About Us

We are Kargo

a relentlessly inventive brand of go getters, bar setters and status quo upsetters, creators, ideators and rich mediators, data miners, trend diviners and product refiners, techmasters, futurecasters and benchmark blasters, design freaks and unapologetic geeks who work fearlessly to build big ideas for small screens

Careers

New York

Product Manager

Kargo is the leader in mobile brand advertising. Bringing together creativity, technology and quality, Kargo empowers advertisers to break convention and build connections with consumers on the most important screen today – the phone. Through Kargo’s high-end editorial alliance of world-class publisher partners, as well as its proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, brands and agencies have the ability to reach 100% of smartphone users in the United States with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. Kargo and Kargo leadership are regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements, including: Adweek Mobile Innovator (2017), Business Insider’s “Hottest Pre-IPO Ad-Tech Startups” list (2015 and 2016), the Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 list (2015 and 2016), the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award (2016), the EY Entrepreneur of the Year NY award (2016), Great Place to Work (2017), Top 25 Workplaces in NYC (2017), and the Inc. 5000 list (2015, 2016 & 2017). Kargo employs 250 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Auckland and Sydney.

For more information, visit Kargo at www.kargo.com or follow Kargo on Instagram (@kargomobile), Twitter (@kargo) and LinkedIn (Kargo).

Product Manager

The Ad tech team manages all aspects of the evolution of a mobile Ad Product from creative ideation to development and ad serving. Working closely with Engineers, Project Managers, and QA the Ad Tech Team is responsible for managing all of Kargo’s innovative Ad Products, the Ad Tag that enables them, and all its micro-services that ensure their success in market.

Kargo is looking for a tech enthusiast Product Manager, to help bridge the gap between technical knowledge and business needs. The Ad Tech Team plays a critical role in Kargo’s success, and Product Managers help shape and drive the vision of Kargo’s Ad Technology in market.

Reporting to the VP of Ad Innovation, the Product Manager, Ad Tech will gain broad exposure internally, interacting with every internal department at Kargo including Senior Leadership. The Product Manager would be responsible for acting as the company-wide Subject Matter Expert of their product, communicating value propositions and technical permutations, as well as working with various teams to validate needs, gather feedback, and implement improvements. 

The Responsibilities:

  • Work efficiently with a team of engineers, designers, and product leads to cultivate a collaborative work environment
  • Gather competitive intel, data analysis, and industry research to help inform decisions for new products and create new opportunity assessments
  • Actively participate with the technology team in daily stand-ups, sprint planning, retrospectives, backlog grooming, brainstorms and other product-related meetings
  • Document and track business requirements for new features, as well as measure success once in market and identifying room for improvement
  • Collaborate with Product leadership to forge Kargo’s ad technology roadmap in line with corporate priorities and strategies
  • Communicate with all stakeholders regularly regarding enhancements, timelines and work with them to solve problems
  • Lead internal product trainings to various departments across the organization

The Qualifications:

  • Experience working directly with product management, engineering or design/ UX Teams
  • Fast-on-their feet and can understand the broad picture but also be detail oriented
  • Proficient project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects, meet aggressive deadlines and prioritize accordingly
  • Self-starter who doesn’t shy from taking initiative
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with all other departments
  • Excellent written & communication skills
  • Intermediate working knowledge of software development and documentation tools such as Confluence, JIRA, Github, etc. Knowledge of Debugging tools a plus.
  • 2+ years professional experience working in technology, advertising or on digital products, or relevant development experience (CS Degree or other technical equivalent a plus)
Measurement Lead

Kargo is the leader in mobile brand advertising. Bringing together creativity, technology and quality, Kargo empowers advertisers to break convention and build connections with consumers on the most important screen today – the phone. Through Kargo’s high-end editorial alliance of world-class publisher partners, as well as its proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, brands and agencies have the ability to reach 100% of smartphone users in the United States with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. Kargo and Kargo leadership are regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements, including: Adweek Mobile Innovator (2017), Business Insider’s “Hottest Pre-IPO Ad-Tech Startups” list (2015 and 2016), the Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 list (2015 and 2016), the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award (2016), the EY Entrepreneur of the Year NY award (2016), Great Place to Work (2017), Top 25 Workplaces in NYC (2017), and the Inc. 5000 list (2015, 2016 & 2017). Kargo employs 250 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Auckland and Sydney.

For more information, visit Kargo at www.kargo.com or follow Kargo on Instagram (@kargomobile), Twitter (@kargo) and LinkedIn (Kargo).

Measurement Lead

 

Measurement is a key part of the success of our Ad Products, and the insights the data provides allows our advertising partners to better understand and improve the effectiveness of their advertising on Kargo.

