Technical Ad Operations Manager

  • Games Network
  • Berlin, Germany

Technical Ad Operations Manager


As a Technical Ad Operations Manager at SOFTGAMES you have the chance to work in an agile environment to schedule, implement and manage various online advertising campaigns. The Technical Ad Operations Manager will work with various teams and ad serving platforms to manage pre-roll and mid-roll campaigns across our HTML5 games network, analyze data and troubleshoot/QA among other responsibilities.

You have 3+ years experience of ad serving, order entry technology and systems in the digital advertising industry, an advanced level of proficiency with DFP and 3rd party technologies and a strong working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Working in a small agile team you will enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative environment. 

Your role…

  • Manage the scheduling, production and implementation of online advertising campaigns
  • Ensure campaigns are actively managed against client delivery targets and that revenue risks are mitigated
  • Establish best practices for streamlined trafficking and flawless delivery
  • Daily monitor campaign performance and discrepancies
  • Troubleshoot the technical issues that arise and serve as the conduit to the technology team for escalations
  • Schedule, test and launch 3rd party ad tags including VAST/VPAID, rich media, js tags. Ensure creative complies with ad specs
  • Maintain relationships with demand and supply sources - regularly monitor and update on performance
  • Manage RTB networks and other demand partners. Setting up and launching programmatic ad deals across multiple platforms: AdX, SpotX, Apnnexus, LKQD etc.
  • Provide inventory forecasts, optimization suggestions and regular campaign reporting

Your profile…

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience required

  • Advanced knowledge of ad serving techniques and experience using DFP, LKQD platforms or similar 3rd party technologies

  • Strong understanding of how web protocols work and experience troubleshooting HTTP communication, including browser, in-app and s2s

  • Strong knowledge of VAST standard, version 3.0 and higher

  • Understanding of RTB protocol, REST APIs, web cookies, DBMS

  • Troubleshooting skills, experience using debugging tools, e.g. Charles, Fiddler

  • Strong working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript

  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English

  • Outstanding time management and customer service skills

  • Strong analytical background

As a bonus:

  • Understanding media buying

  • Strong understanding of SQL-like query languages

  • Experience in jQuery, AJAX and similar web libs/frameworks

  • Experience in working in high traffic environment, using monitoring tools, with massive user data

  • Developer experience with one of the following languages is a huge plus: JS, PHP, Python, Ruby

We offer…

  • A spirited, inspiring, international and enthusiastic team
  • The best and brightest company in producing and distributing HTML5 Messenger Games
  • Take advantage of an exciting job where you can assume responsibility and develop professionally
  • Contribute your talent and your skills in an internationally expanding company within an ambitious, international and highly motivated team in the center of Berlin
  • Flexible working-hours and flat company hierarchy
  • Inspiring company breakfasts, team events
  • Perks: fresh fruits, cold drinks, tee, coffee, discounted local transport ticket, health package etc.


Based in Berlin, the creative capital of Europe, SOFTGAMES together with its ROFL brand is the leading developer of games for Facebook Messenger. Further SOFTGAMES is operating the world’s largest platform for HTML5 games distribution and monetization outside the Messengers. We’re delivering fun to tens of millions of players every month across 6 continents on the device of their choosing. Our vision is to help users to instantly discover and engage with games they like, while helping brands to reach their target audiences.

Have we caught your interest? Then we look forward to your detailed application together with your salary expectations and earliest possible start date.