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Senior developer – React, JS

Senior developer – React, JS

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 Reporting and Insights

Our group is responsible for developing a cohesive set of powerful reporting & insights features to empower our service and analytics teams, as well as inform our customers. Our playground includes reporting facilities and dashboards to serve both internal and external users as well as various ETL pipelines ingesting 1 terabyte of data per hour, around the clock.

Our tech stack includes a mixture of Java/Scala, Python, Rails, Typescript, Concourse, Docker and Kubernetes, where our UI is driven by a web application built with Typescript/React on top of a Rails/GraphQL API and PostgreSQL database, while our reporting API is written in Java, built on Dropwizard backed by PostgreSQL (alongside Vertica).

 

What you’ll do

The software Engineer is responsible for designing, building, deploying, and maintaining components of a high-volume, distributed real-time bidding platform. 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 also interact on a day-to-day basis with data engineers, UX/UI designers, scrum masters and product owners.

 

Why You’ll Be Motivated To Apply…

  • You will be working with experienced, passionate software developers as part of the Report & Insights group within a broader engineering organization with a strong technical culture.
  • You will put your skills to good use and have the chance to learn or gain more knowledge of other programming languages
  • 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.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE

 You Will Be Well Set To CRUSH This Role If…

  • You have hands-on experience with React.js and Typescript.
  • An eye for detail and interest in UI/UX
  • Have a solid foundation in software engineering and web development
  • Some knowledge and experience with Java/Kotlin would be considered a big plus
  • Interest/experience with functional programming would be a considered a big plus
  • You are no stranger to test automation, in fact you are reluctant to call something Code Complete unless it has decent test coverage.
  • Flesh out and iterate on requirements in collaboration with the product team
  • 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
  • Investigate, debug, and fix issues throughout our systems which include our Services and dependencies
  • Criticize and improve our development processes and methodologies
  • Given a complex 3-month long body of work you would be able to break that down into work units, estimate accurately, plan the work and execute it precisely within the expectations you’ve set with your team. 
  • Contribute to open source software to improve our external dependencies
  • Mentor and grow the team through various channels (code review, talks, discussions, etc.)
  • Get involved in and participate actively to the Scrum ceremonies
  • You are passionate about what you do, you are a motivated self-starter and always learning and developing.
  • You have a passion for our mission (developing people), and can’t wait to have a positive impact on our team and our customers.

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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