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Corporate Counsel

Kargo is the leader in mobile brand advertising. Our mission is to support the profitable distribution of world class publishing on mobile devices.  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 Australia.

The Role:

Growing Legal department is looking for a commercially minded, diligent, creative problem solver who has a passion to build something. We are looking for strategic thinkers, doers and closers.  As Corporate Counsel, your job will be to assist in the implementation of the global legal strategy across all lines of Kargo’s business. The Corporate Counsel will help create and advise on best practices, play an integral role in facilitating growth and mitigating risk, and align business strategy from a legal perspective. This means getting your hands dirty and guiding the business for the long-term, while protecting the company from undue risk.

The Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial agreements covering all of Kargo’s commercial activities: advertising sales, publisher, ad tech, licensing, intellectual property licensing, SaaS, real estate and development, services, partner, and vendor agreements
  • Assist in the management of corporate and compliance matters, including corporate minutes, governance issues, shareholding, fundraising, and the like
  • Manage multiple deals effectively in a fast-paced environment to ensure the accurate completion and timely execution of business initiatives
  • Advise business clients on legal issues and risks, company policies, and business strategy
  • Anticipate and identify issues and risks, recommending potential solutions
  • Stay abreast of trends in the industry and areas of law relating to mobile technology, digital advertising, and data / privacy

In addition, based on expertise and area of interest, responsibilities may include:

  • Manage and protect the company's portfolio of IP,
  • Advise on HR and employment related issues,
  • Advise on our global data policies, and/or
  • Advise on and manage litigation matters

The Requirements:

  • JD from a top law school with excellent academic credentials and references and New York bar admission
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ legal experience at a major law firm or in-house.
  • Proven record of successful contract drafting and negotiating skills
  • Experience in advising and/or negotiating commercial contracts and transactions
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines
  • Detail-oriented, business-friendly, team player, with an ability to accommodate tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in technology, data privacy, ad tech, digital ad sales or intellectual property
Director of Business Development - Northeast

 

Kargo is focused religiously on the technology and design that helps the world’s best media companies monetize their mobile audiences. Hearst, Meredith, CBS, Vox and over 200 other tier-1 publishers have chose Kargo’s ad platform and technologies to power their high impact and native advertising. In turn, Kargo’s premium scale and innovative ad experiences have become must-buys for Fortune 100 advertisers and the top tech brands in the market. Brands love also Kargo’s marketplace because its safe haven to protect against their ads from being shown alongside dangerous Fake News. We help keep the internet free and protect the growth and engagement of meaningful long-form content that the world counts on every day to be informed and make critical decisions, whether it’s a car, the hottest dinner spot in town, a stock pick or something involving geo-politics.

Kargo’s growth to date has been organic, strategic and homegrown. Our SHOPS team is building a self-serve platform to make buying on the mobile web as easy as buying social for marketers of all sizes. We are seeing favorable traction with our product MVP and believe in innovating and taking risks that will change the industry. You’ll be joining a startup within a startup and helping us build this business from the ground up.

In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain’s NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York and by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. Business Insider also ranked Kargo one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” in both 2015 and 2016. Kargo employs more than 200 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

The Responsibilities:

  • Based out of our NYC Headquarters, lead the charge is helping our team validate learning’s through revenue generation, product-market fit analysis and increasing customer count.
  • Develop strategy and prioritize new business opportunities grounded in rigorous analysis, including identification, testing and launches into new verticals: SMBs, PMDs, Channel Partnerships, Enterprise Clients.   
  • Close key deals and expand company reach into new verticals through strategic deal making and sales strategy.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to pursue and/or implement new opportunities and success for SHOPS.
  • Maintain accurate pipeline and results dashboards that communicate to key stakeholders the effectiveness of the SHOPS GTM strategies & investments.
  • Comfortable providing demos of product and gathering intel that will influence the product roadmap that will help us achieve product market fit as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Partner/Customer Champion:

  • Authentically passionate about partner’s and customer’s success and experience with Kargo
  • Possess a willingness to do what it takes to get to the route of a blocking issue, surface it and suggest remedies that work to best of the client and Kargo’s interests.
  • Responsible for partner/customer activation, testing and review sales metrics/effectiveness on recurring basis.
  • Create solutions and strategies that drive performance for the customer and high NPS scores for SHOPS.

