Director, Engineering (Frisco & Culver City)
MAX (Music Audience Exchange) is a venture-backed technology company whose mission is to help musicians and brands better engage fans together. How? Through a proprietary platform that gives marketers the insights, tools, and opportunities to Brand New Music.
MAX is rapidly building the technology infrastructure to connect all brands/agencies, artists, and music-related media to scale the brand-artist partnerships of the future. In 2014, we began the largest study ever done to map psychographics and purchase intent data to musical identities, resulting in the creation of The MAX Platform™. The MAX Platform is built on a proprietary data model that perfectly matches brands with the exact artists who most authentically resonate with their target audience and who are releasing new music or going on tour (MAX tracks 1.8M artists across 900+ genres). MAX then executes fully integrated marketing programs that deliver the brand’s message through artists' voices and channels across all of the places fans are already going to for music, including streaming services like Pandora and Spotify, video platforms like YouTube, social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and integrating brands into live performances, artist meet-and-greets, and more.
Year after year, MAX continues to grow – helping artists of all sizes achieve major career milestones, including 9 Grammy nominations, top Billboard chartings, lift in merchandise and ticket sales, rotation on MTV and top playlists, and additional airplay on hundreds of radio stations across the country. And brands like Ford, Dr Pepper, Coors Light, TWIX, and Jack Daniel's have also seen substantial results for their investments, including lift in brand sentiment, purchase intent, and even direct increases in sales.
This role can be based out of MAX’s main corporate office in Frisco, TX or in our Culver City, CA location. The engineering leader role will grow and mentor MAX’s engineering team and oversee the development of MAX’s innovative technology ranging from artist matching technology to B2B systems which focus on optimizing media buys to public facing products that allow artists to engage with their fans.
The role offers the ability to work on a range of interesting problems and be a thought leader for how MAX employs a range of technologies to architect solutions. This is hands-on role; in addition to setting the bar for technical design, code quality, and QA processes, the engineering leader will help contribute code in areas where s/he has particular expertise.
This is a unique opportunity to continue to build a growing team, help solve fascinating technical challenges, join a growing company, and make your mark on the future of how music is used in marketing.
The skills required to be considered for the position include:
- 10+ years in web development with familiarity of a wide range of challenges
- Previous leadership experience
- Enthusiasm for technology and a drive to create new things
- Expertise in more than one of the following areas: PHP (using a modern framework), React, or Python (Django or Flask)
- Ability to manage both front end as well as back end development
- Strong relational database skills (MySQL preferred), production experience with ElasticSearch and devops skills (AWS services) are a plus
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced start-up environment.
- Ability to bring a team together and foster a spirit of innovation and cooperation
- A bachelor’s degree in computer science preferred
- A passion for music