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Senior Ruby Developer

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 a Sr. Ruby Developer to the team!

This role is to be based out of Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON or open to Remote – Canada and this role will be reporting to the Engineering Manager.

About Advertiser Platform

Our group is responsible for building our campaign management application to support our in-house ad operators, self-serve users, and programmatic traders and for delivering ads that are most appropriate for the end-user. We handle ~1,000,000 requests per second. We have a maximum of 100ms to parse an ad bid request, query our databases to find the most appropriate ad for that end-user, decide on our bid price, and respond. We manage an inventory of ~10,000 active ads for ~250 concurrent campaigns driving tens of millions of dollars in monthly revenue; generating ~600,000,000 ad impressions daily. We support ad operators from all around the world in multiple currencies and languages. 

We need the best minds to optimize this bidding process. Are you up to the challenge?

What you’ll do

As a Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer/Developer, you will be responsible for designing, building, deploying and maintaining a large client-facing web application and its API used to configure and provide analytics of a high-volume real-time bidding platform. As a result, there will be opportunities to contribute to open-source, review code, and share knowledge.

You will be working with experienced, passionate programmers as part of the application team within a broader engineering organization with a strong technical culture. We value a broad knowledge base and encourage our employees to develop a well-rounded skill set and be comfortable contributing to any part of the codebase.

We work in agile scrum teams, which means you will be working closely with a smaller group of co-workers. We use daily stand-ups and put a strong emphasis on communication and knowledge-sharing. Within a Scrum team, although members may have more specialized areas of expertise, each person will contribute to all types of tasks - client-side code, server-side code, and some manual QA. A variety of community-of-practice groups are also active for conversation around specific topics.

You enjoy building things. You value craftsmanship in software. You enjoy reading code, and you're probably in the habit of reading the source for your dependencies. You are using your acquired experience and maturity to challenge positively the status quo to aspire for higher code quality and development efficiency while understanding the business needs. You are a good communicator who appreciates learning from and teaching others.

In this position, the chosen candidate is expected to have a hands-on, problem-solving approach and a friendly human-facing side to communicate and manage expectations.

Our tech stack includes a Ruby on Rails GraphQL API with PostgreSQL, and a Typescript and React.js UI with Webpack.

Other things you probably enjoy or would be interested in learning:

  • Working with the Rails and Javascript ecosystems
  • Working with modern browser technologies and paradigms
  • Working on server-side code
  • Building performant, secure and accessible web applications
  • Building innovative products and features integrated with existing systems
  • Maintaining large and continuously evolving web apps
  • Translating complex business requirements into maintainable code


About you

What you need to succeed in this role:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience building Ruby on Rails applications with PostgreSQL 
  • Interest in building and interacting with single-page applications (React, Typescript a plus)
  • Solid experience building, testing and maintaining HTTP APIs (GraphQL APIs a plus)
  • Experience working in a team with a willingness to work in an agile multi-team environment
  • Strong database skills (regarding integrity, design, performance, etc)
  • Ability to participate in the design, implementation, and testing of the API and UI
  • Participate in code reviews and spread your expertise to the team
  • Capacity to accept constructive code review and challenge your beliefs when presented with relevant evidence
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a can-do attitude
  • Excellent English communication skills – verbal, written and spoken; French is an asset
  • Interest in mentoring, guiding and teaching junior developers; previous experience as a lead with direct reports, an asset 


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


Life at SamsungAds 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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