Data-Driven Decision Maker:

Committed to data-driven decision-making, working closely with the product management and SE teams to develop product assumptions/validations/user testing sessions.
Working closely with the product team on prioritization of new features based on revenue generated, performance and customer/partner feedback and requirements.

Lead in a highly collaborative culture: Working closely with existing leadership, as well as partners to drive success and collaboration culture environment. Help foster a collaborative culture to build a healthy, high-performing BU that cultivates and nurtures talent.

What you bring to Kargo:

  • 5- 7+ years selling to SMBs, Enterprise or targeted VC backed companies in sales and/or business development roles
  • Extensive external industry network of decision makers and marketers in SMBs, Enterprise or targeted VC backed companies, including proven track record of selling to executive and field C­ level customers.
  • Preferred sales experience in selling mobile digital marketing services, Saas products/platforms, Social Media, or product driven environments.
  • Strong tolerance for ambiguity; able to focus and execute in a changing environment; ability to make things happen as we take this platform from MVP state to Generally Available/Market Ready.
  • Communicate effectively at meetings, providing presentations, and in written documents
  • Travel 30%
  • Also, please tell us a little about yourself (from where does your drive stem, wacky facts about you, crazy hacks you’ve created, favorite tech gadgets and what makes you tick always encouraged). We’re looking forward to hearing from you! 

 

 

 

 

Senior UI Designer

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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain’s NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York and by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. Business Insider also ranked Kargo one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” in both 2015 and 2016. Kargo employs more than 200 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

The Role:

Kargo is looking for a talented Sr. UI Designer who has experience working across UI/UX and visual design to join our design team with sharp & motivated designers in a fun office environment. The role will mainly be focusing on Kargo’s end-to-end premium advertising platform allowing for the discovery & purchase of publisher’s mobile inventory and mobile ad campaign management with deep reporting & analytics capabilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, prototype and iterate Kargo’s platform products that align with the company’s business goals until they meet our high standard of quality and the set of product requirements
  • Interpret design guidelines, wireframes & workflows, and create pixel-perfect, visually engaging design treatments
  • Work closely with Product Managers and develop clear understanding to the purpose, goals and requirements of the products you are designing and actively solve UI/UX problems
  • Work with Engineers ensuring proper design implementation
  • Maintain design consistency across our products
  • Continuously seek out for opportunities to streamline the process and facilitate communication between Product Design, Product and Engineering

Requirements:

  • Strong portfolio featuring past UI/UX work, data visualization and information design
  • Passion in solving UI/UX problems with with creativity & users in mind
  • Strong teamwork skills with ability to manage projects in a fast-paced, rapidly growing environment
  • Obsession with quality and visual design talent with a pixel-level attention for details
  • Solid understanding of web UI/UX design principles
  • Experience of shipping products
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Invision
  • 4-6 years relevant experience
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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain’s NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York and by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. Business Insider also ranked Kargo one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” in both 2015 and 2016. Kargo employs more than 200 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

Description of 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. Here are 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.

Required:

  • 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, Kubernates, Swarm etc.

Nice to have:

  • 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.

 

Analyst, Ad Sales Research

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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation technology and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain's NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York, by Inc. magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US, and by Business Insider as one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech” companies of 2015.

Overview:

Kargo is looking for a dynamic and passionate researcher to join its Research team – a strategic, cross-functional group that directly supports multiple functions of the business

We are looking for a confident individual with a strong market research background who understands the value of uncovering valuable insights from internal and external data.  This position requires an analytical and strategic mind that is able to absorb large amounts and varied sources of data while having the capability to see beyond the data to provide insights.  Successful candidates will possess a strong intellectual curiosity and a passion for achieving practical business impact. Skills in problem definition, analysis, and recommendation development will also be critical.

The Research Analyst will report to the Manager or Vice President of Research and will work closely with Sales and Marketing Teams.  S/he will be responsible for synthesizing and delivering compelling insights and stories that support Kargo’s business, derived from both primary and external data.  This position will be based in our New York or Chicago office.  

