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Engineering Manager - Supply Access and Optimization

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.

 

About “Supply Access and Optimization”

Our group is responsible for managing, growing and optimizing product access to high-quality programmatic ads supply to effectively, intelligently and safely satisfy demand. We are responsible for handling more than a million bid requests per second and over a billion per day across multiple data centres.

 

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 within Supply Access and Optimization. You will be expected to actively contribute to the technical feasibility evaluations in collaboration with the product team and the engineering management team, 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 your team, helping them in developing, task planning and leading both on the technical and organizational aspects.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively participating in Agile/Scrum ceremonies as a facilitator and enabler.
  • Ensuring training and integration of all new team members; assigning mentors as necessary.
  • Organizing team meetings for knowledge exchange, team building, and objectives updates and progress.
  • Actively contributing and participating in the recruitment activities for new team members.
  • Actively participating in domain and engineering alignment meetings
  • Establishing tight, open, honest, and candide 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.
  • Setting yearly performance objectives for each team member, following up on these objectives and participating in the yearly evaluation.
  • Ensuring timely resolution of critical production-affecting issues and communicating these efficiently to stakeholders.
  • Ensuring engineering practices are adopted, owned, followed by the team.
  • Making sure that engineering and products objectives/deliverables are aligned with measurable business goals.
  • Facilitating technical feasibility evaluations.
  • Driving continuous quality improvement initiative.

 

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 experience in all aspects of software engineering, including coding, architecture, and infrastructure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong knowledge of both Agile and DevOps principles and how it applies to software engineering practices.
  • Strong preference for experience working in ad tech (focus on server-side), system engineering and highly scalable web services.
  • 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.

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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