We Are Purch

Purch is a rapidly growing, constantly evolving digital content and services company that helps millions of people make smarter purchases. We bring together 350 employees from around the globe who share a commitment to serve our customers with integrity, collaborate to deliver better results, and shape the future of digital publishing.

Nicole Fallon

Managing Editor, Business News Daily

Anna Attkisson

Editorial Director, Tom’s IT Pro

John Stellato

Private Investor and Consultant

Jeff Smith

Board Observer

Catherine Levene

Co-Founder and CEO, Artspace.com

Greg Mason

Chief Executive Officer

Doug Llewellyn

President & Chief Operating Officer

Andy Goldstein

Chief Financial Officer

John Potter

Chief Technology Officer

Mike Kisseberth

Chief Revenue Officer

Karen Greenstein

General Counsel

Ralph Terkowitz

General Partner ABS Capital Partners

Paul Mariani

General Partner, ABS Capital Partners

Peter Horan

Founder at Horan MediaTech Advisors

Martin Niesenholtz

Founder of New York Times Digital, Adjunct Professor

Molly Baab

SVP & General Manager of B2C

Aaron Bailey

SVP & General Manager of B2B

Becky Snyder

Vice President, Organizational Development

Fritz Nelson

Editor-in-Chief, Tom’s Hardware & Anandtech

Mark Spoonauer

Editor-in-Chief, Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag

Jeanna Bryner

Managing Editor, Live Science

Tariq Malik

Managing Editor, Space.com

Jeanette Mulvey

VP B2B Content

Our Locations

Los Angeles, California

12655 W Jefferson Blvd,

3rd Floor, Suite 55

Los Angeles, CA 90066

Ogden, Utah

251 20th Street, 2nd Floor

Ogden, UT 84401

New York, New York

11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10036

Boston, Massachusetts

225 Wyman Street

Waltham, MA 02451

Paris, France

26 avenue de Gaulle

Suresnes, 92150, France

We have 350 employees across the globe, with operations in the U.S., France, the UK, and Italy.

Job Openings

It takes world-class talent to build a global powerhouse. Join our growing team.

New York

Purch is seeking an organized assistant ad operations manager to work with the direct sales team. This role is responsible for supporting the team from pre- to post-sales cycle for an assigned list of digital campaigns. The assistant ad ops manager will serve as liaison between sales, account management, and the design teams to ensure campaign fulfillment and client satisfaction. The ideal candidate will have a detailed knowledge of digital media, ad serving, and ad tech. This is a fabulous opportunity for someone looking to join a fast growing, innovative, and dynamic digital media organization.

The Day to Day

  • Responsible for set up and monitoring and project management of ad campaigns from launch to final reporting
  • QA campaign creative for spec compliance and proper functionality
  • Support pre-sales efforts with sales planning and creative solutions teams – including inventory management, technical capabilities, and ad specs
  • Advise sales and clients on best practices for campaign delivery, workflow improvement and technical
  • Coordinate with development and engineering teams on implementing custom sponsorships and integrations
  • Assist finance with internal and 3rd party delivery reporting to ensure proper revenue reconciliation

Must Haves

  • 1-2 years of experience in an ad operations role such as an ad trafficker, ad network or DSP support.
  • Experience with publisher ad-serving and ad management technologies (DFP preferred).
  • Knowledge of 3rd party ad tags.
  • Working knowledge of Excel, familiarity with HTML.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a flexible, personable attitude and customer service mindset
  • Effective time management skills: ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team environment
  • Bachelor degree required

About Purch

Purch is one of the world’s largest tech review publishers with brands such as Tom’s Guide, LaptopMag, and LiveScience under its umbrella. With billions of users and three straight years of profitable, venture-backed double-digit growth, Purch is on a mission to make complex buying decisions easier for both buyers and sellers. Purch is a fun, close-knit, flexible, results-oriented work environment looking for talented people who fit.

New York

Purch is one of the world’s largest tech review publishers with brands such as Tom’s Guide, LaptopMag, and LiveScience under its umbrella. With billions of users and three straight years of profitable, venture-backed double digit growth, Purch is on a mission to make complex buying decisions easier for both buyers and sellers.  Purch is a fun, close-knit, flexible, results-oriented work environment looking for talented people who fit.

This position will be responsible for supporting and enhancing multiple REST APIs providing data and functionality to various Purch web properties and mobile applications. The Senior Software Engineer will work with product managers, project managers, mobile developers, and other backend developers to provide REST endpoints that provide the necessary data and functionality required for the efficient operation of all sites and mobile applications.

The APIs handle millions of requests per day across all major mobile platforms and top web properties such as TomsGuide.com, TomsHardware.com, TopTenReviews.com and others. The developer must be experienced with the design and implementation of highly scalable fault-tolerant REST API infrastructures.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can work well as part of an experienced, tight-knit team. The ability to collaborate with other developers and work within an Agile/SCRUM process is critical.

