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.

Junior Production Artist (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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

Why are Jr. Production Artists important to Thunder?

Thunder has built the very first Creative Management Platform that major brands rely on to scale their advertisements across web, mobile, and social channels. There are a lot of repetitive processes in the advertising industry that we automate and augment with our platform.

What you would be responsible for:

You will be working on the professional services team, which helps bridge our platform with our clients. In this role, you will translate brand requirements provided by our clients into dynamic ad creatives that they will run across the web.

Requirements

  • Exceptional visual design skills with an eye for detail
  • Familiarity with Adobe PhotoShop
  • Experience with web design 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.

Lead, User Experience (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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

The Job

As the Lead of User Experience at Thunder, you will lead the UX discipline at Thunder, with the mandate of creating simple, intuitive, and elegant interfaces for our web and mobile products. With your help, we can make online advertising simple, accessible, and intuitive for marketers and creatives.

Responsibilities

  • Develop UX processes, deliverables, and standards for a rapidly growing team of designers
  • Produce UX deliverables, including innovative workflows, interfaces, wireframes, process flows, and visual designs
  • Mentor junior designers in designing intuitive and delightful application experiences
  • Conceptualize, design, and prototype new features and products
  • Inject a DNA of usability and visual design into our products
  • Work directly with our engineers and business team to bring products from idea to execution

Requirements

  • Exceptional visual and user-focused design skills with an eye for detail
  • 5+ years of experience designing simple and intuitive user interfaces, including experience with user-centered design
  • Ability to transform design and interaction ideas into wireframes and pixel-perfect Photoshop mockups
  • Keen sense of typography, color, imagery, and graphics
  • Strong portfolio showcasing your visual or UI/UX design talent
  • Expertise in HTML/CSS/JavaScript with an ability to implement what you design a strong 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 Designer, User Experience (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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

The Job

As a Senior Designer at Thunder, you will be creating simple, intuitive, and elegant interfaces for our web and mobile products. With your help, we can make online advertising simple, accessible, and intuitive for marketers and creatives.

Responsibilities

  • Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn then into something that wows our users
  • Create innovative workflows, interfaces, and visual designs
  • Inject a DNA of usability and visual design into our products
  • Work directly with our engineers and business team to bring products from conception to launch (and more)
  • Guide the team to develop best practices for the design team
  • Give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise our bar for quality

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in graphic design, design communication, human-computer interaction or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience in user experience design or industry experience (corporate, software, web or agency)

Requirements

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams (including user research, product management and engineering)
  • Experience participating in the complete product development lifecycle of web and/or software applications
  • Solid understanding of user-centered and web design principles as well as current web technologies (HTML, CSS etc.)
  • Ability to present cohesive design approaches to a non-design audience (including business, product and technology teams)
  • Experience designing simple and intuitive user interfaces
  • Ability to transform design and interaction ideas into wireframes and pixel-perfect Photoshop or Sketch mockups
  • Strong portfolio showcasing your visual or UI/UX design talent

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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

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 Marketing Manager (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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

The Job

As Thunder’s Senior Marketing Manager, you will spearhead marketing initiatives. You’ll be working closely with our Product and Product Marketing teams and stepping into an organization which has thus far largely acquired new customers from referrals or in-bound organic interest and now seeks to accelerate growth through new paid and unpaid channels.

Responsibilities

  • Run our paid customer acquisition programs (directly and/or through third party firms that you select)
  • Execute content marketing programs
  • Execute our event marketing

Requirements

  • 3+ years experience in marketing and/or advertising roles at a SaaS or B2B startup
  • Experienced with content marketing platforms
  • Experienced with paid advertising channels (AdWords, Re-targeted Display, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on tight deadlines
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience in online advertising 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 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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

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 - 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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

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 leading our efforts in data modeling, ETL development, and data warehousing. While we use a mix of languages (ex. Python, PHP, JavaScript) and tools/technologies (ex. AWS/Redshift), 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?

  • Building technical plan around data design, data extracts and transforms, data quality monitoring, enhancements and ongoing support
  • Collaborate with the BI team to collect, analyze, and visualize data gathered by our 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 - 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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

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?

  • Standardizing core infrastructure components so they have best practices (monitoring, alerting, etc.) built in for free
  • Building out monitoring and alerting systems
  • Assisting in architectural updates to scale services
  • 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 tools and 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) (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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

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
  • Experience with dynamic creative technologies (ex. DCO) 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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

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
  • Experience with dynamic creative technologies (ex. DCO) 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.

Sr. Software Engineer (Norman, OK)

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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

The Job

Thunder is looking for a talented Javascript developer for its Adacus division to create cutting-edge, and highly functional web applications and distributed computing applications utilizing the latest web technologies for the cloud, working out of our Norman, OK office.

Responsibilities

  • Writing clean, elegant code that is functional, maintainable, and scalable
  • Designing, improving, and updating web applications, web APIs, console applications
  • Participate in architecture design sessions and code
  • Staying up to date with the latest web and language technologies

Requirements

  • Proficient in NodeJS, Javascript, React
  • Advanced knowledge of design patterns, algorithms, debugging and optimization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Experience with cloud based, scalable applications
  • Unit Testing

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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

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 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 highly 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 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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

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 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 Marketing 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, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Creative Management Platform

The Job

As Thunder’s Senior Marketing Manager, you will spearhead marketing initiatives. You’ll be working closely with our Product and Product Marketing teams and stepping into an organization which has thus far largely acquired new customers from referrals or in-bound organic interest and now seeks to accelerate growth through new paid and unpaid channels.

Responsibilities

  • Run our paid customer acquisition programs (directly and/or through third party firms that you select)
  • Execute content marketing programs
  • Execute our event marketing

Requirements

  • 3+ years experience in marketing and/or advertising roles at a SaaS or B2B startup
  • Experienced with content marketing platforms
  • Experienced with paid advertising channels (AdWords, Re-targeted Display, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on tight deadlines
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience in online advertising 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.