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DataXu Overview

Boston, MA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
DataXu’s Programmatic Marketing software enables marketers to better understand and engage customers across all available media formats, devices, channels, and buying modes. Powered by our patented Active Analytics® technology, DataXu’s #1 rated ... Read more

Mission: To make marketing smarter with data science

Company Updates

  • DataXu gets names one of Bostinno's Coolest Companies!

    —30+ days ago
    Boston's Coolest Companies Winners 2017 at BostonFest

    The BostInno team is so grateful that over 2,000 of you gave up a precious summer night to celebrate Boston's innovation community with us. Last night's BostonFest did not disappoint one bit. We had hundreds of tech companies represented at Lawn on D - all sporting their finest swag and startup tees.


    —30+ days ago
    Spotlight On Global Collaboration: DataXu's New Hire Experience

    For our third "Day in the Life" Team series, we're showcasing our New Hire Experience and how it helps our global employees connect with our organization and each other. RELATED: Teamwork in Action at DataXu: Campaign Manager Product Release Every six weeks, we host our global new hires in our Boston office to give them a chance to see our headquarters and meet with other new XuKeepers.

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DataXu – Why Work For Us?


Welcome to a World of Data-Driven Marketing

Why work at DataXu? Because you want to work for a market leader poised for explosive growth – but still small enough so that everyone makes a difference. Free weekly lunches, happy hours and costume competitions? Yeah, we’ve got all that.

In 2009, DataXu was founded on the premise that data science could help make marketing better. Not just more efficient for agencies or more profitable for brands, but also more personalized and more engaging for consumers. 

Our vision of helping marketers truly understand how marketing investments cause sales and profitable customer relationships is now a reality. And we’re proud to say that the world’s top brands and agencies partner with us to deliver real results and prove how marketing impacts the business. 

DataXu today remains an open next-generation marketing analytics platform that enables marketers to better understand and engage consumers in a programmatic world, no matter what device they’re using. With 15 offices in eleven countries, DataXu services more than 700 brands across the globe.


Welcome to the Programmatic Marketing Revolution

It used to be enough for a CMO to point to a great creative campaign, a positive brand lift study or increased website traffic as evidence of effective marketing. Today, marketers everywhere are under increasing pressure to provide quantifiable evidence of how marketing is helping an organization grow. DataXu helps marketers get there at last.


Our goal is to find innovative people who want to be a part of our innovative company.

We’re constantly strengthening our team and looking for talented people to join us. Any of the below opportunities sound intriguing? Get in touch!

  • Data science and analytics team members for projects ranging from machine learning and statistical programming to custom reporting.
  • World-class engineers, architects and product managers who live and breathe big data, algorithms, real time computing and user experience design.
  • Sales and customer service pros who want to join the industry’s most productive sales and delivery teams.
  • Strategic and creative marketers who know how to measure and maximize results.

If you think you’ve got the skills and passion we’re looking for, check out some of our exciting opportunities around the globe.


At DataXu, Giving Back Is Part of Who We Are

We care about our clients, and we care about our community.

DataXu is dedicated to social responsibility and supporting local philanthropic initiatives, including: Charles River Conservancy, Greater Boston Food Bank, Cradles to Crayons, Pets are Worth Saving (PAWS)/Chicago, and many more.




Innovation Day is a DataXu tradition. When it's Innovation Day, employees stop the day-to-day work to partner with colleagues around the globe on projects to better our company.  Team structures are suspended for that day, and employees are welcomed and encouraged to work with anyone they want on any project that they feel will benefit the company.  Innovation Day is completely devoted to breaking up a normal day, being creative, and working with people who don’t normally don’t get to collaborate.  

This idea for Innovation Day was inspired by research into the world’s most innovative companies.  The key, unifying theme between the most innovative companies is that each of them find a way for employees to do self-driven creative work, even when this work has less than a 100% chance of success.  This gives each employee the chance to take a risk and go down a path that he or she thinks is a good idea, without worrying about missing deadlines or objectives.  It might fail, but that's OK!  You can’t innovate without taking a risk. 

No meetings will interrupt your concentration, no phone calls, no scrum, no backlog.  It's just our teams creatively working together for 24 hours. 
 Innovation Day is the chance to research a new business or marketing idea, try out a new code library, come up with a crazy new product, invent a new machine learning trick, or fix some annoying bug that is never a top priority.  Innovation is not just on the core product, it's all aspects of the business, from ad operations to people strategy to finance to product.  Everyone can be innovative and over 40% of our Innovation Day ideas have been implemented into our business.  We’re proud to support innovation and give our employees room to grow, learn and create something astonishing!

To get a better idea of what we’re talking about, please watch the video below and see our Innovation Day in action.

DataXu Innovation Day Video from DataXu on Vimeo.

DataXu, head quartered in Boston, founded out of MIT labs is looking to expand engineering division in Bangalore, India. Our fun and exciting engineering culture offers growth opportunities on many fronts. Our big data platform operates at extreme scale processing 1.5 million requests per sec and houses petabytes of data. We  are opening up several engineering positions in all layers of the stack, skills include Java, JavaScript, SQL, Data Warehouse, Map Reduce and AWS.

If you are interested in DataXu engineering and find your tech skills aligned with ours, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition team by emailing: are building the most advanced buy-side advertising platform for advertisers and their agencies which is highly-available, highly-scalable technology for real-time optimization of online display advertising.

A short blurb about Dataxu:

Welcome Message from CEO - Mike Baker

DataXu Engineering

If this is not the time for you to consider a move, perhaps you have a friend/colleague who may be a interested and is a fit. We do have a generous referral bonus.

Thank you for your time.

DataXu Reviews

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    I worked at DataXu full-time


    Some incredible technology and minds.


    Taking too long to get to an exit. Teams are tired and Ad Tech is not going up in value. Find a buyer.

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DataXu Photos

DataXu photo of: Founders at MITX cerimony
DataXu photo of: February 2017 Innovation Day Winners!
DataXu photo of: DataXu Innovation Day Poster
DataXu photo of: Ping Pong - Game On!
DataXu photo of: Their futures are so bright they have to wear shades! This group will begin their careers together at DataXu,rotating through 4 different departments
DataXu photo of: Cheering on Team Germany in the European Football Championships!
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DataXu Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Software Engineer Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DataXu (Boston, MA).


    Contacted by one of the recruiter who works in London for the hiring in Boston office. Though she lives in different country and in different timezone, she will make her best effort and will ensure she answers all our questions. This is the best part of the interview process. She always try her best to give positive interview experience for the candidate.

    So the first step will be skype call by this recruiter. Then you ll have one telephonic interview with one of the teams in Boston office, followed by onsite interview.

    Telephonic interview was like a formal conversation regarding my previous projects at my current employer.

    In onsite, I was asked some basic Java and SQL questions . Trust me, they are relatively very easy questions. I was not able to answer them just because of my tiredness on the day of my onsite interview.
    Unfortunately, on the day of my interview I had to work from 1 AM to 5AM in the morning to resolve some of the on call issues. Then I drove to boston for 5 hours from my place for attending the interview. I didn't find time for having lunch and hence went straight away for the interview (without having lunch and breakfast). This severely impacted my capability during my interview.

    It's purely my fault for not able to clear the interview. DataXU did a fantastic job in the interview process. I regret so much for not able to join the DataXU family, since I am very much impressed with their culture.

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DataXu Awards & Accolades

  • BostInno Coolest Company, BostInno, 2017
  • Omnichannel Demand-Side Platforms, Q2, The Forrester Wave, 2017

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