Director, Software Engineering at Cadent (Philadelphia, PA)

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Cadent powers the evolution of TV brand advertising. We provide marketers, agencies, operators, and media owners with data-driven solutions for buying and selling TV advertising. By connecting brands with opportunities across national inventory sources—cable, broadcast, and digital media—our technology improves efficiencies and boosts the results of linear, addressable, and cross-screen campaigns. 

We are currently looking for a Director, Software Engineering to join our Media Services Software Engineering & Operations team responsible for our converged media practice to deliver business and data insights across our broadcast, cable and OTT platforms, and transform an on-prem tech stack into a cloud enabled solution.

About You: 

  • You have experience in the Ad Tech community, in either the DSP/ SSP space or the traditional Linear TV/media advertising space. A bonus if you have an awareness of both
  • You have developed software for enterprise applications and have knowledge of the complete development lifecycle
  • You will preferably have first-hand coding experience in the recent past with knowledge of both front-end and back-end software stacks, cloud architecture and deployments
  • You possess excellent communications skills
  • You possess emotional intelligence to lead and connect to a diverse team of engineers
  • You have the proven ability to influence and lead by example

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead team(s) of talented Engineers - internal employees, and outsourced/offshore contractors.
  • Coordinate development resource allocation and priorities with Product and AMO counterparts
  • Provide technical oversight of high-level implementation plans for implementation of new technologies or architectural improvements.
  • Proactively mentor and train subordinates to continually improve services and support for Cadent
  • Possess knowledge about the business of Cadent, including the critical work processes and success factors of different units and functions
  • Transform Cadent technical strategies into plans and goals for the team(s) for the next 18 to 24 months, while empowering the team to maintain proper technical documentation
  • Be the primary point of contact for all technical and/or deployment questions and issues ensuring high quality software
  • Mobilize and encourage the team(s), establishing the specific plans, projects, and objectives needed to accomplish these goals and ensuring their attainment
  • Proactively look for opportunities for continual improvement of development strategies and processes
  • Participate in budget planning for their area and accountable for managing established budgets, including reallocating funding as priorities shift
  • Responsible for all performance-related activities, including preparing and delivering performance reviews and any disciplinary recommendations 
  • Partner with and integrate across other areas of Cadent, working with other teams, removing impediments, managing priorities to provide a complete solution
  • The role will possess business domain knowledge, including functional processes, business objectives, and organizational dynamics
  • This role will evangelize best practices in the technology domain and the technical+functional area, aligning with Cadent’s technical roadmap

 Your skills and education: 

  • Technical management and engineering lead experience 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to lead Scrum and/or other Agile development processes (experience with Scaled agile a plus)
  • DevOps / CI/CD Pipelines
  • Ability to lead an engineering team and development projects
  • Ability to work closely with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to influence peers and collaborate across Cadent engineering, product and agile management office
  • Good understanding of computer science fundamentals in design pattern, problem solving, and complexity analysis 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, especially around reliability, performance, and accessibility. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills 
  • 2+ years of software engineering management or tech lead experience
  • 7+ years software development experience 

If the leading edge of media technology is the place you want to be, please contact us today and let’s start the conversation!

Cadent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to supporting all it’s employees when it comes to Inclusion & Diversity. Cadent’s policy is to provide equal opportunity for applicants & employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual identity or orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability or medical condition (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual and reproductive health decisions, genetic information, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), pregnancy, culture ancestry, familial or caregiver status, military status, veteran status, socioeconomic status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence or any other basis prohibited by law. and will not discriminate against the basis of disability. This commitment is honored when it comes to decisions on hiring, recruiting, training, promotions, compensations, benefits, transfers and terminations.

Cadent is seeking to actively engage with our employees from a wide variety of cultures and to connect with our clients differently. Our workforce has generational diversity that supports greater innovation when we maximize representation of all diversity. Our active employee resource groups promote engagement across all groups of individuals that are represented within the company and externally

More Information on Cadent
Cadent operates in the AdTech industry. The company is located in New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Mount Laurel, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. Cadent was founded in 2005. It has 336 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 24 open jobs at Cadent, click here.
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