Full time Remote / Telecommute

Senior engineer

Downtown Oakland
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Created: August 24, 2015


Pop Up Archive (popuparchive.com, audiosear.ch) is an early-stage media startup that specializes in making audio searchable. We’re looking for a senior engineer; this is a great opportunity for someone who wants to build technology that will play a critical role in the future of the audio industry. Our customers range from major podcast players like NPR to large institutional audio collections like Stanford University, with lots of media companies, archives, and journalists in between. We’ve worked with audio from NASA, Rosa Parks, Oliver Sacks, Buster Keaton, Muhammad Ali, Gloria Steinem, Barnum and Bailey Circus, Ray Bradbury, and other miscellaneous geniuses and eccentrics.

We are passionate about making media more accessible for journalists, scholars, and everyone else, and we’re changing the way companies think about the legacy of their media. Our investors include Bloomberg, the Knight Foundation, and 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley accelerator founded by PayPal and Google alums (read more), and we’ve been funded through federal grants with PRX and the National Endowment for the Humanities. You'll also find us featured in September at This American Life's Audio Hackathon.

Our latest project, Audiosear.ch, is a full-text search and recommendation API for podcasts. It's the most comprehensive source of data about podcasts and radio in the English language. Our goal is to help audio distributors and podcast apps bring better search, discovery, and sharing experiences to audiences. Our website, popuparchive.com, has videos and more information about who we are and what we do.

You have at least seven years of experience and are skilled at back-end development, Rails, and Javascript (experience working with audio/media management is a bonus). You are passionate about technology, media, learning and data wrangling. Your car has an XKCD bumper sticker right next to “I heard it on NPR.” Some examples of things you would get to build, and even help grow the technology team for:

Searching audio
Sharing audio segments
Tagging and classification of audio
Analyzing audio to identify similarity
Analyzing the social web to aggregate data about audio
Spectral audio waveform analysis
Tools that make it easy to analyze and visualize data about audio

We offer competitive compensation and the possibility of equity. Contact Anne Wootton (anne@popuparchive.com). Please include the following:

Your resume
Your Github handle
A cover letter (as the body of your email)
The name of your favorite podcast and/or the most interesting thing you’ve heard on the radio lately

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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