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Senior Software Architect

Senior Software Architect

AdGear (belonging to the Samsung Ads business), is an advanced Advertising Technology Company located in the heart of downtown Montreal. AdGear/Samsung Ads 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 Ads is an advanced advertising platform where advertisers find and connect with audiences across over 100M Samsung Households around the world. Samsung Ads delivers high-quality audience targeting powered by three key components: first-party audience data at scale, world-class data science, and brand-safe cross-device ad inventory. Using our data, insights, and scale, we help advertisers reach consumers across CTV, our native apps, mobile and desktop. With Samsung Ads, advertisers can buy the way they want, reach who they need, and prove business results.

Our purpose is to deliver unparalleled results for our customers. By using the industry’s most comprehensive data to build the world’s smartest connected audience platform, Samsung Ads is uniquely positioned to transform the advertising landscape. We deliver on Samsung Electronics’ 51-year commitment to excellence through smart, easy, effective advertising solutions to make advanced video advertising work.

 

What you’ll do

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, high performing software engineer to join our core engineering team. You’ll work alongside our Chief Architect, Product Managers, and Engineering Managers. You’ll contribute to architecture decisions, mentor and level up engineers.

As a Senior Software Architect, your main responsibility is to ensure that our platform as a whole, and its key individual components, are built to operate at high performance, availability and maintainability standards.  You will be key in proposing and driving the vision and approach when building new components, documenting the architecture at various granularities, and guiding and supporting the development, acceptance and productionization.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Architecting new components and systems based on internal requirements, with appropriate mix of top-down declaration and bottom-up collaboration
  • Re-architecting existing components to address growth/performance/scalability challenges, including migration and change management
  • Analyzing and constructively critiquing architectures and designs by peers
  • Research and evaluation of best-of-breed technologies to inform architecture decisions, especially build-vs-buy and cost/benefit analysis
  • Maintaining up-to-date architecture documentation and flows as it relates to components, data, and their interdependencies
  • Providing consultancy and guidance to engineering teams as they build and/or evaluate components
  • Provide consultancy during component testing and productionization to ensure fidelity against agreed-on architecture and acceptance criteria
  • Providing consultancy and guidance to non-engineering teams, such as product, privacy and governance, regarding component and data behaviors and characteristics
  • Participate in internal training to improve knowledge of both existing components and general architecture best-practices

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • You are passionate about software development 
  • You have a min of 5+ years of working experience in either an architect role or as a senior software engineer responsible for software architecture and requirements
  • You have strong expertise across broad computer science fundamentals: Hardware, operating systems, software, data structures, and networking
  • You are an expert in designing and/or operating globally distributed systems in production
  • You are an expertise in designing and/or operating big data systems
  • Known as a strong communicator, especially in ability to discuss low-level engineering-facing details and high-level product-facing attributes
  • You are very comfortable presenting and obtaining consensus using multiple methods: Written diagrams and text, in-person meetings, in-person and remote presentations, including occasional cross-office travel
  • You have hands-on experience and comfort with classical Software Development Life Cycle
  • You have hands-on experience with modern SDLC tooling including source control, reviewing, CI and CD
  • You have extremely high level of attention to detail
  • A "can-do" attitude  
  • You have a track record of making things better, questioning and improving the status quo
  • You enjoy working with others who are smart and passionate about building useful, reliable, performant products
  • You are able to prioritize tasks and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • You can work autonomously, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Our tech stack includes a mixture of Erlang, Go, Linux, Concourse, Docker and Kubernetes

 

The candidate should thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and effectively handle working across different teams and priorities. The candidate should have an entrepreneurial mind-set, taking ownership in creating opportunities, aligning to the yearly plan but also being flexible to take advantage of new opportunities.

 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.

 

About our culture…

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.

 

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