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AppLovin Overview

Palo Alto, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Named #8 on Forbes 2015 America's Most Promising Companies list, AppLovin's marketing platform provides marketing automation and analytics for brands who want to reach their consumers on mobile. The platform enables brands to use real-time data ... Read more

Mission: AppLovin turns mobile into the medium of choice for brands, using data gathered across screens to deliver dynamic mobile ads that offer real value for consumers.

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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


Consumers are more connected today than ever before because of mobile devices. We believe brands can seize this opportunity to become more integrated into customer's lives. We built our platform with one goal in mind: help brands deliver meaningful content so they increase their customers' mobile transactions.


We're committed to our vision. But 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
  • Stock options, 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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    I have been working at AppLovin full-time (More than 3 years)


    AppLovin has all the benefits of working at an established firm while maintaining a startup culture and size. All of the benefits that I want are available and have saved me a significant amount of both time and money which allows me to come into work without those things to worry about. Personally, the public transportation coverage, personalized desk setup, ergonomic support, company outings, free lunch, and 401k contribution matching are my highlights.

    Culture wise, the company is young. Work ethic is head down and work hard but quarterly parties, happy hours, communal lunch are sprinkled throughout the year. Some employees take advantage of that as a time to interact. Now that the company is larger a smaller group will tend to stay away and is just interested in the work aspect.

    It's a very successful company with a tiny amount of employees which means theres a ton of opportunity for those who are proactive (if you're more passive see cons).


    The work itself is hard. Mobile advertising is international which means things are happening and people are spending money 24/7. Now that there are international offices, the burden is lighter but for a lot of people it means there is no turning the work clock off. If you have an issue with that style of work, it is definitely grueling, if not, you'll find it fits in with your work style.

    The above contributes to a more tense work atmosphere around higher spending advertising times of the year and a more relaxed atmosphere during the low months. Regardless everyone tries to work hard to push the company further.

    Promotions are tied to merit, not necessarily time based at the company which I've seen be detrimental to some friends who take a passive role i.e. prefer standardized reviews for improvement or do better with task based lists. You definitely need to be more aggressive and go after opportunities otherwise they'll pass by.

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows larger, keep reaching out to meet new employees even if its just a smaller amount of time & encourage them to come to company events so it can keep it's family feel.

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AppLovin Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
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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
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies (Ranked #1), Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2016
  • Top 10, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, 2016
  • Best Places to Work(6 Small Companies), San Francisco Business Times, 2015
  • America's Most Promising Companies, Forbes, 2015
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