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Why Work For Adacado?

At the core we're a software company. We develop disruptive digital advertising technology. Our products are Adacado - the #1 pure play real-time creative platform in the world, and Tuki, the next generation reporting & analytics tool for the digital audience.

We're constantly looking for outstanding talent - developers, account managers, creative designers, ad operations specialists, and more.

If you thrive on “what’s next”, love technology and want to jump into a very fast-paced Ad:tech company, we want to hear from you. We welcome your ideas on everything, and will support your efforts to learn, achieve, and grow. Bottom line!

We're driven by your success. If success motivates you, you belong at Adacado.

We're headquartered in Vancouver Canada but have offices elsewhere, so don't let your location hold you back… If you prefer to work from home, that’s fine too...basically, if you're awesome, we want you!

Current Openings

The Position

We are seeking a Senior Technical Architect to work on and own the technical design of our state-of-the-art real-time creative advertising platform. Our platform is very large-scale, globally distributed, service oriented, and event driven. Our patent-pending technology handles 100s of millions of ad requests per month with the number of available creative ads ranging from 10s to 100s of thousands within a campaign. Through granular ad tracking, we collect huge amounts of data, the foundation from which we generate very sophisticated analytics and optimization that drive campaign performance and success for our clients.

Based on the growth of programmatic advertising, our positioning and our success to date, we expect dramatic increases in the volume of our real-time creative ad processing and serving in 2014. As such we need to make significant additions to our team in order to further develop our platform with enhanced capabilities so that we can continue to distance ourselves from the competition. If you are interested in working in an expanding world-class operation, within the disruptive ad tech space, we have a position for you.

The environment is very fast paced. Successful candidates must be comfortable in making daily changes to our core platform, refactoring/redesigning as needed, while clients are actively using the system. We believe in agile and incremental software development and particularly value simple solutions to complex problems. We also look for the ability to diagnose a problem across the entire software and hardware stack rather than just debug a piece of code.

Responsibilities

Design & implement new or enhance existing core areas within our proprietary cutting edge display advertising management platform. This involves 3 areas:
1. data acquisition & ad generation,
2. ad management,
3. ad serving & data collection with BI

Collaboration on requirements – Work with Product Management and Engineering to come up with features that would help us and our clients be more productive and improve the bottom line
Work closely with our Sys-Admin to plan and maintain infrastructure
Keep it running – Help troubleshoot application operational issues

Qualifications

Minimum of bachelors degree in computer science, or equivalent, MS/PhD preferred
7+ years of experience with Java and SQL is a must
3+ years technical design experience, ideally developing scalable, distributed SAAS platforms
Experience with Hadoop or similar, large scale database systems and processing is a plus
Experience with Linux based operating systems is a must
Must be hard working, team oriented, bright, creative, cooperative, and an exceptional problem solver
Must be self motivated and capable of owning the design & implementation process from start to end
Optional: Team responsibility
Desired

Experience with Maven, Git
Experience with servers such as Tomcat, Nginx, MySQL/MariaDB, Redis, ElasticSearch, ActiveMQ
Bonus

Experience with Big Data related technologies and Business Intelligence solutions

The Position

Adacado is seeking an experienced software QA Engineer to help perfect our real-time creative advertising platform. QA will work closely yet independently with various stakeholders (development, ad operations, product management) to define and run tests on features (old and new) of the Adacado software and infrastructure, and help to maintain application integrity from cradle to grave. The successful candidate will have a methodical penchant for tinkering, an insatiable curiosity for evaluating and utilizing new tools, and exceptional communication/documentation/writing skills.

Responsibilities

Setup testing tools, build and document testing processes.
Write test plans and test cases for new features, ensure documentation for new features is up-to-date by developers
Build and execute manual and automated test cases in an Agile environment
Document and report software defects, using a bug tracking system (JIRA)
Setup and run functional, load and performance tests
Verify and perform ad-hoc testing of newly implemented features for each iteration before launch
Maintain automated end-to-end regression testing in multiple environments and/or browsers using already built framework in Fitnesse/ Selenium.
From time to time, work with developers to audit application/processes to improve efficiency
Ensure ongoing compliance for all 3rd party ad serving certifications (eg ad behavior, tracking)

We work in a highly collaborative environment where we’ll educate you on the technologies we’ve adopted while you help to further innovate Adacado, be it software, procedures, or fun!

While Adacado is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver with easy access to public transit, employees are allowed to telecommute from time to time. We maintain very flexible work hours, casual dress code and a relaxed low-pressure environment. All QA employees are provided with dual-monitor stations and the freedom to use whichever tools they are most comfortable with. We have Free-Lunch-Fridays, monthly craft beer parties and a kitchen that is always fully stocked with snacks! Adacado also has company-wide tri-annual fun events where all our staff comes together for a day of fun, either playing some sports, embarking on an adventure, or solving a mystery in the city.

Required Skills

4+ years professional experience in software QA and testing, both server-side and client-side
Cross browser testing experience
Experience with current tools & techniques for testing rich Java-based web applications (Fitnesse, Selenium, JUnit, JMeter, TestNG, etc)
Experience with relational databases and optimization
Familiar with HTTP, request-response pattern
Experience with Windows / Mac / iOS/ Unix / Android environments
Ability to evaluate and recommend possible third party testing technologies
Must be self-motivated and capable of owning testing projects

BONUS SKILLS
Adacado welcomes all skillsets but special consideration will be given to candidates with exceptional experience with any of the following: Usability Testing, Mobile Testing, Risk-Based Testing, Jenkins, Maven, Git, JIRA, XSLT/XML

BONUS SKILLS
Experience with Unix command line programs and shell scripts

We are not expecting this successful candidate to arrive with everything they need to know. Skills can be learned so we’re much more interested in finding the right type of person.

