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Engineering Manager

 

 

AdGear (belonging to the Samsung Ads business), is an Advertising Technology Company located in Downtown Montreal. AdGear focuses on enabling brands to connect with Samsung TV audiences as they are exposed to digital media across all devices. 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.  

Samsung has developed a proprietary ad platform that leverages unique first-party TV data to help brands connect to their audience as they explore content across desktop, mobile, tablets and our SMART TVs. The Samsung Ad Platform delivers high-quality audience targeting powered by three key components: first-party audience data at scale, data science, and brand-safe cross-device ad inventory.

Engineering Manager (Campaign Management)

About Campaign Management

Our group is responsible for building and maintaining our campaign management application to support our in-house ad operators, self-serve users and programmatic traders. Our application manages and delivers ads that are most appropriate for the end-user. It manages ~10,000 ads for ~250 concurrent campaigns, generating ~600 millions ad impressions. We support ad operators from all over the world, in multiple currencies and languages. Our area of expertise not only includes campaign management itself and the associated web application but also the real-time targeting systems.

What you’ll do:

AdGear is looking for exceptional software engineering managers to join our growing team.  If you are a natural leader, like working in a technically stimulating and challenging environment, and thrive on making a significant impact within an organization then we have the perfect opportunity for you.

As an Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for managing and growing a team of engineers.  This includes working closely with technical leads, product owners, and engineers to drive towards a common vision.  You will be expected to actively contribute to the technical feasibility evaluations in collaboration with the product team and the Head of Engineering, to determine the technical approach and action plan to deliver on set objectives with your team. As an Engineering Manager you will manage and drive the strategic direction for team leads, helping them in developing, task planning and leading both on the technical and organizational aspects.

The main responsibilities includes:

  • Work with fast-paced initiatives, overseeing projects from idea conception and strategy development to deployment, production, and operations.
  • Handle multiple projects at the same time.
  • Partner with Product Management to own the Ads and Data Platform engineering roadmap.
  • Align software engineering practices and products with measurable business objectives.
  • Ensure that systems designed and developed meet and/or exceed expectations on scalability, execution speed, reliability and quality.
  • Facilitate technical feasibility evaluations with technical leads.
  • Execute and continuously improve intra-team process’ (weekly meeting, Agile, etc).
  • Ensure established processes (for quality, security, et cetera) are followed by your team.
  • Ensure timely resolution of critical production-affecting issues and communicating these efficiently.

 

Team Management:

 

Hire, manage, and develop a professional staff of engineers

Encourage team spirit and collaboration; organizing team meetings for knowledge exchange, team building, and objectives updates and progress (2-way communication)

Training and integration of all new team members; assigning mentors as necessary

Working with the Head of Engineering in setting yearly performance objectives for each team member, following up on these objectives and participating in the yearly evaluation.

Actively contributing and participating in the recruitment activities for new team members.

Establishing tight communication: regular and frequent feedback processes with team members.

Ensuring that information flows efficiently between your team and the rest of the organization as necessary.



 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE

 

  • Formal degree (BS or MS) in CS, Math or technical field, or equivalent experience.
  • Previous relevant experience as a Software Engineering Manager, Technical Director or Director of Engineering.
  • A minimum of 10 years working in software engineering.
  • Strong preference for experience working in ad tech (focus on server-side), data engineering and highly scalable web services.
  • Strong knowledge of Agile project management principles and how it applies to software engineering practice from development to version control, code review, artifact creation, release management.
  • Knowledge of ad technologies such as Data Management Platforms (DMPs), Demand-Side Platforms (DSPs), Supply-Side Platforms (SSPs), Ad Exchanges & Real Time Bidding (RTB) strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with open source development methodologies. Bonus points for ideas about how these techniques could be applied for internally developed tools and libraries.

 

 

Location and working conditions

While our employees are currently working remotely, and before any return to our beautiful office located downtown Montreal, we are taking extra cared steps to ensure a smooth experience for any new employee joining our wonderful organization:

 

Tailored virtual onboarding plan sent prior to your start date

IT equipment & Samsung Ads Welcome Swag kit delivered to your doorstep

 

We have adapted our benefits & perks as currently the following:

 

Benefits

 

100% Company-paid comprehensive health & dental coverage

Personal spending account & Healthcare spending account with Sun Life 

Competitive compensation package, including performance incentive bonus plan based on company, team and personal objectives

Minimum start of 16 vacation days with additional flex days

Access to a virtual care platform (wellness, medical & nutrition)

Access to employee assistance program

Travel, Life, and Short/Long term disability Insurance

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!)

Virtual 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

 

About AdGear culture…

We promote autonomy, ownership, and accountability. Everyone is a leader at Samsung Ads, taking initiative with confidence. 

  Our differences make a difference, and we are part of a collaborative team that values different opinions, thoughts, and ideas.

We conduct ourselves with mutual respect, authenticity, and empathy. We act with thoughtful intention to make the right decisions

We are dynamic individuals who care about results. We celebrate the hard work and recognize achievements. We love what we do. 

            We embrace the open source movement and actively support the open source community

We foster a culture of teamwork and ideation, and embrace challenges through a creative and innovative approach.

 

 

 

 

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