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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

  • Every quarter, FemLovin invites speakers or organizations to come speak at AppLovin about their cause. In February, we invited La Cocina, a non-profit that works to solve problems of equity in business ownership, to tell us more about their organization. La Cocina works primarily with women, immigrants, and people of color to kickstart their food-related businesses.

    How La Cocina empowers women, immigrants, and people of color

    At AppLovin, inclusion and diversity are extremely important and we encourage employees to advocate for causes and organizations that mean something to them. As a result, the FemLovin group was formed, which is an informal group of women at AppLovin that share and discuss a wide range of topics including books, politics, and how to better collaborate at work.

  • Congratulations to the CyberChop team! We can’t wait to see what you build next.

    Lion Studios presents the winner of Global Game Jam 2019

    Global Game Jam is the world's largest game jam event in the world, taking place in various cities across the world. 2019 marked the eleventh year of Global Game Jam , which has hosted over 47,000 game developers who created over 9,000 games in over 113 countries.

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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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  • "Unique Opportunity - Amazing Culture, Tech, and People!"

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    AppLovin is a unique opportunity in the tech/startup space where you've got an amazing culture, great tech, and genuine/nice people! This is a highly collaborative and super smart group of individuals that pride themselves on finding a way to get things done. There is very little to no politics here, and they pride themselves always pushing one another. We take care of our employees, we've got awesome benefits, pay competitively, and got a lot of perks that very few companies can match.


    Multiple offices but AppLovin always finds a way to bring teams together.

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AppLovin Interviews



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    Network Engineer Interview

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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

  • #3 on SFBT list of the Bay Area’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, SF Business Times, 2016
  • Best Work Places, Inc, 2018
  • #10 Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, 2018
  • The Smarties - (Lead Generation / Direct Response / Conversion), Mobile Marketing Association, 2014
  • Best Places to Work(6 Small Companies), San Francisco Business Times, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

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