Engineering · Oakland, California
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


ART19 is an innovative technology company that is changing the way podcasts are distributed and monetized. The ART19 platform powers a significant percentage of the iTunes top 200 podcasts.

We are seeking a passionate, seasoned hands on Architect to join our fast-growing team. Our ideal candidate feels strongly about leveraging emerging technologies to make a significant impact on the future of the podcast industry.

At ART19 we are deeply committed to building a diverse team of mission-driven technologists to take our cutting edge products to the next level.

  • Full-time position
  • Oakland, CA (Remote OK)


  • Form and maintain a complete mental model of all functions of ART19
  • Complete understanding of architecture philosophy, server-side design patterns, and industry best practices
  • Expert Ruby on Rails programmer
  • Intermediate JavaScript programmer
  • Intermediate Linux sysadmin (including shell scripting, configuring package managers, and compiling applications from scratch)
  • Intermediate to expert experience with Amazon Web Services, particularly around ECS/EC2, highly available systems, and the Well Architected Framework. Equivalent experience to having the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional and AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional certifications.
  • Intermediate experience with containers, container orchestration, infrastructure automation, and infrastructure security/compliance.
  • Identify areas of improvement in areas of security, cost, performance, efficiency, and ease of development across the entire stack.
  • Successfully review pull requests with an emphasis on maintaining consistency with architecture philosophies, security best practices, performance best practices, and ensuring that code is written in an idiomatic way.
  • Able to independently do an analysis on available tools, perform a proof of concept with new tools, and decide whether or not to introduce those tools into the organization's architecture. Additionally periodically evaluates current tools to determine if they meet the organization's needs and leads initiatives to replace or update them as needed.
  • Acts in a management/executive role within product research and development.
  • Leads leaders in other teams making architectural decisions for their projects.



  • 2+ years of experience as an Architect or similar position
  • 10+ years of experience building complex web applications
  • 4+ years of experience in Ruby, Rails, RSpec
  • 2+ years of experience in Javascript
  • Running applications at global scale, thousands of requests per second or more.
  • Caused or responded to production outages which resulted in new best practices, a fresh understanding of previously not understood phenomena, or other changes to process to prevent reoccurrence. Additionally able to do a detailed technical write-up of the issue, how it was identified, what was done to get the system stable again, and what was or will be done to prevent a similar issue in the future.
  • Strong proficiency in PostgreSQL and Redis
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming
  • Mastery of concepts of MVC, Mocking, TDD, ORM, and RESTful
  • Understanding of design principles behind a scalable application
  • A desire to reduce operational overhead wherever possible
  • Implementation of automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficiency in Git and GitHub
  • Mastery with AWS and its various tools
  • Set up and managed continuous integration at multiple organizations 


  • Experience with HAProxy and Nginx
  • Experience with Redshift, Kafka, Flink, Druid or other data warehouses
  • Experience with Ember.js
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Experience with Terraform, Docker, Chef and other DevOps tools
  • Interest in podcasts


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