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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Business Overview

KINESSO is the technology-driven performance marketing agency that sits at the very heart of IPG Mediabrands, providing actionable growth for both our agency partners and clients. We turn 'action' into 'outcome' for our clients, leveraging our unique capabilities in optimization, analytics, AI, and experimentation. KINESSO has brought together the collective power of what was formerly Matterkind, Reprise, P3, and Kinesso under one collective entity that will serve as the most powerful delivery engine in the industry. We have extensive offerings spanning across performance marketing and data and technology. Fueled by a deep understanding of consumer behavior, we offer an end-to-end engine of planning and optimization while also delivering on data-driven strategy for social platforms, actionable growth in e-commerce, and creating curated marketplaces specific to each client's function and needs. The company has more than 6,000 employees operating in more than 60 countries. Learn more at

Position Summary

Kinesso is searching for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our team. In this role, you will lead a team of engineers to deliver an innovative, data-driven solution that will revolutionize how we operate. You will be responsible for hands-on development, effective management, and cultivating a collaborative environment that drives results. By partnering with the Product team, you will play a key role in shaping our strategic roadmap. Your technical expertise will be instrumental in guiding our team to deliver high-quality software solutions consistently.


  • Ensure high performance and growth by providing guidance, support, and motivation.
  • Oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of software solutions to ensure they align with product requirements, meet quality standards, and deadlines.
  • Actively participate in software development tasks, contribute to code, architecture design, and provide technical expertise.
  • Conduct code reviews to maintain code quality, identify opportunities for improvement, and ensure compliance by following S-SDLC, best practices, and coding standards.
  • Identify potential risks in the software solution and proactively implement strategies to mitigate them, ensuring smooth project delivery and client satisfaction.
  • Keep at the forefront of the latest technology trends and foster a culture of innovation and continuous learning within the team.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business requirements, define technical specifications, and deliver solutions that drive business value and growth.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent qualifications and experience.
  • 8+ years of software engineering experience with 3+ years in senior role.
  • Proven experience architecting, delivering, and operating large-scale, highly available systems.
  • Proficiency in application development using: Java, Spring Boot, Angular, Docker, Kubernetes, Snowflake, and SQL.
  • Familiarity with Jenkins, GitHub Actions, Spinnaker, Terraform, Jira, Confluence, Wiz, Snyk, Figma and Datadog.
  • Strong understanding of API design and implementation.
  • Experience with cloud platforms and services, preferably AWS.
  • Strong understanding of software development methodologies, CI/CD processes, and security best practices
  • Experience in Agile methodologies and leading agile teams utilizing Scrum.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues.
  • Proficient in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills, capable of engaging with non-technical users.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • Experience in working with remote teams and geographically distributed team management.
  • Experience in designing team org structure and managing budgets.
  • Knowledge of emerging AI and data technologies to drive POCs related to AI solutions.
  • Experience in hiring, building, and scaling engineering teams.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to make data-driven decisions.

We See You

At IPG Mediabrands, we are unified behind a commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging. Together, we shine through a set of shared values and behaviors. We take pride in our responsibility to our clients, communities, and to each other. We embrace differences and recognize the unique value that each of us brings to our community.

We encourage you to apply, as unique backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences are welcomed.

We See You at IPG Mediabrands.

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is posted below. Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email

About IPG Mediabrands

IPG Mediabrands is the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). IPG Mediabrands manages over $47 billion in marketing investment globally on behalf of its clients across its full-service agency networks UM, Initiative and Mediahub and through its award-winning specialty business units Healix, Kinesso, MAGNA, Mediabrands Content Studio, Orion Holdings, Rapport, and the IPG Media Lab. IPG Mediabrands clients include many of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands from a broad portfolio of industry sectors including automotive, personal finance, consumer product goods (CPG), pharma, health and wellness, entertainment, financial services, energy, toys and gaming, direct to consumer and e-commerce, retail, hospitality, food and beverage, fashion and beauty. The company employs more than 18,000 diverse marketing communication professionals in more than 130 countries. Learn more at

Salary Range
$155,000$160,000 USD