Senior Software Engineer

Engineering
Canada

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Engineering
Canada

Index is a global advertising technology company helping media owners monetize their digital content through advertising so that consumers can continue enjoying free and open access to content online.   

We shaped the earliest forms of ad tech, and we’re looking for the technical expertise to help shape its future. Our customers have unique problems that can be solved at scale, and that’s where the technical skills of our team make a real difference. Our exchange handles more than 220 billion requests every day (which is even more than the New York Stock Exchange), and every member of our engineering team has an enormous amount of autonomy in building code that supports that level of scale. Through the transparency of our technology, dedication to innovation, and long-standing customer relationships, we lead through change. 

We have more than 500 Indexers around the globe dedicated to building a safe and transparent marketplace that provides a trusted experience for consumers.

What’s it like to work at Index?
Index is an exciting and fast-paced place to work. We’re built on our values of change, support, learning and teaching, trust, and intention. We pride ourselves on our independence and openness, not only in our technology, but in our teams, too. Our diverse and inclusive culture celebrates how we can leverage our unique differences to help drive Index forward.

Our culture of success is truly supportive and collaborative. In working together across our teams, we’re continually investing in the people and technology to solve the industry’s most complex problems. As we extend the promise of ad tech to every channel, we’re looking for talented engineers to help advance Index, and the industry, forward.

Are you ready to join the programmatic evolution?

A Senior Software Engineer takes ownership of their work, encourages peers in their division to avoid silos, and leads by example. Since they are at a point where their seniority is more visible in this role, they easily apply technology principles and design techniques based on the experience they have accumulated, allowing them to contribute to complex designs, as well as make suggestions for implementing improvements in any given piece of code. A Sr. SE applies technology principles and design experience to multiple tasks and complex designs. They participate in system design tasks; design modules to the constraints imposed by the system and actively contribute to the design of related modules.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Experience and Leadership: You are not a manager but you do know how to work with a team of developers and can help mentor and guide junior members of the team as well as leverage your experience to make sound decisions
  • Problem Solvers: You don’t stop until the problem gets solved and you find more than one way to solve it. You love working with other people, presenting your viewpoint but ultimately working towards the best solution, regardless of where it comes from
  • Knowledge Hungry: Learning new frameworks and languages is exciting to you – you’re not satisfied with the status quo. We use a variety of languages and tools to solve problems and we're interested in what you're looking to learn

Here’s What You’ll be Doing:

  • Working on cutting edge programmatic ad tech systems that handle hundreds of billions of transactions every day
  • The projects you’ll be working on will work towards making our exchange a strong performer for ad driven streaming services
  • Designing, writing, and testing robust and reliable code
  • Working closely with product to deeply understand the domain and identify opportunities for improvements
  • Finding practical technological solutions
  • Analyzing and estimating work in an agile environment
  • Fostering a collaborative environment by bringing people together to come up with better designs and approaches to complex problems
  • Suggest, promote and implement improvements to coding standards and practices

Here's What You Need:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
  • Expertise in API design/development, design patterns and web-based development
  • You are talented, fast learner and embrace change
  • A desire to work with and learn from the people around you – we greatly value people and interactions
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, the ability to think differently, and an understanding that compromise, negotiation and practicality are important qualities
  • Experience designing, writing and testing high quality clean back-end server-side code in a large and scalable deployment environment
  • Experience working with Linux environments, resilient and scalable platforms is an asset
  • Knowledge in any of the following are assets: Golang, C#, Java, Python and Scala; Kubernetes, Kafka, Docker, Aerospike; SOLID principles, TDD

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans at no cost to you
  • Time off and flexible work schedules
  • Retirement plan with a 5% company match
  • Stock options and equity packages
  • Generous parental leave
  • Monthly wellness stipend plus fitness discounts and quarterly wellness group activities
  • Home office stipend
  • Community engagement opportunities and donation-matching program
  • Annual virtual company retreats and regular community-led team events

Equal employment opportunity
At Index Exchange, we believe that successful products are built by teams just as diverse as the audience who uses them. As such, we are committed to equal employment opportunities. We celebrate diversity of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Additionally, we realize that diversity is deeper than any status or classification—diversity is the human experience. For those who show grit, passion, and humility—Index will welcome you.

Accessibility for applicants with disabilities
Index Exchange is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please let us know if you’d like to request a reasonable accommodation.

*COVID-19 guidance: We have re-opened offices in various cities following local guidelines, but are continuing to maintain a flexible work environment.

 

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