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Sr. SRE – Kubernetes Specialist

Samsung Ads l AdGear is an advanced Advertising Technology Company in rapid growth that focuses on enabling brands to connect with Samsung TV audiences as they are exposed to digital media by using the industry’s most comprehensive data to build the world’s smartest connected audience platform. Being part of an international company such as Samsung and doing business around the world means that we get to work on big complex projects with stakeholders and teams located around the globe. 

We’re currently looking to add a Senior SRE – Kubernetes Specialist to the team

About the Team

The Engineering Platform (EP) team is a team that builds, operates, and offers common services that benefit multiple engineering teams within Samsung Ads. These are typically foundational services and include code and artifact management, runtime environments, scheduling, observability, monitoring, and more.

What you’ll do

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) in the EP team consists of being responsible for ensuring that AdGear’s platform services are designed, implemented, deployed, and operated with usability, availability, performance, and scalability in mind.

In this role, you will need the skills and desire to contribute to and support the foundational pieces of distributed systems and approaches them from the perspective of a software engineer/developer. Relevant industry experience is important, but ultimately less so than your demonstrated abilities and attitude.

You will work with some incredibly talented and passionate developers with a strong technical background to provide products and services to a broader engineering organization.

You will need to have a hands-on, problem-solving approach and a friendly human-facing side to communicate and manage expectations to be successful in this role.


  • Co-architect new services, including failure tolerance and self-healing by-design, as well as establishing clear scaling-out paths
  • Translate Product Owner requirements into actionable technical tasks
  • Evaluating and benchmarking new solutions, establishing capacity and growth plans
  • Developing and supporting usable and maintainable tooling for the engineering organization
  • Evangelize the use of the Engineering Platform (Kubernetes, etc) offering to the broader engineering community
  • Administration of services, whether built in-house or from external vendors
  • Continuous optimization of services on all layers (hardware, software) for high performance
  • Monitoring of all critical services, sharing pager duty, troubleshooting, and addressing problems as they arise (including any needed changes in code, topology, resources, or configuration)
  • Backup/DR implementation, plans, documentation, and exercises
  • Co-own technical relationships with several service providers and vendors

About you

What you need to succeed in this role:

  • Strong expertise administrating and scaling Kubernetes on bare metal (CKA, CKD, CKS are nice to have)
  • Relevant software engineering experience with at least 1 language (Go, Ruby, Python)
  • Strong understanding of distributed systems and client-server architectures
  • Have a solid foundation in systems programming, computer science, and software engineering
  • Strong Linux system administration and troubleshooting skills, including strong knowledge of how the various components work (kernel, CPU, memory, disk, network)
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code tools (Terraform and custom modules)
  • Experience working in microservices environments
  • Capacity and willingness to work in an agile multi-team environment
  • Be resourceful, inventive, and passionate about technologies
  • You are eager to challenge the status quo and willing to learn new programming languages
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Ability to work autonomously, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Be proactive, addressing potential problems before they occur
  • Strong attention to detail
  • You have a track record of making things better and leading solutions that remove technical pain points and facilitate growth
  • You enjoy working with others who are smart and passionate about building useful, reliable, high-performance products
  • Excellent communication skills in English; French is an asset
  • Interest in mentoring, guiding and teaching junior developers; previous experience as a lead with direct reports, an asset 


  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive health & dental coverage, access to a virtual care platform (wellness, medical & nutrition), employee assistance program and Personal & Healthcare spending account with Sun Life
  • Competitive compensation package, including performance incentive bonus plan based on company, team and personal objectives
  • Generous vacation days with additional flex days
  • Group RRSP Matching Program up to 5%


  • Monthly virtual social committee-lead activities (games night, happy hour, health challenges, etc.)
  • Virtual companies get togethers (demo days, Town Halls, and more!) & yoga once per week
  • Open source days for software engineers
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Perkopolis website with great rebates, coupons and promotions
  •  Amazing discounts through Samsung Employee Discounts website


This role will be based in Montreal/Toronto and/or Remote Canada. Any roles based in Montreal/Toronto will follow a hybrid work model and they will report into one of our SREs.

Life at Samsung Ads l AdGear...

We are proud to have built a world-class organization, grounded in an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit. Working at Samsung Ads offers one of the best environments in the industry to learn just how fast you can grow, how much you can achieve, and how good you can be. We thrive on problem-solving, breaking new ground, and enjoying every part of the journey.

If you're interested in joining a rapidly growing team working to build an outstanding, world-class advertising organization with a relentless focus on design and customer experience, you've come to the right place and apply now or share with a friend!


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