isocket makes advertising technology suck less.
isocket builds web apps and the underlying pipes & platforms to make online ad sales easier. 70% of the money in online advertising is still bought and sold by hand, over cocktails, and through email and fax machines. Almost all of the technology and ad companies you've heard of deal with remnant "Class 2" ads - the equivalent of teeth whitening ads you see on the last page of a magazine.
Our underlying platform was the world's first to power the programmatic buying and selling of "Class 1" ad inventory by connecting APIs from advertisers software (DSPs, etc) through to publishers software (ad servers like DFP, etc.) isocket also powers self-serve advertising for some of the web's best sites in our open marketplace, www.buyads.com.
So here's the deal:
Our small-but-fantastic team wants a dedicated leader.
You're an amazing engineering leader who believes in the qualitative elements just as much as the code you build. You're not a "manager", you lead other engineers while still being a respected engineer who ships code. You recognize that how you direct the growth, organization, proccess, and culture of a product development team can make the difference between company success and failure.
Put simply: we want to be known in our industry (which is historically light on product development prowess) as the best group of well-oiled technologists around.
In the past, a lot of ad tech companies have won by piling sales people on top of poor or limited products. Our opportunity is the opposite - we will win through product, and you will help make that happen.
If you've never shipped code in faster than two week release cycles or you've never worked in a <50 person software company, we kindly ask you consider our other engineering positions. =)
This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional person. You can slide into a warmed up kick-ass team with an MVP "v1.0" validated product already being used by customers. But things are still young with a ton of product building and team/process building left to do (until now it's been a hand full of folks just cranking away).
Success in this role means:
You will report to and work very closely with the Founder/CEO of the company (himself a former engineer / designer / PM) as part of the senior leadership. You're responsible for understanding the needs of the rest of the business and executing on it within product development, and vice versa communicating back to the rest of the org. You'll help craft strategy and roadmap, help scale our team and org as the company grows, and above all else make sure we have the best product in our industry delivered on time and as expected.
We believe (and so should you)
What We Offer
Working at a growing technology startup is a unique choice, one we consider a lifestyle choice rather than a job choice. It can be very challenging, but comes with amazing advantages and fulfillment to those who earn it. What we bring to the table is just as important as what you bring:
Burlingame, CA is our Headquarters and where all product development lies. Located just 30 yards from the Burlingame Caltrain station and downtown Burlingame, it's a perfect location for anyone in the bay area. Free parking on our roof. 30 foot ceilings, great windows and light, etc make for a cool place to work.
New York City is our east coast HQ and primarily focused on sales, marketing, and account management.
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