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Downtown Location

WEEKLY TEAM LUNCHES

Every week, Adknown team members are treated to lunch from one of many top local restaurants. Unlimited soft drinks and a fully stocked bar (in the games room) is provided for all to enjoy.

Community Involvement

LATEST EQUIPMENT

Each member of the Adknown team is provided a laptop, multiple monitors, and a smartphone for all their coding and analytical needs.

Food

GAMES ROOM

There are multiple recreational areas within the Adknown offices complete with video games, foose, pool and darts. We like to work hard, but we also like to play hard with various internal leagues and ladders.

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DOWNTOWN ATMOSPHERE

Adknown operates on two floors in the Old Quebec Street mall in the heart of Guelph. Quick access to local restaurants, amenities, and public transit makes coming to work easy and enjoyable.

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TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES

Whether is it company wide, or departmental, Adknown insists on booking at least one outside trip each quarter. Golf, retro games, shows and sporting events are just a few of the past activities. Images from some of these events are viewable here

Unlimited Vacation

COMPETITIVE SALARY

Adknown offers its team members a competitive salary along with an extensive health and benefits plan.

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.

    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

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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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