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I Am Secure, Therefore IAM

Sharethrough serves millions of ad requests daily, all on top of Amazon Web Services (AWS). At one time, sharing AWS credentials via a shared password vault worked OK. But as we grew, we needed a better, more secure way to manage AWS logins.

We use Terraform to maintain infrastructure and prevent...

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Software Engineer

Monads are confusing. Let us help

Scala developers love to discuss Monads, their metaphors, and their many use cases. We joke that Monads are “just Monoids in the category of Endofunctors,” but what does that really mean?

Parts of functional programming (FP) may be built on the mathematical principles from category theory, but you...

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Software Engineer

My 2-days at the R Unconference Hackathon 2016

Two weeks ago, I took part in the R unconference, a 2-day hackathon in San Francisco hosted and organized by rOpenSci. In the unconference, data scientists and developers get together to work on different projects related to R.

It’s impossible to describe everything I learned in those two days,...

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Data Scientist

Three Best Practices to Grow Your Happiness as a Manager

At first glance, achieving happiness and effective engineering leadership don’t seem to have much in common. Marcy’s talk and my personal experience working with her as an executive coach, have proven that these concepts coincide.

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Our Values

Our team has a diverse set of backgrounds, experience and interests across several industries and our values bring us together. We know that culture is based on more than a ping pong table and catered lunch. These aren't just the things we wish we were; they’re the values we hold ourselves accountable to and that we're proud to embody every day.

Here's how our values apply to engineering at Sharethrough.

Purpose

Demand and Share the Context of Your Work

We believe teams are most successful when everyone understands where we're headed and why, giving meaning to the work we do every day. During onboarding you'll meet and learn about team at Sharethrough and every day you'll participate in shaping your work by understanding our market and customers. We encourage close collaboration and communication across Sharethrough, so you know the stakeholders of the features you’re building.

Action

Fail Fast and Learn by Doing

We work in two-week iterations and value decision over perfection. We test-drive to facilitate rapid, responsible progress while our Continuous Deployment pipeline pushes every green build to production. If we aren't shipping, we aren't learning and if we break something - that’s okay our automated deployment cycle means we're always rolling forward to success, and we conduct blameless post mortems so we know how to improve as a team without placing blame on individuals.

Optimism

Think Big and Think Ahead

We embrace uncertainty, get excited when an answer isn't obvious and have confidence in our ability find solutions. Some of the most interesting and difficult problems don't always have obvious answers and hey, hard problems is why we're here. We love looking at our past decisions to see how far we’ve come, and reminding ourselves that the team can always tackle the next set of challenges.

Transparency

Self-Awareness and Effective Communication

You'll have a front-row seat into everything Sharethrough at our regular company all-hands. We facilitate transparency in engineering through standups and retros and while we’ve grown to five distinct engineering teams across three cities (we're primarily in SF), we’re constantly communicating and working together to deliver features from product planning through delivery.

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