Weekly Team Lunches

We provide lunch from a top local restaurant, every week - vote for your favourite!

Latest equipment

Each member of the Adknown team receives multiple monitors, a laptop and a smartphone for all your coding and analytical needs. Unlimited soft drinks and a fully stocked bar is provided for all.

Games Room

The work hard, play hard attitude is in full effect with video games, foose, pool and darts located in the Adknown games room.

Downtown Atmosphere

Adknown's office is located at Old Quebec Street mall in the heart of Guelph. Quick access to local restaurants and amenities makes coming to work that much more enjoyable.

Quarterly Company Trips

Whether its company wide or just your department, Adknown makes it mandatory to book at least one outside trip each quarter. Golf, retro games, shows, sporting events and more!

Competitive Salary with Full Benefits

Adknown offers competitive salaries along with extensive health plans.

Join our team of highly skilled professionals.

When you work at Adknown, the decisions you make and the innovations you create will be seen and used by millions of people around the world. We work like crazy to create simple but perfect products, platforms, and tools. We only hire the best: people that are unusually smart, have a reputation for getting stuff done, and want to work for the opportunity to change the world.

Working here is not for the faint of heart, but it's totally worth it.

Teams

We have assembled a creative, passionate and skilled team of engineers who want to create amazing web products. We thrive in an agile environment where we are not afraid to embrace new technologies and methodologies to get the job done. Our goal is to create scalable, durable, lightning fast systems to serve our users and perform real-time analytics on massive amounts of data.

We are looking to add more people like us to our team, interested?


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    Our Stack...
  • Server Side - PHP7, Node.js, Java, Nginx
  • Database - MySQL, Redis
  • Data Analytics - Presto, Athena, Hive
  • Real Time Processing - Apache Spark, Kinesis
  • Cloud - Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Adknown’s Marketing and Data Analysis team breathes the life into Adknown’s broad range of online properties. Just as every print publication needs readers, online publications need users to gain traction.

Adknown’s Marketing and Data Analysis team leverages their marketing expertise to create performance-based digital advertising campaigns which bring Adknown’s portfolio of properties into the forefront of the online world.

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    Marketing and Data Analysis Team leverage...
  • Excel - summarized reporting
  • MySQL - routine based optimization
  • Athena - ad-hoc analysis
  • Sapphire - proprietary traffic management
  • Ad Intellegence - market research

Adknown’s Content Team consists of highly-skilled creative writers, with a solid foundation of what makes web publications fun and engaging. Our writers enjoy connecting with readers by giving them the current and relevant content that they are after. We create accessible content in a variety of different verticals including home and garden, beauty, health and wellness, and more.

The team delivers insightful and compelling content that readers appreciate and learn from.

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    The Content Team leverage...
  • Office - everyday writing
  • G Suite - team collaboration
  • Wordpress - publishing
  • Creative Commons - image attribution
  • Photoshop - image editing

Adknown’s Admin team is the backbone of the company. It performs the tasks necessary for Adknown to function. The tasks can often consume Adknown's mangers time. This is where the Admin team comes in for the save.

Adknown’s Admin team handles everything corporate administrative including bookkeeping, invoicing, scheduling, event planning, travel planning and more. Our team is thoughtful and organized.

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    The Admin Team leverage...
  • Office - everyday productivity
  • G Suite - team collaboration
  • Hubdoc - bookkeeping
  • Quickbooks - bookkeeping
  • Amazon - shopping

Senior Software Engineer

We are looking for a Senior Web Application Developer to help us expand and improve our portfolio of products and services which are used by tens of millions of users per month. We have been very diligent about assembling a team of people who are passionate about creating amazing web products in an agile environment. This is an unbeatable opportunity for a Senior Web Developer who wants to work at a digital media company with great people and the latest tech.