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support in all stages of ad effectiveness research, including study design, field management, analysis, and client deliverables.
  • Support Research Manager in day-to-day management of brand surveys, closed loop measurement, creative testing, and other ad effectiveness research.
  • Mine, analyze and deliver data and insights that inform sales and marketing strategies.
  • Extract conceptual insights from large and diversified data/results, provide hypothesis, and use data insights to answer business questions
  • Deliver on-time, strategic and integrated presentations for internal teams, publishers, and advertising clients
  • Conduct data mining and analysis to provide deliverables for thought leadership projects and other research initiatives
  • Provide media insights, segment analysis, and other digestible insights on a reoccurring basis

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in a quantitative field of study including business, marketing, statistics, math, economics or a related discipline.  Masters degree is a plus.
  • 2-5 years experience in data and market analysis, consulting and/or market research roles, digital media, marketing and advertising field preferred
  • Experience working with third-party providers, including Millward Brown Digital (Dynamic Logic, Insight Express), Research Now, comScore, Datalogix (Oracle), Nielsen Catalina Solutions, Placed, etc.
  • Experienced in audience and media measurement including internal and 3rd party traffic and engagement data (i.e. comScore Mobile Metrix, vCE, DAR)
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • A good understanding of the digital landscape, mobile space and digital advertising

 

 

IT Project Manager - AdTech

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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation technology and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain's NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York, by Inc. magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US, and by Business Insider as one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech” companies of 2015. Kargo employs more than 175 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and now London.

IT Project Manager Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, execute and manage projects end to end (from conception to delivery).
  • Work closely with Product Managers to understand requirements and deliverables.
  • Work with the Engineering team to understand architecture and implementation details.
  • Lead daily SCRUMs and track progress of all tasks.
  • Setup Sprint planning, reviews and retrospectives.
  • Assist in managing and executing the Product Roadmap.
  • Facilitate communications on status and risks of projects.
  • Work closely with QA lead to manage QA timelines, defects and priorities.
  • Facilitate the resolution of project issues and conflicts in a timely manner.
  • Help troubleshoot and manage Production issues as needed.
  • Continually help improve internal development and QA processes.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering or similar preferred.
  • 1+ year in IT project management experience.
  • Detailed understanding of the software development life cycle using the agile model.
  • Good understanding of Ad Technology's is strongly preferred (Ad serving, Ad rendering, Ad tags etc.)

 

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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain’s NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York and by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. Business Insider also ranked Kargo one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” in both 2015 and 2016. Kargo employs more than 200 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

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.

We Are Hiring For:

Advertiser Experience: Advertising experience is at the heart of the data team, supporting all key features getting built every quarter which provides a rich exposure to the advertising industry. The team works closely with product design, product managers, and researchers with a focus on scale, reliability, and modularity.

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.

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.
Account 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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain’s NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York and by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. Business Insider also ranked Kargo one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” in both 2015 and 2016. Kargo employs more than 200 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

The Role:

Kargo is looking to add a full-time Account Manager to our growing team. Kargo Account Managers touch all areas of the campaign life cycle, from proposal development to campaign execution, while maintaining a strong focus on client relationship management. This position requires being personable, creative and analytical, as well as being able to multi-task while maintaining a strong attention to detail. Account Managers act as the internal liaison between our Sales, Operations, & Design departments and externally with our clients. Main responsibilities include proposal development, operating as the point of contact for client requests, overseeing the development of mobile creative, managing campaign execution, reporting & analysis- all with the aim of strengthening and growing Kargo’s accounts.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the end-to-end management and and execution of direct and programmatic mobile campaigns
  • Provide white-glove client service to brand-direct, AOR, ATD, and DSPs alike
  • Ideate and brainstorm creative concepts that satisfy client objectives and align with Kargo’s commitment to innovation 
  • Lead development of custom proposals that creatively and strategically align with marketer objectives in a mobile-first way
  • Act as the main liaison between client and internal teams including design, ad product, marketing, and campaign management
  • Consistent monitoring of campaigns to identify opportunities for optimization and strategic insights
  • Drive client retention and incremental revenue based on campaign performance and strategic recommendations
  • Attend client meetings alongside sales to lend insights into capabilities and best practices 

