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Senior System Engineer

Senior System Engineer

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 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 System Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, building, deploying, and maintaining components of a high-volume, distributed real-time bidding platform. This involves measuring and tuning high-performance, low-latency (soft-real-time) systems while working towards improved robustness and correctness. As a consequence, there will be opportunities to contribute to open-source, conduct research and development, review code, participate in shaping our engineering practices, and share knowledge.

You will be working with experienced, passionate software developers as part of the Campaign Management group within a broader engineering organization with a strong technical culture.

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 love collaborating with and mentoring others.

Our tech stack includes a mixture of Erlang, Go, Linux, Concourse, Docker, and Kubernetes.

If you are a great functional programmer. We want to hear from you.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE

As a senior member of the Campaign Management group, we expect you have accumulated experience as a systems programmer and:

  • Have experience in multiple programming paradigms including functional programming 
  • Have a solid foundation in systems programming, computer science, and software engineering
  • Mentor and grow the team through various channels (code review, talks, discussions, etc.)
  • Guide the direction of our technology stack to improve performance, scalability, and maintainability
  • Maintain and improve existing services which include actively trying to pay back technical debt and extending their functionality
  • Participate in the design, implementation, and testing of new services
  • Investigate and fix performance issues throughout systems, dependencies, and kernel usage
  • Criticize and improve our development processes and methodologies
  • Contribute to open-source software to improve our external dependencies
  • Flesh out and iterate on requirements in collaboration with the product team
  • Get involved in and participate actively to the Scrum ceremonies

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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