Duties
  • Work on our internal network that serves billions of requests producing tens of millions of users monthly
  • Utilize cutting edge technologies to combine relational database design methodologies with modern caching-based horizontally scaling systems
  • Contribute to existing as well as build new systems using elastic and high availability methodologies primarily using php
  • Collaborate with project owners to gather specifications of projects, then lead a team of developers to build it
  • Lead and mentor junior software developers to improve their skills making them more effective and productive
  • Excel in an agile environment overseeing multiple projects where the focus is getting the job done, not red tape
Essentials
  • 3-5 years experience in software development. We are language agnostic here so as long as you can code, you qualify
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • Strong understanding of relational databases using advanced features such as replication, triggers, etc.
  • Fluent in HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Ajax, jQuery
  • Intermediate knowledge of source control concepts using Git, SVN, TFS, CVS or equivalent
  • Great verbal and interpersonal communications skills to work with others who are less technical
  • Team leadership experience
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple job tasks simultaneously
Bonus Points
  • PHP guru
  • Comfortable with Linux administration and web servers like nginx and apache
  • Understanding of NoSQL design patterns and best practices
  • Knowledge of AWS services such as EC2, RDS, CloudFront (the list goes on)
  • Familiar with cache systems such as Memcached or Redis
  • Working knowledge of .NET technologies
  • Experience extending or customizing existing products/frameworks such as WordPress, Drupal, Magento, or OS Commerce
Perks

    Money. This includes a competitive base salary and full health and dental benefits, as well as generous goal and performance-based financial incentives.

    Fun. Yes, we offer the industry standard perks such as a fully stocked staff room complete with drinks, a full bar, pool table, foosball, dart board, lounge area with TV and video games.

    Food. Participate in weekly off-site team building lunches

    Entertainment. Come out for full day social gathering "field trips" that occur every quarter.

    Environment. Work in a friendly, fun and innovative work environment

Let us know if
  • You've created any really cool software projects
  • You've contributed to an open source project
  • You are a web tech ninja who enjoys coaching your colleagues

Apply for this position

Software Engineer

We are looking for a Software Engineer to help us expand and improve our portfolio of products and services which are used by tens of millions of users per month. We have been very diligent about assembling a team of people who are passionate about creating amazing web products in an agile environment. This is an unbeatable opportunity for a Software Engineer who wants to work at a digital media company with great people and the latest tech.

Duties
  • Work on our internal network that serves billions of requests producing tens of millions of users monthly
  • Utilize cutting edge technologies to combine relational database design methodologies with modern caching-based horizontally scaling systems
  • Contribute to existing as well as build new systems using elastic and high availability methodologies primarily using php
  • Excel in an agile environment overseeing multiple projects where the focus is getting the job done, not red tape
Essentials
  • 1-3 years experience in software development. We are language agnostic here so as long as you can code, you qualify
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • Strong understanding of relational databases using advanced features such as replication, triggers, etc.
  • Fluent in HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Ajax, jQuery
  • Intermediate knowledge of source control concepts using Git, SVN, TFS, CVS or equivalent
  • Great verbal and interpersonal communications skills to work with others who are less technical
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple job tasks simultaneously
Bonus Points
  • PHP or Java or Node.JS guru
  • Comfortable with Linux administration and web servers like nginx and apache
  • Understanding of NoSQL design patterns and best practices
  • Knowledge of AWS services such as EC2, RDS, CloudFront (the list goes on)
  • Familiar with cache systems such as Memcached or Redis
  • Experience extending or customizing existing products/frameworks such as WordPress, Drupal, Magento, or OS Commerce
Perks

Money. This includes a competitive base salary and full health and dental benefits, as well as generous goal and performance-based financial incentives.

Fun. Yes, we offer the industry standard perks such as a fully stocked staff room complete with drinks, a full bar, pool table, foosball, dart board, lounge area with TV and video games.

Food. Participate in weekly off-site team building lunches

Entertainment. Come out for full day social gathering "field trips" that occur every quarter.

Environment. Work in a friendly, fun and innovative work environment

Let us know if
  • You've created any really cool software projects
  • You've contributed to an open source project
  • You are a web tech ninja who enjoys coaching your colleagues

Apply for this position

Data Scientist

We are looking for a Data Scientist to help us better understand the massive amounts of data we gather daily. We are a data driven company facing challenges of ever growing datasets and new analysis challenges. This is an unbeatable opportunity for a Data Scientist who wants to work at a digital media company with great people and the latest tech.

