Technical Lead

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 Software Engineer 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.


Audacy’s Backend Services team is looking for an innovative, results-oriented, and passionate Tech Lead to drive the design and development of our services in collaboration with the Architecture team. The Tech Lead will also be responsible for mentoring team members and presenting solutions to technical and engineering leadership teams.


The ideal candidate is a team player who is passionate about creating effective, high-quality, innovative, scalable products, and has extensive experience in building microservices and headless content management systems. We are looking for someone who can lead technical discussions, and build compelling presentations that clearly communicate solutions to stakeholders, technical and non-technical alike. We believe in self-empowered teams that can take a product from concept to delivery. This is a team leadership role with strong development skills needed.


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:


  • Drive day-to-day technical execution of the team. 
  • Architect, prototype, and develop features
  • Gather input from all stakeholders to prepare technical designs and solutions; should have an excellent understanding of the project architecture
  • Manage internal and contractor team members and cross-team dependencies. 
  • Remove any technical impediments
  • Raise the education level of your team through mentorship and technical management.
  • Take necessary measures to avoid the centralization of knowledge
  • Lead by example with quality code and best practices
  • Conduct code reviews and identify cross-team technical dependencies
  • Maintains a sense of urgency and ensures the team is consistently shipping quality code (or other deliverables)
  • Commit to regular 1:1s with team members - the focus is technical excellence and technical growth


More About You:


Required & Preferred:

Required Qualifications


  • 8+ years of engineering experience as a back-end or full-stack developer
  • 3+ years of technical leadership experience with a focus on people management
  • Experience with Elastic Search
  • Experience writing NodeJS applications
  • Experience designing relational databases, NOSQL databases as well as data structures for software architectures
  • Deep understanding of RESTful API patterns
  • Working Knowledge of Git or other VCS
  • Familiar with Scrum.
  • Hands-on experience building end-to-end software infrastructure: AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, CI/CD, testing, logging, and monitoring
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work across environments and juggle many large initiatives with tight timelines


Preferred Qualifications


  • Understanding of Kafka clusters, partitions, and topics.
  • Demonstrable hands-on experience with Kafka and event-driven architectures 
  • Experience with Open Search
  • Knowledge of GitLab Flow
  • Experience with NestJS

Additional Information

Pay Transparency:


The anticipated starting salary range for individuals expressing interest in this position is $150,000-$165,000. 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.