Requirements:

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with clients, peers, and sales people 
  • Ability to manage and prioritize against conflicting deadlines
  • Intermediate working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint to analyze campaign results, create reports, and build clean visual presentations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills must be demonstrated.
  • 3+ years’ experience working in client-facing role for a media, digital, or technology organization.
  • Programmatic experience is strongly encouraged
  • Bachelors degree
Quality Assurance (QA) DevOps 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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain’s NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York and by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. Business Insider also ranked Kargo one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” in both 2015 and 2016. Kargo employs more than 200 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

As a Quality Assurance DevOps Engineer at Kargo, you will have primary responsibilities for ensuring a smooth transition of our continuous integration (CI) process from our offshore partner  to onshore. This position involves close interaction with offshore partners, development, and QA team.  We seek an energetic self-starter with an interest in automation technologies related to cloud computing, analytics, and other emerging technologies.

Responsibilities:

  •  - Lead the effort to bring CI infrastructure in house
  •  - Maintain our CI in house
  •  - Write and execute scripts (perl, shell, python, etc)
  •  - Write and execute automation scripts
  •  - Co-ordinate and work with offshore partner

Requirements:

  • Experience working in an AWS environment
  • Base knowledge of containers, specifically docker, and its orchestration
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
  • Ability to code
  • Scripting skills (perl, shell, python, etc)
  • Experience with systems and IT operations
  • Comfort with frequent, incremental code testing and deployment
  • Technical competency and experience with web applications, web services, Java, JS, node.js, J2EE, XML, and DB
  • Experience in designing and developing test automation frameworks
  • Strong experience writing and executing detailed test cases and test design documents for back and front end testing
  • Experience working with continuous integration and delivery systems, creating Jenkins jobs to automate deployment processes
  • Working experience with Git
  • Experience using data driven tests to validate API calls both manually and using automation tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of QA methods and practices in an agile environment
  • Programming experience in Java
  • Experience working within a fast-paced Agile/SCRUM system
  • Working knowledge unit testing frameworks (Junit, TestNG, etc)
Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer Position

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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain’s NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York and by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. Business Insider also ranked Kargo one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” in both 2015 and 2016. Kargo employs more than 200 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

As a Quality Assurance Engineer, you will have primary responsibilities for ensuring the quality of our proprietary software prior to delivery to the user and/or partners. This position involves close interaction with product, integration, ad product, development, project managers, and QA team.  We seek an energetic self-starter with an interest in automation technologies related to cloud computing, analytics, and other emerging technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the quality of business critical software that is both external and internal facing 
  • Work with project managers, integration, product, ad product, QA lead, and developers throughout SDLC to promote quality
  • Attend sprint planning, execution and retrospectives
  • Analyze, document, and submit issues discovered during testing
  • Verify and close issues resolved during the release cycle
  • Analyze project specifications, software requirements specifications, and software prototypes
  • Execute test plans, test cases, defects and status reporting
  • Write detailed test cases and defects
  • Knowledge of QA process and methodologies
  • Other duties as assigned

Responsibilities:

  • Strong communication skills are required to communicate with technical teams
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Have strong verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective technical aptitude, organization, analysis, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Knowledge of testing manual and automation process
  • Knowledge of Selenium
  • Knowledge of the robot framework or similar framework
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Knowledge of REST clients
  • Working knowledge in an Agile environment
  • System integration test experience
  • Experience testing Android and iOS devices
  • Proficient in Java, Python
  • Ability to work independently with little direction
Office Operations Coordinator

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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain’s NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York and by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. Business Insider also ranked Kargo one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” in both 2015 and 2016. Kargo employs more than 200 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

Kargo is looking for a full-time Office Operations Coordinator to help with the day-to-day functions at one of our NYC offices, handling reception and the operational needs of a very busy office! This position requires someone who is personable, patient, tactful and can multi-task while maintaining strong attention to detail. The OfficeOperations Coordinator will report directly to the Office Manager and play an integral part in keeping our NYC offices as efficient and productive as possible. 

