Engineering Lead Manager

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About Index: 

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 only be solved at internet scale, and that’s where the technical skills of our team make a real difference. 

Our exchange handles more than 450 billion requests every day (for comparison Google serves an estimated 9 billion searches a day), all running in our own global data centers. Every member of our technology team has an enormous amount of autonomy in building and managing our systems to support and enable our growing level of scale. Through the transparency of our technology, dedication to innovation and integrity, and long-standing customer relationships, we lead through change. 

What’s it like to work at Index? 

We have more than 600 Indexers around the globe dedicated to building a safe and transparent marketplace that provides a trusted experience for consumers. 

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. 

About The Role 

We are seeking an experienced Engineering Lead Manager with a strong background to lead and develop a high-performance team of engineers. The ideal candidate is an experienced developer who is eager to demonstrate leadership and technical acumen by offering guidance, mentorship, and direction to our teams. For over 20 years, IX has been known as the change agents of digital advertising – innovators who help shape how our industry reacts to new challenges and shifts in the market. As a result, we’ve been able to partner with some of the most prominent players in the media industry including Hearst, Disney, and Meredith Corporation among many others. 

Here’s What You’ll be Doing 

  • Team Leadership: Build and lead a world-class team, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and accountability. Provide mentorship, guidance, and professional development opportunities to team members. 
  • Technical Expertise: Possess a deep understanding withing agile environments, with a focus on working collaboratively with marketing, sales, advertising 
  • Software Engineering Skills: Collaborate with software engineering teams to implement best practices in the software development life cycle, including designing scalable and resilient systems. 
  • Reporting and Metrics: Develop and maintain meaningful performance metrics and reporting mechanisms to track the health and reliability of our systems. Use data-driven insights to guide decision-making and triaging. 
  • Project Management: Act as a technical leader on projects, architecting the design of projects to meet the needs of the business outcome, and to align with existing architectural vision. Collaborate with subject matter experts and with a network of peers to ensure on-time quality delivery. 

Here's What You Need 

  • Strong software engineering skills, including proficiency in programming languages such as Golang, React, Angular 
  • Demonstrable expertise in API design/development. Experience in designing, developing and testing high quality APIs and UI applications 
  • Exceptional leadership and team-building skills with a track record of developing high-performing teams with at least 4 years of experience in that role. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, the ability to think differently, and an understanding that compromise, negotiation and practicality are important qualities  
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams. 

Why You’ll Love Working Here:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans for you and your dependents  
  • Paid time off, health days, and personal obligation days plus flexible work schedules  
  • Competitive retirement matching plans  
  • Equity packages  
  • Generous parental leave available to birthing, non-birthing, and adoptive parents  
  • Annual well-being allowance plus fitness discounts and group wellness activities    
  • Commuter benefits and discounts, where available  
  • Employee assistance program  
  • Mental health first aid program that provides an in-the-moment point of contact and reassurance  
  • One day of volunteer time off per year and a donation-matching program  
  • Bi-weekly town halls and regular community-led team events  
  • Multiple resources and programming to support continuous learning
  • A workplace that supports a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment – learn more here 


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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 welcomes and encourages individuals with disabilities to apply to work with us. 

If you require an accommodation, please share the details of your request and any information how we can assist you with the hiring recruiter when they contact you. Index Exchange will make reasonable efforts to ensure accommodation requests are met throughout the recruitment process.

Index Everywhere, Index Anywhere

Our corporate headquarters are in Toronto, with major offices in New York, Montreal, Kitchener, London, San Francisco, and many other global cities. As a major global advertising exchange, we are committed to operating as a tightly knit global team and embracing and empowering talent wherever our colleagues may be. All our technology positions and teams are open to remote and virtual work.