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STAQ

Greater DC Metro (DMV)
Founded In 2012

Tech Stack

  • Python

Product

Every digital media company has the same problem: disparate data from numerous sources across mobile, desktop, email, video, social, search, and more. STAQ’s platform integrates with over 400 services to collect all the data, unify it, and consolidate it on one singular platform. This enables users to surface revenue generating insights that help them drive business.

STAQ processes hundreds of billion cells of data on a daily basis. The STAQ data platform is customizable, flexible, and useful for sales, ops, finance, and executive teams.

Their ability to manage massive amounts of data for easy access, visualization and actionability is why it’s used by companies like Hulu, Roku, Quibi, Turner, Warner Media, Daily Mail, Politico, Conde Nast, and Accuweather, to name a few.

What tech stack are they building with? 

  • Frontend – Javascript, primarily React
  • Middle Tiers – Ruby, moving towards Python
  • Back End – Ruby, moving towards Python, Apache HAWQ, PostgreSQL, BigQuery, Hadoop
  • Other important tools in the toolshed – Apache NiFi, Apache AirFlow, Kubernetes, TensorFlow

Company

STAQ was founded by executives from digital advertising’s original leading companies including Advertising.com, DoubleClick, Rubicon Project, and AOL. They had a first-hand view of the intricacies and inner workings of the digital advertising ecosystem and how it was evolving. They saw data accumulation, and the unification of that data for analytics as one of the most significant challenges that digital media companies would face.

Today, STAQ has offices in Baltimore, London, Austin, and New York. They work with some of the world’s biggest publishers and brands.

Fun Fact: When the company was founded there was a need for large amounts of basic coding. They set up a program to teach people Ruby for $20/hr with the idea of building engineers in house. This became an opportunity to foster culture, generate some buzz, and enable job growth. This was a huge success and many of those original members are still STAQ employees today.

Location

COVID Location Update: For the remainder of 2020, STAQ’s team plans to work from home but team members have the flexibility to go into the office if needed or desired. The office is open for employees only, no guests.

 

STAQ’s DC metro area offices are located at the center of Baltimore’s up and coming tech startup community. Their recently-renovated offices are close to restaurants and bars, an outdoor soundstage, and feature interior brick walls, a beautiful view of the city, and of course, foosball.

Do they allow employees to work remotely?

All technical staff are able to work from home several days a week.  STAQ does require overlap of at least one day with the entire team and an additional day with your manager.  They also do have a few out of state staff.

Remote Policy

In-Office
Partially
Remote

Team

team member CTO & VP of Engineering

Insights

 

 

Craig Connell, CTO at STAQ, shares what to look for when hiring software engineers for high-growth startups

Jobs

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