Responsibilities:

  • Operating the reception area 
  • Answering incoming phone calls and taking/relaying messages
  • Organizing and distributing incoming mail & packages
  • Maintaining stock of client refreshments (tea, coffee, water, magazines, etc) 
  • Managing meeting room calendars and booking meeting rooms, if necessary
  • Arranging lunches, car service, etc., as requested
  • Assist with printing, filing, binding, collating, etc., as requested
  • Working with administrative team to assist with client visits and meeting room needs
  • Maintaining supply inventory and updating logs accordingly 
  • Assisting with new hire desk and equipment setups
  • Completing ad-hoc tasks as assigned by the Office Manager 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least 1 year of administrative work experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Proactive and super organized while having a positive attitude
  • Ability to work and adapt in a face paced environment
  • Plugged in and digitally savvy
  • Creative and strategic problem solver
  • Natural ability to communicate clearly with all levels of the org from interns to execs
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Apps and Dropbox
  • Must be able to work full-time hours, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
User Experience Engineer

Kargo is the largest mobile marketplace for premium brand advertising. A fusion of creativity, technology and quality, our media solutions empower advertisers to build connections with consumers on the most important screen today—the phone. Through our alliance of elite publisher partners, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable experiences.  Kargo was just recognized by Business Insider as one of the “hottest ad tech” companies of 2015.

We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a penchant for pushing the envelope.

That’s where you come in.

As a User Experience Engineer, you’ll work on developing our products and taking them to the next level of UX. You’ll work on the cutting edge of web development with some of the best in the business to define consistent, exciting interactions and polish our products to a mirror sheen.

You Are:

SASSy - You know your SCSS like the back of your hand. Maybe both hands. The box model bends to your will as you architect and lay out pages in a modular, extendable way. HTML5 is a given. Experience with templating systems such as those found in angularJS/handlebars is a huge plus.

Collaborative - Yep, it’s an actual job requirement. One day you may be chatting with design about a color palette and the next you’ll be in the weeds with an Angular engineer discussing layout of a complex control. Wearing many hats is part of the job, but at least your head stays warm!

Animated - As interfaces become more complex, animations and transitions serve to communicate changes in state and informational hierarchy. They’re also pretty darn cool. You understand this and strive to bring life to your interfaces through considered, but exciting, animation.

Programmatic - You and JavaScript are on good terms.  You can add and enhance features and UI systems with aplomb as you skirt the line between dev and design.

Organized - Keeping large code systems in check as they grow ever larger is an almost herculean task at times. Thankfully, your biceps are more than up to the challenge. Eliminating redundancies, maintaining a style guide, and keeping everything spic and span is second nature to you.

Senior 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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain’s NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York and by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. Business Insider also ranked Kargo one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” in both 2015 and 2016. Kargo employs more than 200 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a penchant for pushing the envelope.... That’s why we need you!

As a Senior Software Engineer working at Kargo, you will be responsible for taking our products & software to the next level. You’ll be working in a scalable, high-traffic environment to develop solutions for legitimately interesting problems using cutting edge technology. Are you still reading? Awesome.

 You Are:

  • An Architect - You love building things. Whether that be a penthouse feature on an established codebase or the foundations of a new endeavor, you’re the person for the job.
  • A Tester’s Tester - You know code isn’t done until you’ve got it covered, and you take testing as seriously as we do. Whether you use TDD, BDD, or an entirely different acronym, you know how to write and maintain a suite of solid tests.
  • Performance Obsessed - It’s the itch you can’t scratch. Getting a page to load 100ms faster, increasing FPS, and busting bottlenecks is a solid day for you.
  • An Exterminator - You’re the one they call when a build fails and no one knows why. You can cut to the heart of the issue with little more than an inspector and a set of reproduction steps.

Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience
  • Compsci degree or equivalent background
  • Previous AdTech/Advertising experience a plus

Tech We Use:

  • We use a wide variety of technology at Kargo, and we’re always open to trying new stuff. Here are some of the technologies we use today:
  • On the Front End:
  • TypeScript/ES6/CoffeeScript
  • Angular 2/Angular
  • Webpack/Gulp
  • SCSS
  • Mocha/Chai/Jasmine/Karma
  • On the Back End:
  • Node/GoLang
  • Docker/Marathon
  • Snowflake
  • Redis/Redshift/MySQL
  • And almost all of AWS

Chicago

Analyst, Ad Sales Research

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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation technology and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain's NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York, by Inc. magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the US, and by Business Insider as one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech” companies of 2015.

