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Senior Associate - Programmatic




Saavn is the world’s largest South Asian focused music streaming service with millions of monthly active users. We are 150 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite music across all languages and genres. We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe.

Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam - to name a few - Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian service. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, The Times of India, CNBC, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies, including Tiger Global Management, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Liberty Media, Mousse Partners, Quilvest, and a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, these are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.


At Saavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: building a mobile entertainment ecosystem and the best possible music experience for hundreds of millions of people. From in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel, Saavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose Saavn, you join a diverse world of high-caliber techies, artists, and inventors, hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are amongst the few digital companies that provide tremendous opportunities for high-tech work in Mumbai, that one would have to otherwise seek in Silicon Valley.  Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual on our global team to be a catalyst for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your thinking to life, and to expand, learn, and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.


Lead all internal efforts in maximizing the programmatic revenue stream. Additionally, become the internal and external subject matter expert.


  • Own campaign performance, reporting, and analysis
  • Primary contact for technical issues. Help manage internal and external communications to troubleshoot and resolve all unforeseen issues
  • Manage relationships with the client, SSPs, and relevant sources
  • Help maximize revenue opportunity with all existing programmatic partners
  • Strong analytics and data-driven decision making skills
  • Strong understanding of the digital ad ecosystem (DSPs, trade desks, agencies, SSPs, buy-types, etc)          
  • Follow key programmatic trends, new ad technologies and best practices
  • Stay up-to-date with all new offerings from current ad-technology partners - Provide feedback to improve monetization, system processes and campaign management
  • Collaborate internally to strategize and define success metrics for all programmatic campaigns
  • Assist the sales team in selling
  • Help spread programmatic knowledge internally
  • Provide adequate support to account management, ad operations, ad product and ad system team


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years of experience in digital ads
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • DSP/SSP/Ad Network experience
  • Experience working on Programmatic guarantees, preferred deals, and private auctions
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience on Google DFP, DBM, Appnexus and MediaMath
  • Knowledge in campaign setup and campaign optimization techniques
  • Experience with 3rd party data aggregators


At Saavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Group Mediclaim
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches, snacks, and drinks
  • Saavn-sponsored team outings
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