Remote Senior Software Engineer - US

  • United states
  • Full-Time
Acast was founded in 2014 and is one of the most eminent podcast platforms, and a pioneer in the open 
podcast ecosystem, connecting all podcasting stakeholders to one common software infrastructure.
Through its infrastructure, Acast allows advertisers to efficiently target an engaged audience of listeners 
through dynamic ad insertion, while podcasters are given access to a range of monetization opportunities and the necessary tools to expand their listener base.
The company has a global footprint across 12 countries and, during 2020, had approximately three billion 
listens on Acast-connected podcasts. Today, Acast hosts more than 35,000 shows. Acast’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden and the Company has 12 local subsidiaries including UK, US, Australia, Norway, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico and Canada.

Acast is seeking a process-oriented Senior Software Engineer with experience working on high-load, scalable systems. You will be working with a team of product leaders, designers, and engineers focused on building best-in-class tools for both independent podcasters and established publishers. This is an opportunity to join a new team early on, and impact the direction of a product used to serve thousands of podcasters and millions of their listeners.  The team you’ll be joining develops products to help podcasters reach, convert, retain and engage listeners. By strengthening the affinity between the listener and podcaster, podcasters can increase their revenue and grow their audiences. Our products focus on fostering and improving the podcaster-listener bond. 
Because we are a lean team, you’ll get to own your work and collaborate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders. We place a high value on robust, tested, and well-documented code and strive to deliver high quality software predictably and reliably. 

We have a remote-first culture and are looking to hire engineers based in the Continental United States. For this particular vacancy with are exclusively engaging with applicants in the United States.

Engineering Principles
  • Creates production-ready features, working closely with the Product team
  • Architects solutions across multiple systems/teams 
  • Articulates the costs and benefits of a given solution amidst many options
  • Plans/coordinates all aspects of a product (testing/monitoring/alerting)
  • Gives reasonable estimates for products / larger features
  • Makes pragmatic decisions around engineering solutions, based on cost, team velocity, risk, ease of maintenance, etc.

  • Culture
  • Communicates clearly and composes articulate design documents to guide the team
  • Shares knowledge around work, either via documentation, recorded videos, or knowledge transfer sessions
  • Enjoys working as part of a team in a diverse environment, and seeks opportunities to improve the team experience

  • Enjoys mentoring other members of the team, providing opportunities for others to grow their technical skills
  • Leads other members of the team to be highly effective and redirects individuals when they veer off-track
  • Participates in code reviews with an attention to detail and clean code principles in mind
  • Additionally, willing to learn from others when needed, We can’t know everything! 
  • Who you are:

    You have advanced knowledge of React, TypeScript, and Node.js. You have a good amount of Cloud architecture experience.

    You are passionate about crafting clean, maintainable code, and strive to find pragmatic – not perfect – solutions, addressing real-world constraints.

    You are a problem-solver with first-class communication skills, who can explain tech to those less technical.

    You enjoy a fast-paced environment and excel working within a team, as well as individually.

    You are also someone who is comfortable being uncomfortable, starting new initiatives, and learning new technical skills on the job.

    You have aspirations to eventually increase the scope of your leadership, or delve deeper into the product or tech functions.

    Optionally, you have a genuine interest in podcasting and digital audio content. 

    Bonus characteristics include: 

    Experience creating solutions within AWS (specifically CDK)
    Experience leading teams and influencing others Familiar with the concept, “strong opinions, weakly held”Some domain knowledge around podcasting or media 

    Acast is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or any of the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

    Culture is our number one priority as a business. We believe people come first, and we work every day to enable autonomy, continuous improvement and bring out the best in people. We’re global and have remote teams, so it’s even more important that we strive for an open, inclusive and caring environment where everyone feels visible and welcome. We consider ourselves a modern organization driven by strong values to create the best, most fulfilling and nurturing culture.

    We very much look forward to finding the next great person to join our cause!