“Oh, nothing, really — just kind of musing about new types of header bidding solutions.” If you’ve ever given that kind of answer to your paramour’s whatcha-thinkin’-‘bout question, you just might be the kind of person we’re looking for — an ad tech/ad ops expert who’s a systems thinker, and who’s ready to join forces with one of the very hottest, most bleeding-edge companies in the world of digital advertising. At this place, some of the finest minds on Planet Earth are working on the next generation of solutions — we’re talking supercomputers, cognitive computing, that kind of thing — and they need someone like you to monitor the various efforts afoot and ensure that they’re rolling out in an organized, efficient way. It calls for deep technical knowledge, a strategic mind, and a real flair for systems thinking. So what do you say?
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Here it is at the highest level: You’ll be the one to make sure that system configurations and business processes are arranged to support the requirements and expectations for all Ad Tech controlled systems. With a special focus on monetization tech, you’ll design new solutions to support the company’s advertising initiatives. Working cross-functionally alongside folks in ad ops, ad products, product engineering and QA, you’ll be a master of the front-end system that drives ads on the site, and on mobile apps. When new code is to be added, you’ll own it and communicate it around and devise a plan for executing it, bearing responsibility for ensuring that the company’s platforms and systems are configured properly for smooth delivery of ad products. You’ll also serve as the technical escalation point for the product team and will perform validation testing on ad solutions.
Much of your work will involve analysis and monitoring — yes, of your own systems (e.g., using Charles to troubleshoot an API) but also of the entire ad tech space (vendor partners, new technology developments, policy changes, and so on).
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Here’s the thing: Because this is such a cross-functional, jack-of-all-trades kind of gig, we’d like to see that you’ve spent at least two years in each of the following three disciplines: scripting/programming, systems admin and systems integration. You gobble up technical API documentation the way the rest of us gobble up Stephen King. Obviously you’re solid on the common practices, concepts and procedures of information systems admin and management, and you ain’t no stranger at all to the various development methodologies (agile, KanBan, Scrum). Client/server architectures? Database design? Web analytics? No problem there. Demand-side and sell-side platforms? Rubicon? Index Exchange? OpenX? Google? Adnexus? Trade Desk? Moat? JS? HTML? All solid.
That’s the technical stuff. Now let us celebrate the unique and sterling individual that you are. Apart from the already-alluded-to systems bent, you know how to carve out a role for yourself and own the hell out of it, and you truly know how to work with other folks to make things happen. You move easily throughout complex organizations without ruffling feathers, stepping on toes, getting under people’s skin, or playing fast and loose with cliches. You communicate clearly and effectively, and are eager to share what you’ve been up to through engaging presentations and highly readable reports.
This is not a gig for a general systems analyst — we need to see that you have real ad tech systems experience and knowhow.
Oh, no big deal: Only a chance to land an important and endlessly interesting berth with one of the most highly innovative companies in the world of ad tech.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.