Located in the hearth of Old Montreal, AdGear is an advertising technology startup that is now part of Samsung Electronics. We work on complex technical challenges at an increasingly impressive scale, addressing hundreds of millions of devices across the world. Being part of an international company and doing business around the world means that we get to work on big, complex projects with stakeholders and teams in Silicon Valley, Korea and Europe.
As our infrastructure and business continues to grow, we are looking to expand our SRE team.
What you’ll do
The AdGear Site Reliability Engineer is a software engineer responsible for ensuring that the AdGear's platform services are designed, implemented, deployed, and operated such that they are highly available, highly performing, and scalable.
A Site Reliability Engineer typically self-identifies as a ''hacker'' who uses his ability as a ''jack of all trades'' to bring to bear some deeper knowledge that's closer to his interests.
The ideal candidate has deep knowledge and strong interest in software defined networking and routing, Linux system administration, and approaches it from the perspective of a software engineer. Challenges of globally distributed services, deciding what and when state should be shared, and simulating failure scenarios should drive you.
Relevant industry experience is important, but ultimately less so than your demonstrated abilities and attitude.
You will work with some incredibly talented and passionate developers within an engineering team with a strong technological background as well as working in a small team of SREs, supporting a medium-sized team of software engineers working on building the next generation of AdGear's administrative interfaces, ad decisioning, delivery, data processing and analytics systems.
This is us: https://github.com/adgear/team
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.
Co-architect new services, including failure tolerance and self-healing by-design, as well as establishing clear scaling-out paths
Evaluating and benchmarking new solutions, establishing capacity and growth plans
Implementing deployment and configuration strategies for new services, including provisioning resources, and go-live
Administration of services, whether built in-house or from external vendors
Continuous optimization of services on all layers (hardware, software) for high performance
Continuous improvement of internal services for ease of packaging, configuration and deployment
Monitoring of all critical services, sharing pager duty, troubleshooting and addressing problems as they arise (including any needed changes in code, topology, resources, or configuration)
Backup/DR implementation, plans, documentation and exercises
Co-own technical relationships with several service providers and vendors
REQUIRED SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Strong networking, routing, and BGP skills
Experience with Service meshes
Experience with container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
Strong understanding of distributed systems and client server architectures
Experience working in a micro services environment
Full competency in at least 1 supporting language (Bash, SQL, Python)
Strong linux system administration and troubleshooting skills, including strong knowledge of how the various components work (kernel, CPU, memory, disk, network)
Familiarity with configuration management systems
Familiarity with distributed multi-datacenter 24/7 web systems
Good communication skills and capacity/willingness to work in a multi-teams environment
Be resourceful, inventive and passionate about technologies
You are eager to challenge the status quo and willing to learn new programming languages
Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and resolve problems in a timely manner
Ability to work autonomously, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
Be proactive, addressing potential problems before they occur
Strong attention to detail
You have a track record of making things better and leading solutions that remove technical pain points and facilitate growth
You enjoy working with others who are smart and passionate about building useful, reliable, high-performance products
Excellent communication skills in English; French is an asset
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Competitive compensation package
Great choice of snacks and drinks in the office available daily
Board games and Ping-Pong
Company outings, roasts, and many more interesting things
Yoga in the office once a week
Great rebates, coupons and promotions through Perkopolis
Amazing discounts through Samsung Employee Discounts website
100% Company-paid comprehensive extended health & dental coverage
Travel, Life, and Short/Long term disability Insurance
Group RRSP Matching Program up to 5%
Group TFSA Program