Overview:

Kargo is looking for a dynamic and passionate researcher to join its Research team – a strategic, cross-functional group that directly supports multiple functions of the business

We are looking for a confident individual with a strong market research background who understands the value of uncovering valuable insights from internal and external data.  This position requires an analytical and strategic mind that is able to absorb large amounts and varied sources of data while having the capability to see beyond the data to provide insights.  Successful candidates will possess a strong intellectual curiosity and a passion for achieving practical business impact. Skills in problem definition, analysis, and recommendation development will also be critical.

The Research Analyst will report to the Manager or Vice President of Research and will work closely with Sales and Marketing Teams.  S/he will be responsible for synthesizing and delivering compelling insights and stories that support Kargo’s business, derived from both primary and external data.  This position will be based in our New York or Chicago office.  

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support in all stages of ad effectiveness research, including study design, field management, analysis, and client deliverables.
  • Support Research Manager in day-to-day management of brand surveys, closed loop measurement, creative testing, and other ad effectiveness research.
  • Mine, analyze and deliver data and insights that inform sales and marketing strategies.
  • Extract conceptual insights from large and diversified data/results, provide hypothesis, and use data insights to answer business questions
  • Deliver on-time, strategic and integrated presentations for internal teams, publishers, and advertising clients
  • Conduct data mining and analysis to provide deliverables for thought leadership projects and other research initiatives
  • Provide media insights, segment analysis, and other digestible insights on a reoccurring basis

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science in a quantitative field of study including business, marketing, statistics, math, economics or a related discipline.  Masters degree is a plus.
  • 2-5 years experience in data and market analysis, consulting and/or market research roles, digital media, marketing and advertising field preferred
  • Experience working with third-party providers, including Millward Brown Digital (Dynamic Logic, Insight Express), Research Now, comScore, Datalogix (Oracle), Nielsen Catalina Solutions, Placed, etc.
  • Experienced in audience and media measurement including internal and 3rd party traffic and engagement data (i.e. comScore Mobile Metrix, vCE, DAR)
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • A good understanding of the digital landscape, mobile space and digital advertising
Account Manager

Kargo is the largest mobile marketplace for premium brand advertising. A fusion of creativity, technology and quality, our media solutions empower advertisers to build connections with consumers on the most important screen today—the phone. Through our alliance of elite publisher partners, we enable brands and agencies to reach 8 out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable experiences. Kargo was recognized by Business Insider as one of the “hottest ad tech” companies of 2015.

Kargo is looking to add a full-time Account Manager to our growing team. Kargo Account Managers touch all areas of the campaign life cycle, from proposal development to campaign execution, while maintaining a strong focus on client relationship management. This position requires being personable, creative and analytical, as well as being able to multitask while maintaining a strong attention to detail. Account Managers act as the internal liaison between our Sales, Operations, & Design departments and externally with our clients. Main responsibilities include proposal development, operating as the point of contact for client requests, overseeing the development of mobile creative, managing campaign execution, reporting & analysis- all with the aim of strengthening and growing Kargo’s accounts.

Responsibilities:

● Ideate and brainstorm creative concepts that satisfy client-branding objectives and push the envelope in terms of mobile innovation.

● Compose customized proposals that creatively and strategically align with marketer objectives in a mobile-first way

● Act as the main liaison between client and internal teams, to effectively execute direct and programmatic campaigns and respond to client requests.

● Consistent monitoring of campaigns to identify opportunities for optimization and ensure successful results.

● Aggregate reporting, analyze data, and make strategic recommendations based on learnings to drive client retention and upsell.

● Attend client meetings alongside sales to lend insights on account history, past campaign performance, creative executions and mobile best practices.

Requirements:

● Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with managers, employees and clients

● Ability to manage and prioritize against conflicting deadlines

● Intermediate working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint to analyze campaign results, create reports, and build clean visual presentations.

