Our locations

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A stone throw away from the iconic Twin Towers, our office in Kuala Lumpur handles all marketing and business development activities for the Asian, Australian, African and Middle Eastern markets. Our global IT, Design, Finance and HR teams are also located here.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Situated just outside the city centre, a five minutes’ walk from the Central Train Station, our office in Amsterdam deals with all marketing and business development activities for the European and Latin American markets.

Hanoi, Vietnam

Adjacent to the famous Red River, our Hanoi office handles all marketing and business development activities for the Vietnamese market, with an emphasis on the specific and unique localization and linguistic requirements.

What our employees say...

  • “Working in Sam Media is good fun, you have a chance to work on challenging problems and you get inspired by your colleagues.”

    Milad Rastian | Iranian

    IT Team Leader @ Kuala Lumpur

  • “If we see an opportunity, we chase it. If we see a problem, we fix it. We dream big and we all do what it takes to reach the company’s goals.”

    Melissa Poh | Singaporean

    Digital Marketing Manager @ Kuala Lumpur

  • “There’s a lot of opportunity to learn and grow professionally… and of course the parties!!”

    Faezah Idrus | Malaysian

    Senior Project Manager @ Amsterdam

  • “We operate in a fast moving, creative and changing industry which makes the work diverse and challenging, every day.”

    Casper Jansen | Dutch

    Business Development Manager @ Amsterdam

  • “I work with smart and fun people, have a great team and a challenging job!”

    Monica Xu | Chinese

    Head of Digital Marketing @ Kuala Lumpur

  • “I started Sam Media to create a fun, challenging and rewarding business and it's been a great journey so far!”

    Alexis Bartelds | Dutch

    CEO @ Amsterdam

  • “I know I am contributing positively to the company and I like the open and honest communication that I have with my colleagues on all levels”

    Kieu Van Vanp | Vietnamese

    Country Manager @ Vietnam

  • “We're from 25 different countries and we're working as one. There is a lot you can learn in here and there are always people willing to help you.”

    Mohamed Ali Alfarra | Syrian

    Senior Linux System Administrator @ Kuala Lumpur

  • “I am a SCRUM aficionado and I very much take pride in the fact that we’re doing SCRUM right! I also love the social activities like Zumba and futsal.”

    Carlos Lima | Brazilian

    Scrum Master @ Kuala Lumpur

Eight convincing reasons to work with us

Flat Organization

Take charge, make decisions, feel responsible

Informal Workplace

Get to know your colleagues, inside and outside the office

International Environment

Our approximately 80 employees come from 22 different nationalities

Cultural Diversity

See things in a new perspective

Smart People

Surround yourself with A-players. Every day is a learning experience

State-of-the-art Technology

Work on and with great technology

Entrepreneurial Environment

We value your ideas

Fun

We celebrate success in many different ways

Interested to join us? We are now hiring.

Current Positions

(Junior) Business Analysts (Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur)

Job Description

Are you the person who knows how to create insights that maximize business impact? You love to crunch huge datasets? You would like to work on issues that play a pivotal role in the marketing strategy in order to reach millions of customers? We are a household name in digital marketing and are looking for a Business Analyst to join our Business Intelligence team. You are one of the driving forces behind the creation of in-depth operational marketing analysis. Together with your team members, you build crystal clear insights and you know how to present it to other departments, such as Marketing, Operations and ICT. You will work in an international environment, in close co-operation with your colleagues around the world.


Who is Sam Media?

Sam Media is a thriving international company which was formed over 10 years ago. With offices in Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur and Hanoi, Sam Media is a melting pot of many cultures and personalities.The company culture is informal, social, work hard play hard and our employees are offered a lot of space to fully develop all skills. There is a nice drink every month and there are often team-building activities organized!

What will you be doing?

  • Collecting and combining (big) datasets from different sources
  • Perform deep-dive analyses to gain a better understanding of customer – and channel behavior trends and its commercial impact
  • Monitoring and analyze (KPI) results of marketing channels and marketing campaigns
  • Identify opportunities to improve ROI and translate your findings in actions, present your conclusions to internal stakeholders
  • Ad-hoc analysis
  • Identify (technical) issues and their root cause and work together with ICT department to fix those issues
  • Answer important business questions of company stakeholders and provide them with valuable reports and actionable insights

What do we offer you?

  • An informal and fun international working environment
  • Own initiative and ideas are encouraged and appreciated
  • Attractive salary and bonus
  • Training possibilities

What do we expect from you?

  • B.Sc or M.Sc in a relevant quantitative field (Data Analytics, Econometrics, Statistics, Mathematics)
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel
  • Experience with SQL (MySQL/Postgres)
  • Analytical, results driven, proactive and flexible
  • Strong attention to detail and accurate
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English

How to apply?

Please send your CV and motivation to Wesley Hendriks, Manager Business Intelligence by email via wesley@sam-media.com


For questions or more information, you may also contact Wesley by e-mail or by phone (+31 20 570 3175).


