

Thunder is coming to New York! We are looking for leaders to evangelize our technology to potential customers on the East Coast. As the Sales Director in New York, you are a seasoned hunter and are experienced in selling enterprise solutions to executives at Fortune 1000 brands. You also love understanding a product in depth, and then communicating the offering to the marketplace. You have proven to operate independently away from headquarters, and make timely decisions in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment. Creative, energetic and a self-starter, you are intimately familiar with the enterprise sales cycle, and can use solutions-based software sales skills to drive deals forward and compress decision cycles.

We are looking for a track record of proven sales success in software or SaaS sales, and mastery of the sales cycle from outbound prospecting to closing the sale. Knowledge of the advertising industry is a plus, as is previous success working away from headquarters. In this role you will enjoy a rewarding commission structure, opportunity for career growth, the chance to represent "wow" products in a rapidly growing market, and an opportunity to build out a team in New York in the long term.

Responsibilities

  • Be our Tri-State presence – identify and meet with stakeholders at Fortune 1000 brands or other potential partners: CEOs, CROs, VPs of Digital, VP of Marketing, etc.
  • Use solutions-based selling to identify where Thunder's products can solve needs
  • Demonstrate Thunder's technologies via web demos, phone calls, and in person
  • Nurture relationships with potential clients through in-person meetings and informal engagements
  • Negotiate business terms and see new contracts through to execution
  • Meet or exceed activity, pipeline, and revenue targets
  • Travel as needed (typically 1-2 times per month)

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of SaaS experience (field sales experience a plus)
  • Strong skills in initiating executive-level contacts, securing sales presentation opportunities, and demonstrated success in closing new business relationships
  • Online advertising experience or relationships with agencies a strong plus
  • Genuine desire to understand customer needs and help customers succeed with Thunder’s technologies
  • Technically adept, experienced with web technologies
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Product Specialist (Portland, OR)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

A Thunder Product Specialist is outgoing, professional, intelligent, and helps our customers thrive using Thunder's technology. This position provides exposure across different areas of the company, from sales to engineering to operations to finance. You will be on the front lines with customers and directly responsible for making sure their needs are met.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure all customers are happy and successful using Thunder's products
  • Build great relationships with Thunder's media company and ad agency partners
  • Respond to inbound requests from customers in a timely and cheerful manner
  • Resolve issues with customers over email and live chat
  • Run product trainings and webinar sessions
  • Act as a liaison with to different departments conveying product feedback and reporting technical bugs

Requirements

  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A friendly and engaging personality
  • Excellent computer and Internet knowledge
  • High energy level
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented
  • Knowledge of online advertising industry is a strong plus
  • Previous product training or customer service experience is a plus

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Account Director (San Francisco, CA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

A Thunder Account Director works as a senior member of the Accounts team, where they will support Thunder's partners and help them thrive using Thunder's technology. The Account Director maintains relationships with and finds opportunities to expand partnerships with strategically important customers.

Responsibilities

  • Reach and exceed quarterly and annual revenue goals
  • Build great relationships with media and advertising company executives we partner with
  • Consult with partners and develop plans which drive new revenue through the expanded use of Thunder's platforms
  • Learn "Best Practices" from partners and communicate recommendations to other partners
  • Build higher and deeper relationships with executives we partner with from media companies, brands, and ad agencies
  • Identify opportunities for expansion within current partnerships
  • Determine and secure referrals and case studies
  • Maintain a pipeline of up sell opportunities
  • Exhibit strong discovery, projection, negotiation, and closing skills
  • Prepare and deliver quarterly business reports, virtually and on site, that include strategic analysis of customer goals and opportunities in relation to ROI as a result of leveraging Thunder

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • 5+ years experience in account management at an agency, enterprise SaaS, media or brand marketing environment
  • A friendly and engaging personality - a must!
  • High energy level
  • Excellent computer and Internet knowledge
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient, and detail oriented
  • Previous experience in online advertising a plus
  • Some travel will be expected in this role

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Business Intelligence Analyst (San Francisco, CA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

A Thunder Business Intelligence Analyst plays a critical role in helping the company manage its rapidly growing data set on ad traffic. You will be implementing tools and processes to identify areas for operational improvements, leveraging those findings to help the company scale, and collaborate across many teams within the company to offer your knowledge as a data and process expert.

Responsibilities

  • Collect and analyze data across our billions of ad impressions to uncover new opportunities for better performance
  • Help build reporting dashboards to monitor key performance metrics
  • Monitor usage stats to spot key trends and formulate recommendations for taking our products to the next level

Requirements

  • Extremely high attention to detail and exceptional organization ability
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, both technical and non-technical
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with database querying (e.g. SQL) and interest in learning a scripting language (Python, VBA, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of statistical analysis (Experience with a statistical package such as R, MATLAB, SPSS, SAS, Stata, etc. a plus)
  • Proven achievements resulting from data analysis
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience in online advertising or business intelligence a plus

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Business Operations Analyst (San Francisco, CA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

A Thunder Business Operations Analyst plays a critical role in helping the company manage its rapidly growing ad traffic. You will be identifying areas for process improvements, leveraging those findings to help the company scale, and collaborate across many teams within the company to offer your knowledge as a data and process expert.

