Engineer - Media Engineering



Engineer – Media Engineering


Job Overview

Working within the Media Engineering team to ensure the efficient implementation of ad-serving, web analytics, audience tracking and optimisation technologies for digital advertising. You will ensure efficient data and reporting is delivered to multiple clients and internal stakeholders, understanding all areas covered by Media Engineering. You will also be responsible for supporting internal and client teams with troubleshooting issues and being on top of future technologies and solutions.

Who does the role report into?

You will report into Media Engineering Manager.

What are the 3 best things about the job?

  1. Opportunity to continuously learn on the job.
  2. Working at the forefront of digital technology which is forever growing.
  3. Fun-working atmosphere and team culture

What are the measures of success?

In three months, you would have:

  • Learnt the end-to-end trafficking process for a couple of key clients.
  • Learnt the end-to-end automated reporting processes for a couple of key clients.
  • The ability to effectively contribute to the workload of the team.

In six months, you would have:

  • Learnt the end-to-end campaign process from planning to tag delivery.
  • Learnt the main reporting tools and be the main point of contact for a few client’s processes.
  • Learnt how to compile requests for mappings between the media booking system and key technology platforms (e.g., Ad servers, Google tools & Facebook)
  • Taken on several simple troubleshooting tasks.

In 12 months, you would have:

  • Started managing your own clients, full end-to-end process and dealing with all issues.
  • Started contributing to wider business projects, outside of the day-to-day

Responsibilities of the role

  • To ensure efficient implementation of ad serving, web analytics and other optimisation technologies in the execution of digital advertising.
  • To be responsible for the implementing of campaigns in Google Campaign Manager, Flashtalking or any other named 3rd party ad-server.
  • To be able to test and install publisher pixels & load creative according to specifications.
  • To ensure efficient implementation of the automation systems and programs across multiple clients.
  • To be responsible for the automation and maintenance of key clients reporting processes.
  • To keep up to date with the tools and systems within the team and apply any improvements/new features to improve client reporting.
  • To be able to test new software and evaluate if it should be used.
  • To assist client teams with troubleshooting and be able to advise on basic functions of key software programmes.
  • To be able to invent, test and implement with new processes to improve client reporting.
  • To be able to manage workload in the Shared Inbox ensuring all stakeholders are informed and clear on what is being delivered.
  • To support audience implementation function which includes creating tagging strategies to follow consumer journeys across client's website, building audiences from 1st, 2nd or 3rd party data sources or also generating insights to answer planning briefs.
  • Willingness to learn to operate audience platforms that are used by our clients.
  • Responsibility for developing relationships with our internal account teams.
  • Can present information effectively either via conference call, email, or face to face.
  • Understands and demonstrates collaborative team working and citizenship.
  • Engage with efforts to combat the changes in the digital landscape, such as the demise of the cookie or complying with consent mechanisms put in place for user data security.


What will you need?

  • At least 12 months ad ops or trafficking experience in a similar role or at least 12 months experience in Data Analysis/Engineering or a similar role.
  • Basic knowledge of web technologies including HTML, JavaScript, and Flash.
  • An aptitude and liking for technology.
  • Strong problem solver who is always keen to find a “better way”.
  • A self-starter with a “can-do” attitude
  • Be able to see a problem from several different perspectives and reconcile conflicting requirements to find a ‘best fit’ option.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Great customer service
  • Able to develop relationships with internal team members.
  • Desire to learn and be part of a dynamic growing team.
  • Keen eye for finding where efficiencies can be made.
  • Preferred but not essential a degree or similar qualification in Maths, statistics, economics, or any scientific/numerically related subject or similarly in Computer Science.
  • Detailed Excel knowledge.
  • Knowledge of business intelligence tools (e.g., Power BI/Tableau) would be beneficial.
  • Basic SQL
  • An interest in Big Data (within media, or outside media)
  • An aptitude and liking for technology.
  • Analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to multi – task, prioritise and manage expectations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen eye for finding where efficiencies can be made.
  • Commercial awareness and understanding


About MediaCom

At MediaCom, we believe in People First, Better Results.


MediaCom is the UK’s largest planning and buying agency, with over 1,400 employees based in 5 offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, and Edinburgh.


As a business, we champion individuality and diversity in our people. Through a plethora of initiatives, we ensure that we attract and retain the greatest talent in the industry, all working together to create powerful, ground-breaking work through our unique, connected Systems Thinking approach. Our teams use data, technology and creativity to design communications strategies that build brands and generate sales, and we do it at scale. We believe that putting people first produces better results.


We aim to ensure that that our employees’ skills are constantly evolving, and so provide all MediaCom staff with training, development plans and regular appraisals to enhance their performances and guarantee great results for them and the company.


MediaCom represents some of the greatest brands in the UK and beyond, both big and small. These include Sky, British Gas, Sony, Vauxhall, DFS, TUI, The Coca-Cola Company and Tesco.


MediaCom is Campaign’s Agency of the Decade (2009 and 2019), and WARC’s most effective agency in the world.


MediaCom is a member of WPP, the world's largest marketing communications services group, and part of GroupM, WPP’s consolidated media investment management arm.


To find out more about MediaCom visit us here! You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram!


*Although we cannot make guarantees, we welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at MediaCom London*




Data, Analytics & Insight London, England Permanent (Full Time)