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Ad Technology Producer (Operations), Italian/ German/ Spanish or English

Yahoo!

  • Dublin North
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 02/04/2013
  • Meron Mulugeta
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Description

The Advertising Technology team is responsible for providing support, solutions and advice around the technical implementation and delivery of display advertising on the Yahoo! network.

 

Ad Technology Producer  - Operations

 

About Yahoo!:

Yahoo! is focused on making the world's daily habits more inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net) or the company's blog (yodel.yahoo.com).

 

About Yahoo! Dublin:

In 2003, Yahoo! opened its doors in Dublin; since then, our Yahoos have been providing world-class customer care, technical and operational support for the entire EMEA region. Yahoo! Dublin is now our EMEA center for operations, and our office is growing rapidly in 2013.  We are recruiting talented people for positions across customer support, technology, operations, finance and HR.

 

Department Overview:

The Advertising Technology team is responsible for providing support, solutions and advice around the technical implementation and delivery of display advertising on the Yahoo! network. The Advertising Technology team for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has members in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany and Spain and it is extending its reach to the Middle East and Africa.

 

The group has a pivotal role in the company as it is involved in all aspects of delivery of display advertising, from product consultation and set up, advertising specification ownership, technical implementation and troubleshooting to QA.

 

The team interacts internally with various teams in the company (sales, account management, marketing, advertising operations, engineering, product management) and externally with our clients, agencies and 3rd-party advertising vendors.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver global processes that enable efficient technical execution of all display advertising solutions across the Yahoo! EMEA network of sites (including Maktoob.com) and partner sites using proprietary advertising building and serving tools
  • Manage the implementation of rich media ad campaigns from a technical operations standpoint, including creative consultation and media placement, defining and maintaining advertising specification, establishing best practices and technical QA
  • Provide support for the Advertising Operations team on day-to-day ad-related issues (ad systems first-tier support and troubleshooting) and train them on executing common display advertising solutions
  • Develop a good knowledge of the display advertising markets in the EMEA region by maintaining operational relationships with internal and external clients
  • Work with global counterparts to implement internal and 3rd-party ad technologies
  • Participate in identifying and developing new display advertising opportunities (e.g. new ad formats, ad technology strategy, etc.)

 

 

Requirements:

 

Essential

  • Fluent in English and Italian
  • Intermediate to advanced in front-end technologies:

o   Adobe Flash and Actionscript (version 2 and 3)

o   DHTML web programming (xHTML, Javascript, CSS, DOM) and design principles

  • Excellent communication skills (ability to relay technical concepts to non-technical audience)
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong customer service and presentation skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Interest and technical aptitude to learn new technologies
  • Team player yet comfortable working independently
  • Ability to perform calmly under high pressure/deadline-driven environment
  • Flexibility to work in a rapidly changing team environment

 

Desirable

  • Degree holder in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Fluency in another major European language would be bonus (DE, FR, ES)
  • Working experience in an advertising operations team or an online marketing/media environment
  • Working knowledge in advertising technologies
  • Working knowledge of video solutions for the web and video optimising
  • Knowledge in web development programming:

o   Server-side scripting (PHP, Java, Perl)

o   Database management (MySQL)

o   LAMP and AJAX techniques

 

Summary of Role:

The Ad Technology Executive is key to allowing the scalability of the EMEA Advertising Technology team. In this critical role, he/she will serve as a technical implementation expert and also as implementation advisor and technical sales support.

 

This role will be expected to walk between the fast-paced worlds of Sales, Account Management, Marketing, Advertising Operations, Engineering and Product Management, be able to understand the needs and language of each group and serve as a liaison between those groups from a technical standpoint.

The Ad Technology Executive must have a grasp of the big picture of the industry and process, but be willing and able to delve into programming code details.

Ref: 1342216
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