Purch employs a diverse set of technologies to meet functional and performance requirements. Breadth of experience and the ability to learn new technologies quickly and thoroughly is critical for this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with product managers, project managers, mobile developers, and other backend developers to provide the necessary functionality and performance to handle hundreds of requests per second around the clock.
  • Ensure that all APIs function at an extremely high level – including efficient payloads, fast response times, and near zero down time.
  • Ensure test coverage for all critical code paths.
  • Document features, designs, and implementation decisions.
  • Proactively seek clarification of requirements and recommend alternatives to speed delivery and/or enhance design.
  • Be comfortable working on the backend, frontend or in between.

Requirements:

  • Practical knowledge and use of design patterns.
  • 5+ years developing C# ASP.NET applications (.Net Core preferred).
  • 5+ years SQL experience (Postgres, MySQL)
  • 2+ years ElasticSearch or Solr
  • 2+ years Node.js (TypeScript preferred)
  • Git + BitBucket (or GitHub) – especially branching, forking, tagging, and pull requests.
  • Unit Testing.
  • Deep knowledge of HTTP requests and responses.
  • Knowledge of how HTTP requests and responses are routed over the internet (including routing, caching, port usage, etc.).

Preferred:

  • Full Stack development experience
  • 5+ years developing applications in PHP and Symfony
  • 2+ years developing in javascript (native, React, Admin on Rest, Angular, etc.)
  • 2+ years experience in CSS, SCSS, etc.
  • Experience with MongoDB
  • Experience collecting, aggregating, and analyzing product data.
  • Experience with graph databases.
  • Parallel and Async programming.
  • SQL Server 2012 (or higher) – query plan optimization, indexing, locking strategies, etc.
  • Postgres – JSON column handling, indexing, query plan optimization
  • Performance monitoring & debugging using New Relic.
  • .NET Core (NetStandard 2.0)
  • Docker (with Kubernetes)

 

New York

Purch is looking for a Full Stack Engineer (Software Engineer II) to join the development team working on a variety of PHP and JavaScript applications. You should have experience developing high-traffic consumer-facing web properties in full-stack capacity. You will be responsible for building new features, working on enhancements of existing platform and actively participating in architecture discussions. You will be interacting with different members of the team, both technical and non-technical, on a daily basis.

Required skills:

  • Expert with PHP and hands-on experience with Symfony framework (or other PHP MVC frameworks)
  • Solid JavaScript skills and experience with client-side frameworks (Angular, React)
  • Expertise with HTML5, CSS, SASS and responsive design principles
  • Comfortable with Linux shell, solid command of source control tools (git)
  • Excellent understanding of Object Oriented Programming and web application design patterns
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well with both technical and non-technical members of the team
  • Superb attention to details and the ability to accurately estimate work effort
  • Motivated self-starter and finisher

Bonus points:

  • Experience working with AWS and basic DevOps skills
  • Working knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes
  • Keen eye for clean UI/UX
  • Hand-on experience with build/release tools (Jenkins, ant, npm, yarn)
  • Understanding of both Agile and Waterfall development models
  • Experience with Atlassian products (JIRA, BitBucket, Confluence)

Experience:

  • 4+ years developing web applications
  • Bachelor degree in related discipline, and/or equivalent work experience

 

 

New York

Purch is one of the world’s largest tech review publishers with brands such as Tom’s Guide, LaptopMag, and LiveScience under its umbrella. With billions of users and three straight years of profitable, venture-backed double digit growth, Purch is on a mission to make complex buying decisions easier for both buyers and sellers.  Purch is a fun, close-knit, flexible, results-oriented work environment looking for talented people who fit.

A Product Designer will work to deliver world-class experiences that help users make better buying decisions while growing the business. In this role, you will partner with the Head of Design/UX to drive the vision for our next generation of product experiences and visual language. You will be expected to tackle all stages of the product development lifecycle by applying a user-centered design process. This means you will have the opportunity to lead projects across our biggest product platforms, transcribing business requirements from Product Owners, running ideation sessions with stakeholders, collaborating with Development/Engineering partners on technical feasibility of design solutions, laying out wireframes/mockups, rapid prototyping, writing specs, and much more!

You’ll drive change at all stages of the product development lifecycle and passionately advocate on behalf of the user with empathy and direction.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be a relentless advocate for user-centered design across the brand pillars
  • Communicate proposed design solutions effectively as sketches, block/wireframes, mockups, or prototypes
  • Identify and communicate interdependencies of design decisions across products in our platform effectively
  • Always ask why, and lead cross-functional product teams to adopt design thinking and decision making
  • Collaborate effectively with developers and other designers to identify and validate hypotheses, then solve design problems creatively and efficiently
  • Present design solutions to Senior stakeholders or Product owners – help the business understand the vision
  • Plan, conduct, and synthesize user research, including methods such as: contextual user interviews, task analysis, mental models, personas, journey maps, competitive analysis, and rapid prototyping

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in User Interface Design, User Experience (Design), Graphic Design, HCI/Computer Science or other related fields
  • 3-5 years of work experience or equivalent practical experience
  • Mastery in UI tools such as Illustrator, Photoshop, & Sketch
  • Experience conducting moderated user interviews and usability lab studies
  • Strong knowledge of prototyping tools (InVision, Principle, Marvel)
  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative approaches to solving complex user experience problems and to convey ideas in a tangible and effective format
  • Can analyze and prioritize end users’ workflows, needs and desires and to effectively transform this analysis into design solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and collaboration skills
  • Understanding of benefits/drawbacks to various research methods and ability to identify which ones are most appropriate at the goal level
  • Passion for working across wide range of mobile and desktop products (web and native app)
  • Portfolio demonstrating previously mentioned skills