Duties
  • Enhance big data analysis and reporting technologies and methodologies
  • Create real-time data processing applications
  • Apply machine learning techniques to generate predictive models
  • Coordinate with Software Engineering and functional teams to support gathering and utilizing data
Essentials
  • 2+ years experience in applied analytic space
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Statistics or related field
  • Strong understanding of big data technologies such as Spark, Hive, Presto, Redshift
  • Experience with data processing language such as Python, R, Matlab, or Scala
  • Great verbal and interpersonal communications skills to work with others who are less technical
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple job tasks simultaneously
Bonus Points
  • Comfortable with AWS ecosystem inclosing EMR, S3, Redshift, etc
  • Experience with data visualization
  • Understanding of advertising technology domain
Perks

    Money. This includes a competitive base salary and full health and dental benefits, as well as generous goal and performance-based financial incentives.

    Fun. Yes, we offer the industry standard perks such as a fully stocked staff room complete with drinks, a full bar, pool table, foosball, dart board, lounge area with TV and video games.

    Food. Participate in weekly off-site team building lunches

    Entertainment. Come out for full day social gathering "field trips" that occur every quarter.

    Environment. Work in a friendly, fun and innovative work environment

Let us know
  • How you have used data science to support business goals before
  • Your passion for data

Apply for this position

Unity Game Developer

Adknown is currently hiring Unity Game Developer's to help us expand and improve our portfolio of retro mobile games. We have been very diligent about assembling a team of people who are passionate about creating amazing web products and apps in an agile environment. This is an unbeatable opportunity for an Android Game Developer who wants to work at a digital media company with great people and the latest tech.

Duties
  • Conceptualize, design and develop Unity applications from start to finish
  • Publish applications for both iOS & Android
  • Fix bugs for existing games as well as adding new features
  • Test own code, debug and improve mobile application performance
  • Use existing art assets, create your own or work with third party
Essentials
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field
  • 1-3 years experience in software development with C#
  • Working knowledge of Android & iOS mobile development environments for game or other apps
  • Ability to quickly learn and develop your own skills, primarily using the internet as your training guide
  • Problem solving and time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously when needed
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving situation
Bonus Points
  • Apps published on the Android/iOS stores
  • Unity game development examples
Culture, Compensation and Job Perks

Adknown really strives to produce a positive,comfortable and rewarding work environment. Adknown truly embraces the work hard, play hard philosophy.

Financial compensation includes a base salary as well as generous goal and performance-based financial incentives. Since Adknown is a small, fast-growing company, this role also offers opportunity for career advancement within the company.

Health and dental plans are offered to all full time employees. Coverage is competitive and comprehensive.

Let us know if
  • You've created any really cool apps
  • You've contributed to an open source project
  • You are an app dev ninja who enjoys coaching your colleagues

Apply for this position

Data Analyst

Adknown is a cutting-edge web publisher that leverages online marketing to enhance the profile of our web portfolio. Our focus is largely on PPC advertising.

The Data Analyst positions at Adknown are full time hours and offer very competitive compensation. Data Analysts are responsible for creating, launching, and monitoring Adknown's online marketing campaigns. They are also responsible for ensuring that these campaigns meet or exceed pre-defined performance metrics. In addition to creating and monitoring online campaigns, Data Analysts are responsible for creating reports for management.

Due to the fact that an Adknown Data Analyst's role is to monitor and optimize campaigns that are running 24/7, Data Analysts are required to have extreme flexibility with their work hours. Work after hours and on weekends is common and expected. Only serious, devoted, extremely career-minded applicants need apply.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Manage a portfolio of goal-driven campaigns by optimizing bids, budgets, and landing environment conditions to reach objectives set out by management
  • Leverage internal and third party analytics systems to increase ROI and general campaign performance
  • Perform market and keyword research to identify industry trends
  • Monitor traffic throughout the day to ensure performance
  • Create financial and traffic reports for management
Required Qualifications
  • Computer/internet savvy personality.
  • Extreme devotion and flexibility with work hours to accommodate a 24/7 campaign spend schedule
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong multitasking skills
  • A strong sense of self-motivation and willingness to take ownership of projects
  • A proven track record of success achieving pre-defined goals and targets
Preferred Qualifications
  • Fundamental understanding of online marketing and its various implementations (PPC, Display, CPA, CPL, Inline Text, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Understanding of basic SQL commands
  • Familiarity with the mobile industry
Culture, Compensation and Job Perks

Adknown's office is located in downtown Guelph and is near to restaurants, shops, and other downtown attractions. The office has a fully stocked staff room, complete with a full bar, pool table, foosball, dart board, lounge area with TV and video games, and a fully stocked drink fridge for employees to enjoy. Adknown has weekly off-site team building lunches. Adknown arranges for team building field trips once every quarter. Adknown really strives to produce a positive, comfortable and rewarding work environment. Adknown truly embraces the work hard, play hard philosophy.

