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Senior Software Engineer

Engineering | Indianapolis, IN | Full Time

Job Description

At MarketCast, we believe in the power of fandom. Whether you’re a video game publisher creating the next must-play title, a streamer changing the game, or a beverage brand seeking to disrupt the grocery aisle, we deliver research and insights that engage the fans who matter most. 

Led by a world-class team of media and entertainment researchers, data scientists and fanatical gamers, MarketCast’s unique mix of custom research, data science and content analytics gets into the heads of players and fans to understand how they think, feel and behave. Covering every media and tech platform imaginable, MarketCast delivers the insights to help clients navigate today’s complicated media and gaming landscapes and form strategies to solve their critical business challenges.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our growing Team in Indianapolis.   This is an extraordinary opportunity to be a key contributor of a small tech team at a rapidly growing global market research firm.  As a Senior Software Engineer, on any given day you might be architecting new features, refactoring existing code to be more scalable, and seeing changes through to completion in a live environment.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build robust and scalable software
  • Design and create services and system architecture for your projects and contribute and provide feedback to other team members.
  • Improve our code quality through writing unit tests, automation and performing code reviews.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and contribute ideas to our technology, algorithms and products.
  • Work with the product team and business owners to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and then translate that into a pragmatic and effective technical solution.
  • Dive into difficult problems and successfully deliver results on schedule.
  • Design and develop services, system architecture and features/components for key company initiatives.
  • Work with the product team and business owners to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and translate that into a pragmatic and effective technical solution.
  • Experience in a modern scaled software development organization.


Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Experience:
    • BS in Computer Science or equivalent discipline
    • Should have a strong base in computer science fundamentals
    • 5+ years of programming experience in languages such as Typescript, Javascript and React
    • 2+ years of experience working with Nosql and/or Key value stores (MongoDB or Redis or ElasticSearch)
    • Experience with Cloud based solutions
    • Interest in any of the following technologies a plus (Serverless, NodeJS, NLP, Machine Learning, Big Data [Hadoop/Hive/Pig])
    • Uses engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle (i.e. Agile), including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing and operations
    • A track record of projects completed on time and on spec.
  • Qualities: 
    • Satisfaction in a job well done. S/he will have a passion for solving head-scratching challenges.
    • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, possesses a high level of intellectual curiosity, focuses on generating results and exhibits the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics
    • A team player, upbeat, and focused, with a strong passion to learn and succeed
    • A compelling mentor and leader to a group of strong-minded and creative individuals


Benefit and Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Freedom Leave
  • Wellness plan and events
  • And, more..


Our purpose: 

Fandom connects people with shared passions and builds communities around them. It offers them space to express their joy and love, whether that’s for superheroes, sports teams, or even small batch whiskeys. 

At MarketCast, we believe in the power of fandom. It’s as important for brands as it is for action heroes. 

And, we do fandom research, data science and analytics better than anyone on the planet. This obsessive focus on fans helps the world’s top creators, media platforms, and sports leagues transform followers into fanatics and investments into impact. 

Our Values:

Curiosity Makes Us Tick 

Our love of learning manifests in everything we do - from the surveys we field and the datasets we analyze to the technology we develop. Where others pause, we push forward, uncovering hidden meaning and answers. Always learning, always looking for more. 

Reward the Hustle 

We attract and cultivate talent who roll up their sleeves and get things done, no matter the task, timeline or challenge. In return, we recognize and reward their performance and commitment. It’s an approach that keeps our teams tight, hands-on, and consistently delivering. 

Trust is Everything  

Our research and perspectives move markets, fuel creative decisions and impact millions of fans daily.  This kind of influence requires trust and responsibility, something bestowed on us by our clients.  It is earned, honored, and never taken for granted. 

Value the What and the How 

It’s not enough to be exceptional in your role if you can’t play well with the team. We honor great work by looking at what is accomplished and how we work together to achieve results. This ensures great performance never comes at the cost of behavior that can harm our culture. 

Diversity will be Our Superpower 

Our differences make us stronger. As researchers and data scientists, we have a responsibility to reflect the diverse audiences and communities all around us. Understanding people, opinions and life experiences fuels our insights and deepens our perspectives. 

At MarketCast, we don't just accept difference - we embrace it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our global culture and success. MarketCast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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