Nova (previously Polar) creates advertising technology for agencies and publishers.

Founded 2008
16-50 employees
  • News, Media, Advertising, & Publishing
  • Enterprise Software
  • Headquarters address
    2300 Yonge St., Suite 1600, Toronto (virtual address)
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    Our Social Display technology is used by hundreds of agencies and publishers to extend social ads from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more onto the open web in display ad inventory. Over 5,000 advertisers have run billions of ads using our technology.

    Our Branded Content technology is used by publishers to promote branded content on-site through native ad formats. Over 2,500 publisher sites have delivered over 100 billion direct-sold native ads using Polar over the past several years.

    Our business has over 200 clients in 30 countries, including the likes of IPG, GroupM, News Corp, The Telegraph, NBC, and more, and our solutions are supported in every major DSP, SSP, and ad server.

    We're an agile, product-lead company with a strong focus on quality software development.

    Tech stack

    React, Django, MySQL, Redis, JavaScript, Redux, Google Cloud Platform, Selenium, Github, Sentry, JIRA, Python


    Compensation and retirement

    Everyone at Polar participates in an annual profit share/bonus plan, which is budgeted for in advance. This additional recognition is designed to reward effectiveness and efficiency in our business.
    Performance bonus

    Health and wellness

    We have made an explicit commitment to take responsibility in doing our part to support our team’s mental health and emotional wellbeing at work.
    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    Insurance (Life)
    Insurance (Disability)
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)

    Vacation and time off

    Our minimum time away (vacation) policy is four weeks per year. And time away means time away from the screen.
    Paid time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility

    Personal development

    You'll be a part of our dev team, which is tight-knit and stacked full of awesome people. You'll learn a lot from the people around you, and you'll also be expected to teach us a lot!
    Internship program
    Mentorship opportunities

    Values and quality of life

    Our team has the flexibility to Work From Anywhere (WFA). We permanently closed our offices in Toronto, New York, London and Sydney at the start of the pandemic and have fully embraced a distributed culture on a long-term basis.
    Remote first
    Polar - Casual work environment
    Polar - Great teammates
    Polar - Fun peer recognition
    Polar - Fun events
    Polar - Transparent and collaborative culture -- also, our CEO loves post-it notes
    Polar - Customer roundtables
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    Polar - Work with partners, not customers
    Polar - Fun team events
    Polar - Family friendly
    Polar - Growing up together
    Polar - Sometimes we go axe throwing
    Polar - Company Photo