Data is a big deal at Index Exchange. Our advertising exchange generates multiple terabytes of auction-related information each day and our Data Engineering team builds tools and infrastructure to help manage this vast amount of data. Working within our larger R&D team, our Data Engineers use a specialized suite of tech and hardware to pipe, parse and maintain our data, including the oversight of a multi-petabyte cluster. We’re looking for Engineers to join our team and help build the next generation of big data solutions at Index Exchange.

Working on the bleeding edge of exciting technology, you’re afforded the opportunity to experiment with new tools and attempt radically different approaches than traditional software engineering affords. Every day with the Data team is different and each project presents its own set of new and exciting challenges.   Things shift very quickly in our industry and we rely on the Data team to keep us ahead of the curve and moving in the right direction.

We are a global technology company that connects the largest publishers and marketers across the globe through programmatic advertising. We ensure publishers are able to secure their bottom line so they can provide content to consumers and bring news and information to society at large. Our mission is to democratize digital advertising, all while helping marketers reach the audiences that matter most to them across digital channels. For over 20 years, IX has been known as the change agents of digital advertising – innovators who help shape how our industry reacts to new challenges and shifts in the market. As a result, we’ve been able to partner with some of the most prominent players in the media industry including Hearst, Disney, and Meredith Corporation among many others.

Here’s what we want:

  • Problem Solver: You are curious and loves exploring multiple approaches to find the most efficient, scalable solution and solve a problem
  • Collaborative: You work well with other people
  • Passionate: A passion for Big Data and an interest in the latest trends and developments constantly researching new tools and data technologies
  • Self-starter: You are comfortable helping your team get things done

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

  • Design, implement, and maintain data pipelines for extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources to various data services
  • Identify, design, and implement system performance improvements
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements
  • Automate manual processes and optimize data delivery

Useful skills/background:

You may or may not tick off every box, and that’s ok. Each person brings a different background and different skills. If you think you are a good match for what we are looking for tell us why, and tell us what you are doing to improve yourself and we’ll see what we can do to help!

  • A degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field
  • 2-4 years of experience in a software engineering environment
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL systems
  • Knowledge of Hadoop, Spark, Kafka or other equivalent technologies
  • Proficiency in some of the following languages: Scala, Java, Python, Bash
  • Experience with automated testing systems
  • Mentorship, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of data modelling, data warehousing, ETL processes, and business intelligence reporting tools
  • Experience working with CI/CD, containerization, and virtualization tools such as Gitlab, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker

Why you’ll love working here:

  • A bright and inviting shared office space in Downtown Kitchener-Waterloo easily accessible by public transit or bike*
  • Our teams are built around cooperation, teamwork, and respect
  • We don't have a dress code and offer flexible work hours
  • Annual celebrations (Holiday Party, All Hands, Hack Days) and milestone outings
  • 100% coverage for health and dental benefits, 12 incidental sick days per year, 5% RRSP matching, and monthly gym subsidy.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Index Exchange is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes the value of every person in creating success for our customers, business partners, shareholders, employees and communities. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing and promoting employees without discrimination. Index Exchange believes equal opportunity and inclusion are essential to motivate, empower and recognize the best in everyone.

Index Exchange is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please let us know if you’d like to request a reasonable accommodation.

ACCESSIBILITY FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES Index Exchange is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Index Exchange* will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please email hr.support@indexexchange.com or call 416.785.5908 ensure to provide your name, the best way to contact you, a detailed description of the nature of any accommodation that you may require (including any materials or processes that can be used to ensure your equal participation).

*Considering COVID-19, until further notice, everyone is required to Work from Home. When offices re-open, you will be required to follow the mandate of your local office.

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