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AccuRadio is one of Chicago's home-grown tech firms, featuring online music streaming of over 975 personalizable channels including rock, pop, jazz, classical, and more.

 

We are looking for a technology leader with a passion for music and technology to lead a highly motivated team as they develop the next generation of our streaming platform.

 

Candidates should have 6+ years of demonstrated leadership experience that would be relevant for managing the front- and back-end of a popular streaming media service that includes an audio streaming website, mobile apps, third-party integrations and managing a relatively large through an ongoing modernization/update effort.

Having a passion for music would an extremely valuable characteristic as well, as it will help you join us in creating exciting new products and product features.

We are looking for a team member who:

• Is creative and is an agile team-player

• Has a passion for product quality and an attention to detail

• Shares and expands knowledge by exchanging information

• Promotes the design and development of new innovative features from the technical side

• Develops ideas for code and process improvements

• Assures the quality of the application through regular code reviews

• Champions and supports the integration of relevant new technologies

• Performs under pressure and deliver technical solutions

• Has strong problem-solving skills

• Has strong teamwork, leadership and mentoring skills

 

Job Description

• Own all technical aspects of software development (architecture, design and development of systems)

• Design, implement, test and deliver internal and external products

• Deliver clear vision, direction, and standards for the engineering organization and ensure their compliance.

• Oversee operations, software engineering and QA teams

• Serve as a core member of an Agile team that drives user story analysis and elaboration

• Constantly iterate on and improve the development process

• Foster and maintain close working relationships with the Business/Product and Marketing departments.

• Collaborate with product teams and other leaders to ensure success of strategic business projects

 

Ongoing Technical Platform

• REACT (reactjs) and React Native - responsive web/mobile development.

• HTML5/Javascript/CSS

• REST API Use/implementation

• Google Firebase (OAuth2, Messaging, etc.)

• AWS experience (EC2, S3, etc.), CloudFront, etc.

Legacy Technical Platform

• Python/Django website and API

• MongoDB

• ObjectiveC / Andorid Mobile apps

• third party apps for Sonos, Roku, Alexa

Minimum Qualifications

• 6+ years leading software development of commercial-grade software and applications

• Experience in Responsive web and/or Mobile systems

• Experience in REST Architecture and foundation networking APIs

• Strong UI/UX / Design skills

• Strong knowledge of Agile software development methodologies

• Demonstrated skills in writing and testing (unit, automation, integration) high-quality, readable, well-architected and efficient code

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related disciplines, or equivalent demonstrable experience

 

Optional/supplemental Technical Experience

• Python (Django, Flask, etc)

• PostgreSQL

• MongoDB

• TDD (Test Driven Development)

• CI/CD

• Google BigQuery

• iOS development

• Android development

• Audio/media streaming

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