 

San Francisco

Purch is one of the world’s largest tech review publishers with brands such as Tom’s Guide, LaptopMag, and LiveScience under its umbrella. With billions of users and three straight years of profitable, venture-backed double digit growth, Purch is on a mission to make complex buying decisions easier for both buyers and sellers.  Purch is a fun, close-knit, flexible, results-oriented work environment looking for talented people who fit. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to Purch’s platform architecture and service infrastructure
  • Develop platform and application features and provide consulting on data technologies such as Apache SOLR, mongoDB, Redis, AWS RDS, AWS Aurora amongst others
  • Develop application features and solutions using Python
  • Collaborate with Purch B2C Engineering across areas of specialization
  • Be a key contributor to Purch’s search, discovery and personalization technology efforts
  • Participate in Purch’s devOps efforts as they pertain to data and service architecture
  • Participation in Purch’s Agile development process including daily stand ups

Must have:

  • 5+ years of experience with building scalable, high performing and robust applications
  • 4 years architecting, coding and deploying REST API/micro service solutions
  • 3 years developing, deploying and managing SOLR cloud installations (v. 4, 5, 6)
  • 3 years developing, deploying and managing mongoDB (up to v. 3.4)
  • Ability to work independently or with a peer or team
  • Advanced scripting, OO and asynchronous solutions with Python (v. 3)
  • Extensive experience with Linux/UNIX production environments
  • 2 years working in AWS environments, implementing and supporting end to end solutions, using systems such as lambda, EC2, kinesis, SNS, SQS, S3, ECS
  • 2 years creating solutions with MemcacheD and Redis
  • Experience with CI using a Git based SMS
  • Demonstrable understanding of search, related content and personalization algorithms
  • Demonstrable experience presenting and documenting technical ideas, concepts and solutions for engineering teams
  • Demonstrable experience translating product requirements into architecture and algorithms as a technical solution
  • Experience working with geographically diverse teams

Nice to have:

  • Technical leadership experience
  • Java programming experience
  • PHP scripting experience
  • Experience writing applications with AWS Lambda
  • Experience using Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with python tornado and python co-routines
  • Experience with Elastisearch
  • Experience with machine learning tools and concepts

 

New York

Purch is one of the world’s largest tech review publishers with brands such as Tom’s Guide, LaptopMag, and LiveScience under its umbrella. With billions of users and three straight years of profitable, venture-backed double digit growth, Purch is on a mission to make complex buying decisions easier for both buyers and sellers.  Purch is a fun, close-knit, flexible, results-oriented work environment looking for talented people who fit.

Description

  • Increase yield through the analysis and monitoring of ads and affiliates data.
  • Inform strategy and product direction through presentation of findings to company and industry executives
  • Build dashboards, reports, and alerts that informs the business of all key revenue trends and metrics
  • Own the ads and affiliate data infrastructure and ensures it meets the needs of key Purch business stakeholders
  • Measures self-performance by business questions answered rather than reports generated
  • Embraces the technical side of data and can legitimately be confused as a developer or engineer in the right light
  • Gathers actionable user requirements and can build a killer logical/physical data model from them
  • Builds dashboards that treat UI/UX/Visualization as more than buzzwords
  • Never makes the same mistake twice
  • Not just learns but becomes an expert in all of the new, cutting edge data functionality.
  • Understands the less glamorous side of BI (QA, documentation, process) is not as fun but just as important
  • Believes his or her output velocity and work quality is superior but somehow isn’t an insufferable know-it-all.
  • Is a tireless self-starter
  • Prizes growth opportunities
  • Thrives working with a close-knit, like-minded global team passionate about data and business problems

Needs

  • College graduate, preferably in a technical discipline
  • 5-10 years of experience in analyst role
  • Proficiency in SQL
  • Proficiency in one or more BI tools – Qlikview, Tableau, Spotfire, Looker, ChartIO
  • Proficiency in one or more DBs – SQL Server, RedShift, PostgresSQL, Netezza, Vertica, Snowflake, Oracle, MySQL
  • Proficiency in one or more web analytics tools – Adobe Analytics/Omniture, Google Analytics
  • Strong working knowledge of data modeling, warehousing, relational and non-relational storage

X-Factors

  • Hands-on experience w/ Data integration tools – Informatica, SSIS, Talend, Kettle
  • Hands-on experience using “big” data components such as Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Flume
  • Strong working knowledge in one or more programming languages – Python, R, Java, .NET, JavaScript, PHP, Pearl, Ruby, Scala, Clojure
  • Amazon data stack experience (Kinesis, S3, EC2, Redshift, Glacier, etc.)
  • Real-Time streaming tool experience (Spark, Storm)
  • Experience with app analytics  (Flurry, MixPanel, Localytics)

 

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