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Ad Ops & Yield Specialist

| Bellevue
The Ad Ops & Yield Optimization Specialist is a critical role on System1’s social publishing team that will drive our day to day monetization efforts and help direct a roadmap for yield optimization opportunities . A successful candidate will be a self-directed, outgoing individual with significant experience and expertise in the display advertising ecosystem and a genuine desire to use data to identify value creation opportunities. The role will be based in our Venice, CA office, and will work frequently with our media buyers and analytics team in our Seattle, WA office. As such, competitive candidates will have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. 

The Role You Will Have

  • Yield Analysis & Optimization
  • Analyze the drivers of supply, demand and ad placement performance to inform pricing optimization, prioritize product initiatives, and build customer & advertiser value
  • Build dashboard reporting that enables effective management of our ad ecosystem on a day to day basis
  • Monitor changes in publisher site inventory to assess and alert teams of risk
  • Respond to ad hoc data requests and conduct analysis to provide valuable insights to partner groups, including product, operations and finance
  • Ad Operations
  • Own and manage ad trafficking responsibilities such as working with partners on new tag generation and QA testing
  • Monitor and report on ad server traffic in DoubleClick for Publishers, including troubleshooting and resolution of delivery issues, and blocking and tracking ads according to our partnership expectations
  • Use a variety of sell-side platforms to manage ad traffic and activity for our internal and external partners, including but not limited to AppNexus, Index Exchange, and Rubicon
  • Debug and test ads using browser developer tools such as Charles, Chrome, and Firefox
  • Support the creation and troubleshooting of our Private Marketplaces initiative

What You Will Bring

  • BA/BS in Business, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, or similar analytic field
  • Consultative, analytical approach towards delivering business results and process improvements
  • Proficiency with ad monetization platforms (i.e. AppNexus, DFP, AdX, Rubicon, Google Ad Manager)
  • 4+ years of working experience in Ad Ops, ad trafficking, display advertising and/or QA testing.
  • Strong analytical experience and business insight. Hands-on experience in online advertising pricing and yield management is helpful.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Working knowledge of SQL and/or relational databases a plus
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • PythonLanguages
    • SparkFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • SnowflakeDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • JIRAManagement


We're located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, near the area's most popular bars, restaurants and shopping. Easily accessible via public transport.

What are System1 Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
We volunteer monthly at Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah, WA, and this year we participated in Food Lifeline's Food Frenzy program for the first time. We're pushing strong for Rookie of the Year 2019!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Fun Committee is responsible for driving extracurricular activities ranging from company parties to smaller team-building events to happy hours. We're always considering new ideas of fun events!
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
The majority of our teams benefit from structured performance-based bonuses. We are a data-driven company that rewards data-driven goals!
Match charitable contributions
We match employee's contributions to causes of the choice 1:1.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Monday & Wednesday.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Cross functional training encouraged
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $3000 annually for continuing education.
Paid industry certifications
We support efforts toward industry certifications with our continuing education stipend
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