Financial compensation includes a base salary as well as generous goal- and performance-based financial incentives. Since Adknown is a small, fast-growing company, the Data Analyst role also offers opportunity for career advancement within the company.

Adknown has experience with Co-op students. Adknown understands that young flourishing Co-op students are after real world experience and are looking for guidance, support and training to accomplish that. Adknown provides this by pairing students with experienced seniors. Most students begin managing accounts within the first week of employment.

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Content Writer

Adknown is currently hiring Content Writers to assist with website content generation for our website builds. These are part-time positions with flexible work hours and the ability to work remotely from home or otherwise. The starting pay rate is $15 per hour with room for growth.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Researching and writing informative articles for website development
  • Working independently and as part of a team to create cutting edge informational websites
  • Juggle multiple projects and shifting priorities in a dynamic environment
Required Qualifications
  • Strong communication skills and writing abilities (in English)
  • Graduate or current candidate of a college or university degree
  • Familiarity with web standards
  • Problem-solving and time-management skills
  • Strong organizational skills
Requirements
  • Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection

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Admininstrative Assistant

Adknown is currently hiring an Office Administrative Assistant to provide support to all departments of Adknown. This is a full time position that includes a competitive salary and many other perks.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Bookkeeping
  • Perform general office duties as necessary (ie maintain supplies inventory)
  • Assist with any special projects and events
  • Liaise with and provide support to all departments
  • Reception duties as required
  • Website content generation: researching, writing and editing articles for website development
  • Other administrative tasks as assigned
Required Qualifications
  • Intermediate computer skills, MS Word, Excel and Outlook knowledge/li>
  • Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to anticipate needs, prioritize responsibilities and adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to work in both an individual and team based environment
Preferred Qualifications
  • University or college degree preferred
Culture, Compensation and Job Perks

Adknown's office is located in downtown Guelph and is near to restaurants, shops, and other downtown attractions. The office has a fully stocked staff room, complete with a full bar, pool table, foosball, dart board, lounge area with TV and video games, and a fully stocked drink fridge for employees to enjoy. Adknown hosts weekly off-site team building lunches. As well, full day social gathering field trips occur once every quarter.

Adknown really strives to produce a positive, comfortable and rewarding work environment. Adknown truly embraces the work hard, play hard philosophy.

Health and dental plans are offered to all full time employees. Coverage is competitive and comprehensive.

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HR and Office Administrator

Adknown has an opening for a full time HR and Office Administrator. The HR and Office Administrator would oversee all company HR operations, as well as performing various administrative duties such as coordinating office equipment and supplies requests, helping to plan and coordinate office redesign and renovation, planning staff holidays, and more.

Responsibilities
  • Overseeing all of Adknown’s HR operations and processes
  • Coordinating and assisting management team with recruitment
  • Overseeing employee policies, relations, and feedback processes
  • Coordination with universities regarding Adknown’s involvement in co-op programs
  • General office administration
  • Assisting management with upcoming office design and renovation
  • Assisting finance team on an as-needed basis
  • Keeping minutes for executive meetings and assisting executive team as needed
Required Qualifications
  • Relevant post-secondary education (or equivalent experience)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • People person
Preferred Qualifications
  • Financial experience and/or education
  • Knowledge of HR programs, policies and employment standards legislation
  • Prior office experience
  • Experience with project management software
  • Enjoys working in a youthful, faced-paced environment
Compensation

Adknown is offering a competitive yearly salary as well as enrollment in our employee benefits program.

About Adknown

Adknown is a cutting edge web publishing company with an inhouse team of over 30 experienced professionals. Our officeis located in downtown Guelph and is near to restaurants, shops, and other downtown attractions. The office has a fully stocked staff room, complete with a full bar, pool table, foosball, dart board, lounge area with TV and video games, and a fully stocked drink fridge for employees to enjoy. Adknown hosts weekly off-site team building lunches. As well, full day social gathering field trips occur once every quarter.

Adknown really strives to produce a positive, comfortable and rewarding work environment. Adknown truly embraces the work hard, play hard philosophy.

Health and dental plans are offered to all full time employees. Coverage is competitive and comprehensive.

Apply for this position