Ad-Hoc Labs Senior Platform Engineer

  • Software Development
  • Full-Time

Posted on February 9th, 2020

Ad Hoc Labs is a fast-growing startup whose mission is to empower consumers to take control of their mobile identity, privacy, and productivity. We are passionate about building high-quality software and using technology creatively to solve meaningful problems.

Our bestselling app Burner has been the category leader in virtual phone number apps for more than five years, serving millions of consumers with a way to generate additional phone numbers when needed, keep them indefinitely or use them only temporarily, and delete them when finished – all without the hassle of wireless carriers or contracts. Burner was named a top 50 app by TIME and has been covered extensively in the press, including the New York Times who said, “a thin layer of privacy between yourself and the rest of the world, when needed, is hard to put a price on.”

As a Senior Platform Engineer, you will be a key member of our engineering team building the next generation of mobile privacy tools. You will work closely with the mobile and product teams to architect new features and build out fast, scalable backend services. Our team members are encouraged to embrace new technologies and utilize the best tool for every problem.


Our engineering team is continuously looking for ways to better ourselves and our peers. We believe that writing clean code is crucial to our long-term success and products.

  • At least 5 years of experience working with JVM languages ­

  • Familiarity with Scala or other functional programming languages

  • Experience building microservices and distributed systems

  • A history of designing highly responsive, scalable REST APIs ­

  • Team players who are excited to work on small, highly visible teams


  • Experience with Postgres and Redis

  • A strong interest in privacy and/or telecommunications

  • Experience with a telephony provider such as Twilio, Bandwidth, Level3, etc

  • Experience with fraud detection in high volume messaging systems

  • You’ve implemented integrations with the App Store, Google Play, or Stripe subscriptions

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes

  • Experience with AWS


  • Meaningful work on an innovative and growing set of products

  • Collaborative, cross-functional work culture with an emphasis on autonomy and communication

  • Creative, dog-friendly, snack-filled workspace in a converted industrial building in a walk- and bike-friendly neighborhood

  • Health and Dental coverage for employees, dependents & domestic partners

  • Personalized career development plan, including training, conferences, and on the job growth

Ad Hoc Labs is committed to building a diverse, inclusive company and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We provide excellent medical and other benefits and will consider full-time, part-time, partial remote, or other flexible arrangements for the right candidate.

Ad Hoc Labs, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We seek to employ the most qualified person in every job. Ad Hoc Labs, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, age, color, race, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical & mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.


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