Engineering Manager, Planning - Anywhere in the United States

Madhive is the leading tech company engineered for modern TV advertising. Advertisers seamlessly customize and automate the OTT buying process into an operating system with our self-service platform. Powered by our industry-leading bidder and device graph that processes 260 billion available ad opportunities per day, we deliver precise, brand-safe, audience connections efficiently at scale.

Madhive is seeking an experienced Engineering Manager to join our Planning team. The team's core responsibility lies in organizing audience data and leveraging statistical methods to forecast ad campaign performance. The successful candidate will lead a small team of world-class cross-functional engineers, possessing a strong background in both technical leadership and data-driven forecasting methodologies. You will drive efficiencies in our processes, tools, and automation, taking a data-driven approach to measuring your team's success.

Our team strives to be motivated only by building the best software for our users. We seek to understand the "why" behind the "what." We regularly tackle problems, learn new technologies, or just share what we know with others. We test our code and invest in the health of our systems. We push each other, learn from each other, and strive to grow continually.

What you'll do:

  • Lead and manage a team of cross-functional engineers responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of streaming data pipelines, data lakes, and data warehouses in a collaborative & agile development environment.
  • Apply deep expertise in SQL and statistical analysis to streamline data processes, ensuring the efficient management and pipelining of audience data for Planning purposes.
  • Guide the team in utilizing advanced statistical and machine learning models to enhance Planning accuracy.
  • Identify and manage cross-team dependencies; facilitate communication between multiple initiatives.
  • Effectively navigate the organization and partner with various functions, including (but not limited to) Product, Sales, Finance, and Customer Success, to gather requirements and ensure successful product development and implementation.
  • Hire and nurture engineers through mentorship and career advocacy. Provide goals, career paths, promotion guidance, and motivation to your direct reports.
  • Contribute to the adoption of robust software architecture, development of best practices, and new technologies.
  • Be an advocate for the vision of our product team.
  • Facilitate daily standups, resolve blocked tasks, assist with planning and estimation, and host retrospectives.
  • Ensure a culture of operational excellence, managing and addressing on-call duties and responding to production incidents as they occur.
  • Act as a point of escalation by actively measuring and reducing the operational burden of your teams, all while taking a data-driven approach to measuring success.

Who you are:

  • 8+ years of hands-on industry experience and a bachelor's degree in a STEM field or 10+ years of hands-on industry experience.
  • 3+ years actively mentoring and directly managing software engineers.
  • Strong background in statistical analysis and machine learning techniques.
  • Experience managing machine learning teams, demonstrating the ability to lead and guide engineers in developing and implementing advanced models for forecasting.
  • Expertise in SQL for data manipulation, querying, and pipeline management.
  • Experience leading an Agile delivery team to plan and develop products iteratively.
  • Deep understanding of design patterns, software development methodologies, and principles.
  • You have experience developing protobuf and JSON-based API endpoints.
  • Strong understanding of cloud infrastructure and cloud computing concepts, ideally on GCP.
  • Experience building large-scale distributed systems, solving problems including scalability, reliability, observability, validation, cost efficiency, etc.
  • Previous experience in Adtech is not required.

The approximate compensation range for this role is $200,000-$250,000. The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by several factors, including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.

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Madhive is a dynamic, diverse, innovative, and friendly place to work. We embrace our differences and believe they fuel our creativity. We come from varied backgrounds and think that’s important. But whether it’s taking ideas from previous lives and applying them in different ways or creating something completely new, we are all trail-blazing team players who think big and want to make an impact. 

Here are just some of the many benefits of becoming a Madhive employee:

Health, Dental & Vision Insurance: Your health is number 1, so we offer 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance starting on day 1 for yourself and any dependents.

Family Forming Benefits: Madhive offers inclusive fertility and family-forming benefits that cover all paths to parenthood — whether it is adoption, surrogacy,  fertility treatments, pregnancy, or anything related through a partnership with Carrot Fertility.  The benefit includes free access to Carrot membership services and employer-sponsored funds of up to $10,000 to help pay for your care.

401(K) Matching: Madhive's generous  401(K)  plan offers a contribution equal to 100% of eligible employee contributions up to 5% annually. There is no vesting period, and all full-time employees can participate immediately upon their hire date.

Unlimited Vacation: We offer Unlimited PTO plus additional paid company holidays.

Parental Leave: We believe that family comes first, so we provide parental leave to all new parents. 

Food All Day: Fully stocked refrigerator and lunch are provided every day that you're in the office!


Job Profile


North America


United States


Agile Development Cloud Computing JSON Machine Learning Protobuf SQL Statistical analysis

  • Contribute to software architecture and new technologies adoption
  • Ensure operational excellence and respond to incidents
  • Facilitate daily standups and planning
  • Hire and mentor engineers
  • Lead and manage cross-functional engineering team
  • Manage cross-team dependencies
  • Partner with various functions for product development
  • Streamline data processes using SQL and statistical analysis
  • Utilize machine learning models for Planning accuracy

8+ years


Bachelor's Machine Learning STEM Field Bachelor's Degree


Fully remote


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9