Zype's Product and Engineering team is focused on building a kick ass software platform for video content owners.
We care about delighting our customers in small and large ways throughout the product.
We look inwards, to our customers, to drive innovation, while always keeping an open mind for new growth opportunities.
We are looking for a Sr Director of Platform Engineering to anchor and provide leadership within our Platform Engineering team.
This team is responsible for building, improving, and maintaining our multi-tenant cloud based video services.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Report to SVP of Product and work with leadership team to execute against aggressive platform roadmap
Get hands dirty and code, code review, troubleshoot, mentor, and make architectural decisions.
Be OK with 50% hands on individual contribution and leadership, 50% management for the first year.
Develop deep knowledge of product, customer needs, business goals, and market to aid with technical decision making
Evaluate technical feasibility against business requirements and support sound decision framework that the engineering team can follow
Active leadership in full product development lifecycle: daily standups, scope estimation, supporting release management, retrospectives, instrumenting and measuring
Write specifications and detailed technical designs and documentation before, during, and after projects are built and shipped
Work with local and remote development and DevOps teams
Communicate with 3rd party vendors and partners and collaborate with their engineering teams on integrations
Software design expertise, specifically multi-tenant cloud based services, APIs, and dashboards
Hands on developer with strong expertise with Ruby on Rails (3+ years)
Leadership / engineering team management (experience with distributed teams a plus)
Solving complex problems with elegant software solutions
A demonstrable history of shipping production code
Strong experience with MongoDB and SQL databases
Must have strong experience with AWS (Cloud) - S3, Cloudfront, Elastic Beanstalk, ECS, etc.
Experience in agile development (understanding of scrum and kanban)
Strong technical competence combined with great communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)
Positive and solution-oriented - thinks about solutions instead of seeing roadblocks
Computer Science degree (4 year program) or equivalent work experience
Experience with video a strong plus
Experience architecting content management systems, SaaS products, video streaming and delivery solutions, or adtech a plus
Zype is the video distribution service for OTT.
We are dedicated to making it easy for content owners to connect directly with their audiences on every screen.
With Zype, content owners can own and accelerate all aspects of video distribution direct to consumer.
The Zype cloud service provides publishing, monetization, streaming, audience management, and analytics software that is integrated into hundreds of web, mobile, and OTT apps and engaged by millions of viewers every month.
We are based in NYC on West 28th Street.
We offer competitive salaries, equity incentives, and comprehensive benefits.
Read about our core values and how we hire to learn more about us.