Kargo is looking for an energetic candidate who thrives in fast-paced environments, loves to solve problems, and enjoys a hybrid role of both internal and external communication.

Reporting to the VP of Ad Innovation, the Measurement Lead will both work internally with Senior Managers and externally with our trusted Partners to execute tests, analyze results and provide recommendations to our biggest advertising clients to help improve their campaigns.

The Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the day-to-day contact for key measurement relationships, working towards shared objectives
  • Communicate complex results across every level of the organization, particularly for non-technical audiences, to help make information more digestible and actionable
  • Build measurement advocacy and understanding via trainings, collateral and documentation development
  • Vet new measurement solutions, analyze data to identify trends, and provide recommendations to Leadership and other Senior Managers on major measurement decisions
  • Act as the measurement advisor for Kargo’s most strategic advertising partners, working with vendors, partners and other internal departments to execute custom ad solutions as it pertains to measurement
  • Work closely with Product to influence new products or features that improve workflows or existing systems with the goal of making Kargo more efficient

The Requirements:

  • Strong Analytical skills, at ease working with multiple sources of data to turn numbers into insights
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable presenting in front of a small to medium group of people, conveying technical details into manageable insights
  • Ability to work cross-functionally across almost every department at Kargo
  • A proven track record for helping solve problems and find solutions for large clients or partners
  • A strong understanding of the mobile advertising ecosystem or Ad Tech Industry – Ideally 2+ years of experience, or experience working with analytics at a Technology Company
Software Engineer

Kargo is the leader in mobile brand advertising. Bringing together creativity, technology, and quality, Kargo empowers advertisers to break convention and build connections with consumers on the most important screen today – the phone. Through Kargo’s high-end editorial alliance of world-class publisher partners, as well as its proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, brands and agencies have the ability to reach 100% of smartphone users in the United States with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. Kargo and Kargo leadership are regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements, including: Adweek Mobile Innovator (2017), Business Insider’s “Hottest Pre-IPO Ad-Tech Startups” list (2015 and 2016), the Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 list (2015 and 2016), the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award (2016), the EY Entrepreneur of the Year NY award (2016), Great Place to Work (2017), Top 25 Workplaces in NYC (2017), and the Inc. 5000 list (2015, 2016 & 2017). Kargo employs 250 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Auckland, and Sydney.

For more information, visit Kargo at www.kargo.com or follow Kargo on Instagram (@kargomobile), Twitter (@kargo) and LinkedIn (Kargo).

Kargo is looking for a Software Engineer to join our focused and passionate Ad Tech team. We are building sustainable, reusable, and scalable codebases in an agile environment and are true believers of doing it right the first time. We want our engineers to be self-starters, eager learners, who will grow with our company.

You should have comfortability working alongside Engineering, Product, and Design teams to develop clean code. Ultimately, you will help shape and define our creative and collaborative processes and will follow a best practice approach to producing high-performing products.

The Responsibilities:

  • Develop a lean JavaScript library to render mobile advertising as quickly as possible while paying close attention to user experience.
  • Build backend services in Node.JS to automate outdated processes.
  • Work closely with other engineers to set Best Practices and help improve upon the way we build products.
  • Participate in architecture planning, code reviews, and learning sessions to help spread knowledge.
  • Identify and initiate investigations into new technologies, prototype and test solutions for product features, and design and validate production designs that deliver exceptional user experiences

The Requirements:

  • Strong portfolio (ie. Github) demonstrating past work experience
  • Proficiency in JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS (Node.JS or Angular experience is a plus)
  • Familiar with the current technical capabilities and limitations of mobile devices - “what works where” across devices, OS versions, platforms, SDKs, and mobile web
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously, multi-task, and meet fast-evolving deadlines with a curiosity and passion for building rich, new experiences
  • An aptitude and honed intuition for tasteful, visual design details.
  • A clean sense of design aesthetics and a natural propensity towards simplification over complication.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, and analytical skills; the ability to communicate complex, interactive design concepts clearly and persuasively.
  • Bonus points to those familiar with iAB-compliant ad formats.
Campaign Manager

Kargo is the leader in mobile brand advertising. Bringing together creativity, technology and quality, Kargo empowers advertisers to break convention and build connections with consumers on the most important screen today – the phone. Through Kargo’s high-end editorial alliance of world-class publisher partners, as well as its proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, brands and agencies have the ability to reach 100% of smartphone users in the United States with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. Kargo and Kargo leadership are regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements, including: Adweek Mobile Innovator (2017), Business Insider’s “Hottest Pre-IPO Ad-Tech Startups” list (2015 and 2016), the Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 list (2015 and 2016), the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award (2016), the EY Entrepreneur of the Year NY award (2016), Great Place to Work (2017), Top 25 Workplaces in NYC (2017), and the Inc. 5000 list (2015, 2016 & 2017). Kargo employs 250 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Auckland and Sydney.

