Sr Architecture Manager, Display Ad Platform


Job Location: Venice, CA, or Guelph, Ontario, CAN

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System1 is looking for a Sr Manager of Product & Technology to help build and innovate our digital advertising platform! We are a dynamic and fast paced environment running publishing services, advertising services, and delivering engaging user experiences that attract tens of millions of users per month. System1, as a data driven organization, leverages detailed interaction data with a sophisticated A/B testing platform in order to improve and optimize our consumers’ experiences. This role will lead our efforts to build out our multi-year strategy for our advertising platform.

The Role You Will Have

  • Display Tech Platform Leadership
  • Own and manage System1’s display advertising platform - powering display ad monetization for our owned & operated and network of partner sites
  • Build strategic roadmaps and meaningful milestones to continually scale, improve, and innovate System1 advertising services
  • Work with Product teams to integrate advertising services seamlessly into System1 product lines in order to deliver new features, gather feedback, and monitor health and stability
  • Work with Engineering teams to build, maintain, support, triage, and innovate emerging and industry standard features of an industry leading ad serving platform

  • Monetization Strategy
  • Own and execute a strategy that navigates the drivers of supply, demand, and ad placement to drive our revenue strategy, including:
  • Ad format and partner mix
  • Inventory segmentation and price flooring
  • Bidder optimization
  • Ad product and tech advancement initiatives

What You Will Bring

  • Desire to own, drive, and scale the display monetization strategy for a large publishing business
  • 8+ years' experience building and executing software roadmaps, preferably with extensive experience in the display advertising space
  • Expertise working with major platforms in the display advertising ecosystem, including Header Bidding, as well as established relationships with advertising exchanges, DSPs and SSPs
  • Analytical experience and business insight: Hands-on experience in online advertising pricing and yield management is helpful

What We Have To Offer

  • Free Uber/Lyft to and from work every day!
  • Collegial and collaborative team with highly intelligent and motivated coworkers
  • Cross-team lunches and demos to foster learning
  • Unlimited Paid Sick Time, Competitive PTO and Benefits package
  • Daily catered meals and fully stocked kitchen
  • Bi-weekly happy hour at various bars, restaurants, and venues across Los Angeles
  • Bi-weekly onsite happy hour
  • Catered dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Weekly fitness class with private trainer: high intensity training, yoga, beach volleyball, beach soccer, ultimate frisbee
  • Company parties and outings: Skyzone indoor skydiving, Medieval Times, Karaoke, etc.
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