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Tapjoy Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Tapjoy's Maximum Impact PlatformTM provides mobile engagement and monetization services for leading advertisers and app developers. Advertisers rely on Tapjoy's diverse suite of rewarded InterplayTM ads including video and rich media to impact ... Read more

Company Updates

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    For mobile game developers, one look at the top charts on iOS and Android is enough to make you dream of what branded intellectual property you can tap into for your next game. From Kim Kardashian and Gordon Ramsay to Marvel Comics and Madden NFL Football, branded IP has proven a fertile ground for developers angling for a hit game.

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Tapjoy – Why Work For Us?

We are changing the face of mobile advertising and app monetization.

Advertisers rely on our diverse suite of rewarded Interplay™ ads, including video and rich media, to engage consumers and impact performance. Developers utilize our Maximum Impact Platform™ and mobile expertise to acquire and monetize users.

Founded in 2007, we are a global organization with more than a dozen offices and hundreds of employees worldwide.

  • Our SDK is embedded in over 15,000 mobile apps, reaching 520 million monthly active users
  • comScore studies confirm that our ads deliver an unprecedented 3x lift across all brand metrics
  • Moat has certified our ads as delivering 98% viewability and 81% completion rates, among the highest in the industry
  • We work with many Fortune 500 brands and Top 200 grossing app developers

Our mission is to deliver fun and personalized media experiences that are unrivaled in their ability to drive engagement and revenue.

While we’re operating at tremendous scale, we still maintain a startup culture with an entrepreneurial mindset. We are looking for people who bring passion and commitment to their work and who believe that with the right amounts of creativity, innovation and perseverance, anything is possible.

We like to have fun while we work and we encourage work/life balance. If you want to help build an amazing product, contribute to a growing company, and surround yourself with brilliant, passionate teammates, we want to hear from you!

For more information, please visit www.tapjoy.com.

The Tapjoy Engineering, Product, and Data Science teams include a diverse, talented, and growth-minded set of technologists. As a team, we are focused on revolutionizing mobile monetization. Tapjoy is trusted by the largest mobile gaming publishers and we work with the top performance and brand advertisers.

We reach over 600M monthly active mobile users and handle over 600M daily ad requests. Our data science / machine learning capabilities are significant and those teams work directly on interesting advanced applications to improve relevance, personalization, conversion rates, monetization rates and virtual economies. Our platform provides integrated analytics, marketing automation and monetization solutions to mobile publishers. Our ad products bring a rewarding experience to consumers by engaging with content in freemium apps.

Our technical teams are based in San Francisco, Boston and Seoul. Here at Tapjoy we have scaled one of the largest Ruby on Rails apps in the country and have depth in React, Elixir, Golang, Java / Scala, Kafka, Spark, Hadoop to name a few. Our Data Science team uses the latest applied science approaches and a test-and-learn philosophy.

Meet some of the team!

“I try to bring a positive attitude and a sense of humor with me to work every day. Who knows whose morning or day you might be affecting in a positive way? Apart from that, I would say that I try to do my work as well as I can, which always goes a long way and is appreciated by the team and our partners!” – Lemi Boyce, Software Engineer

“Tapjoy knows the importance of data and put so much effort and focus on constructing both infrastructure and high level analysis. This is very important for a data science career since you have a complete data team to work with.” – Yuchao Guo, Data Scientist

“I build scalable applications that serve data science algorithms at runtime with low latency and high throughput. The design of applications should be flexible to support multiple algorithm iterations in a quick and reliable way. Implementing algorithms that serve the right ad at the right time to the right user has a large impact on revenue. Storing and retrieving large data sets at runtime with millisecond latency is critical for business. Having an opportunity to work on a full stack application has been a great learning experience.” – Tapjoy Staff Data Science Engineer

“Everyone I talked to seemed genuinely excited to be working on the things they were doing, and they all were the kind of people who get bored easily if they aren't constantly being met with new and interesting challenges. Being such a person myself, that was some of the best evidence that I would enjoy myself here, and have a lot of room for personal development and growth.” – Dan Brady, Associate Software Engineer

What is your favorite memory so far from working at Tapjoy? “Our team offsite. I got to hang out with my team in a fun place and we learned a lot from each other in the process.” – Thi Luu, Senior Product Manager 

If you are passionate about top notch Engineering, Product, and Data Science implementation, Tapjoy provides a means for you to grow, learn, and experiment in a high scale atmosphere, with a team of awesome individuals!

From happy hours to Holiday parties, we know how to have fun!

Whether it be our executive team cooking us breakfast, volunteering in our local communities, or our annual summer picnic, you can count on hanging out with the Tapjoy team at regularly scheduled events!

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    Tapjoy is invested in its employees and has done a lot of work to make sure the team jives and is inspired to grow together. Thanks to the company's size, employees have the flexibility to participate in different areas of the business and find their highest point of contribution. After refining strategy over the last year I think Tapjoy is set up to make waves in the industry. It's a great place to work, with huge opportunities for growth.


    Communication has been an issue in the past, but I think the company is actively working on this by getting really clear about the vision/mission/values.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure employees get the context they need from their managers to understand why their work is valuable in terms of the larger company strategy. This is especially relevant for non-sales (not goal based) roles. Even small tasks become inspiring if an employee can see that they are contributing to a greater whole and moving the needle.

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Tapjoy Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Tapjoy.


    Asked to tell about my current project. The manager was taking notes on my methods to solve the problem in details and then a week later I received a generic rejection letter.

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Tapjoy Awards & Accolades

  • AppsFlyer Performance Index, AppsFlyer, 2017
  • Owler Hot in San Francisco, Owler, 2016
  • Best Advertising Platform, Mobile Entertainment, 2014
  • Award for Best Games Monetization Service, Mobile Entertainment, 2013
  • World's 50 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2012
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