Digital Designer (Amsterdam)

Job Description:

Are you the creative and proactive designer we are looking for?


Sam Media is looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated colleagues to expand our rapidly growing lead gen business. Under the label Top Selections, we provide promotions for a large number of advertisers. These are often commercial and result driven campaigns.


Are you the creative mind who LOVES to develop good converting e-mail campaigns for us? Do you like to have a lot of diversity in your job? At Sam Media, we really appreciate your input. Informal, social and with a proper commercial mindset, we deliver our contribution to online marketing on a daily basis. As a digital designer you are completely responsible for setting up and sending highly qualitative B2C campaigns for major A-Brands.


Sam Media is a thriving international company which was formed over 10 years ago. With offices in Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur and Hanoi, Sam Media is a melting pot of many cultures and personalities. The company culture is informal, social, work hard play hard and our employees are offered a lot of space to fully develop all skills. There is a nice drink every month and there are often team-building activities organized.

Your team

The lead gen team currently consists of eight young and enthusiastic professionals, who have a passion for online marketing, including creative email marketing specialists, people with a commercial heart and professionals who develop new business models. Together we fight to reach the best possible result. We try to utilize everyone's talents as much as possible, and by doing this try to achieve great results as a team.

What will you be doing?

  • Development of the most beautiful and best converting marketing campaigns
  • Maintaining a great relationship with both our national and international networks
  • Taking care of project management and its proper communication
  • Creative input to our marketing targets
  • Taking the most out of your creative talent in any possible way.

What does Sam Media have to offer?

  • Market conform salary and attractive quarterly bonuses
  • Possibilities for training, implementation of your own creative ideas
  • Attention to align and make space for your personal ambitions within the company's goals
  • Informal and international work environment
  • Lunch is on the company, and we have monthly company drinks
  • An inspiring and fun work environment, and a great team of new colleagues

What do we expect from you?

  • Great HTML and Photoshop skills
  • Good communication skills and a real team player
  • Eye for detail and being open for honest feedback
  • A proper sense of urgency and being able to work with deadlines
  • Minimal MBO niveau

How to apply?

Please send your CV and cover letter to Mr. Leon Schumacher via leon@sam-media.com

Digital Marketing Manager (Kuala Lumpur)

Job Description:

The Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for the sales of our mobile content services in APAC, the Middle East and Africa. You generate sales through campaigns via affiliate networks and analyze results to optimize conversion and commercial performance. Also smart traffic buy deals and other digital marketing channels contribute to the sales you realize.


As a Digital Marketer you work in the digital marketing department in Kuala Lumpur, but you also closely cooperate with your colleagues in Europe.


Our organization is well established and fast growing and we welcome active people with a high drive to join us and further grow the company together.

What will you be doing?

  • Create and manage campaigns via affiliate networks
  • Analyze and optimize the campaigns
  • Provide input to our design team on increasing conversion
  • Develop partnerships with new affiliate networks
  • Initiate other digital marketing activities that contribute to our sales

What do we offer you?

  • An informal and fun international working environment
  • Manage your own campaigns and partners
  • Own initiative and ideas are encouraged and appreciated
  • Attractive salary and bonus
  • Training possibilities

Desired skills and experience

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in affiliate marketing (networks)
  • Experience with buying media with focus on generating sales
  • Affinity with mobile content and a passion for internet
  • Analytical and able to translate analysis into actions
  • Strong communicator in English
  • Active, self-starting and getting things done mentality

How to apply?

Please send your CV to Ms. Monica Xu via monica@sam-media.com


For those of you who are interested to apply but currently live outside Malaysia, upon a successful job application, we will apply for your work permit and provide relocation assistance to help you settle in Kuala Lumpur.

Senior PHP Developer (Kuala Lumpur)

Job Description:

As a PHP Developer in Sam Media you make sure that our software and systems are absolutely best-in-class.

Desired Skills and Expertise:

The two most important skills you must have:

  • You are an exceptionally good coder in PHP
  • You thrive in a vibrant, culturally diverse and international environment

Some other skills, expertise and traits we like:

  • Hack, HHVM
  • Git, Vagrant, VirtualBox
  • PHPUnit, Behat, TDD and BDD
  • Refactoring
  • MySQL
  • Highly enthusiastic about agile development
  • Docker
  • Linux

Your responsibilities:

  • Plan, execute and communicate your work on one of several major projects or on our existing back-end systems
  • Be accountable, manage your own time and produce great work
  • Participate actively in the entire dev process, from idea to testing and release
  • Demonstrate your work regularly to the rest of the team and the rest of the company

What have we worked on last quarter?

Geo load balancing the ‘broadcast’ APIs.

Our broadcast APIs routinely deal with hundreds of thousands of requests per day from all over the world. Technologies like Redis, Docker, Hack/HHVM, MySQL and Apache Proxy ensure that our APIs are geographically scalable and efficiently handle requests.


