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AppLovin Overview

Palo Alto, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
AppLovin offers a comprehensive platform where app developers of all sizes can connect with their ideal consumers and get discovered. Founded in 2012, the company is focused on helping both indie and established developers grow with the expertise and insights they need to ... Read more

Mission: Enable advertisers to make ROI-based marketing decisions and deliver relevant content on mobile.

Company Updates

  • Recently, we hosted Girl Geek X at our SF office to discuss scaling sustainably, how to build a team that grows with your business, as well as how to build systems that stand the test of time.

    It was a wonderful evening and we look forward to future collaboration with Girl Geek X!

    Building lasting systems and companies: An evening with AppLovin and Girl Geek X

    A few weeks ago, AppLovin hosted an event at its San Francisco office with , an organization that gives women the opportunity to speak about their expertise in the field of tech. Girl Geek X began over a decade ago and has hosted nearly 200 events at over 150 companies.

  • Excited to announce that MAX is officially joining #teamapplovin!

    AppLovin Acquires MAX In A Bid To Spur In-App Header Bidding Adoption | AdExchanger

    The in-app header bidding space is gathering momentum - but not fast enough for AppLovin. The mobile ad network has acquired MAX, a startup that came out of beta just over four months ago with a solution that helps app publishers get a fair shake on the open exchange, the company announced Wednesday.

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AppLovin – Why Work For Us?

Join the AppLovin Team from AppLovin on Vimeo.


Enable brands to use data to drive marketing decisions and deliver relevant content on mobile.


Our marketing platform leverages real-time data signals to evolve with individual interests - ensuring our recommendations align with what consumer really want.

We deliver relevant content to over a billion mobile consumers every month. With AppLovin, brands gain insight from data to drive value for their customers and reach their mobile marketing goals.

  • 1 billion users reached 200x per month
  • Reach 70% of a brand's consumers within one week
  • $20 ROAS for every $1 spent, advertisers see $20 return
  • Consumers 3x more likely to purchase if they see an APP message
  • Less than 2 weeks to break even on ad spend
  • 300+ major brands in retail, travel, lifestyle, gaming and more


We believe that a diverse app ecosystem benefits consumers and app developers alike. As a growth engine for all app developers, we work to support our vision to equalize the market, support fresh ideas, and drive healthy competition that makes the industry better.


Inside AppLovin, we’re all about taking initiative, aspiring to greatness, and acting with integrity. We are always testing and optimizing to move beyond simply accomplishing our goals to actually beating them. It takes a good work/life balance to stay inspired and deliver your best. When we’re not slinging code, dreaming up new ideas, or supporting our partners, you’ll find us taking a break to play ping pong or drinking beers at our bar.


AppLovin invests in you! 

  • Free medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Free lunches 5 days a week
  • Free gym membership
  • Free laundry/dry-cleaning service
  • Pet Friendly office + discounts on Pet Insurance 
  • Budget for computer and desk setup
  • Free public transportation
  • Great vacation time
  • 401k matching, life and disability coverage
  • Fun company events: in the past, this has included box seats at playoff games and trips to Las Vegas!

The AppLovin team comprises of smart, passionate engineers and data scientists who tackle challenging problems to scale mobile advertising to billions of users daily. We use Java, C++, Redis, Scala, Spark, Aerospike, Vertica, PHP, Chef, Jenkins, Github. 

As a member of our team you’ll choose what technical challenges you want to solve, including: design and architecture of components handling terabytes of data per day, working with modern distributed databases and computation systems, processing and analysis of almost a petabyte of data.

Click here to learn more about our infrastructure!

Engineering Life at AppLovin

When we're not slinging code or dreaming up new ideas, you’ll find some of us tackling meaningful challenges outside of work. Learn more in the videos below: 

1. Anusha Ramesh - Senior Software Engineer

Join Anusha as she teaches you how to train rescue dogs and explains how her volunteering makes her better at her "day job" as a Sr. Software Engineer at AppLovin.

Training Rescue Dogs with Anusha, Sr. Software Engineer at AppLovin from AppLovin on Vimeo.

2. Basil Shikin - VP of Engineering

Ever wonder how to build a wine collection? Basil shares his tips for how use a spreadsheet to integrate tried-and-true favorites with new vintages. Learn how his encouragement of innovation and comradery -- including sharing a glass of wine together -- contributes to AppLovin's corporate culture.

Basil, VP of Engineering at AppLovin, Reveals His Love for Wine from AppLovin on Vimeo.

AppLovin Reviews

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33 Ratings
  • "Learned a ton here. Great place to work and grow."

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    I worked at AppLovin full-time


    collaborative environment, very smart/scrappy coworkers, opportunities to learn


    none. great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you do!

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AppLovin Photos

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AppLovin Interviews



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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online. I interviewed at AppLovin (Palo Alto, CA) in May 2017.


    During the phone screen I was asked questions on standard networking topics such as subnetting, BGP, ethernet switching etc., Linux questions such as how to view disk space on a linux host and fundamental programming related questions such as writing iterative/conditional loops etc.. I was called for an in-person interview a week later where my skills related to the above topics were tested in greater detail.

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AppLovin Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work(6 Small Companies), San Francisco Business Times, 2015
  • America's Most Promising Companies, Forbes, 2015
  • Tech & Innovation Awards, San Francisco Business Times, 2015
  • The Smarties - (Lead Generation / Direct Response / Conversion), Mobile Marketing Association, 2014
  • Top Company Cultures(#7 Medium-Sized), Entrepreneur, 2015
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