Staff Engineer, Streaming Platforms

Job Locations USA-CO-Denver
ID
2021-1857
Category
Information Technology
Type
Regular

Overview

Audacy is looking for an innovative, result-oriented and passionate Staff Engineer with technical leadership responsibilities to lead integration and implementation of cutting-edge digital streaming platforms for the Audacy app, etc.

 

Audacy offers full time employees with a comprehensive benefits package to include:  health care coordinator, medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, disability, life insurance, critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, paid time off (sick, vacation, personal, parental, volunteer), 401(k) retirement plan, discounted employee stock purchase, student loan payment assistance program, legal assistance, life assistance program, identity theft protection, discounted home and auto insurance, and pet insurance.

Responsibilities

What you'll do..

 

The candidate will be responsible for guiding and mentoring the team with focus on research, architecture, prototyping, working with vendors on integration and development of Audacy's digital streaming solution as we are working to reinvent radio. The ideal candidate is passionate about creating effective, high-quality, innovative, scalable products and online service that iterates rapidly.

 

We are looking for someone who has experience in some, or all, of the following areas:

  • Audio/video Acquisition
  • Encoding, Packaging
  • Service Side Ads Insertion and Delivery.

We believe in self-empowered teams that can take a product from concept to delivery.The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $150,000 - $170,000 per year; this position is eligible for incentive compensation.

 

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Design, integrate and drive delivery of scalable end-to-end Aduacy's streaming platform and solutions
  • Recommend and develop state-of-the art streaming solutions to maximize technology and business success
  • Regularly report on the progress of all technical initiatives towards Audacy's streaming platform goals and strategies
  • Provide technical guidance and mentor junior team members
  • Build and maintain a positive and productive team culture 
  • Deliver high-quality maintainable code 
  • Participate in project scoping, resource planning, and timeline estimation
  • Follow agile/continuous integration engineering best practices

Qualifications

About you:

 

Required:

  • 7+ years of engineering experience with streaming products in relevant field
  • 3+ years of team leadership experience
  • must have knowledge of cloud based solutions, experience in managing vendors and tracking QoS
  • Intuitive design and problem solving skills, with a strong bias for architecting reliable systems that scale 
  • Demonstrated working experience with Encoders, Just-In-Time Packaging solutions, Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) and service side ads insertion
  • Experience with Video/Audio codecs: AAC, MP3 and understanding of end-to-end adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming with HLS 
  • Experience writing NodeJS applications and Serverless technologies
  • Knowledge of Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and SCTE standards is a plus
  • Experience creating detailed video and network system diagrams 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work across environments and juggle many large initiatives with tight timelines
  • Experience writing applications and integration layers with first and third party APIs 
  • Experience with Infrastructure of Code on AWS or other cloud provider preferred
  • Familiar with traditional PM methodologies (e.g., Agile, Kanban, etc.)
  • Understanding of RESTful API patterns

Preferred:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science preferred

 

To help promote and ensure the safety of all of our employees and the communities we serve, we require all incoming employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.  If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination, which will be kept confidential. If you are not vaccinated, or partially vaccinated currently, but willing to become fully vaccinated, we invite you to still apply.

 Audacy is committed to providing a safe and inclusive work environment for all and we recognize that some individuals may have a sincerely held religious belief as it pertains to the practice of immunization or a medical disability which may prevent them from becoming vaccinated.   Individuals who cannot be fully vaccinated due to a sincere religious belief or medical disability may request an accommodation. We request that you refrain from discussing religious beliefs or medical conditions during the interview process.  If you believe you need an accommodation, you will have an opportunity to submit your request during the interview process.  All requests for accommodation will remain confidential and reviewed by selected individuals within the HR department.  We cannot guarantee that all requests for accommodation will be granted. Please refer to our EEO policy and statement below.

About Us

Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best radio broadcasting group, a leader in virtually every segment of audio, and America’s #1 creator of original, premium audio.  Audacy engages over 170 million consumers each month, bringing people together around the news, sports, podcasts and music that matter to them. Learn more at www.audacyinc.com, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).

EEO

Audacy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Audacy affords equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion or religious creed, sex/ gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (over 40), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who need assistance in applying electronically for a position with Audacy, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. To request a reasonable accommodation for this purpose, please call 1-610-660-5614. Please note that this phone number is to be used solely to request an accommodation with respect to the online application process. Calls for any other reason will not be returned. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.