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Manager, Ad Ops

Responsibilities:

  • Manage start to finish direct sale campaign process, tracking pixels, troubleshooting tags, targeting, optimization, and reporting
  • Analyzes performance metrics for all mobile & online ad campaigns, measuring dozens of variables across multiple dimensions
  • Makes changes to campaigns to maximize performance or delivery, based on analyses
  • Stay abreast of trends in mobile & online advertising, product development, and yield optimization best practices
  • Monitor and generate reporting used for various departments
  • Other duties as requested and required
  • Ensures direct campaigns are reaching their goals
  • Lead a small team of ad operations specialists

Required experience/skills:

  • 5+ years overall work experience, with 5 years in online/mobile advertising industry
  • Experienced with at least one of the following ad servers: Mopub, DFP, Mocean
  • Experience with ad trafficking (display, video), de-bugging, data collection, ad optimizations
  • Experience and understanding of Private Marketplaces (PMPs)
  • Analytical with a strong attention to detail
  • Experience in Excel or other statistical software is desirable
  • Knowledge of JavaScript and/or Python is highly desirable
  • Ad exchange or Demand Side Platform media buying a big plus
  • Previous experience leading a team is highly desirable
  • Undergraduate degree or related experience

Permanent job/downtown Toronto

Salary – 65-85K

Java Developer – 6 mos. contract

Requisition Details:

  • J2EE multitier application development experience
  • Strong understanding of java EE architecture and design
  • Experience with OOA/OOD
  • Experience with relational database system like TSQL, stored procedure and function
  • Experience with UI framework, like Java Swing
  • Experience with application development framework, like MVC, spring, EJB.
  • Experience with web service like SOAP and Rest
  • Experience with build, deploy tool like Ant, Maven
  • Experience with Jboss EAP 4.3 and Jboss development tool (JBDS)
  • Understanding of UML Diagrams
  • Excellent communication, documentation and interpersonal skills – must be a team player
  • Must be agile and flexible, able to learn new concepts and skills quickly

Financial and Insurance industry knowledge

Location – downtown Toronto

Rate – 60-70/hour

Database Administrator – SQL*Server – 6 mos Contract

SQL Server 2008 or 2003 – System DBA Primarily production support, also development & Test environment support. Installation, patching, performance tuning, etc.. Database Administrator Care and feeding of SQL databases in the client environment including ERP and Lotus Notes databases Performance monitoring and tuning of databases and reports Project support including server and application migrations SQL environment project to balance and distribute transactional and reporting load during financial closing periods Support data integration and reporting analyst Rebuild indexes for better performance and boost application speeD Move, shrink or expand database files for more efficient operation, better performance and allow more data within the same space Restore databases from Production to Test or Staging for developers to have most current data for testing Good Knowledge on Installation, configuration and upgrading of SQL server software and related products  Sound knowledge on SQL Server troubleshooting and performance tuning  Ability to work on SQL Server Backuprecovery, Maintenance and Security issue  Working knowledge on SSRS reports  Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills coupled with ability to produce complete, clear, and concise communications including both oral and written forms  Working knowledge of Stored procedure  Ability to plan growth and changes capacity planning  Setup and maintain documentation and standards  Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and coordinate with clients  Sound problem-solving skills with an affinity for detail

Location – downtown Toronto

Rate – depends on experience

DevOps Engineer

Our client is seeking a motivated and resourceful engineer to help build, manage and optimize consumer applications on smart-phones and other emerging platforms. The DevOps team oversees server and application deployment and manages server clusters in the AWS cloud. As part of the DevOps team this person work directly with other development team members to provide highly available and high performing services.  The challenges are exciting and varied.  The qualified candidate will work with an agile team of software engineers and must thrive in a high-energy environment with complex multi-disciplinary projects.  The mantra for this role will be automation, automation, automation with a focus on site reliability and performance.

