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Ad Badger: Software Engineering Manager (Austin, TX)

About Ad Badger

Ad Badger is building the smartest, most effective SaaS tool that Amazon Sellers use to automate and optimize their advertising campaigns. We’re hiring a software engineering manager to help our development process, scale our output, and help The Badger grow bigger, stronger, and more ferocious.

Amazon Pay-Per-Click advertising accounts for 10-40% of a typical Amazon Seller’s Business and is the fastest growing digital advertising network – the 3rd largest behind Facebook and Google. Ad Badger’s software improves advertising ROI for Amazon Seller Businesses through automated bid algorithms, keyword management, campaign optimization, and education.

Ad Badger has finished The Brandery Startup Accelerator, received funding, and is moving at warp speed. We are on pace to 6x our users in 2019 compared to 2018.

We ultimately want to provide the most advanced Amazon Advertising Technology to Amazon Sellers: complete with machine learning and self-improving algorithms. 

quick specs

  • Full-Time
  • Austin, Texas
  • Manage Growing Team of Developers
  • Large Scale SaaS
  • Supportive Team Looking to Grow Together
  • Friday Team Lunches
  • Fast Moving, Fast Growing Company
  • Salary Based on Experience (80k-130k)

Why Work with Ad Badger?

  • We have a team-centric work environment: We believe a company can’t grow long term or provide solutions to our customers if our team is discouraged and doesn’t find the work fulfilling. Our leadership and team members care about each other as people and are committed to doing quality work.
  • Genuine Desire for Your Success: We spend time planning realistic timelines, autonomy, attention to detail and appreciation to craftsmanship. We believe quality is the most important feature.
  • Management Respects The Development Process: We never micro-manage, always encourage independent thinking and understand what it takes to build quality software. There is mutual respect on our team and management will always go to bat to our team.
  • A Learning Environment: Our team is encouraged to learn new skills. Ad Badger has limitless opportunity to grow in unforeseen directions that will help build a more advanced tool.
  • An Environment to Exercise Creativity and Solve Exciting Challenges: From working on new Bid Algorithms that will impact hundreds of thousands of bid auctions or building faster, more reliable ways to process our optimizations for our users – Ad Badger has challenging, rewarding work to provide its technical team.
  • Have a Voice: We don’t promote silence and conformity. If you present more important problems to solve, or more efficient and effective ways our current problems, we listen.
  • Celebrate Victories: Ad Badger is growing fast, so you’ll be able to celebrate wins (large & small) as we see the tangible impacts of technical work on a small team.
  • The Work Matters: We’re creating tools that will impact the 3rd Largest Digital Ad Platform for 1,000’s of Amazon Businesses to use. Our users entrust us with millions of dollars of ad spend, and it’s our responsibility to optimize it well.
  • Move Fast: Work won’t feel like you’re dragging 100-pound weights around. We’re here to move fast and aim to avoid engineering bureaucracy.
  • Few Legacy Constraints & Wide Open Areas to Explore: We know the fun is sucked out of maintaining clunky legacy systems. We’ve got an open road ahead.

What We're Looking For

  • Startup/Business Knowledge: Ability to discuss features from a company-growth perspective
  • Knowledge of our stack: Frontend HTML, CSS/SASS, and Javascript, Vue + Backend Laravel, Server/DB: AWS+MySQL
  • Ability to write readable and maintainable code
  • Coach-approach to help developers grow to their full potential
  • Passion for quality SaaS
  • Familiarity with Agile Methodology & Scrum Processes
  • Coordination & Communication: Taking plan & mockups from product team, managing development process
  • Assisting with Code Review, Testing, Development process improvement
  • Comfort with small, fast-moving teams – ability to wear many hats at an early stage startup
  • Expand and grow engineering team
  • Current or previous software engineer, enjoy being hands on
  • Ability to Lead from the Front: Be a role model for the team

Sound like a match?

 Ad Badger is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.