Ad Ops Specialist

Portland, Oregon, United States Full-time


The New York Times describes Thunder as "an ad engine to put Mad Men out of business." We're changing how digital ads are created, personalized, and optimized with our intelligent Thunder Experience Cloud.


The Job

Thunder’s looking for an experienced ad ops trafficker to join our growing operations team. We’re looking for someone who can roll up their sleeves to ensure that campaigns are launched error free and on time.



  • Handle ad operations processes at Thunder
  • Test, traffic, and monitor ad campaigns using various tools
  • Customize ad tags and assets for campaigns
  • Troubleshoot and pinpoint reporting discrepancies.
  • Recognize and implement third- and fourth-party tracking mechanisms as needed
  • Establish testing platforms with client ad operations teams – be the conduit between internal stakeholders and clients
  • Create regular campaign reports and ad hoc reporting as needed
  • Establish tracking workflows, own documentation, and lead processes to scale ad operations
  • Assist the client team in gathering deliverables for campaign launches and coordinating launch details.



  • 2+ years of experience in an Ad Operations role. Agency or brand experience preferred.
  • Experience trafficking, managing and optimizing within DSP and programmatic platforms
  • DFA/DCM certification or advanced knowledge of DFA/DCM required.
  • Experiences with other ad servers and DSPs such as Sizmek, Amobee, etc. a big plus
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills.
  • Basic understanding of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript language markup.
  • Quick learner and able to rapidly acquire and apply technical skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Experience with attribution modeling a plus