Mobile Engineer – Ads Squad
  • Toronto

Website Wattpad

Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company whose vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories. Since 2006, we’ve been on a mission to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world. Every month 80 million people around the world spend over 23 billion minutes on Wattpad to share and discover stories they can’t find anywhere else. Our brand banner includes: Wattpad, Tap by Wattpad, Wattpad Labs, Wattpad Studios, and Wattpad Brand Partnerships. We’re proudly based in Toronto, but our reach is global. Come build the future of entertainment and storytelling, and write your next chapter with us!

We are seeking a self-starting, ambitious Mobile Developer with experience developing sophisticated applications on the Android and/or iOS Platform to join our Advertising Squad. In this high-impact role, you will work with the Product Manager, Engineering Manager, Delivery Lead, other Engineers and Ad Operations to help formulate and drive technological changes to optimize our revenue along with mentoring engineers within the ads domain. Your work will have a direct effect on our company’s bottom line, as a crucial member of a revenue generating squad. The code you write will directly impact millions of users! Your work will reach a massive global audience: our apps have a total of 130 million downloads.

We require previous Ad exposure and deep understanding of how ad technology works across the web and mobile app environments (buy side, sell side, RTB, ad serving, video etc).

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work in a cross-functional team of engineers, product, and designers to customize the Wattpad experience for the Android and/or iOS platform
  • Work closely with Ad Ops team to build features and product to help drive our revenue from programmatic and direct ads
  • Formulate and drive technological changes to improve and optimize our ad revenue
  • Implement technological best practices related to ads industry and mentor other engineers in those best practices
  • Implement custom native user interfaces using the latest Android and/or iOS programming techniques
  • Program in one of Java, Kotlin, Swift, Objective-C
  • Own the breakdown and implementation of Stories and Epics with support from the Delivery Lead
  • Serve as a key member of the Android and/or iOS team
  • Produce the best Android/iOS products and user experiences
  • Identify and solve tough problems quickly
  • Proactively improve Wattpad and the way we get things done for our community of readers and writers
  • Code, design, test, debug, maintain, and document

What we’re looking for:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or a related field — highly relevant transferable skills will also be considered
  • Deep exposure to advertising networks and previous experience working in advertisement (SSP, DSP, etc.)
  • Ability to drive and lead the technical best practices from ad industry standards on mobile-centric platforms
  • Understanding of existing industry standards for ad serving (i.e. openRTB), certifications (i.e. MRC, Open Measurement), and other measurement systems (Nielson, Moat, IAS, DCM, etc.)
  • Understanding of ads security best practices and prevention techniques
  • Understanding of brand safety best practices and measurement tools
  • Previous experience with revenue generating teams or products
  • 3+ years building applications for Android and/or iOS Devices
  • Experience writing testable code
  • Knowledge of Android and iOS SDK performance tools and optimization techniques
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills
  • High level of passion for development
  • A learning and building focus with emphasis on hustling

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Meaningful equity (stock options)
  • Career development; we believe in mentorship and supporting you to achieve your goals
  • Hackathons
  • Health benefits, fully covered on us!
  • Generous parental leave top-up
  • Transit pass, choice of hardware, flexible hours
  • Corporate discount for gym membership for you and your family
  • A beautiful office in downtown Toronto, with easy access to transit
  • And a whole lot more!

About Wattpad

Who are we? Entrepreneurs and Do-ers. Our vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories, and our mission is to use the power of community and technology to unleash the full potential of stories to the world.
What does that mean? We are visionaries, community builders, passionate problem solvers, storytellers, coffee snobs (tea drinkers, too!), curious by nature, and culturally diverse.
What are we obsessed with? Our users. Solving complex problems and maximizing flow. Learning constantly. Building the next great storytelling product. Finding the greatest stories ever told. Dogs (and cats), coffee, and good snacks.
How do we work? Autonomously, collaboratively, respectfully. Balancing with work, family, and play…and all while having a great time.

Culture and Diversity

Wattpad is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate. Period.

We have taken a leadership position on creating a culture and an organization that truly values diversity. At Wattpad, we believe cultural fit doesn’t mean culturally identical, and diversity of thought helps us to challenge one another to think big and think differently. Our team is as diverse and eclectic as the global Wattpad community. In case it’s not clear: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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