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Head Of Engineering & Architecture


New York, NY 08-11-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants, and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 875,000 members representing more than 16 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.

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Job Title: Head of Engineering & Architecture

Department: GTS

Location: NYC

Reports to: CTO

Job Overview:

As our Head of Engineering & Architecture, you will provide leadership and technology vision for ASCAP's engineering teams. You are passionate about building high-performance teams, mentoring engineers and optimizing the engineering delivery process and will regularly collaborate with digital product management, architecture, and various business teams to ensure orderly and efficient engineering delivery.

Reporting directly to the CTO, you'll be responsible for engineering product delivery and managing teams who are working on everything from customer-facing web and mobile applications, highly available RESTful microservices, Java based systems, data engineering, CRM and will oversee our complete technology landscape.

• Build and lead Agile teams focused on software engineering, data engineering, and enterprise architecture.
• Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of engineers on your team.
• Drive cloud migration strategy, planning and delivery and ensure all workloads are run as securely and efficiently as possible
• Collaboratively work with stake holders to define and derive technology strategies to drive innovation and growth
• Be able to create a positive work environment and build a friendly and effective team culture
• Provide continuous career path development for those on your engineering teams, including directors, managers, and engineers, making certain that high-level vision and strategy is established while ensuring that the day-to-day needs of each team are met.
• Continuously update the team structure based on evolving needs of the business.
• Budgeting, forecasting, and planning infrastructure and headcount.
• Maintain strong relationships with peer functions: digital product management, program management, architecture, product operations, customer success and licensing.
• Partner with talent acquisition and actively engage in the hiring process to recruit and develop top engineering talent.
• Design and continuously improve our engineering delivery process.
• Ensure effective allocation of engineering resources.
• Effectively communicate the state of the delivery pipeline to all parties.
• Identify constraints, whether they be skills or resource based.

Key Technologies
• node.js, Java, GO, AngularJS, React, Python, REST, JSON, XML, Perl, SQL, NoSQL, Postgres, Oracle, Snowflake, AWS (EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, VPC, S3, Glacier, Cognito), Salesforce

• 10+ years of experience building enterprise or carrier products.
• Experience in DevOps, DevSecOps, with a proven track record of leading multiple teams to transform the efforts of an engineering organization.
• Experience with AWS Products and service such as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, VPC, S3, Glacier and all other management and developer categories.
• Expert in an agile environment and running agile through a modern platform: ideally Jira or another similar agile system.
• 10+ years' of experience managing and leading medium-to-large engineering teams.
• Passion for designing teams and developing people, coupled with excellent conflict management and resolution skills
• Experience with overseeing ERP (Oracle financials, NetSuite) and reporting tools (BI, Sigma Tableau) would be a plus
• Innovative leader who is not afraid of thinking out of the box
• Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies
• Experience with overseeing data warehouse and experience with snowflake will be a plus
• Bachelor's Degree or military experience. Master's Degree in a related field (e.g., Computer Science) desirable.
• AWS, Azure, GCP certifications desirable, CSM, CSPO, CSD or equivalent Agile certifications also desirable.

Besides providing a unique and dynamic work environment, there are a few other reasons you should consider ASCAP in your career planning. We also offer generous benefit options that are comprehensive and provide the flexibility that most employees want and need. These health care and financial plan options include the following:
• A choice of either network only provider medical and dental plans or more flexible medical and dental plans where you can see providers in or out-of-network
• Vision plan that offers both in and out- of network provider options
• Immediate eligibility for 401(k) participation with an employer provided match
• An additional Employer paid retirement savings program regardless of your participation in the 401(k) Plan
• Generous time-off policy
• Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
• Short term disability Insurance / salary continuation and Long term disability insurance
• Company provided basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
• Supplemental and dependent life insurance options

Please be aware that ASCAP is not a nut-free or other allergen-free workplace.

As a condition of employment, ASCAP requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (including a first booster, when eligible) against COVID-19. ASCAP will make reasonable accommodations for those who are unable to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination, where required by federal, state and local law, and in accordance with ASCAP's policies.

ASCAP is an equal opportunity employer. All ASCAP employment decisions are made on the basis of individual qualifications and performance and not on the basis of race, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, genetic information, disability, handicap, color, creed, religion, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dye0nk-3-238-199-4-42 in your application.

Company Profile

ASCAP is home to more than 790,000 music writer and publisher members across all genres - the greatest names in music, and thousands more in the early stages of their careers. We are the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy, and service for music writers and publishers, and are the only PRO in the US run by its members including songwriters, composers, and music publishers.