The Position

(signing bonuses for Rockstars)

Adacado is looking for exceptionally motivated people who love to see the impact of their work on a global scale and who want to be a part of something special and unique.

Adacado is seeking an experienced (Java) software developer to evolve our real-time creative advertising platform. The successful candidate will work closely with all members of the development team to design, implement, test, and deploy the next generation of the Adacado software suite, and maintain each iteration from cradle to grave. As Adacado is quite diverse in its functions, a senior developer will always have the opportunity to (and is expected to) learn and play with new technologies, and to bring innovation to the table, evolving, enhancing and optimizing the Adacado platform over time. The successful candidate must also have the ability to diagnose problems across the entire software and hardware stack rather than just debug a piece of code.

Adacado is not expecting you to arrive with everything you need to know. We work in a highly collaborative environment where we’ll educate you on the technologies we’ve adopted while you help to further innovate Adacado, be it software, procedures, or fun!

While Adacado is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver with easy access to public transit, employees are allowed to telecommute. We maintain very flexible work hours and a casual dress code. All developers in the office are provided with dual-monitor stations and the freedom to use whichever development tools they are most comfortable with.

Lunch is provided company-wide on Fridays. The successful candidate is also eligible to receive a signing bonus.

Required

Minimum of bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent
8+ years professional experience in software design, development, testing, and maintenance (primarily in Java)
Outstanding programming and debugging skills in Java
Deep experience with relational database design and optimization
Excellent problem solving skills with the ability to translate requirements into a technical design, but within the constraints of the current platform
Experience designing and implementing scalable distributed systems
Experience with Linux command line programs and shell scripts
Ability to evaluate and recommend possible third party technologies
Must be self-motivated and capable of owning development projects

Bonus Points

Adacado welcomes all skillsets but special consideration will be given to candidates with exceptional experience with any of the following: Maven, Git, Tomcat, Nginx, MySQL/MariaDB, Redis, ElasticSearch, ActiveMQ, Akka, HTML5, jQuery, jQuery UI, Bootstrap, AngularJS, NodeJS, Grunt, RequireJS, MRAID, D3, Python, XSLT, Hibernate, Spring
Experience with Big Data related technologies and Business Intelligence solutions

The Position

We are seeking Junior Software Developers to work on our state-of-the-art real-time creative advertising platform. Our platform is very large-scale, globally distributed, service oriented, and event driven. Our patent-pending technology handles 100s of millions of ad requests per month with the number of available creative ads ranging from 10s to 100s of thousands within a campaign. Through granular ad tracking we collect huge amounts of data, the foundation from which we generate very sophisticated analytics and optimization that drive campaign performance and success for our clients.

Based on the growth of programmatic advertising, our positioning and our success to date, we expect dramatic increases in the volume of our real-time creative ad processing and serving in 2014. As such we need to make significant additions to our team in order to further develop our platform with enhanced capabilities so that we can continue to distance ourselves from the competition. If you are interested in working in an expanding world-class operation, within the disruptive ad tech space, we have a position for you.

The environment is very fast paced. Successful candidates must be comfortable in making daily changes to our core platform, refactoring/redesigning as needed, while clients are actively using the system. We believe in agile and incremental software development and particularly value simple solutions to complex problems. We also look for ability to diagnose a problem across the entire software and hardware stack rather than just debug a piece of code.

Requirements

Degree or currently enrolled in post-secondary computer science program, or equivalent experience
Excellent knowledge of Java, Javascript, and SQL
Logical thinking
Must be self-motivated and looking to innovate
Zest for technology

Bonus Points

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with any of the following will give candidates an edge: Source Control and Deployment Processes, QA practices, AJAX, CSS, jQuery (or similar), Linux, ElasticSearch, Redis, Maven, Redis, XSLT, Python, Hibernate, Spring

The Position

The perfect mix of creative and analytical, you will project manage and build ad campaigns from conception to execution, to launch, to post campaign analysis.

On the creative side, you will consult on strategy and design eye-catching and pixel perfect display advertising for the many and notable brands Adacado works with – Levis, Marriott, Dell, SteelSeries and Chivery just to name a few.
On the analytical side, you will use the Adacado platform to translate designs into templates and integrate client data, bringing campaigns to life in the form of real-time creative.
You have an affinity for small detail and will ensure that all campaigns are quality assured and tested.
You will work closely with business development and account management, on a team of four other specialists in a fast paced start-up environment.

The Ideal Candidate

You’re either a designer with technical skills or a technical person with design skills
1-3 years working in a digital role - technical or design
You hold great care to detail and perform tasks with a high degree accuracy
You’re great at multitasking and like to wear many hats
You like a challenge and solving puzzles
You’re versatile and like variety

Required Skills

Creative: Adobe Creative Suite
Technical: A solid understanding of at least two of these: HTML/CSS/JS/XML/XSL
Excellent communication skills
Ability to problem solve
Ability to follow directions and learn new concepts quickly
Ability to think abstractly and outside of the box
Ability to work under pressure

BONUS SKILLS -- Experience at a digital media agency or in an AdOps role (DoubleClick, OpenX, Atlas, etc.)
BONUS SKILLS -- Experience with digital advertising technologies or environments (RTB, DSP, DMP, Exchanges, etc.)
BONUS SKILLS -- Experience with metrics and analytics (Google analytics, Omniture, etc.)
BONUS SKILLS -- Background in Marketing or Design or equivalent education (BDes, BCom, etc.)

We are not expecting the successful candidate to arrive with everything they need to know. With on the job training, Adacado will help you become a skilled ad tech and online advertising expert. Skills can be learned so we’re much more interested in finding the right type of person.

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