Senior Software Engineer-Music Tools
Pandora - Oakland, CA

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At Pandora we have a single mission: To play only the music you'll love. (Okay, we've added comedy as well – so we're also up for playing some jokes you'll love). To do this, it takes lots and lots of smart, self-motivated, and passionate people. Our teams are innovating in everything we do — from our playlists, to our ad services, to making Pandora available everywhere. All of that is in the service of building the best product we can, so that you can simply enjoy the music.

Want to build Pandora's music ingestion platform?

We have a terrific opportunity in engineering for innovative problem solvers who are enthusiastic about developing high quality software for Pandora. You will be a key contributor to high profile areas of development including automated content ingestion, complex data integration, analytics, big data, web applications, data infrastructure, and more. You'll get the chance to take on challenging problems as part of a fast paced highly collaborative team. We hold ourselves to high standards and take pride in our work.

This is a great opportunity for a seasoned engineer with several years of diverse experience and a passion for learning and applying technical knowledge. You should have outstanding analytical and programming skills with a deep understanding of Java application and web development. You should have a track record of building robust, scalable, multithreaded applications. As a member of our highly motivated team you should be dedicated to excellence and have a strong sense of personal responsibility. You place a high value on automated testing and have experience using test frameworks such as JUnit.


BA/BS or better in Computer Science or related field.

Minimum five years professional experience.

Expert level experience developing object oriented software in Java.

Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Significant experience developing real time web applications.

Significant experience developing software for deployment on Linux.

Significant experience working with database systems like PostgreSQL.

Significant experience unit testing with frameworks such as JUnit.

Dedication to thorough testing and creating high quality software.

Experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and JQuery.

Comfortable working across the full technology stack.

Plus Requirements

Familiarity with music content delivery using DDEX.

Experience developing high quality software in Python.

Experience with NoSQL and map reduce concepts atop Hadoop, HDFS, and Hive.

Experience with Agile software development.

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