Established in 2015 and born out of Montreal, Quebec (Canada), AmpMe has become the global leader in terminating awkward silences and turning the party up! We're building the future of music, and bringing people together.
Accomplished angel investor, entrepreneur, Dragon on Dans l’oeil du Dragon (Dragon’s Den), and core member of Montreal’s startup community, Martin-Luc launched AmpMe in September of 2015 with the goal of building a product that would bring the joy of social music to people all over the world.
A proud father of two kids, he believes in work-life balance and continuous learning, and when hiring people, one of his main criteria is 'can I learn something from this person?'
He’s built a diverse team of doers and shakers who share a core belief that music can be a positive force for good in our world. We’re looking for people who share that passion.
What’s the tech team’s biggest accomplishment so far?
We’ve built the tech that allows us to synchronize phones within a 30ms accuracy on both iOS and Android. But, we also have this working with Bluetooth speakers! To put this into perspective, many companies have been trying this very thing, but AmpMe is the first company in the world that can accomplish this on different hardware brands and different latency profiles. We’re very proud of this.
What are the challenges going forward?
Be in sync, always, no matter what device you’re on. This will require hard core audio analysis technology. Support for as many music sources as possible. And we need to scale our server infrastructure to be international while running with very low latency.
What key values is the tech team looking for in candidates?
Be eager to learn! We’re working on non trivial tech, and that requires people who want to learn to skills to solve challenges that don’t have solutions. We also want dedicated people who will treat AmpMe as if it’s their own little baby. Equally as importantly is we want team players at AmpMe. We never want to hear anyone say : that’s not in my job description.
Can you give a quick idea about the tech team structure?
Structure? What’s that? :) Seriously though, right now it’s pretty flat. We have 4 main “projects”: Android, iOS, Backend and Core Technology, but every member of the dev team meets together regularly and we’re all on hand to help each other figure out problems as they come up.
Are you smart and driven by challenges? Are you passionate about music at your core? Can you bust a few moves?
We want you to join our team.
Imagine being able to start a party anywhere you go.
Music has the power to move and inspire, and we're on a mission to bring a portable sound system to everyone, regardless of where you are and what device you have on you. The technology we're building brings people together in the real world, crafting unforgettable moments and ever-lasting memories.
As a team, we learn, we share and we break boundaries. Passion is the background music to our journey, and we're looking forward to having you along with us for the ride!
Diversity is something that we care deeply about, not only because we believe it makes us a better team, it also gives us more insights into building a consumer product that people will love. We're proud to count people from Canada, Spain, France, Iran, China, Columbia, Chile, US, Brazil and India among the team!
Finally, although we are serious about the work we do and the challenge we're undertaking, we collaborate with respect, humour and kindness.