Software Engineering Director - Data

Full Time

Would you like to contribute to the success of over 4,000 publisher sites that have a total of 191 million monthly unique visitors?  Do you want to develop a vision and strategy for our product area focused on our data platform?  Do you want to work collaboratively with engineering and product partners across the organization to execute on it?  Are you passionate about engineering delivery and engineering excellence?

CafeMedia is hiring an Engineering Director to lead our data platform and data pipeline teams, responsible for our data lake / data warehouse ecosystem, consisting of over 4 PB of data. This is an exciting opportunity to implement your vision with your team and stakeholders.

 What you will be doing:

  • Defining and executing on long-term vision.
  • Relying on your influence to champion engineering excellence and affect change throughout the organization.
  • Sharing your passion for engineering leadership and software engineering best practices.
  • Leading a team of existing software engineers.
  • Expanding that team in a sustainable manner.
  • Working with the team to build a team identity that fits into the larger engineering identity.
  • Mentoring and coaching individuals to help them develop personally and professionally.

The skills and experience you bring to the job:

  • Deep understanding of modern software development practices and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience leading multiple teams indirectly and developing teams, individual contributors, and leaders.
  • Effective communication and visionary leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience as a change agent.
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with large scale engineering practices.
  • Preferred experience in data platforms, especially with Snowflake.
  • Preferred experience in Ad Tech.

About CafeMedia 

CafeMedia’s mission is to build a creator-first future. We empower the world’s best creators and independent publishers to grow thriving businesses for the long term. Under our CafeMedia and AdThrive brands, we manage digital advertising sales and technology and a growing number of services for more than 4,000 creators and independent publishers. We make it easy for them to focus on what they do best — produce great content.  

Our passion and expertise have made us a leader in advertising and creator services. Today we rank as the 7th largest digital property in the U.S. and #1 in Food, Home, Family and Lifestyle--with a reach of nearly 183M monthly unique visitors in the U.S. alone.

The base salary range for this position is $195,000-$240,000. The range provided is CafeMedia’s reasonable estimate of the annualized base compensation for this role. The actual amount may be higher or lower, based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, geographic location, knowledge, skills and abilities.

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CafeMedia is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. CafeMedia is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please reach out to a member of our recruiting team.



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