Freewheel Engineer, Ad Technology Solutions

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our Client: A major Entertainment company

Job Description

Must have Freewheel

Position Summary
This role is the lead engineer for ad serving technology across all new digital platforms, including apps, websites and connected TVs. The position requires an in-depth understanding of ad server technology, as well as a clear view of the integration points between ad servers and web, app and video player technology. The engineer must be able to design solutions for implementation, ensure and QA proper implementation by third-parties and troubleshoot revenue critical ad server problems in real-time. In essence, the role must be a subject matter expert in ad servers, with enough knowledge of the overall infrastructure to lead the attack when trouble pops up.

1. 40% A.) Responsible for technical management of ad server when launching on new platforms (e.g., AppleTV, video ad serving on Twitter, etc) and overcoming technical hurdles
with ad serving for app launches on existing platforms (e.g., Xbox One, Roku, iOS, etc).
B.) The engineer will produce an implementation plan, project milestones, including ad product development and QA plan. The engineer will manage plans to completion,
coordinating resources, updating management and ensuring proper functioning of all ads.

2. 25% A.) Engineer will be responsible for implementing Dynamic Ad Insertion (and technical oversight of Freewheel, mDialog, etc) on Live Streaming.
B.) The engineer will manage mDialog and Freewheel and jointly develop solution, ensure implementation and QA operation.

3. 20% A.) Engineer will lead ad technology related to the implementation of Hulu and other digital distribution platforms .
B.) The engineer will produce an implementation plan, project milestones, including ad product development and QA plan. The engineer will manage plans to completion,
coordinating resources, updating management and ensuring proper functioning of all ads.

4. 20% A.) Solutions team would be responsible for working with ad server engineers, web developers, video solutions team and other third-parties on post-launch technical
hurdles/complex issues related to ad serving for those products we build and maintain today: Client's Video Player
B.) Maintain 24/7 access to technical resources to ensure proper functioning of all ad server technology on new platforms.


Education / Experience:

  • Min. 10 years of related professional work experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Similar


Computer Skills:

  • Min. 4 years of experience with video ad server technology
  • Min. 4 years of experience with web technologies (HTML5, JavaScript. Flash, CDN)
  • Experience with Video Content Management Systems (thePlatform, Brightcove, etc.)


Other Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Demonstrable technical proficiency ; ability to guide project to completion across multiple different partners and internal clients
  • Experience with a variety of project management methodologies
  • Experience with video ads across mobile and connected devices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with product managers, business clients, engineers, vendors and agencies
  • Understanding of traditional television infrastructure a plus