Automatic web campaign generation

Our web campaigns are created through an in-house developed, user friendly GUI application which automatically generates fault free and optimized front-end code that includes responsive design. Among others, this GUI application heavily uses Redis, MongoDB, AngularJS and Bootstrap


Unified reporting system

Historically our reporting was done through different systems in different regions. Last quarter we celebrated the successful closure of a massive, year-long project that unified this reporting, ensuring an accurate, on-time, one single version of the truth for the key metrics that drive our business. The ETL for this reporting system processes hundreds of GBs of data every single day. Uses very advanced MySQL queries and functionalities.

How to apply?

Please send your CV to work@sam-media.com


For those of you who are interested to apply but currently live outside Malaysia, upon a successful job application, we will apply for your work permit and provide relocation assistance to help you settle in Kuala Lumpur.

Senior Linux System Administrator (Kuala Lumpur)

Job Description:

As a Senior Linux System Administrator in Sam Media you make sure that our production environment is clean, up-to-date, stable and performs as planned.

Desired skills and expertise:

The three most important skills you must have:

  • You are absolutely fanatical about Linux System Administration
  • You are a mature person. This is not a junior role!
  • You have the ability to make friends in a very international and culturally diverse environment

Some other skills, expertise and traits we like:

  • Virtualization, preferably KVM
  • MySQL, Redshift
  • Configuration management, preferably Puppet.
  • Some knowledge of PHP and/or Perl
  • Comfortable working with high traffic server environments
  • Experience with (almost) all of the following: Apache, Docker, Zenoss, AWS/Cloud, VPN and Linux security best practices
  • Familiar with SCRUM and agile development methodologies

Your responsibilities:


  • The quality and stability of our IT infrastructure in all its aspects, with a special focus on our databases and our redundancy
  • Developing, maintaining and implementing an up-to-date, three year technology roadmap that keeps our IT infrastructure future proof.
  • Provide technical input in development or business discussions, internally as well as with our partners.
  • Demonstrate your work regularly to the rest of the team and the rest of the company

What have we worked on last quarter?

Load balancing all our external facing web and API services

How to deal with the luxury problem of supporting an accelerating business growth? As a first step, we placed an apache-proxy based load-balancer in front of all our external facing web and API services, notably our web servers. Because some of our APIs required code changes in order to support load-balancing, parts of this project were executed together with the colleagues from the IT Development team.


Dockerizing internal and external web services

The second step in supporting our accelerating business growth (and taking a piggy-back ride on having load-balancers installed): dockerizing all our internal and external web services, starting with our web servers. Docker has really simplified the way we add capacity, maintain servers, test functionality and so on and so forth. We're currently expanding the usage of this technology to the other web services we deploy and the "Sam Media loves Docker!" fridge magnets have just been ordered!


MySQL cluster evaluation

Currently, we are using MySQL master-master replication between the databases in our two main data centers. For a variety of reasons, amongst which is a planned EOL upgrade of our hardware in the said data centers, we are looking at alternatives for our MySQL master-master replication with MySQL clustering being a potential candidate. As they say "to measure is to know", so to test its feasibility, we set up a MySQL cluster and let it run in parallel with our existing databases. Are we indeed going to migrate to MySQL cluster? Time will tell, but we know a lot more now than we did before we started this project, which will help us make an informed decision.

How to apply?

Please send your CV to work@sam-media.com


For those of you who are interested to apply but currently live outside Malaysia, upon a successful job application, we will apply for your work permit and provide relocation assistance to help you settle in Kuala Lumpur.

Business Analyst (Kuala Lumpur)

Job Description:

The Business Analyst analyses the commercial performance of our mobile content campaigns and services. Based on your conclusions, you initiate actions to improve and optimize the results. This could be together with your marketing colleagues but also with IT. You entertain special requests from marketing colleagues but also initiate deeper analysis when you deem this necessary.


As Business Analyst, you work in the marketing team in Kuala Lumpur, but also closely cooperate with your colleagues in Amsterdam. You are part of a well-established and fast growing team and we welcome active people with a high drive to further grow the company together.

What will you be doing?

  • Analyze data from various sources and using various tools
  • Monitor and analyze the business from different angles (campaigns, geos, traffic sources, etc)
  • Improve our reports and dashboards
  • Proactively communicate the conclusions and translate them into actions
  • Take ownership in following up the actions with a focus on the result
  • Provide training and consultation to others

What do we expect from you?

  • Solid background in data science, mathematics or business
  • 2+ years’ experience in a business analyst role
  • Experience with SQL and data modeling (e.g OLAP)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Strong communicator in English
  • Self-motivated, organized and result driven

What do we offer you?

  • An informal and fun international working environment
  • Own initiative and ideas are encouraged and appreciated
  • Attractive salary and bonus
  • Training possibilities

How to apply?

Please send your CV to work@sam-media.com


For those of you who are interested to apply but currently live outside Malaysia, upon a successful job application, we will apply for your work permit and provide relocation assistance to help you settle in Kuala Lumpur.