SoundCloud

As the world’s largest music and audio platform, SoundCloud lets people discover and enjoy the greatest selection of music from the most diverse creator community on earth. Since launching in 2008, the platform has become renowned for its unique content and features, including the ability to share music and connect directly with artists, as well as unearth breakthrough tracks, raw demos, podcasts and more. This is made possible by an open platform that directly connects creators and their fans across the globe. Music and audio creators use SoundCloud to both share and monetise their content with a global audience, as well as receive detailed stats and feedback from the SoundCloud community.

SoundCloud New York, NY, USA
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music is first on SoundCloud. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. We’re looking for an energetic, passionate, super-organized  Business Administration Partner (Executive Assistant)  to join the team in New York for a temporary 5 month contract as maternity coverage.   The Role: In this role you will be providing administrative support to our General Counsel and SVP, Subscriptions and Marketing. You will keep things moving and enhance productivity through daily scheduling, responsibility for professional travel arrangements and being very proactively involved in coordinating key projects. You organize meetings and documentation and are comfortable with researching and preparing briefings on a wide variety of topics. Fluidity with Google’s G Suite productivity and collaboration tools and Microsoft’s PowerPoint and Excel is generally preferred. You know how to handle details of a highly confidential and critical nature, and interact comfortably and skillfully with people at all levels inside and outside of the company. You can balance hectic calendars by analyzing, suggesting and maintaining a reasonable schedule for a truly international team, across multiple time-zones. Scheduling and calendar management of very hectic schedules. Gatekeeping where necessary Arranging meetings, providing reminders, setting up conference calls and video conferences, both internally and externally Arranging travel schedules and itineraries, working across multiple time zones Processing of expenses in iExpense (monthly credit card statement, cash reimbursements) Assisting with signing and filing (photocopying, printing, faxing, scanning, archiving) and structuring internal documentation Create PowerPoint/Google slides Act as a proxy for other Executive Assistants (during their vacation) Screening enquiries and requests, handling them appropriately Liaising with counterparts in Berlin and other international offices Manage meeting room bookings and guests Dealing with incoming email and post Help coordinate dinners and team offsites In addition you will support logistics planning for large scale workshops and meetings   About you: Empathy drives your ability to be flexible and adaptable whilst you bring a hands-on mentality to the job; even under pressure you turn complexity into simplicity. With extensive experience providing executive assistance and a feel for operations, you bring organizational excellence and know your way around in a tech savvy environment. With minimum 5 years of experience, you have previously supported a C-level executives. You are interested in what makes a company truly effective and keeps it on track whilst fostering an inclusive company culture. The ability to effectively plan and organize tasks in a high volume environment Project Administration experience Excellent time & schedule management skills Experienced with PowerPoint/Google slides The ability to work under limited direction/supervision Very good written & oral communication skills Proficiency in Google Apps of benefit Self-motivated and driven to deliver in a timely manner with the ability to take on projects and complete with limited direction/supervision Flexible and mature approach Calm and non-confrontational personality Eye for detail and accuracy Willingness to work late/early/out of hours when required Proactive approach to calendar management Proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines A good deal of common sense, etiquette and an ability to think on one’s feet Discretion and confidentiality Positive, ‘can do’ attitude – happy to take on tasks not immediately within your job role  Did we just describe you? Let us know by sending over a CV and outline of what motivates you most about becoming part of the EA team at SoundCloud. Diversity at SoundCloud SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music is first on SoundCloud. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. SoundCloud is looking for a talented digital media lawyer to join its Business & Legal Affairs team in Berlin.  This is a rare opportunity to work right at the cutting edge of digital media, at one of Europe’s most successful startups.  You will face unique challenges, work with amazing people, and take on a role that will ultimately shape the way that music is created and consumed around the world. The Role This is a role within the Business & Legal Affairs team, and will support SoundCloud’s Creator & Listener teams, a critical part of SoundCloud’s Product organization.  The Creator & Listener teams focus on delivering the best possible experiences for all SoundCloud users, and you will be working in close partnership with the product managers and others within the team. Your responsibilities will include:   Product Compliance   You will provide legal advice and guidance to the team throughout the product development process.  This will involve consideration of a wide variety of issues from GDPR/data protection compliance to copyright laws to platform trust & safety . You will be expected to build strong and collaborative relationships with the product team, and to help them find solutions to difficult problems.  You will need to be patient, solution-oriented and have a clear sense of acceptable compromise.   SoundCloud Go/Go+   You will support the product team in the international roll-out of SoundCloud Go/Go+.  This will include advice regarding the localisation of the product, and in particular those compromises that need to be made in order to comply with local consumer protection, data protection and similar laws. You will work with other lawyers in the Business & Legal Affairs team, and with outside counsel as required, to deliver the advice needed to continue building SoundCloud Go/Go+ into the world’s leading music subscription service.   Product Marketing   You will advise on product marketing initiatives targeted at listeners.  This may include performance marketing, email marketing , push notifications and other similar initiatives. You will report initially to the Company’s General Counsel in New York.   Your qualifications Qualified lawyer* with at least 5 years’ relevant experience Good understanding of ecommerce, digital music rights and the privacy landscape in Europe and the US Experience of working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment Creative problem solver Comfortable dealing with uncertainty and ambiguity Pragmatic, risk-based approach to problems Self-aware and values driven Excellent communication skills Fluent in English EU citizen, or right to work in Germany * qualified in the US, UK or any European civil law jurisdiction If you’re interested in discussing this further, let us know and we’ll set up a time to talk.
