Mixcloud

At Mixcloud, our purpose is to amplify culture and community. 

Mixcloud is a global audio streaming platform with a unique catalogue of over 15 million DJ sets, radio shows and podcasts handcrafted by expert creators. 

We’re not just building a music streaming platform. We're on a mission to supercharge the relationship between audio creators and their biggest fans; to enable fans to directly support their favourite audio creators, emotionally and financially. 

With Mixcloud Select, our pioneering fan-to-creator subscription offering, we’re carving out a better ecosystem for audio culture. We believe in championing creators, artists and the music industry – fairly and sustainably. 

With LOUD, our in-house cultural strategy studio, we help global brands embed themselves within culture. We have worked with Adidas, Marriott, Dr. Martens, Eventbrite, Sonos and more on driving creative and strategic solutions.


We live the culture we champion.

We’re an agile and entrepreneurial group of technologists and creatives united by a love of music and audio culture. Our people are insightful, empathetic and intelligent. We’re a lean team who work hard, collaborate effectively and move quickly. 

Every person at Mixcloud has the ability to make a tremendous impact as we grow. We’re serious about encouraging our employees to develop their careers through goal setting, training and mentorship. Our leadership team is receptive and approachable within an atmosphere that’s positive, flexible and inclusive. 

We’re a culturally active bunch, with many of us pursuing our passions as DJs, producers, radio hosts, promoters or creatives. We host DJ lessons in the office, cater weekly lunches and host social team mixers. We offer a great benefits package that includes unlimited holiday, stock options, flexible working, a healthcare plan and a kitchen packed with healthy snacks. Wellness at work matters to us, and our team also organises meditation sessions, yoga and a running club.     

