Jobs at Boingo Wireless

Software Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Boingo Media

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced


Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI) is the Wi-Fi industry’s leading provider of software and services worldwide.  We make it easy for people to get online at more than 500,000 Wi-Fi hotspots around the globe.

The Boingo Media platform reaches enables brand advertisers to sponsor free Wi-Fi access in exchange for guaranteed engagement with their message.  Participating locations serve 2.9BN visitors and more than 225M ad engagement annually.  Our network includes over 70 airports, the NYC subway system and every Starbucks in North America.  

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Join a smart nimble team with a startup culture that writes code and pushes it out the same day. Build on a platform that engages millions of users in thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots each day. You’ll be given the freedom to define the best possible solutions to complex technical challenges and see those solutions brought to market by a friendly and motivated group of colleagues.  Take on as much responsibility as you can handle and test the limits of your abilities each day.    


  • Ad Serving – develop and maintain the leading WI-Fi advertising platform
  • Analytics – implement and improve on a rich in-house analytics suite
  • Scaling and Performance – improve site speed and scalability by implementing caching and optimizing queries
  • WiFi Applications – lead the development of web applications that interact with millions of travelers a month


  • You have at least two years of experience using Django
  • You are comfortable with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Demonstrate world-class programming ability
  • Can think through and discuss architecture, reliability, and code quality
  • You are interested in ad serving, analytics, and the latest open source technologies
  • You understand fundamental computer science concepts
  • You understand caching, scalability, and performance tradeoffs
  • You are familiar with working in a Unix-based environment
  • Most importantly, you have built and can show us something you have engineered outside of school and work (open source or side projects)


  • Languages – Python, JavaScript
  • Web Framework – Django, Tornado
  • Databases – MySQL, MongoDB
  • Caching – Memcached
  • Hosting – Rackspace Cloud, AWS
  • SCM – Git
  • Misc – Nginx, Celery, RabbitMQ, Squid Benefits


  • Attractive salary
  • Annual bonus
  • Company equity
  • Medical HMO or PPO
  • Dental PPO
  • Vision PPO
  • Domestic Partner benefits
  • 401(K) with a company match
  • Life/AD&D - 100% company paid
  • Voluntary Life/AD&D
  • Voluntary Pet Care insurance
  • Health and Wellness and Greening incentives and events
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) - 13 days per year (2 full weeks plus 3 days), accrued semi-monthly.
  • Sick leave - 10 days per calendar year
  • Reimbursement Plans (gym, smartphone or device, transportation, and education)
  • Monthly employee activities, events and employee lunches
  • Sporting, Concerts, and Entertainment events
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