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Giant Media

Chief Technology Officer

Engineering - Giant Media – Kansas City, Missouri
Department Engineering - Giant Media
Employment Type Employed
Minimum Experience Executive

About Giant Media 

Giant Media is a technology company that provides advertisers and their agencies the confidence to plan and buy contextually relevant video campaigns while identifying the environments most suitable for brand advertising.  Our flagship SaaS product, VuePlanner, is a transparent, machine-learning-driven planning tool for buying advertising on YouTube.  Giant Media combines proprietary technology and IBM Watson to read, understand and interpret the content and context of hundreds of millions of videos, which helps buyers to get closer to the audiences they want to reach.

This role is very hands-on in a fast-paced, innovative environment, and will work closely with our product, operations and sales teams on new initiatives to maintain Giant Media’s industry leading position.  This role will be in Kansas City, MO and reports to the CEO.

 What will you do?

  • Establish and execute technical vision, strategies, and plans for growth
  • Oversee all product development and engineering resources.
  • Be a player/coach, act as lead software engineer – 50%+ time spent developing.
  • Provide sound technical leadership in all aspects of our business.
  • Communicate with employees, stakeholders and customers to ensure our company’s technologies are used appropriately.
  • Strategic thinking ad strong business acumen are essential in this role.
  • Well versed in current technological trends to build strategy.
  • Develop, track and control the development of annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing and operations. 

What are we looking for?

  • 7+ years proven experience as a CTO or similar leadership role in a startup.
  • Exhibit proven team leadership and organizational skills.
  • A problem solver who enjoys the challenge of building applications that provide insights into a highly dynamic and expansive data set.
  • Hands-on experience implementing technology involving large scale data science and machine learning applications applied to images and web video.
  • Experience building software in the Amazon Web Services Cloud.
  • Creative thinker with an ability to solve difficult, “unsolvable” problems with a “nothing is impossible” attitude.
  • Ability to actively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff including strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Willingness to work long hours to get projects done on time.
  • Experience as a teacher/mentor for software engineers to ensure that the team has the resources and tools they need to flourish.
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree a plus. 

Technical Requirements

  • 10+ years building applications utilizing Java Web Services
  • Large-Scale Databases and Data Warehouses (Postgres, Redshift, Map Reduce)
  • Amazon Web Services Technology (EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, Elasticsearch)
  • Machine Learning Technology (algorithm development, data mining) 

Why work at Giant Media?

  • Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k with employer match included
  • Culture: Celebrates collaboration, innovation and career growth
  • Open Vacation Policy: employees have freedom to take time off as needed
  • Food & Drinks: Catered lunch twice a week, snacks and drinks
  • Social: We routinely have team events, both in and out of the office
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