Responsibilities:

    • 2+ years experience in systems engineering / administration
    • Understanding of configuration management principles and tools
    • Setting up systems with Automation in mind.
    • Identify and solve performance bottlenecks
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Optimization of user experience and resource usage
    • Supporting and improving our sports, eSports and fantasy offering

 

Requirements:

  • Experience in dynamic / interpreted programming languages (such as Ruby, Python, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Linux systems tooling a must
  • Experience with AWS cloud instances and deployment solutions via Puppet, Ansible or similar tools
  • Familiarity with common open source web service infrastructure: Nginx, HAProxy, Redis, MySQL, etc…
  • Familiarity with source code control (Git, Hg), along with writing deploy scripts
  • Knowledge of various stacks in the context of application delivery (TCP and HTTP for example)

WHAT WE OFFER:

  •  Competitive salary with Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Comprehensive Benefits package
  • Fun, relaxed work environment
  • Located downtown Toronto; easily accessible by public transit
  • Snacks and drinks provided
  • Awesome patio with BBQ
  • Games room (people enjoy Mario Kart, FIFA 15, foosball and ping pong)

Salary – 80-100K range (maybe higher for a senior candidate)

Location – downtown Toronto

 

Ruby Developer

We are looking for talented and passionate Ruby developers to help build and scale a modern API that powers our apps. You will be working with smart, friendly, and dedicated Ruby/Rails developers on one of Toronto’s top Ruby teams. You’ll get to push updates to over 5 million users daily on a modern stack using AWS for infrastructure and Urban Airship for alerts. We use GitHub to manage all of our code and are big believers in code review.

The ideal candidate has experience with some of the above technologies, but wanting to work with them is the most important thing.

Requirements:

  •  2+ years experience in Ruby, Rails
  •  Solid understanding of basic software design principles
  •  Test Driven Development (TDD, RSpec, etc)
  •  RDBMS & Key-Value Store experience (ie. MySQL, Memcached, Redis)
  •  Experience with Modern VCS (Git or Mercurial)

Desired Skills:

  • Queues and background processing
  • Scaling web applications
  • Caching strategies
  • Creating Ruby gems
  • Experience with JSON APIs
  • Experience with JavaScript MVC

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary with Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Comprehensive Benefits package
  • Fun, relaxed work environment
  • Located downtown Toronto; easily accessible by public transit

Salary – depends on experience

 

Business Analyst Contract

Major Responsibilities

  • Elicit, analyze, validate and document business, functional and quality requirements for assigned projects or business initiatives using multiple BABOK methods and techniques.
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis and identify solution alternatives – and demonstrate which is best.
  • Work with project sponsors to ensure requirements are aligned to business objectives.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the actual underlying needs.
  • Continually improve skills and build knowledge in all aspects of the organization, business processes, services, and industry standards.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to business and technology units, customers, industry forums, senior management and executives, selecting the appropriate approach based on the audience.
  • Support internal and external customers by sharing knowledge and expertise about standards and services.
  • Mentors and motivate less senior staff in gaining knowledge and experience of business analysis skills and techniques.
  • Takes ownership of complex or large components of projects and leads and supervises other staff members to deliver the expected results.

Competencies (Skills/Qualifications/Experience)

  • Deep knowledge with the business analysis knowledge required as defined in the BABOK
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and writing skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into functional and operational requirements.
  • 8+ years investment fund industry experience in SBA or similar role.
  • Preferably a strong knowledge of ETFs.
  • Experience with business intelligence platforms and projects.
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Effectively communicates and builds rapport with team members, stakeholders and business partners.
  • Deep knowledge of various requirements analysis and modeling techniques.
  • Ability to work independently under time constraints.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • University degree (business or computer science) or equivalent work experience.
  • Certification in Business Analysis / CBAP® an asset.
  • Good knowledge of BPM or Requirement Management tools an asset.

Location – downtown Toronto

Rate – 70-80/hr

Length – 3 mos to start (maybe 6 if they like you a lot!)

