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Engineering

Learn from our challenges and triumphs as our talented engineering team offers insights for discussion and sharing.

Hackweek XLIV

For many LiveRampers, hackweek is one of their favorite parts of working here. It’s a time when you can work on whatever you think will bring the most value to the company, whether it is fixing a process that’s been making you miserable, cleaning up some old code that’s dragging down the system, or ...

Friday thoughts: fail, fast and furiously

This post is by John Graettinger, lead engineering architect based in our New York office. This is part of Friday Thoughts, a post series on improving best practices throughout LiveRamp’s engineering organization. Do you like engineering teams that continuously seek to improve themselves? We’re always hiring. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ tl;dr: When implementing a service or API, if you get a ...

Scientific Research Advising

LiveRamp has been building a data science team to explore the massive and complex data sets that compose our Identity Graph. (For more information about what we’re doing on the team check out our data scientist job posting.) In building this team, I’ve had to clarify my philosophy for how to manage scientists working ...

Hackweek XL

LiveRamp started the new year off strong by hosting Hackweek XL. Besides being the most aesthetically pleasing roman numerals we’ve had in years, our 40th Hackweek was our biggest yet. As we’ve recently surpassed 300 employees, one of our priorities was to make sure that all LiveRampers felt included and able to participate in ...

AWS Infrastructure as Code

For several years LiveRamp has operated applications in AWS with a combination of cloudformation stacks, bash/python scripts, and clicking around the management console. While these methods can work in some cases, it did not work for us in the long run -- especially if we ever needed to recreate an entire VPC, configuration management ...