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AdTech & Integrations Engineer

About Blavity, Inc.

 

Blavity, Inc. is a venture-funded technology and new media company, which was founded in 2014 with the simple idea of enabling Millennials of Color to tell their own stories. Today, we are home to the largest network of news platforms and lifestyle brands focusing on Black culture through original content, video and unique experiences. The company has grown into a market leader for black media, reaching 30 million millennial per month through its growing brand portfolio; Blavity News, 21Ninety, AfroTech, Travel Noire, and Shadow And Act. We are 5 brands with one vision and limitless opportunity!

 

Assembled of passionate, high-energy, and focused rock-stars, our Blavity Team creates and executes with our values at the forefront of mind: 

 

  • Love of Community

  • Transparency and Communication

  • Collective Responsibility

  • Fail Fast

 

Blavity, Inc. is continuously looking for new team members to help us continue to scale, cultivate our community, and advance our strategic direction. We are headquartered in Downtown LA, and have a satellite work space in Atlanta. Join us!

What you will do...

The full-time AdTech & Integrations Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, and integrating AdTech plans. In partnership with the QA Team, scenario developments will be tested, in addition to troubleshooting ad-related issues with the AdOps Team. 

The ideal candidate is/has been a software developer in a technology start-up or digital media company with Ads/monetization, and has experience designing and building integrations with 3rd party AdTech platforms (ie. Wordpress) and in reactive Javascript codebases built using Vue/Nuxt. Additionally, he/she is an technical expert, keeps current with best practices/industry knowledge, is an analytical thinker, and a proven problem solver.  

This position is based out of Downtown LA and reports directly into the Engineer Manager. 

Job Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Develop, integrate, test and deploy ad-related code on a variety of CMS platforms including Wordpress, Joomla and proprietary systems. 
  • Help create product requirements and manage implementation for projects related to company’s ad stacks 
  • Track technical aspects of ad performance to analyze & recommend ad-related product optimizations 
  • Design and implement Ad Tech improvement plans with Engineering, Product, and Ad Operations teams 
  • Consult on implementation during ad vendor/partner review phase 
  • Coordinate engineering initiatives with vendor/partner technical resources 
  • Test scenario development with QA team 
  • Design and implement multivariate testing
  • Troubleshoot ad-related issues that can’t be addressed by Ad Ops 
  • Closely track industry trends and best practices, including IAB recommendations, standards and proposed specifications 

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Years of Experience: 3-5 years experience building modern web applications utilizing HTML5, CSS3, JSON and JavaScript 

Years of Specialty Experience: preferred 1-2 years of experience as an AdTech Engineer
Education: preferred Code School certification or degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Physics or a related field.

Technology/System Requirements: 

  • Javascript and expert knowledge of the AdTech ecosystem, particularly RTB, SSP, ad serving, ad exchange and header bidding technologies
  • Hands on experience with a front-end framework like ReactJS, VueJs/Nuxt, Angular 
  • Proficient using browser developer tools debug JavaScript, DOM elements, and HTTP requests  
  • Advanced experience building & troubleshooting solutions using Google’s DFP 
  • Knowledge of ad servers and digital marketing technology 
  • An understanding of web-tracking and ad tagging technologies
  • Knowledge of programmatic sales solutions (DSPs, SSPs, Ad Networks)

Competencies: Analytical Thinker; Data Monitoring; Functional/Technical expertise; Industry Knowledge; Effective Communication; Teamwork; Attention to Detail; Proven Problem Solver; Demonstrates Good Judgement; Resilient/Demonstrates Flexibility/Adaptability  

Travel: 5%

Preferred Interests: Love for black music, politics and pop culture, and community

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