Senior Software engineer
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.
Why work in the Ads business?
Let’s face it, the ad industry doesn’t have the best of reputation. It is associated with spam email and annoying 5 seconds delay before you can watch your videos. But let’s face it, Ads are what is paying for all the free videos you are watching and your free social media accounts. Nothing is really free in this world. Why don’t you join a team that works hard to make ads work, respects personal privacy, limits exposure to the same ads, and follows regulations? In a world of bad pun and annoying jingles, AdGear is a good citizen. It also helps that the tech we’re using to build our system is cool.
About Campaign Management
Our group is responsible for building and maintaining our campaign management application to support our in-house ad operators, self-serve users and programmatic traders. Our application manages and delivers ads that are most appropriate for the end-user. It manages ~10,000 ads for ~250 concurrent campaigns driving millions of dollars in monthly revenue; generating ~600,000,000 ad impressions. We support ad operators from all around the world in multiple currencies and languages.
Are you up to the challenge?
What you'll do
As a Senior software engineer, 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.
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
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 also 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. 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:
As a member of the application team, you will be expected to:
What can you expect for your interview process?
Below is what it looks like from start to finish. Our promise is to keep communication open the entire way so you always know where you stand.
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