For more information, visit Kargo at www.kargo.com or follow Kargo on Instagram (@kargomobile), Twitter (@kargo) and LinkedIn (Kargo).

 

The Responsibilities:

  • Work with Kargo’s Sales and Account Management teams to onboard and launch mobile ad campaigns for some of the largest agencies and brands in the market, such as P&G, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Comcast and more
  • Monitor live campaigns daily, and develop optimization recommendations to maximize performance and ensure delivery
  • Provide strategic analysis and insight on campaign delivery and management
  • Create regular campaign performance reports and analyses for clients
  • Proactively drive and implement solutions to issues affecting ad creative, trafficking, tracking, revenue recognition or reporting
  • Work with publisher team to secure additional inventory to deliver campaign impression goals
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with advertisers, publishers, third party vendors, sales, finance and other client teams

The Requirements:

  • Self-starter with a love for data, an acute attention to detail and a relentless curiosity
  • Team player who can juggle multiple responsibilities and excels under pressure
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines in a deadline driven, changing environment
  • Exposure to ad-serving and Rich Media technologies: DFP, Atlas, Pointroll, AdMarvel, Celtra, Medialets, etc.
  • Passion for the exploding mobile industry, trends in technology and the entrepreneurial field
  • Strong academic track record and leadership experience at a 4-year college
  • Sense of humor preferred – we work hard, but have a lot of fun along the way!
  • Experience in digital advertising operations and advertising campaign metrics; knowledge of JavaScript or HTML a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required 
Director of People Operations

Kargo is the leader in mobile brand advertising. Bringing together creativity, technology, and quality, Kargo empowers advertisers to break convention and build connections with consumers on the most important screen today – the phone. Through Kargo’s high-end editorial alliance of world-class publisher partners, as well as its proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, brands and agencies have the ability to reach 100% of smartphone users in the United States with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. Kargo and Kargo leadership are regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements on prestigious lists and by winning prominent awards, including: the Inc. 500 list (2015 and 2016), the Entrepreneur 360 list (2016), the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award (2016), the Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 list (2015 and 2016), the EY Entrepreneur of the Year NY 2016 award and Business Insider’s “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” list (2015 and 2016). Kargo employs 250 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Sydney.

The Role
Are you someone who loves knowing the answer to a question or often responds "I'll google it!"? Are you a chronic list maker who absolutely must check things off?  Will you be able to identify smoke before there's a fire?  If you answered yes to any of the above, you might be a great match for this role!

Kargo is looking for a Manager or Director of People Operations to report into the SVP (and possibly manage 6 direct reports).  This role is responsible for leading key HR initiatives globally such as performance management, employee coaching/counseling, compensation strategy, rewards & recognition, employee communication and efficiency, payroll, benefits, employee onboarding and orientation, and the Summer Internship Program.

The Responsibilities

  • Execute and interpret HR policies, practices and company philosophy and ensure effective implementation, acting as a resource to managers to ensure fair and consistent application.
  • Partner with managers to help define and clarify accountabilities and competencies to align with company, department, and team goals.
  • Manage the annual performance review process by coaching managers to ensure objective setting, monitoring, and feedback of employee performance.
  • Manage and ensure the coordination and administration of all benefit programs which include health, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, supplemental benefit programs, leave administration, life insurance, FSA, and 401(k) plan in addition to FMLA, Maternity, and other personal leave.
  • Partner with management on performance issues, compensation, retention strategies and employee development as needed.
  • Develop employee communication strategies and execute innovative recognition programs, while working closely with leadership to foster employee morale and engagement.
  • Curate and champion company culture through events, education, and communication by way of committee oversight
  • Create and oversee successful implementation of Kargo Kollege, - a learning and development program which includes company orientation and Welcome Program, monthly office hours, and quarterly all-hands by the COO
  • Manage US immigration and visa administration, working collaboratively with external counsel to advise on US immigration requirements and timelines.
  • Potential to manage all office and facilities operations globally 