Mixcloud London, UK
Sep 17, 2019
Full time
  The Role: Reporting to one of the Cofounders, this role offers the opportunity to help build the world’s leading fan-to-creator business in audio. As the Product Leader, you will have the chance to shape the growth of our audio streaming platform and oversee all phases of development as we build out and refine the Select product offering. Our ideal candidate has managed a product team that has built and maintained a scaled consumer internet application, with technical skills current enough to command the respect of the team. We are looking for someone with proven experience leading and driving a shared vision across design, engineering, research and community teams. You are a great team leader, able to define and guide the product strategy roadmap, translating requirements and helping the team align on goals and long term vision. This position requires you to be a self-starter with the ability to take ownership, work with tight timelines, handle various tasks simultaneously while maintaining a positive attitude. Ultimately, you will ensure that the product team’s output contributes to our company’s long-term success If you are interested in making an impact, driving audio culture forward, and helping creators around the world earn a living from their craft, come join us! About Mixcloud At Mixcloud, our purpose is to amplify culture and community. Mixcloud is a global audio streaming platform with a unique catalogue of over 15 million DJ sets, radio shows and podcasts handcrafted by expert creators. We’re not just building a music streaming platform. We're on a mission to supercharge the relationship between audio creators and their biggest fans; to enable fans to directly support their favourite audio creators, emotionally and financially. With Mixcloud Select, our pioneering fan-to-creator subscription offering, we’re carving out a better ecosystem for audio culture. We believe in championing creators, artists and the music industry – fairly and sustainably. What you will do: Lead a small team of product managers and work closely with engineering, design, research and community teams to turn great ideas into great products. Use MVPs and experiments to learn quickly and make data-driven decisions. Drive for collaboration between different teams, influence stakeholders and create consensus on team goals. Plan and prioritize roadmaps for your teams, with a focus on clearly articulating trade offs. Explore and identify the needs of our creators and subscribers to deliver innovative features that champion real connection. Own delivery of key projects on the roadmap, from ideation, through development, to launch, growth, maintenance and evaluation of success. Help shape Mixcloud’s product development process while we grow, as part of the leadership team. Who you are: Required Qualifications 6+ years Product Development experience, including at least 2 years of managing a team of world-class Product Managers. You have worked as a Product Manager for a consumer-facing product at scale Leadership & Management skills: Exceptional ability to inspire and develop high impact teams, effectively communicating and ensuring alignment on the product goals and long term vision. Self-starting with a bias towards outcomes as opposed to activity. Passionate about design, research and creating delightful user experiences Technical aptitude through education or experience; able to evaluate different approaches to implementing product features. You are a strategic thinker that can break down complex problems into relevant, actionable steps. You are passionate about Mixcloud and creating connected communities. You are a strong writer and enjoy presenting your ideas. You are a great listener and are able to build consensus. Preferred Qualifications Prior experience working on a revenue, memberships or subscriptions team. Engineering / CS background: You are able to communicate findings clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences. BENEFITS: We live the culture we champion. We’re a culturally active bunch, with many of us pursuing our passions as DJs, producers, radio hosts, promoters or creatives. We host DJ lessons in the office, cater weekly lunches and host social team mixers. We offer a great benefits package that includes unlimited holiday, stock options, flexible working, a healthcare plan and a kitchen packed with healthy snacks. Wellness at work matters to us, and our team also organises meditation sessions, yoga and a running club. Mixcloud is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.
Mixcloud London, UK
Aug 19, 2019
Full time
THE ROLE : We are looking for a Python developer with experience running a large Django application at scale. Ideally you will have good knowledge of the framework - from the SQL produced by the ORM to how to run it in production. Furthermore it's a big plus if you have knowledge of GraphQL, designing backend architecture, or training others. We have a large user base, but a small development team with a flat and flexible structure. This means you'll have the opportunity to learn new skills in new areas, and that the work is generally diverse and interesting. ABOUT MIXCLOUD: Mixcloud is an audio streaming platform connecting a global community of listeners and creators through audio culture. Listeners can access a unique collection of over 15 million radio shows, DJ mixes and podcasts produced and uploaded by over 1.3 million passionate tastemakers and curators around the globe. Our mission is to build a fair and sustainable ecosystem for audio culture. As a critical part of the global music and cultural landscape, we empower DJs, radio hosts, podcasters and tastemakers to build and inspire fan bases. Mixcloud also helps connect brands to music and culture under our brand partnerships arm, LOUD. We create cutting-edge cultural solutions for brands such as adidas, W Hotels, Sonos, Dr. Martens, Eventbrite, and more. Whilst we have a great foundation in place, this is the beginning of the next phase of our journey. We are looking for smart and hungry people to join our incredible team and help us realise our vision. How Mixcloud serves 15 million monthly users a month Our Tech Stack: Python (Django) GraphQL (3+ years live, 400+ Million queries a day) Fast dedicated servers / Infrastructure Kubernetes + Docker Terraform + Puppet Nginx MySQL/MariaDB GlusterFS Elasticsearch Redis / Memcached RabbitMQ Github + CI systems Javascript (React/React Native/Relay/Flow) We value techniques such as linting, automatic code formatting, unit tests, coverage reporting, snapshot testing, integration tests and type systems. Who you are: We’d expect you to be comfortable with the following tasks: Understand, debug and optimise queries across the stack. Can you sanity check the SQL that the ORM emits? Can you debug a slow query? Help us to maintain and develop a GraphQL API that currently services 400 million requests a day. Familiar with SQL (MySQL/MariaDB) and basic database administration (migrating safely, monitoring the slowlog, building the right indices, etc.,to support tables in the Billions of rows) Maintain very high test coverage by writing Django unit tests and end-to-end tests with Selenium. Familiar with CI concepts and common workflow (we use Github and Codeship/CircleCI). Manage and monitor deploys to our infrastructure. Being unafraid to SSH into a box and get to the root of a problem, as well as being comfortable with basic Linux administration and debugging. Ideally you Have strong Python knowledge Have experience with web technologies at scale, preferably Django Are comfortable with managing servers and app deployment Bonus points if you have experience with JS / GraphQL What will you do? Work as a member of the team at every stage of software development life cycle - being capable of designing solutions, writing code, testing code, automating unit and integration tests and deployment. Implement & design the core platform built in Python Be an active part in code reviews and provide constructive feedback to other members of their team Work closely with product management on prioritising features which are of key importance to their users Research and learn new methodologies and technologies and bring knowledge to the team Provide input and influence discussions around best practices and new technologies, helping us to develop an effective basis for future developments Benefits Generous stock options (Fully vesting over 4 years) Unlimited holiday policy Autonomy and flexible working culture (Work from home, flexible hours, and occasional remote work.) We don't "clock watch". We focus on happiness, output and quality of work. Work with really smart people who contribute to the community: We help sponsor The London Django Meetup Group and our engineers often give talks. Swing by to meet our engineers! Great office culture: Friday DJ lessons, Weekly team lunch provided, a kitchen stocked full of healthy snacks and a huge outdoor patio to soak up the sun and get some fresh air. Join a smaller development team (16 people) and learn all parts of the stack. We have a flat structure with democratic decision making and we're quite open to suggestions from within. Personal development: we place a lot of importance in helping develop everyone on the team, in whatever ways people desire/need. This starts with helping identify the right areas for development, and then it could result in finding mentors/advisors, on the job training etc. Mixcloud also covers the cost of books you want to read. This is a London based position. Mixcloud is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.