Business Analyst/Data Warehouse Consultant

Business Analyst/Data Warehouse

Requisition Details:

  • Experience in gathering requirements and working with the business on BI and Data Warehousing
  • Participates in meetings with Client stakeholders to understand business requirements in detail
  • Provides understanding of the functional areas of the current system
  • Provides inputs on functional aspects of the project throughout the project life cycle
  • Participates in creation of source to target data mapping and master data mapping
  • Interact daily and carry out knowledge transition through Mail/Tele/Video conference, etc.
  • Finalize Documents
  • Should have strong knowledge of different database
  • Working with several large and complex SQL databases
  • Plan and implement the overall data warehousing and business intelligence strategy
  • Analyses business intelligence data and makes recommendations for data warehouse growth and integration for the enterprise
  • Work with IT and business customers to develop requirements for designing the data warehouse architecture
  • Provides support and technical guidance to ensure architecture and framework are aligned with BI application needs
  • Leads and consults on the implementation and integration of data warehouses; ensures data is current and meets organizational quality and integrity standards
  • Oversee all aspects of data warehousing and business intelligence projects
  • Good experience in working with large scale and successful BI and Data Warehousing initiatives within the Organization
  • Should possess good communication skills

Location:  downtown Toronto

Length:  6 mos to start

Rate:  open depending on experience – 70-85/hr

Sr. ETL Developer/Architect

Developer/Architect

Prospective candidates require proven experience leading full phase solution design and delivery within the business intelligence and data warehouse space. The desired applicant must have strong communications skills (verbal and written) and know how to partner with cross-department teams, prospects, calients and business audiences in order to relate complex solutions in simple terms.

Location: Mississauga – close to Pearson Airport

Employment Type: Permanent

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • 8-10 years experience in DW/BI projects with competent level of knowledge in various ETL and BI tools
  • Experience in full life cycle solution design and implementation
  • Strong knowledge of business intelligence and data warehousing architecture
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on involvement in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of DW/BI solutions.
  • Closely work with all levels of business with varying levels of technical knowledge to gather accurate and actionable business, technical requirements and deliver solutions to support those requirements with minimal supervision on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Work with sales team to exploit opportunities for our suite of products and services.
  • On-site and remote demonstrations to clients or prospects.
  • Discuss, capture and define customer requirements as part of the Discovery Process including on-site client/prospect meetings.
  • Working closely with members of delivery, infrastructure and support to ensure appropriate solution design is provided and implemented.
  • Support RFP/RFI and proposal process.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • The candidate should have total of 8-10 years of delivery experience, familiar with all phases of SDLC.
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands on experience (certification is preferred) in at least one ETL and one BI technologies listed below:
    • ETL – Datastage Infosphere, Talend, Abinitio
    • BI – MicroStrategy, Qlikview, Cognos, SAP
  • Experience designing and implementing data marts, and/or data warehouses
  • B2B Pre Sales support and involvement in sales and business development process
  • Experience in building technical solutions for RFIs, RFPs, tenders and quotation documents
  • Experience in navigating through complex multi-dimensional business source systems to drive solutions

Other desired skills include:

  • Design and development experience with visual insight, active dashboards, and mobile
  • Strong SQL skills with the ability to optimize, analyze, and improved database SQL performance on any of the following platforms: Oracle, DB2, Teradata, SQL Server
  • Knowledge of web presentation architectures and hardware/software implementations for business intelligence
  • Knowledge of smart data presentation (scorecards, dashboards, and other advanced analytics)

This is a permanent job

Location – west Toronto (Mississauga officially) near Pearson Airport

Salary – 90-110K (may go higher for a good fit)

Java Developer – Application Support

Sr. Software Development Engineer – Application Support

Our client’s proprietary technology powers advertising solutions that create 1:1 consumer connections. Real time data, brand safety technology and screen agnostic platform are the underpinnings of these advertising solutions. The technology solution is customizable to your unique needs and campaign objectives.

