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AppLovin Overview

Palo Alto, CA
51 to 200 employees
2011
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Named #8 on Forbes 2015 America's Most Promising Companies list, AppLovin is a leading mobile marketing platform that helps the world's largest brands reach over two billion consumers globally with relevant content. The platform provides ... 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.

Company Updates

  • An open company culture leads to happier employees, smoother operations, and better profits, according to our CEO Adam Foroughi.

    AppLovin CEO Adam Foroughi: Silicon Valley office culture should be more than an open workspace - Silicon Valley Business Journal

    An open company culture leads to happier employees, smoother operations, and better profits. That's why most Silicon Valley companies have adopted open-office layouts that create a more inclusive and collaborative environment. However, this goes beyond getting rid of cubicles - although honesty might be the best policy, it can be challenging to foster it regularly.

  • The women of AppLovin collaborate across team barriers in ways that don't happen at work

    Empowering women from the workplace to the wardrobe | AppLovin Blog

    One of my favorite things about working at AppLovin is our culture of mentorship. Last year, I wrote about my experience having just joined AppLovin and the impostor syndrome I was able to overcome thanks to mentorship from countless colleagues.

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AppLovin – Why Work For Us?



Join the AppLovin Team from AppLovin on Vimeo.

OUR MISSION

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

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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

OUR VISION

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.

OUR CULTURE

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.

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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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    Pros

    Always being challenged. Surrounded by very very smart folks. Great place to develop your career.

    Cons

    None i can thing of right now.

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AppLovin Interviews

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    Network Engineer Interview

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    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

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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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