Director of Engineering, OnDemand Streaming

Job Locations USA-CO-Denver
Information Technology


Audacy is looking for an innovative, results-oriented and passionate leader to build and scale our OnDemand services team. The Director of OnDemand Streaming will be a hands-on engineering lead that owns the definition, development and delivery of services necessary for providing a robust streaming services and capabilities, that integrates custom development with externals services.  Additionally, the Director of OnDemand Streaming will be responsible for participating in the selection and management of vendors to accelerate business initiatives and provide value. 


The successful candidate will have a fully-rounded knowledge of successfully developing and delivering organizational and business value solutions.  In addition to working effectively in a fast paced multi-disciplinary, multi-team culture.


The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $165,000 - $175,000 per year. Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, as well as internal and external equity.
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.


What You'll Do:


  • Build and lead the OnDemand Streaming team, that will consist of Full Time, Consultants/Contractors and Vendors
  • Foster an environment of diversity, innovation and collaboration
  • Work with business and product stakeholders to determine the best solutions, and timelines
  • Heavily participate in ideation, creative problem solving, and driving initiatives forward
  • Work closely with teams in Technology and Digital engineering and across the organization to make sure product and technology visions are met
  • Build and Coach your team, to be able to support multiple business initiatives.
  • Be a contributor to the Overall Streaming Engineering Platform vision
  • Evaluate vendors against current business initiatives, and future directional initiatives.
  • Work closely with operational and supporting teams
  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture


Who You Are:


Required & Preferred:


  • 3+ years of management experience scaling teams and platforms
  • Expertise in developing complex distributed systems in AWS, capacity planning experience a plus
  • Experience in audio and video codecs: AAC, AC-3, h.264 is a plus
  • Experience with audio & video streaming formats: HLS, DASH, Icecast is a plus
  • Knowledge of dynamic ad insertion (DAI) technologies: audio ad insertion tags, ESAM, SCTE 35, SCTE 130, VAST
  • Experience in hiring and managing teams (both full time and Consultant/Contractor)
  • Familiarity with media streaming protocols and validation tools (RTMP, HLS, ffmpeg, Liquidsoap)
  • Hands-on experience with multiple development languages; C#, C++, node.js a plus
  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment
  • Experience building high performance services, to support both mobile and web clients.
  • Experience making build vs buy decisions.
  • You have experience in leading, managing, coaching and mentoring software developers towards delivering timely, high-quality software together with them
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field

Vaccination Requirements

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, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).


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.