Software Development

Rentrak is always looking for talented software engineers to work with BIG DATA in beautiful Portland, Oregon.

A lot of places in town are looking for software engineers. So why join Rentrak? The answer is simple – our unique environment!

We operate with the flexibility and energy of a start-up organization but have the backing of a 30-year-old publicly traded company. We're inventing new products and have a solid customer base eager to implement them!

We also understand and value our engineers. Our engineers work hard here, taking stunningly large amounts of data and doing an amazing job of turning it into critical systems for the movie, television and cable industry.

  • But we know that hard work has to be balanced out with fun and play. What does that mean?
  • We game on our Xbox 360 in our relaxation lounge while enjoying the free soda, free fruit and free snacks. (Yes, we know that well-fed engineers write the best code!)
  • We have debates about whether it is harder to Ascend in NetHack or make it through Hardcore Inferno in Diablo 3.
  • We have company-sponsored hackathons; sometimes coding, sometimes playing esoteric board or card games – all while enjoying pizza, chips and soda.
  • We've gone to movie premieres, played at fun centers, gone crazy at laser tag, jumped out of airplanes, rented bowling alleys and the list goes on and on.
  • Location. Location. Location. We understand that location matters and our convenient downtown location offers a vibrant and exciting work environment for our developers.
  • We work in the heart of downtown Portland.
  • We grab lunch at some of Portland's finest food carts.
  • We can hop on the Max for a reliable and easy commute home.
  • So now that you know what it’s like to work here, here’s what it takes to be part of our team:
  • Be an awesome programmer!
  • Be a nice person.

Put simply, it’s a great job, with great people, in a great environment… still want to find out more?

  • Here are some other things we enjoy at Rentrak:
    Our customer base includes ABC, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, and many other industry giants.
  • We're big enough to reach a national audience, but small enough that every engineer’s contribution makes a difference.
  • Our industry and customer base is growing, providing both opportunities and stability.

If you're looking for a great environment to be a valued software engineer, join Rentrak team today!

Favorite Food(s): "Sushi, cobblers (but not sushi cobblers)"
Favorite Computer: The one in my Canon Rebel
Why Rentrak?: "Cutting-edge technology with a company that values innovation, brought to light by amazing people."
Brianna, Jr. Software Engineer, SCM
Favorite Programming Language: C++
Best Accomplishment: "My level 100 character in Path of Exile."
Why Rentrak?: "I received a $5 bill in in snail mail with a note asking me to write down what I watch every night and I knew someone out there had to be doing it smarter..."
Jeon, CIO
Favorite Computer: Droid RAZR & Kindle Fire
Favorite Food(s): Ethiopian

Why Rentrak?: "There are plenty of interesting problems to solve. I can make a real difference."
Jeff, Software Architect
Favorite Computer: Commodore 64
Best Accomplishment: Winning 2 chorus gold medals and 4 quartet district championships in the Barbershop Harmony Society. Dealing poker at the World Series of Poker in Vegas.
Why Rentrak?: "Rentrak has the energy of a start-up without the worry that start-ups often face."
Dean, Director of IT, Support & Communications
Favorite Computer: Apple IIe
Favorite Movie: "Star Wars"
Why Rentrak?: "Awesome people and a interesting problem space."
Doug, Sr. Manager of Software Engineering, Linear
Favorite Programming Language: Ruby
Favorite Food(s): A Burrito
Why Rentrak?: "I get to hang around with smart people and talk about Star Wars all day."
Scott, Software Architect
Personal Quote: "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." - Join Muir"
Favorite Board-game: Settlers of Catan
Why Rentrak?: "The opportunity to work with extremely smart people and innovate in an exciting sector."
Andre, Manager of Software Engineering, Linear
Favorite Movie: "JAWS"
Personal Quote: "Build. Measure. Learn."
Why Rentrak?: "I enjoy the opportunity for professional growth, and the amount of vacation Rentrak provides for me and my family every year."
Ted, User Experience Designer
Personal Quote: "Wherever you go, there you are" - Buckaroo Banzai
Best Accomplishment: Obtaining my Masters in Applied Information Management
Why Rentrak?: "Rentrak is a great workplace that blends family friendliness, reasonable hours, great coworkers, and challenging work."
Steve, Manager of Engineering, PPT
Hobbies: movies, fishing, gardening, video games that glorify agriculture
Favorite Computer: MacBook Air
Why Rentrak?: "The people are amazing."
Fuey, Manager of Software Engineering, ODE
Personal Quote: "Carpe diem."
Favorite Computer: MacBook Pro
Why Rentrak?: "It's eye-opening to see so many talented people working closely together on a complex and meaningful system."
Harry, Software Engineer
Favorite Movie: "Vanilla Sky"
Favorite Song: "Paper Bag" by Fiona Apple
Why Rentrak?: "Great coworkers, nice location, generous vacation and flex time, sweet movie and food related perks! It is interesting to get some insight into the media industry... and play a small helpful part in it yourself."
Nagisa, Jr. Software Engineer
Hobbies: Computer and Board Games, Wii Sports, Reading
Favorite Programming Language: Forth (just kidding!)
Why Rentrak?: "Rentrak has given me many great experiences and opportunities to grow over the years."
Darryl, Sr. Manager of Software Engineering, ODE
Best Accomplishment: Best CS Lecturer at UCSD, as voted by students -- twice
Favorite Movie: "Monty Python & The Holy Grail"
Why Rentrak?: "Lots of fascinating data to play with. Interesting problems that never get old. Working for great people."
Brian, Sr. Software Engineer
Favorite Computer: Tandy 1000 TX (wish I still had it)
Hobbies: Gardening
Why Rentrak?: "Interesting people and possibilities"
Ben, Sr. Software Engineer
Personal Quote: "Never a dull moment. If you find one let me know."
Hobbies: Family time, gadgets, movies, TV and video games
Why Rentrak?: "Rentrak is the perfect marriage of the Entertainment Industry, Technology, Big Data and Insights."
Travis, Sr. Director of Software Engineering
Favorite Food(s): Eggs
Hobbies: Sports (Go Ducks!), Gaming, Movies
Why Rentrak?: "It's a pleasure to work with intelligent people solving difficult problems."
James, Software Engineer
Favorite Movie: "Shawshank Redemption"
Personal Quote: "Life is too short, just do it"
Why Rentrak?: "It's exciting making a difference at a company like Rentrak that is revolutionizing the entertainment industry!"
Aaron, Manager of Engineering, Sr. Web UI/UX Designer