Senior Director of Platform

Job Locations USA-CO-Denver
Software Development


Known for our outstanding voices across the U.S., Audacy is the premier provider of local, spoken word, and premium audio content.  For technical talent, we have created a team that leverages new toolsets, develops collaboratively with business stakeholders, and is pushing the boundaries of audio every day. We are looking for an innovative, passionate and results driven Senior Director of Platform to join our rapidly growing engineering team to help us build the future of radio and audio together.  


You listen to Audacy content all of the time…and may not know how much more incredible audio content we offer including: podcasts, news & sports talk radio, and amazing music stations.  As a leader in all-things-audio, Audacy is transforming the listening experience through innovation and interactivity–and you may be just the person to join our team to help us do this.


The Platform Team is responsible for architecture, technology selection, and prototyping solutions that the entire engineering organization use, in addition to making sure that engineering needs are being met.


The Senior Director of Platform will be a hands-on engineering lead that will be responsible for hiring, retaining, and mentoring the members of the team. Additionally, the Senior Director of Platform will be an integral part of working with other engineering teams to build a consistent service infrastructure for all of Digital Engineering.  


The successful candidate will be skilled in hiring and mentoring the team, being an active participant in engineering strategy and implementation, vendor selection and management, and being an all-around team player.  He or she must have a fully-rounded knowledge of successfully developing and delivering organizational and client value solutions.  In addition to working effectively in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary, multi-team culture.


The ideal candidate is passionate about creating effective, high-quality, innovative, scalable products and online services that iterate rapidly. We believe in self-empowered teams that can take a product from concept to delivery.


The Technology Team at Audacy is an organization that has leaned-in to hybrid work, having leaders and team members across the country.  Our technical centers of excellence are in some of the best cities to live in (Denver, Philadelphia, and Chicago) and we pride ourselves in building amazing products, participating in local service with Audacy, and keeping our culture at the heart of our employee experience.  


You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to new ideas, learn new technologies and design new features.  We have fun doing what we do, and you will too.


If you love audio and building incredible software, then we are the place for you. 


What You'll Do:

  • Lead a team of architects that will lead the evolution of the Audacy digital platform
  • Deliver results on complex projects involving multiple teams across the company
  • Recruit, coach, and mentor architects and engineers with a hands-on leadership approach
  • Provide technical guidance and domain expertise 
  • Support timely delivery of applications and features to address business needs
  • 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
  • Dive into the details where necessary
  • Partner with the DevOps team to improve logging and monitoring


More About You:

Required & Preferred:

Required Qualifications:


  • 10+ years of engineering experience
  • 5+ years managing high-performing teams.
  • Experience managing local, remote, and near/offshore teams
  • Experience deploying and running AWS-based solutions
  • Experience building Service Architectures across multiple teams and squads.
  • Experience with Data Backplanes (Kafka, Kinesis, etc) and Event-driven architectures
  • Experience with API Gateways 
  • Experience integrating and building dashboards and alerts in 
  • Comfortable working in multiple streams of work.
  • Strong understanding of RESTful design patterns.
  • String understanding deployment flows and processes, and working with DevOps.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Hands-on experience with Node JS
  • Experience with ConfluentKafka
  • Experience with Kong API Gateway
  • Experience with Elastic Search
  • Experience with Machine Learning

Additional Information

Pay Transparency:


The anticipated starting salary range for individuals expressing interest in this position is $160,000-$190,000 with a 10% bonus. Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and location of the applicant, as well as internal and external equity. This position can be located remotely or at one of Audacy’s  offices in Denver, New York City, Philadelphia,  or Chicago.


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.

About Us

Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a leading multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best collection of local music, news and sports brands, a premium podcast creator, major event producer, and digital innovator. Audacy engages 200 million consumers each month, bringing people together around content that matters 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.