The client wanted to create a world in which online advertising was more efficient, and provided greater returns for advertisers and to generate the most intelligent audience connections and achieve deeper insights.

The Role

Do you enjoy investigating & resolving issues and being the person who solves the last piece of the puzzle? As an Application Support Engineer you will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining our Data Processing systems. You will identify potential service-impacting items, work on live system incidents to bring the incident to closure within agreed SLA’s and design and implement performance and stability improvements.

• Ensure that a high quality of service and customer focus is maintained at all times
• Monitor systems to proactively identify and address potential issues
• Respond to high level business critical issues to ensure continuity of service within agreed SLA’s
• Perform deep-dive code inspections to address issues and identify performance and stability improvements
• Implement, test and deployment incident fixes onto the live platform
• Work with teams and people across the business to address issues
• Use your system knowledge and technical skills to identify and document ways of improving monitoring and system resource utilization
• Provide mentoring and support to the junior members of the team.
• Address any ad-hoc requests that are raised to the team

Desired Skills and Experience

• Degree in Computer Science or related field with 4+ years relevant work experience
• Proficiency in Java/SQL
• Knowledge of data structures, algorithms, operating systems and distributed systems
• Knowledge of various software technologies, methodologies and applied software engineering practices/standards such as OOD, SOAP, REST, Tomcat
Preferred Qualifications
• Working knowledge of Big Data and distributed processing technologies Hadoop, Map-Reduce, Storm, Kafka, HBase is desirable
• Strong understanding of system and application performance characteristics
• Shell/Bash scripting

What We Offer
• The opportunity to work with a smart team in an exciting company that values your contributions
• The chance to work with an application that can handle billions of transactions per day using distributed architecture
• An extended medical plan
• A convenient location, with an office next door to the Finch TTC Subway and GO Bus stations (located at Yonge & Finch)
• Fun company and team events

Salary – 85-100K
Benefits – standard

Sr. Sales Engineer

Senior Systems Engineer – Canada
Pre/Post Sales | Toronto, Ontario

Our client seeks a Systems Engineer to partner with the Regional Sales Director in a pre-sales and post-sales technical role, showcasing our client’s product solutions-setting up demonstrations and explaining features and benefits to customers – and designing and configuring products to meet specific customer needs. In additional to technological aptitude, and the ability to learn quickly and stay current, the ideal candidate’s interpersonal, presentation and troubleshooting skills evoke passion and confidence.

Direct account and partner responsibilities for selected accounts in assigned territory. Keep up-to-date on Layer 4-7 Switching competitive solutions, products and services. Provide technical and sales support for accounts in assigned territory. Perform technical presentations for customers, partners and prospects. Assist with the development of formal sales plans and proposals for assigned opportunities.

Requirements:
• 7+ years of Layer 4-7 Switching experience and expertise.
• Industry standard application delivery controller product experience required.
• Pre-Sales experience required. Typically requires BS/BA (EE/CS) or equivalent.
Technical Skills
• Must have in-depth knowledge in at least one area of specialization in Virtualization, Application Acceleration or IPv6 Migration technologies.
• In-depth knowledge and strong operating experience in at least one of the following areas: Enterprise Applications, Network Security, or Network Address Translation.
• Knowledge of Layer-4-7 protocols and technologies such as HTTP, DNS, SSL, Caching, and Compression.
• Competitive knowledge in Layer4-7 switching including solutions, technology and product offerings.
• Understanding and conversant about company, competitors, technologies, solutions, product strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Non-Technical Skills:
• Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills.
• Ability to work effectively, add value as a team member and assume a leadership role for the team.

This client is a Canadian subsidiary of an American firm. This is a work from home opportunity. Territory covers Ontario and Eastern Canada so travel will be required.

Base to 130K plus bonus