Samsung Ads is looking to add a Cloud Infrastructure Architect to our SRE team.

This role reports directly to David Trefou, Director SRE and will be hybrid-based requiring a mix of working from our Montreal QC / Toronto, ON office or open to Remote-Canada. 

What you will do

As a Cloud Architect, you’ll be responsible for defining, refining, and guiding the execution of the long, medium, and short-term vision for our systems, as well as for major investments across our product suite. In this role, you’ll report directly to the SRE Manager in Montréal, and indirectly to the Chief Architect. You will be working in close partnership with other Architects, SREs, senior engineering, and product leadership.

Your main responsibilities will be to contribute to and disseminate the global architectural vision of Samsung Ads (the “what”).  Your secondary responsibility is to lead the architecture team members as they follow that vision in their support of the feature and component teams executing the engineering work (the “how”). This can involve platform contributions, producing reference architecture designs, and templates, as well as performing mission-critical benchmarking and profiling of systems.

  • Co-architect new services for failure tolerance, and self-healing, and as establishing clear scaling paths
  • Curate and communicate the key architecture pillars that apply to all architecture engineering for Samsung Ads
  • Develop technical blueprints for the Samsung Ads platform
  • Architect new features and components with the team based on product and internal requirements
  • Balance a judicious mix of top-down declaration and bottom-up collaboration
  • Analyze and constructively critique architecture and design with peers
  • Constantly prune and steer: analyze current versus ideal states, detailing GAPs, and re-architect existing components to address growth, performance, scalability, migration, and change management challenges
  • Research and evaluate best-of-breed technologies to inform architecture decisions. Perform build-vs-buy and cost/benefit analysis
  • Maintain up-to-date architecture documentation and flows as it relates to components, data, and their interdependencies
  • Provide consultancy and guidance to engineering teams as they build and evaluate components
  • Provide consultancy to engineers during component testing and productization to ensure fidelity against agreed-on architecture and acceptance criteria
  • Provide consultancy and guidance to non-engineering teams, such as product, privacy, and governance regarding component and data behaviors and characteristics
  • Participate in internal training to improve knowledge of both existing components and general architecture best-practices
  • Act as a subject matter expert for the challenges of infrastructure and operation
  • Contribute to the global SRE practice
  • Establish capacity and growth plans to be executed by automation

What you will need

  • You have a minimum of 3+ years of working experience in a senior architect role or as a senior/staff engineer with architecture responsibilities
  • Concurrently, or prior to your architecture experience, you have a minimum of 5 years working as a cloud engineer
  • You have strong expertise across broad computer science fundamentals: Hardware, operating systems, software, data structures, and networking
  • You have demonstrated experience designing and implementing architecture for a large global product
  • You possess superb communication skills, especially the ability to multiplex and translate low-level engineering-facing details and high-level product-facing attributes
  • You are very comfortable presenting and creating consensus using multiple methods: Written diagrams and text, in-person meetings, in-person and remote presentations, including occasional cross-office travel
  • You have hands-on experience and comfort with classical Software Development Life Cycle
  • You have hands-on experience with modern SDLC tooling including source control, reviewing, CI, and CD
  • You have an extremely high level of attention to detail
  • You have a track record of making things better, questioning, and challenging the status quo
  • You are able to prioritize tasks and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • You can work autonomously, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong English communication, written and verbal skills; French is an asset 

Benefits

  • 100% company-paid comprehensive health & dental coverage (including massage and therapeutic care) as of Day 1. Access to an employee assistance program  and a virtual care platform (wellness, medical & nutrition).
  • Personal spending account & Healthcare spending account with Sun Life Life that can offer you personalized perks like home office equipment, spa treatments, green living, fitness equipment, music streaming services and more!
  • Up to 2000$ reimbursed for Mental Health Care
  • Generous RRSP Matching Program up to 5% 
  • Competitive compensation package, including performance incentive bonus plan based on company, team and personal objectives
  • Minimum 21 days of paid time off 

Perks

  • Virtual social committee-lead activities such as monthly wine club night, games night as well as wellness initiatives like virtual yoga and meditation, art therapy, aromatherapy classes
  • Access to learning and development opportunities (your own LinkedIn Learning license, Pluralsight, professional development program, continuing education and more)
  • Officevibe – anonymous feedback from our teams to know how you’re really doing and keep you engaged
  • Onboarding framework which ensures you’re set up for success from Day 1 to Year 1. This also includes a buddy program (someone who will be there for you) from Day 1
  • Amazing discounts through Samsung Employee Discounts website and access to Perkopolis website with great rebates, coupons and promotions
  • Summer Fridays
  • Generous  Employee Referral Program
  • Giving Back Program which includes donation matching & volunteering initiatives including one paid volunteer day

*certain benefits & perks apply to only full time permanent roles. Please ask TA for additional details.

Life at Samsung Ads

Samsung Ads is an advanced Advertising Technology Company in rapid growth that focuses on enabling brands to connect with Samsung TV audiences as they are exposed to digital media by using the industry’s most comprehensive data to build the world’s smartest connected audience platform. Being part of an international company such as Samsung and doing business around the world means that we get to work on big complex projects with stakeholders and teams located around the globe.

We are proud to have built a world-class organization, grounded in an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit. Working at Samsung Ads offers one of the best environments in the industry to learn just how fast you can grow, how much you can achieve, and how good you can be. We thrive on problem-solving, breaking new ground, and enjoying every part of the journey.

Are you hesitant to submit an application because you’re not sure if you check every box? Apply anyway! We would love to hear from you and figure out what you can add to the culture here at Samsung Ads.

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