The Requirements

  • 6-10 years of HR experience at a high-growth, fast paced startup, tech, or digital company
  • 1+ years of experience managing people
  • Strong organization skills – things will not be easily gathered or given. Someone who can be organized in a slightly unorganized atmosphere will excel
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize based on level and urgency – priorities change every day.  Being able to adapt to changing demands is important
  • Creative and strategic problem solve - We are not your typical HR department and want someone that is agile.
  • Natural ability to communicate with all levels of the org – Kargo is relatively flat.  We need someone who can easily connect with execs at the highest level and individual contributors at the lowest level.
  • Ultimate discretion with confidential information – it goes without saying that this role requires confidentiality.  We need someone who can practice discretion in all instances, separating work and friendships.
  • Know how to have fun - As part of the people department, you have to genuinely like people and be genuinely likable :)  You also have to know when to stop and have fun!
  • Experience managing office operations and/or facilities is a  plus!
  • Experience moving from a PEO to in-house also a plus!
DevOps/Systems Engineer

Kargo is the leader in mobile brand advertising. Bringing together creativity, technology and quality, Kargo empowers advertisers to break convention and build connections with consumers on the most important screen today – the phone. Through Kargo’s high-end editorial alliance of world-class publisher partners, as well as its proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, brands and agencies have the ability to reach 100% of smartphone users in the United States with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. Kargo and Kargo leadership are regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements on prestigious lists and by winning prominent awards, including: the Inc. 500 list (2015 and 2016), the Entrepreneur 360 list (2016), the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award (2016), the Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 list (2015 and 2016), the EY Entrepreneur of the Year NY 2016 award and Business Insider’s “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” list (2015 and 2016). Kargo employs 250 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Sydney.

For more information, visit Kargo at www.kargo.com or follow Kargo on Instagram (@kargomobile), Twitter (@kargo) and Linkedin.

The Position: As a system engineer at Kargo, you will be responsible for building the very foundation on which our engineering department and its products will run. You will be engineering our cloud infrastructure to be durable, scalable, and easy to manage. Some of the tasks required to achieve this goal:

  • Take ownership over the monitoring and logging tools that the rest of department will use to gain insight into our environments
  • Improve the scalability and durability of our systems via infrastructure updates. We’re cloud first and hosted on Amazon Web Services
  • Help the data engineering team deploy Apache Spark based machine learning systems

The Requirements:

  • Has worked with a cloud provider for at least 3 years. Bonus points for AWS experience.
  • Very strong in a Linux environment, including experience with scripting.  
  • Programming skills in at least one of the major scripting languages (Bash, Python, Ruby, Node, etc)
  • Has worked with continuous integration tools such as Jenkins, Travis, Circle, Bamboo, Team City, etc.
  • An understanding of all major Web standard protocols, web servers (Apache/Nginx) and load balancing.
  • Experience with Docker in a production environment using a clustering product such as Mesos, ECS, Kubernetes, Swarm etc.

Preferred:

  • Experience designing a continuous integration/deployment process from scratch
  • Experience managing large scale data storage and processing systems such as Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, or Amazon Redshift
Data Engineer

Kargo is the leader in mobile brand advertising. Bringing together creativity, technology and quality, Kargo empowers advertisers to break convention and build connections with consumers on the most important screen today – the phone. Through Kargo’s high-end editorial alliance of world-class publisher partners, as well as its proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, brands and agencies have the ability to reach 100% of smartphone users in the United States with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. Kargo and Kargo leadership are regularly recognized for the company’s growth and achievements on prestigious lists and by winning prominent awards, including: the Inc. 500 list (2015 and 2016), the Entrepreneur 360 list (2016), the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award (2016), the Crain’s New York Business Fast 50 list (2015 and 2016), the EY Entrepreneur of the Year NY 2016 award and Business Insider’s “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” list (2015 and 2016). Kargo employs 250 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Sydney.

For more information, visit Kargo at www.kargo.com or follow Kargo on Instagram (@kargomobile), Twitter (@kargo) and Linkedin.

Who We Are:

We’re a full-stack team with expertise in mobile, web, and backend. We’re building out products to enable better decisions on the parts of our users, modeling the underlying behaviors of our creatives, and making targeting recommendations. Our technology stack is mainly based on Scala and Go, with support from Apache Kafka, Spark, and R.

Who You Are:

  • A Senior Developer ready to design and implement awesome new features in an analytics platform through innovation and data-driven iterations at scale.
  • Someone who understands that communicating data is as important as collecting it in manageable forms. You have a passion for good design and maintainable code.
  • Someone who wants to push limits of product innovation using the latest advancements in technology and methods-working closely with product managers and other engineering teams.
  • Someone that works best in an environment with a sense of urgency and can rapidly iterate on product/platform features.

The Requirements:

  • Strong algorithms, data structures, and coding background
  • Disciplined approach to testing and quality assurance
  • Experience with web infrastructure and distributed systems
  • Experience with software engineering best practices (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design documentation)
  • B.S. or higher in Computer Science (or equivalent work experience)
  • Experience with Apache Spark, Kafka, or streaming applications is a plus.