Responsibilities

  • Collect and analyze data across our billions of ad impressions to uncover new opportunities for better performance
  • Help build reporting dashboards to monitor key performance metrics
  • Monitor usage stats to spot key trends and formulate recommendations for taking our products to the next level

Requirements

  • Extremely high attention to detail and exceptional organization ability
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, both technical and non-technical
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with database querying (e.g. SQL) and interest in learning a scripting language (VBA, Python, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of statistical analysis (Experience with a statistical package such as R, SPSS, MATLAB, SAS, Stata, etc. a plus)
  • Proven achievements resulting from data analysis
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience in online advertising or business intelligence a plus

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Senior Account Manager (San Francisco, CA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

A Thunder Account Manager works as a key member of the Accounts team, where they will support Thunder's partners and help them thrive using Thunder's technology. The Account Manager maintains relationships with and finds opportunities to expand partnerships with strategically important customers.

Responsibilities

  • Reach and exceed quarterly and annual revenue goals
  • Build great relationships with Fortune 1000 marketing leaders and media and advertising company executives we partner with
  • Consult with partners and develop plans which drive new revenue through the expanded use of Thunder's platforms
  • Learn "Best Practices" from partners and communicate recommendations to other partners
  • Build higher and deeper relationships with executives we partner with from media companies, brands, and ad agencies
  • Identify opportunities for expansion within current partnerships
  • Determine and secure referrals and case studies
  • Maintain a pipeline of up sell opportunities
  • Exhibit strong discovery, projection, negotiation, and closing skills
  • Prepare and deliver quarterly business reports, virtually and on site, that include strategic analysis of customer goals and opportunities in relation to ROI as a result of leveraging Thunder

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years experience in account management at an agency, enterprise SaaS, media or brand marketing environment
  • A friendly and engaging personality - a must!
  • High energy level
  • Excellent computer and Internet knowledge
  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient, and detail oriented
  • Previous experience in online advertising a plus
  • Some travel will be expected in this role

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Senior Software Engineer (San Francisco, CA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

Why is software engineering important to Thunder?

Thunder has built the very first Creative Management Platform. We often push the limits of what can be done in a browser. Thousands of users interact with our platform every day and we strive to make that interaction as seamless as possible. Millions of people around the world see the ads our platform creates. There are a lot of manual processes in the advertising industry that we automate and augment with our platform.

What you would be responsible for:

You would be responsible for making sure your area of the system is scalable and shapes the future of what our product can do. While we use a mix of languages (ex. Python, PHP, JavaScript) and tools/technologies (ex. AWS/EC2, Docker, CircleCI), we believe the right engineer can use their experience with any number of similar tools and translate it to success on our team. We care about high quality designs and code backed by review and tests.

What is something you might work on?

  • Ad delivery is about completing the customer workflow after they create an ad. Connect with platforms like Facebook or Google and automate ad trafficking. Integrate with DoubleClick and let customers manage hundreds of ads
  • Our operations division handles tens of thousands of creatives across thousands of campaigns. Automate everything! Build tools to assist the ops team in analyzing data and improve creative performance for thousands of campaigns
  • A large number of creatives means performance is key. Scale the system up as the number of creatives grows every day. Try out new technologies or frameworks to boost the capabilities of the system

What are some other important traits and focuses?

  • Continuous learning and teaching
  • Automating everything
  • Promoting best practices and coding standards
  • Strong opinions, weakly held
  • Correctness, simplicity and maintainability

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.

Staff Accountant (San Francisco, CA)

Overview

The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created and distributed by automating much of what people thought couldn't be done by computer. Our technology retrieves all relevant content about an advertiser across the web to intelligently design a beautiful set of ads for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices all in under a minute.

The Job

As Thunder's Staff Accountant, you will be working with our accounting team to capture and analyze our financial data. You will be responsible for the general accounting functions of the organization, and have the opportunity to work on a broad spectrum of tasks ranging from implementing new processes in the back office to conducting analysis that forms the cornerstone of our growth strategy. You should be proactive, reliable, and excel at balancing details with the speed of a startup.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the company's finance and accounting functions, including consolidation, review of elimination and journal entries and account reconciliations for monthly, quarterly and annual financial close process in accordance with US GAAP
  • Handle day-to-day full-charge bookkeeping functions including routine AP, AR, Payroll tasks using QuickBooks
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining internal accounting policies and procedures to GAAP compliance.
  • Help communicate financial operations to management team and prepare necessary reports relating to the state of the business on a regular basis
  • Help manage the annual audit and all tax-related matters
  • Work with the management team to improve finance and operations processes and develop financial models for our business
  • Provide ongoing financial modeling and analysis and build and measure various financial and operational metrics for the team

Requirements

  • 2-5 years of professional experience related to accounting and experience
  • Strong analytical skills, exemplary organizational skills, and passion for details
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Proficient with accounting software (QuickBooks) and/or ERP systems for small and medium size companies
  • Solid understanding of GAAP
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on tight deadlines and thrive as a self-starter in a startup environment
  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or related field

Apply

Interested in this position? Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@makethunder.com, or view the benefits of working at Thunder.