Research Engineer (Frontend)


Madhive is the leading tech company engineered for modern TV advertising. Advertisers seamlessly customize and automate the OTT buying process into an operating system with our self-service platform. Powered by our industry-leading bidder and device graph that processes 260 billion available ad opportunities per day, we deliver precise, brand-safe, audience connections efficiently at scale.

We are seeking Research Engineers specializing in Frontend Development to join Mad Labs, Madhive's research and development organization, with the goal of building software like itโ€™s 2035. We work on hard problems in adtech as part of a fast-paced small team. Besides serving as a model to the industry, these prototypes are also used by other departments at Madhive.

What youโ€™ll do:

  • Develop solution hypotheses to novel problems in adtech, typically working on several problems at once
  • Build and iterate prototypes that (in)validate those hypotheses;
  • Report to management on progress, successes achieved, and learnings from failures
  • Present successful prototypes to Product, Engineering, and Marketing teams at Madhive.
  • Youโ€™ll contribute as part of a small team to create novel, inventive, or revolutionary adtech prototypes that are ML-forward, UX-elegant, and data-performant using the following tools:
    • Outlandish & Interactive Data Visualization
    • Proficiency with Flutter, primarily with deployments for web
    • gRPC-web
    • Material Design
    • Testing
    • Figma
    • Adobe After Effects UI/UX animation and transitions

Who you are:

  • Experience with product design and development, especially in a fast-paced or startup environment
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in data science, engineering, or a related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in product development or R&D
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Willingness to invalidate your own previous hypotheses and develop new stronger hypotheses.
  • Strong ownership mentality, attention to detail, and ability to multitask


The approximate compensation range for this role is $150,000 to $250,000. The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors, including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.

Madhive is a dynamic, diverse, innovative, and friendly place to work. We embrace our differences and believe they fuel our creativity. We come from varied backgrounds and think thatโ€™s important. But whether itโ€™s taking ideas from previous lives and applying them in different ways or creating something completely new, we are all trail-blazing team players who think big and want to make an impact.

Here are just some of the many benefits of becoming a Madhive employee:

Health, Dental & Vision Insurance: Your health is number 1, so we offer 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance starting on day 1 for yourself and any dependents.

Family Forming Benefits: Madhive offers inclusive fertility and family-forming benefits that cover all paths to parenthood โ€” whether it is adoption, surrogacy, fertility treatments, pregnancy, or anything related through a partnership with Carrot Fertility. The benefit includes free access to Carrot membership services and employer-sponsored funds of up to $10,000 to help pay for your care.

401(K) Matching: Madhive's generous 401(K) plan offers a contribution equal to 100% of eligible employee contributions up to 5% annually. There is no vesting period, and all full-time employees can participate immediately upon their hire date.

Unlimited Vacation: We offer Unlimited PTO plus additional paid company holidays.

Parental Leave: We believe that family comes first, so we provide parental leave to all new parents.

Food All Day: Fully stocked refrigerator and lunch are provided every day that you're in the office!

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