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills must be demonstrated.

● 3+ years’ experience working in client-facing role for a media, digital, or technology organization.

● Programmatic experience is strongly encouraged

● Bachelors degree

Campaign Manager

 

Kargo is the largest mobile marketplace for premium brand advertising. A fusion of creativity, technology and quality, our media solutions empower advertisers to build connections with consumers on the most important screen today—the phone. Through our alliance of elite publisher partners, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable experiences. Kargo was just recognized by Business Insider as one of the “hottest ad tech” companies of 2015.

The Responsibilities:

·       Work with Kargo’s Sales and Account Management teams to implement, traffic, QA, 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 fulfillment by campaign

·       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

 

Campaign Coordinator

Do you love numbers? Are you 'that friend' that puts everything into an excel sheet just to organize your group trip to Coachella?  Do you thrive under deadline and take on any task with a "challenge accepted" attitude? Are you looking to get into mobile advertising? Great! Kargo is hiring a Campaign Coordinator and we are looking for someone just like you!

Kargo is the largest mobile marketplace for premium brand advertising. A fusion of creativity, technology and quality, our media solutions empower advertisers to build connections with consumers on the most important screen today—the phone. Through our alliance of elite publisher partners, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable experiences. Kargo was just recognized by Inc 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the US and by Business Insider as one of the “hottest ad tech” companies of 2015.

The Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling and QA of campaigns and creative in DFP
  • Updating Daily Campaign Tracker to monitor pacing and delivery
  • Schedule automated reporting for each Campaign Manager (CM)
  • Assist CM team with campaign optimizations as needed
  • Identify and troubleshoot tracking discrepancies in 3rd party reporting

The Requirements:

  • Demonstrated problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Critical thinking and common sense are essential to success in this role.
  • 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

Also, please tell us a little about yourself. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Senior Account Executive - Midwest Market

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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2015, Kargo was recognized by Crain’s NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York and by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. Business Insider also ranked Kargo one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” in both 2015 and 2016. Kargo employs more than 200 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

The Responsibilities:

  • Evangelizes Kargo as a consultative partner providing clients world-class customer service and developing strategic partnerships. Experience across Chicago OMG agencies highly prioritized.
  • Develops corporate contacts and cultivates relationships at all levels that enhance Kargo's position, which leads to incremental business within the designated account
  • Develops an acute understanding of the digital landscape and interest in ad tech. Candidate understands the complex functions of AORs, ATDs, and Brand Marketers and strive to be an expert in the mobile space.
  • Maintains regular contact with account base, and increases revenue from positioning and presenting new and existing products, preparing appropriate ROIs, and closing the sale. Generates, develops, manages, and communicates expectations within assigned accounts as well as increases scope of penetration within each account.
  • Qualifies new opportunities and prospects, dimensions the size of opportunities and articulates probabilities of closure
  • Maintains complete and accurate documentation in SalesForce of all activity
  • Maintains broad knowledge of company products and their capabilities as well as the strengths/ weaknesses of competitive products
  • Maintains close working relationship with Kargo product personnel to know product futures and timing, as well as feedback concerns and requests from prospects
  • Negotiates pricing and implementation and prepares proposals
  • Works very closely with Account Management teams to service, maintain, renew and up-sell current clients

The Requirements:

  • 3+ years selling to Strategic Accounts
  • Preferred sales experience in selling digital marketing services with established networks and relationships within OMG
  • Experience preferred within programmatic technology
  • Proven track record of selling across executives, C­ level customers, publishers, agencies, and advertisers
  • Develop and execute monthly, quarterly and annual account plans through superior account management skills
  • Develop and execute a strategy to drive repeatable business and long­term revenue opportunities
  • Negotiate pricing and implementation for complex sales including multiple products and services to
  • Accounts with multiple subsidiaries in multiple locations
  • Manage cross­ functional teams, clarify roles and responsibilities, and boost collaboration
  • Forecast sales volume and personnel requirements
  • Ensure the highest level of Customer Experience on each and every engagement

London

Senior Sales/Group Head (UK)

Kargo is the largest mobile marketplace for premium brand advertising in the United States. Kargo is launching its international expansion in 2016, initially with UK offices and then to other European and International markets during 2016/2017.

