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Platform Engineer – Advertising

Platform Engineer – Advertising

Full-time

Posted 1 month ago

The Role

Engineering, Advertising – Backend Engineer (NYC/US)

About Sounder

Sounder is an end-to-end audio management platform focused on making every audio creator 10x better through data and insights. For years, creators have depended solely on their own instincts when making important decisions about their content. With Sounder, creators have a new way to operate, blending their creativity with contextual insights to supercharge their growth.

Since 2019, Sounder has been focused on helping audio creators get discovered and be heard. Today, we have more than 30k creators on our platform sharing their voices. We are scaling our team and are seeking the right person to help us engage our community and market our brand.

About The Role
Sounder’s engineering team is seeking a Platform Engineer with experience building advertising technology to join the team. In this role you will work closely with our small but highly-effective team of smart, passionate engineers to release advertising products and technology from inception to production. You’ll work cross functionally with product managers, designers, business analysts, and other engineers to create ad tech solutions that help advance Sounder’s podcast advertising.

What You’ll Do

  • Daily collaboration with key stakeholders to define and build ad tech products and services that address the needs of our creators
  • Architect, develop, and operate ad tech products and services that will support all our creators and advertising partners
  • Lead discussion on implementation strategies that allow us to release ad tech products and services incrementally
  • Develop and lead strategy on innovative audio-based ad tech solutions
  • Design and develop additional tools and products that connect to our ad tech platform
  • Evangelize the product’s mission to help creators seamlessly monetize their work to the entire product, design, and engineering team
  • Become an expert in podcasting technology and the overall audio industry

What We’re Looking For

  • 5+ year of industry experience in software engineering
  • A proven track record of planning and shipping successful products
  • Experience working on ad tech, preferably ad serving and/or programmatic bidding
  • Experience leading design, implementation, testing and deployment of ad tech products
  • Experience developing high volume / high throughput systems for real-time processing
  • Experience in API-first and service-oriented architecture and software development
  • Ideally, experience with technology in our stack preferred: JavaScript, Java, PHP, Python, C
  • You love working in a build, measure, and learn environment
  • You care about quality and know what it means to ship high quality code
  • You work well in a fast-paced environment while deeply investing in long term quality and efficiency
  • You love podcasts!

Our Benefits

  • Competitive salary and equity commensurate with experience and performance
  • Full medical, dental, and vision packages to fit your needs
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time off when you need it
  • A rare, ground-floor opportunity to work with sharp, motivated teammates solving hard challenges and changing the world in a fast-growing industry just getting started

Are you the right fit for this?