Lead Engineer, Creatives Library

At StackAdapt
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Full Remote

Posted on September 17th

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StackAdapt is the #1 performing native advertising platform helping brands accelerate customer engagement and acquisition. This state-of-the-art platform is where some of the most progressive work in machine learning meets cutting-edge user experience. Ranking the highest in performance by G2 Crowd for the fourth time, we're one of the fastest growing companies in Canada and ranks 6th in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 ranking and 23rd in Fast 500 in North America. 

We're seeking an Engineering Manager to help lead our growing full-stack engineering team. The digital advertising industry is riddled with interesting challenges as we continue to scale out our platform with a fast growing list of customers.

Our technologies include Ruby on Rails, Go, React, GraphQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, Amazon Redshift, and others. 

Watch our talk at Amazon Tech Talks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRqu-a4gPuU

About the team:
- We are building a full fledged creatives library that allows clients to store, host and manage bulk creative assets for ad campaigns on the platform.
-We offer creatives templates for clients to build quick off-the-shelf display creatives on the platform
-We aim to reduce the need to integrate with expensive third party creative providers that charge on a CPM basis, and provide in-house solutions.

What you'll be doing:
  • Lead and mentor teams of talented engineers within full-stack web engineering
  • Make a positive impact on the team's productivity and growth
  • Promote software development best-practices and conduct rigorous code reviews
  • Plan ahead and architect scalable web APIs, component library and backend systems
  • Rigorously identify and solve technical challenges
  • Write code as needed, such as those involving issue resolution and low-effort high-impact items
  • Work closely with Product Managers and Designers to ensure requirements and priorities align
  • Conduct interviews to attract and identify potential high performing candidates
  • Balance and prioritize projects to maximize efficiency and ensure company objectives are achieved

What you'll bring to the table:
  • Proven track record of delivering results and leading growing, high-impact teams
  • At least 5 years experience of software development in web technologies and architecting scalable systems in a successful high-growth technology company
  • At least 2 years of leadership experience, including essential people management experiences listed above Experience with at least 36 direct reports in a leadership role
  • You have in-depth experience with CSS, HTML, JavaScript or Typescript.
  • You have experience working with modern frontend libraries and frameworks (eg. React, Redux, Jest etc.)
  • Experience scaling a Ruby on Rails backend architecture is a plus
  • A strong understanding of computer science fundamentals (we have not forgotten our basics!) - data structures, system design, cloud computing, full-stack development etc.
  • Passion to build a positive and fun engineering culture

StackAdapters Enjoy:
  • Competitive salary 
  • Full benefits from League on day one of employment 
  • RRSP Matching 
  • Work from home reimbursements 
  • Global WeWork membership
  • Coverage and support of personal development initiatives (conferences, courses, etc) 
  • An awesome parental leave policy 
  • A weekly $15 lunch credit via Ritual 
  • A friendly, welcoming, and supportive culture 
  • Our social and team events (virtually!) 


StackAdapt is a diverse and inclusive team of collaborative, hardworking individuals trying to make a dent in the universe. No matter who you are, where you are from, who you love, follow in faith, disability (or superpower) status, ethnicity, or the gender you identify with (if you’re comfortable, let us know your pronouns), you are welcome at StackAdapt. If you have any requests or requirements to support you throughout any part of the interview process, please let our Talent team know.

About StackAdapt
StackAdapt is a self-serve programmatic advertising platform used by the most exceptional digital marketers. This state-of-the-art platform is where some of the most progressive work in machine learning meets cutting-edge user experience. Ad buyers plan, execute, and manage data-driven digital advertising campaigns across all devices, inventory, and publisher partners. StackAdapt is a Top 100 Software Product on G2, being the only DSP on the Best Software Products and Highest Satisfaction lists.

We've been recognized for our high performing campaign conversion rates, award-winning customer service, and innovation by numerous industry publications including:

A Top Growing Company in Canada based on the Globe and Mail's 2020 Business Report


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