Careers @ Phenix

Become part of the team that makes it happen

Phenix is an exciting and fast-growing high-tech company that is changing how people connect. Our technology revolutionizes real-time content delivery and provides means for human connection in the digital age.

Our headquarters are in Chicago's blossoming technology epicenter in the River North neighborhood, though our team is located around the world. We are always looking for talented people to join our ranks — focused, dedicated, inspired, fun people who are ready to make things happen.

We take pride in how we build our systems, mentor our team members and interact with our customers. We follow the manifesto for agile software development and practice SOLID object-oriented design. Most of us have extensively used many programming languages during our careers. We see programming languages as the means of getting things done, not the essence of what defines us as engineers. We become experts in new technologies not because it is exciting (it is!) but because it enables us to create something better and faster. We strive for end-to-end perfection in delivering flawless features to our customers. A happy customer is the ultimate reward for our time. We are egoless because we believe that everyone can learn something from everyone else.

Open Position

Senior Director of Engineering

As Senior Director of Engineering you will be responsible for the development and scalability of the Phenix real-time streaming platform. As a key player on the senior management team you will be responsible for collaborating with Product, Marketing, Sales and Support to understand, clarify, prioritize and execute on the product vision, strategy, roadmap and operational plan. This role requires a strategic thinker with strong operational, project management and technical architecture skills combined with a demonstrated ability to deliver products with intentional and cohesive functionality; excellent usability and customer satisfaction; and high-scale, reliable and secure performance.

We Are Looking For Someone:

  • Who has a proven ability to develop, coach, build and lead a strong engineering team with a culture that executes consistently and at high quality in a rapidly changing market
  • Who is a hands-on technologist with experience designing large scale video streaming solutions
  • Who can develop and implement strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce
  • Who thrives in the fast-paced startup environment and is capable of anticipating and meeting business demands
  • Who is an effective communicator with the ability to work with product and marketing to ensure alignment on strategy, priority and delivery schedule

Responsibilities:

  • Drive technical architecture decisions for projects and lead efforts to ensure successful execution of strategies. Ensure architecture integrity and standards
  • Develop annual operating and capital budgets aligned with business and technology plans
  • Help identify technology trends and evolving industry behavior that may support or impede the success of the business
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies and software development best practices by attending relevant conferences, etc.

Requirements:

  • MS/BS in Computer Science or related technical degree
  • Proficient with multiple programming languages such as: C++, Node.js, Swift, Java, etc.
  • Strong and current technical contributions and a track record of highly influential technical and leadership achievements
  • Experience with microservices architectures and DevOps on any of: AWS, Azure or GCP
  • Demonstrated ability to architect low-latency, high-load systems that scale to millions of concurrent requests
  • Deep understanding of utilizing on-prem and cloud resources for both scale and resiliency
  • 10+ years’ experience in leading engineering teams

Bonus Points:

  • Working knowledge of op various ad serving technologies such as Google’s DFP, Freewheel’s MRM and third-party ad networks
  • Video ad-tech experience, familiar with industry trends and standards including VAST, VPAID and Header Bidding

Perks:

  • Located in downtown Chicago (River North neighborhood)
  • Competitive benefits package
  • WeWork office space community benefits
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