Manager of Engineering at Phenix Real Time Solutions

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As Manager of Engineering, you will be responsible for supervising a team of engineers who deliver high quality software solutions for the Phenix real-time streaming platform. You will be responsible for collaborating with the Senior Director of Engineering, Chief Software Architect, Product team, and Support to understand, clarify and execute on the product roadmap and operational plan. This role requires a proven ability to manage an engineering team and deliver high quality engineering output in a dynamic startup environment.

We Are Looking For Someone Who:

  • Has a proven ability to mentor and manage a highly skilled engineering team with a culture that consistently delivers high quality software in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Is technically fluent and can participate in product, technical and architectural discussions
  • Can effectively lead engineers in their daily execution of activities within an iterative software engineering process


  • Accountable for the daily, ongoing delivery of features and functionality
  • Understand and execute the company’s strategy as set forth by the Chief Software Architect
  • Interface with internal customers to understand requirements and priorities
  • Set expectations on timelines for deliverables
  • Manage software engineers through daily technical activities leading to the implementation and delivery of high quality software
  • Communicate clearly and openly with internal and external stakeholders regarding progress, roadblocks, and timelines


  • MS/BS. Computer Science or a related technical degree preferred
  • Knowledgeable of multiple programming languages such as: C++, JavaScript, Swift, Java, etc.
  • Experience with various runtime environments such as Node.js, iOS, Android, web browser
  • Experience building products with service-oriented architectures
  • Experience with cloud based products
  • Experience working in start-up and enterprise-scale environments
  • 7+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • 3+ years experience in leading highly skilled, distributed engineering teams

Bonus Points

  • Experience related to OTT, mobile and web video streaming
  • Experience related to high performance, high throughput cloud based systems
  • Experience related to highly available systems
  • Experience related to real-time software system development
  • Familiarity with video protocols such as RTP, RTMP, HLS, DASH


  • Competitive benefits package
  • Collaborating with and learning from a world class team of business professionals and technologists
  • Working with a global and diverse customer base
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Our newly renovated HQ is located in the Loop downtown Chicago. We are surrounded by restaurants and an easy walk to the metro, subway and bus stops.

An Insider's view of Phenix Real Time Solutions

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work life balance is very important to our company. While everyone works very hard for the vision of our company, we want our team to enjoy their much deserved time off. We strongly believe and provide an unlimited paid time off policy.

Ada Gjepali

Office Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team members are successful because of their unmatched work ethic and willingness to go the extra mile for their colleagues. We are a small but mighty team accomplishing the technical feats equivalent to a large tech company. I’m proud to be part of a team that gives 110%.

Kyle Bank

Chief Operating Officer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We have a relatively flat organizational structure, and pride ourselves on communication. Every team member feels comfortable raising issues with or making suggestions to executive management, and in turn, executive management wants to hear from everyone as to how we can improve how we operate for the benefit of our employees and our clients.

Roy Reichbach


What is your vision for the company?

Boundless human connections. We want to be the "go-to" provider for interactive broadcasting.

Stefan Birrer

Co-Founder & Chief Software Architect

What are Phenix Real Time Solutions Perks + Benefits

Phenix Real Time Solutions Benefits Overview

Competitive benefits package
Collaborate and learn from a world class team of business professionals and technologists
Work with a global and diverse customer base

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
We provide free lunch on Wednesdays ordering in from a rotating list of restaurants.
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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