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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 looking to add 2 Senior Software Developers - Go, to the team.

About the team

Our team is responsible for managing, growing and optimizing product access to high-quality programmatic ads supply to effectively, intelligently and safely satisfy demand. We handle more than a million bid requests per second and over one billion per day across multiple data centers. Our tech stack includes a mixture of Erlang, Go, C, Linux, Concourse, Docker and Kubernetes.

Eventual consistency in distributed systems is at the heart of what we do, you will get to work with it and see it in action. As a consequence, there will be opportunities to contribute to open source, conduct research and development, review code, participate in shaping our engineering practices and share knowledge. In addition, you will also have exposure to our ML engineers who work on optimization and prediction problems. This is a great opportunity to work alongside experienced, passionate software developers as part a team within a broader engineering organization with a strong technical culture. 

What you’ll do

As a Senior Developer - Go, you will be responsible for designing, building, deploying, and maintaining components in our distributed real-time bidding system, a system that gets a high volume of traffic. This involves measuring and tuning high-performance, low-latency (soft-real-time) systems while working towards improved robustness and correctness along with the following:

  • Maintain and improve existing services which includes actively trying to pay back technical debt and extending their functionality
  • Participate in the design, implementation and testing of new services
  • Investigate and fix performance issues throughout our systems which include our services, dependencies and kernel usage
  • Guide the direction of our technology stack to improve performance, scalability and maintainability
  • Mentor and grow the team through various channels (code review, talks, discussions, etc.)
  • Criticize and improve our development processes and methodologies
  • Contribute to open source software to improve our external dependencies
  • Flesh out and iterate on requirements in collaboration with the product team
  • Get involved in and participate actively in the Scrum ceremonies

About you 

What you need to succeed in this role: 

  • 5 years of experience as a full-time software engineer
  • 3 years of experience in functional programming or in any of the following languages: Go, C
  • Have a solid foundation in systems programming, computer science and software engineering
  • Collaborative spirit with a willingness to mentor others
  • Curious mind that enjoys building things and appreciating the craftsmanship in software
  • Interest in mentoring, guiding and teaching junior developers; previous experience as a lead with direct reports, an asset 

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of/or experience in designing and building high traffic distributed systems is a plus 
  • Appetite for learning:
    • system design and architecture
    • distributed systems
    • operating systems, especially the Linux kernel networking stack
    • advanced data structures (succinct, probabilistic, multidimensional, et cetera)
    • mechanical sympathy, data-oriented design (performance)
    • functional programming
    • agile methodologies such as Scrum
  • You enjoy reading code, and you're in the habit of reading the source for your dependencies 

 

Benefits

  • 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%

Perks

  • 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

 

These roles will be based in Montreal/Toronto and/or Remote Canada and report into one of the Engineering Managers. Any roles based in Montreal/Toronto will follow a hybrid work model.


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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