SmartNews is a leading mobile app of news aggregation services. It analyzes millions of articles to deliver the most engaging information with high quality in near-real time fashion to millions of users around the world. Our Ads Infra teams support the foundation of the ads platform of SmartNews that is powering thousands of advertisers. Together with your team, you will be building and evolving infrastructure of SmartNews Ads platform to scale to 100x advertisers across the world


Own ad infrastructure that serves one of the fastest-growing ad platform in Japan

  • Own ad system which includes ad serving system, ad indexing/retrieval system, real-time data streaming/processing systems, and batch processing systems
  • Make strong partnership with product teams and global ads engineering teams distributed in Shanghai/Tokyo/Bay Area
  • Re-architect and build next-gen ad infrastructures that can serve 100x advertisers in multiple region



  • 3+ years of experience in developing, and shipping software products with large scale
  • Able to distill complex problems and drive toward creative solutions. Able to have deep end-to-end understanding of sophisticated distributed systems and can proactively detect problems
  • Able to build a strong team through hiring, as well as mentoring/growing engineers by constantly challenging them with solid support
  • Experience in leading cross team/cross org projects/initiatives
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Language requirement:
    • Strong English capabilities in an international setting -or-
    • Fluent Japanese and reading/writing in English (and a strong interest in improving further)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with cloud-based architecture (e.g. Amazon Web Services)
  • Strong interest in news media and our mission
  • MS or BS in computer science, mathematics, physics or other quantitative fields
  • Direct experience in ads platform or system that involves recommendations


  • ChikyuCoffee - Delicious coffee provided by our Barista every day
  • SmartKitchen - Healthy lunch on a daily basis for free
  • Event space - Free use for any kind of meet up
  • Foreign language development support
  • Various social insurance benefits included
  • Transportation coverage (Maximum 50,000 yen)

Engineering Manager, Ads Delivery

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