With its fusion of creativity, technology and quality, along with our media solutions, Kargo empowers advertisers to build connections with consumers on the most important screen today—the phone. Through our alliance of elite publisher partners, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable experiences. Kargo is now looking to recreate this hi growth business outside of North America.

Kargo was just recognized by Business Insider as one of the “hottest ad tech” companies of 2015/2016.

The Role:

Kargo is looking for an experienced Senior Sales/Group Head to drive the UK business. The candidate, reporting into VP Sales will initially work with one other in sales person (same level) and establish working relationships with major agencies and clients, to establish the Kargo brand name in the UK market. The ideal candidate will be able to think strategically and work independently whilst also being a team player, helping to maintain the Kargo culture both internally and externally. A key element to the role is ensuring that the Kargo brand and suite of products is known throughout their agency and client patch. Driving revenue via both direct and programmatic channels is imperative. The role is not for the faint hearted, the candidate should be ready for hard work and to get involved in whatever comes their way whilst we grow the the team but should be prepared for a fun and rewarding journey without the bureaucracy of a large company.

Responsibilities:

  • Building the Kargo brand name within their designated agency patch in UK-both media agencies and ATD’s
  • Understand the technology and creative services Kargo offer and be passionate!
  • Work with VP of sales to build a portfolio of regular advertisers and hit revenue targets
  • Build and maintain a professional and memorable profile with the digital media lumascape
  • Develop sales collateral with help of marketing and design teams
  • Set meeting quote and compensation plan for sales managers
  • Build UK business revenue plan – with GM International
  • Arrange and attend sales/client meetings with sales to lend insight on creative concepts, best practices, and technical implementations based on past campaign experiences

Requirements:

  • Be an ambassador for Kargo, helping to make us THE place to work in the UK mobile industry
  • Must be able to establish good working relationships with managers, employee’s and clients
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting deadlines and manage time effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills must be demonstrated.
  • 3+ year’s experience working in a client-facing role for a media, online or technology firm.
  • Intermediate working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Bachelors degree

Also, please tell us a little about yourself. We’re looking forward to hearing from you! 

Los Angeles

Executive Administrative Assistant (Sales)

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 our high-end editorial alliance composed of world-class publisher partners, as well as our proprietary advertising automation tools and award-winning creative studio, we enable brands and agencies to reach eight out of 10 smartphone users in the US with memorable, measurable mobile ad experiences. In 2016, Kargo was recognized by Crain’s NY Business as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in New York and by Inc. as one of the 500 fastest-growing companies in the US. Business Insider also ranked Kargo one of the “hottest pre-IPO ad tech startups” in both 2015 and 2016. Kargo employs more than 200 people in New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London.

Kargo is looking for a full-time Executive Administrator to support our Sales Team on the West Coast. This position requires someone who is personable, patient, tactful, and can multi-task while maintaining strong attention to detail. The Executive Administrator will report to the Director of Office Operations in New York but support the SVP Sales in their daily work.

The performance of this role serves an integral function in keeping our offices as fun, efficient, and productive as possible. 

Responsibilities:

  • Organization of executive calendar making sure that schedule is being updated, maintained and reworked to best reflect business needs
  • Proactively anticipate conflicts and resolve problems efficiently and with as little consequence as possible
  • Accurate and timely updates of contacts database, file organization, and record keeping
  • Keeping the calendar, inbox, and travel streamlined and up to date
  • Consistently follow-up and effectively communicate with appropriate internal and external clients and stakeholders
  • Provide backup to the Office Operations Coordinator as needed
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisors

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • At least 1 year of administrative work experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Proactive and super organized while having a positive attitude
  • Ability to flex with the workload and adapt to needs as they arise
  • Plugged in and digitally savvy
  • Creative and strategic problem solver
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Accountable, trustworthy, and able to prioritize and escalate matters
  • Natural ability to communicate clearly with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrate with discretion with confidential information
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Apps and Dropbox
  • Must be able to work full-time hours, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Work will routinely involve assisting on projects where bending, reaching, and lifting/moving up to 30 pounds is required