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Senior Software Engineer – Erlang


This is a Contract position in Vancouver, ia posted July 16, 2021.

Senior Software Engineer
– Erlang (Remote within Canada) 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 the team Our team 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 centers.

What you’ll do As a Senior Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, building, deploying, and maintaining components in our distributed real-time bidding system, a system that gets a high volume of traffic.

This involves measuring and tuning high-performance, low-latency (soft-real-time) systems while working towards improved robustness and correctness.

Eventual consistency in distributed systems is at the heart of what we do, you will get to work with it and see it in action.

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 have exposure to our ML engineers who work on optimization and prediction problems.

You will be working with experienced, passionate software developers as part a team 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, C, RUST, Linux, Concourse, Docker and Kubernetes.

Other things you probably enjoy or would be interested in learning:
· system design and architecture
· distributed systems
· operating systems, especially the Linux kernel networking stack
· advanced data structures (succinct, probabilistic, multidimensional, et cetera)
· mechanical sympathy, data-oriented design (performance)
· functional programming
· agile methodologies such as Scrum KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
· Maintain and improve existing services which includes 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 our systems which include our services, dependencies and kernel usage
· Guide the direction of our technology stack to improve performance, scalability and maintainability
· Mentor and grow the team through various channels (code review, talks, discussions, etc.)
· 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 in the Scrum ceremonies REQUIRED SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE
· 5 years of experience as a full-time software engineer
· 3 years of experience in programming with Erlang
· Knowledge of/or experience in designing and building high traffic distributed systems is a plus
· Have a solid foundation in systems programming, computer science and software engineering 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.