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Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Senior Machine Learning Engineer (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 one billion per day across multiple data centres.

 

What you’ll do

As a Machine Learning Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, building, deploying, and maintaining ML pipelines. You will collaborate closely with our backend and data teams to build scalable ML solutions that can be leveraged by our bidding stack (high-performance, low-latency system). With the help of our SRE team you will productionize these solutions and help with monitoring their health. As a consequence, there will be opportunities to contribute to open source, conduct research and development, review code, and share knowledge.

You will work with some incredibly talented and passionate ML, data and software engineers within an engineering team with a strong technological background building the next generation of AdGear's administrative interfaces, ad decisioning, delivery, data processing and analytics systems.

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.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • BS degree with 5 years’ experience or MS in Computer Science with 2 years’ experience.
  • Knowledge in linear algebra, calculus, statistics, and optimization.
  • Experience with statistical machine learning algorithms or deep learning algorithms.
  • Experience with data collecting and cleaning (Kafka, Spark).
  • Experience with a deep learning framework: TensorFlow or Torch or Keras.
  • Experience with shipping real-world production systems
  • Passionate about driving the performance of machine learning algorithms towards the state of the art, and in challenging us to continually improve what is possible.
  • 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, performant products
  • You can balance moving fast with breaking things, and you make sure you know how to fix them when they do break
  • Criticize and improve our development processes and methodologies
  • Flesh out and iterate on requirements in collaboration with the product team
  • Get involved in and participate actively to the Scrum ceremonies
  • 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 and stressful environment;
  • Be proactive, addressing potential problems before they occur;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication skills in English; French is an asset.

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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