It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of nearly 900 million. Whether you’re looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business—and the world. Want in?

A Little About Us:

Yahoo Search is one of the most highly-scaled applications on the planet. We hire world class engineers to support our ambitious product and platform goals. Our engineers work in a highly collaborative environment with a strong emphasis on technical excellence and innovation.

We are looking for experienced software engineers to join the Search Edge team. The Search Edge is built on top of Apache Traffic Server and proxies all traffic in and out of Yahoo’s search properties. This critical piece of the Yahoo Search infrastructure handles millions of requests daily and provides key functionality including abuse protection and privacy compliance.


  • Design and build reliable, scalable and performant solutions to support Search business goals.
  • Explore new technologies, stay on top of industry trends and drive platform innovation.
  • Analyze traffic patterns and identify ways to improve system reliability and prevent abuse.
  • Troubleshoot operability issues and provide rapid solutions to mitigate impact.
  • Represent search edge in technical forums and collaborate with technical leaders across the company.


  • 5+ years of experience developing high performance software for large scale business-critical applications.
  • Expertise in C++. (Experience with Rust and Go is also a plus.)
  • Experience with Apache Traffic Server or Nginx.
  • Strong understanding of TCP-based network protocols including HTTP/2 and gRPC.
  • Expertise in Linux/UNIX including system-level debugging and performance optimization.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science is preferred but not required.

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

US Only: Please be aware that Yahoo requires all employees entering a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events) are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination to enter a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events).  Yahoo is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

The compensation for this position ranges from $117,000.00 – $243,125.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.