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Senior SRE – Kubernetes Specialist

Senior SRE – Kubernetes Specialist

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.
 

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.

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.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 expertise administrating and scaling Kubernetes on bare metal with CKA as a nice to have
  • Experience with Service meshes
  • 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.

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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