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Senior Ruby on Rails Application Developer

 

AdGear (belonging to the Samsung Ads business), is an Advertising Technology Company located in the heart of 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.

What you'll do

As a Senior Ruby on Rails Application Developer, you will be responsible for designing, building, deploying and maintaining a large client-facing web application 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. You will be expected to contribute not only to the back end (Ruby on Rails) code but also to the front-end code: Javascript and Typescript using React and Webpack. 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.

The portfolio of some of our team members is available here: https://github.com/adgear/team

About you

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 a good communicator who appreciates learning from and teaching others. You also 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.

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. As the web app has been growing for a long time, there are also components in ERB, Knockout(JS), and Coffeescript that we are converting to use these newer technologies.

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 client-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

Expectations

As a member of the application team, you will be expected to possess:

  • A minimum of five years experience building Ruby on Rails applications with PostgreSQL (GraphQL APIs a plus)
  • Interest in building and interacting with single-page applications (React, Typescript a plus)
  • Solid experience building, testing and maintaining HTTP APIs
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Strong database skills (regarding integrity, design, performance, etc)
  • Ability to participate in the design, implementation, and testing of the API and UI
  • Ability to 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
  • A  problem-solving outlook and can-do attitude
  • Capacity and willingness to work in an agile multi-team environment
  • Interest and experience mentoring junior team members
  • Excellent communication skills and be fluent in English and French

Perks

  • Quarterly open-source day
  • In-office kitchen stocked with snacks, drinks, coffee, etc.
  • Board games and Ping-Pong
  • Company outings, roasts, and many more interesting things
  • Yoga in the office once a week
  • Referral bonus
  • Discounts through Samsung Employee Discounts website
  • Perkopolis website with rebates, coupons, and promotions
  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive extended health & dental coverage
  • Travel, Life, and Short/Long term disability Insurance
  • Group RRSP Matching Program up to 5%

 

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