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Index Exchange // global advertising marketplace
Engineering, Full Time    Boston    Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020
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Index Exchange is a rapidly growing tech company with over 500 employees worldwide with the objective of democratizing digital advertising & empowering publishers to produce high quality journalism & content across the web. Were looking for a strong leader with broad & deep experience to join us as a Manager of Engineering at Index Exchange. In this role you will grow, set vision for & oversee a group of highly skilled engineers in our newly minted Boston Engineering office. This means you will be leading, motivating, growing & improving Engineering Teams & Engineering leaders as they deliver incremental business value that has a direct impact on revenue, & therefore on the companys success.

Youll be working with a talented Engineering organization to enhance, improve & sometimes rebuild a software platform that handles over 80 billion requests everyday, more than the NY Stock Exchange does on a daily basis. We face a number of challenges, like low latency requirements, a trillion rows of data per day & a responsibility to be transparent & fair in all that we do.

First & foremost, you must be a true leader with great communication skills. We need someone who can really drive home the why to create a strong sense of purpose, a strong focus on business value & a strong sense of ownership; someone who can motivate teams & other leaders, who can help us live the values that make Agile work, & who can celebrate success & both own & use failure to fuel improvement. We need someone who can come in & make us even stronger.

This role will be unique, in that it provides an opportunity to expand Engineering into a new region. Youll have the opportunity to set the culture, raise the bar & build an amazing team to tackle new challenges. Youll be working side by side with our Product Leadership in Boston, & will have an opportunity to explore new channels of opportunity for Index Exchange in areas like Connected Television & OTT programmatic advertising channels.

Heres What We Want:

Leadership: We need someone who can help us grow. That means hiring the right people, helping people grow both technically & personally, creating a strong sense of ownership at the individual & team level, mentoring more junior leaders & identifying & developing new leaders. We need you to have proven leadership ability & experience leading & managing both individual contributors & first-line managers

Independence: As someone charting a new path for us in Boston, we need someone who is independent with a strong sense of ownership. This person will be resourceful, will seek out information & insight rather than waiting for it. They will look to grow a great team that will work well in a family of remote Engineering offices, that all work together towards an aligned technical strategy.

Change Management: Youll have the ability to manage organizational change & plan accordingly for them

Technical: Youll have a passion for technology & a strong desire to learn. You also have experience driving the adoption of technical best practices & leading by examples.

Communication: As a leader you need to provide consistent & steady feedback to your team both positive & constructively critical. To do this, you have experience using the right kinds of metrics in the right way. You will also need to keep all stakeholders & the leadership team well informed.

Agile Environment: You have experience in a truly Agile environment, which means going way beyond process & understanding & living the values that make Agile work

Multitasking: As a leader, you will have the opportunity to lead multiple concurrent initiatives. We want someone whos able to juggle more than one thing at a time & know how to prioritize.

Heres What You Have:

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience in Ad Tech & CTV or OTT is a definite plus
  • Experience with high volume, low latency distributed systems
  • A solid understanding of DevOps
  • The ability to work out of our Boston office

Why Youll Love Working Here:

  • Our Boston office is in a beautiful, modern space thats just steps away from South Station & Chinatown. The views outside our 30th-floor windows are stunning.
  • Open concept office designed to facilitate communication & collaboration
  • Free snacks & beverages
  • Flexible hours & casual dress code
  • Annual celebrations (Holiday Party, All Hands, Hack-a-thon) & team outings
  • Full healthcare benefits, paid vacation, unlimited sick days, 401k, discounted gym memberships, & more

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Index Exchange is an equal opportunity employer who recognizes the value of every person in creating success for our customers, business partners, shareholders, employees & communities. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing & promoting employees without discrimination. Index Exchange believes equal opportunity & inclusion are essential to motivate, empower & recognize the best in everyone.

Index Exchange is committed to working with & providing access & reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Please let us know if youd like to request a reasonable accommodation.

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