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Senior Manager, Software Engineering - Android

Sirius XM

Sirius XM

Software Engineering
Oakland, CA, USA · Oakland, CA, USA · California, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Who We Are

SiriusXM and its brands (Pandora, SiriusXM Media, AdsWizz, Simplecast, and SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services) are leading a new era of audio entertainment and services by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio entertainment experience for listeners -- in the car, at home, and anywhere on the go with connected devices. Our vision is to shape the future of audio, where everyone can be effortlessly connected to the voices, stories, and music they love wherever they are.

This is the place where a diverse group of emerging talent and legends alike come to share authentic and purposeful songs, stories, sounds and insights through some of the best programming and technology in the world. Our critically acclaimed, industry-leading audio entertainment encompasses music, sports, comedy, news, talk, live events, and podcasting. No matter their individual role, each of our employees plays a vital part in bringing SiriusXM’s vision to life every day.

SiriusXM is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM’s platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment, and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics, and monetization. The Company’s advertising sales organization, which operates as SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization, and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through SiriusXM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers.

How You’ll Make An Impact

SiriusXM is rapidly expanding its services to drive further engagement of consumers via smartphones, tablets, PCs, and connected devices, while continuing to maintain and grow its adoption in connected cars. As a Senior Manager, you are responsible for developing SiriusXM & Pandora applications across the Android ecosystem, while working with Product teams to harmonize performance and feature set across devices. You will be responsible for the continued development and implementation of Android-based software that ensures SiriusXM’s streaming services are best-in-class.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead and grow an efficient and high performing diverse software development organization with a culture of agile development focused on developing best-in-class media entertainment experiences.
  • Foster an inclusive culture for all our team members.
  • Ensure high consumer satisfaction through the development and operation of large-scale, high-reliability services.
  • Attract and retain the high-caliber Software Engineering talent needed to deliver against SiriusXM’s Product Roadmap through high-performance, on-time and on-budget development programs.
  • Work closely with the automotive efforts to assist in bringing the next class of IP technology to the Automotive market.
  • Work with the contributors on your team and your peers to ensure technical best practices are constantly developed and enforced.
  • Collect and provide feedback from your team that ensures our SDLC is followed and constantly being improved.
  • Drive a culture of innovation and be an agent of change.
  • Identify opportunities to create new products and services that meet current and prospective market opportunities.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and learning.
  • This role will manage a geographically dispersed team.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field, or equivalent experience, in lieu of degree.
  • 3+ years managing software engineering teams in a technical organization.
  • 7+ years of Android development experience.
  • Experience and proven track record of delivering and maintaining software at scale to millions of active users.
  • Experience leading teams that build streaming media (audio or video) applications at scale.
  • Proven ability to recruit and retain world-class engineers.
  • Excellent managerial skills and interpersonal skills; effectively communicate and collaborate with all areas of engineering, ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
  • Strong understanding of engineering software processes, lifecycle methodology, configuration management, release management, and system verification and testing.
  • Be obsessed with the performance of software.
  • Experience delivering and distributing apps to the Google Play Store.
  • Experience with Kotlin and latest Android features and technologies.
  • Experience with Kotlin Coroutines – Flows and Channels.
  • Experience with Android Jetpack libraries.
  • Experience architecting cross functional solutions across mobile and backend teams.
  • Experience with Agile software development.
  • Experience with streaming technologies and audio/video playback through ExoPlayer and Media3.
  • Experience troubleshooting issues with caching infrastructure and CDNs from the client-side perspective.
  • Experience with Software tools such as GitHub, Jenkins, Jira, Android Studio.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

At SiriusXM, we carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. We expect the base salary for this position to be in the range of $95,800 to $190,000 and will depend on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary short-term and long-term incentives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.