Director of Engineering

Seeking a rockstar full-stack engineer to fill a critical role in our growing startup.

The opportunity

Are you ready for a challenge? Does helping build a company from the ground up excite you? Looking to develop proprietary technology for a new market? We’re offering you the opportunity to work alongside our founding team to build new technology for the future of the media and experience management industries.

The Director of Engineering will play a critical role on our team. This person will work directly with the company’s CTO and other leadership to envision, plan, build, and maintain large-scale enterprise platforms used by top brands in the industry. In addition, they will assume a leadership role as our company continues to grow and bring on new engineering talent. This role will include everything from ideation and planning through full-stack development (primarily NodeJS/JavaScript) and maintenance.

We are working in the media and entertainment space, helping to connect streaming TV experiences with websites, apps, etc. Our products are responsible for tracking millions of users and devices across various channels. We must maintain a unique data pipeline to process those tens of millions of events, adding in machine learning and robust attribution reporting/analysis over time.

This is a hands-on role, so the right candidate would be expected to help direct strategy and roll up their sleeves and write code.

This is a great opportunity to work at a funded, award-winning Phoenix startup that is producing incredible results for its partners and customers, has an excellent leadership and advisory team, and is playing in a new and growing market segment. If this excites you, we’d love to meet you!

The ideal candidate would:

  • Have at least 5 years of experience with the "Required Technologies" below.

  • Have recent experience "in the trenches" writing and maintaining code.

  • Be comfortable and confident building new products and maintaining/improving existing systems and code.

  • Be excited to help scale and manage a team of engineers as the company continues to grow.

  • Have experience working both independently and as part of a team.

  • Have exceptional knowledge of the digital marketing and web optimization industries. Traditional media experience (TV, radio) is a plus.

  • Have experience working with high-volume, low latency enterprise platforms.

  • Have experience working with large data sets.

  • Be willing to do “whatever it takes” to get the job done and help out colleagues.

  • Showcase enthusiasm for learning new topics and sharing knowledge with others.

Required Technologies

  • NodeJS

  • "Vanilla" Javascript (up to ES9-ish)

  • Restful APIs

  • Cassandra/ScyllaDB

  • MySQL

  • Angular

  • React


Technologies that are a plus:

  • Google Cloud Platform

  • Kubernetes

  • Serverless computing

  • Browser extension development

  • Cloudflare Workers

  • Kafka

  • Graph databases

  • jQuery

About Persosa

Persosa is the only Experience Management System®, allowing media companies to connect customer experiences, increase ROI for advertisers (up to 350%), and increase revenue and ad efficiency for media distributors.

We are headquartered in downtown Phoenix, AZ and backed by a terrific group of investors. Our team culture is consumer-focused and fun, while keeping efficiency and hard work a priority.

Our team is aligned behind a set of core values:

  • We put people first.

  • We communicate effectively.

  • We share in success.

  • We believe in freedom in responsibility.

  • We focus on results.

We offer a competitive set of benefits for qualified full-time employees, including:

  • Unlimited PTO and sick leave

  • Health/vision/dental 100% paid for employee. Family coverage available.

  • Flexible work from home

  • Parental leave

  • Equity - we believe it’s important for everyone to be aligned beyond our vision and the overall success of the company, so we make sure everyone gets a slice of the pie.

Persosa is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and benefits for well-qualified hires.

Who's Supporting Us

Persosa is fortunate to have the support of an incredible advisory team of industry experts, past/current entrepreneurs, and business leaders (learn more on our team page). In addition, our wonderful investors constantly add strategic value and hands-on support.

Recognition We've Received

We're honored to have been an awardee of the Arizona Innovation Challenge, accepted into Plug and Play Tech Center's Media and Ad accelerator, and have participated as a finalist in the Venture Madness competition.

Does this sound like you?

If you're interested, please apply below. We'll be in touch from there!

Security, Compliance & Confidentiality

  • All hires are required to undergo Persosa's security training and accept and follow all security and compliance policies and procedures.

  • Candidates may be required to undergo a background check.

  • This role may have access to confidential and/or sensitive information which may require additional training and the acceptance and following of additional policies and procedures.