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
SoundCloud is the world's leading audio platform, enabling everyone to discover original music & audio content, connect with each other and share what they hear. Our teams enable listeners to find the most relevant and engaging content through data-driven products such as search and recommendations. As an engineering manager of one or more of the Listener teams, you will be responsible for managing and developing a group of talented software engineers working with Spark, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, Go and Scala. You'll also collaborate with Product Managers to plan, direct and ensure the delivery of Listener products and features. If empowering people to discover hidden gems, find their favourite artists and enjoy endless hours of listening is music to your ears, we'd love to hear from you! Read more about engineering at SoundCloud here:  link Diversity at SoundCloud: ''SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.''
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
This is a full-time role in SoundCloud’s Community Operations team located in Berlin. As Community Support Specialist, you will work with our Listeners and Creators directly to help and enable them to have an incredible support experience when using SoundCloud. Your focus will be on providing customer support to the SoundCloud community, primarily via written channels (e.g. email) in English.  The entire team supports all areas of the product and your focus will be on providing customer support to our community. We help you become an expert in all areas of SoundCloud from troubleshooting to noting feature requests and help bring the voice of the customer to the full SoundCloud team.  About You You like to be the one who gets problems solved. You enjoy delving into the technical details to troubleshoot issues, find a resolution and help get reported problems with the site resolved promptly. You value the importance of excellent customer support, and are interested in acting as a passionate internal advocate for our diverse, growing community. You have knowledge of current music, digital and industry trends. You’ve previously worked in a customer service environment (min. 1 year experience, knowledge of Zendesk a plus) and thoroughly enjoyed it  You’re extremely well organized Others describe you as, tech-savvy and the go-to-person for solving user issues.  You’re self-motivated (especially when encountering difficult situations), considerate, detail-oriented and know how to prioritize. You take initiative and ownership, if it needs doing, you do it.  You have a degree or equivalent, native-level English and your writing is clear and simple. Other languages are always a plus.  You’re an active-listener with a strong desire to learn If you’re excited about working with us on supporting the SoundCloud community we’d love to hear from you. Please  record a 2 minute audio message, upload it as a private track on  Soundcloud.com  and introduce yourself . Reflect on the points above and tell us why working on the Community Operations Team at SoundCloud is the perfect fit for you. Tell us how you can contribute to and improve our customer support framework Use the timed comments to link us to your profiles on the web (your blog, Twitter, etc).  Then apply with your  resume and cover letter, including the secret link to the recording  in your application. Proofread! Make sure you spell and capitalize SoundCloud correctly. We are lucky to receive many applications for every position, so try to make your application stand out Diversity at SoundCloud: SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.
SoundCloud New York, NY, USA
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music is first on SoundCloud. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. We’re looking for an experienced Designer to join our marketing team and play a crucial role in providing support for our partnerships team. The Designer will work directly with our Creative Director to manage the details and processes that are required to bring creative ideas to life.  Responsibilities:   Collaborate with partnerships team on ideation and execution of all pre-sale pitches and post-sale executions Develop scalable design solutions for all partner programs including (but not limited to) native advertisements, display advertisements, microsites, videos, album artwork, social, and events Apply and ensure consistent brand voice and brand style across all executions Design and manage internal sales resource repository including decks, one-sheets, icons, photo library, and templates Ability to align our partner’s strategy and goals with SoundCloud’s to create innovative co-branded programs Requirements: Strong work ethic and a passion for design, the music industry, and start-ups Portfolio that includes digital, print, and video design samples Strong understanding of digital advertising and best practices Exceptional design skills including layout, typography, product, photo retouching, illustration, and ad optimization 2+ years as a graphic designer, production designer or similar role Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, and other design tools Experience with Final Cut Pro, After Effects or equivalents a plus Technical understanding of the web development process and basic understanding of  HTML and CSS Experience creating and/or managing media in a digital-focused environment Experience producing print assets pop-ups and events Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects in a deadline driven environment Detail-oriented, with strong organizational and communication skills Willingness to work in an extremely collaborative environment Ability to effectively communicate design decisions and rationale Ability to execute pixel-perfect production assets Experience conceptualizing and executing art direction for photoshoots is a plus Diversity at SoundCloud: “SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.”
SoundCloud New York, NY, USA
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music is first on SoundCloud. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. We're looking for exceptional Data Scientists to join our Data Science team in New York. As a keen analytical intellect and sharp commercial mind, you will work closely with key leaders across a broad array of impactful topics and directly help shape SoundCloud’s Product and Business Strategy.   About the role You will be part of the Strategy & Analytics team at SoundCloud which focusses on informing company strategy through in-depth understanding of user behaviour/product/content dynamics and generating strategic value from SC’s vast data asset. You will be responsible for conducting behavioral analyses, designing, running and interpreting experiments, creating analytical frameworks, designing dashboards and building predictive models in order to inform decision making in a series of complex product and business problems and ultimately elevate SoundCloud’s ability to compete. On a daily basis you will help guide decisions with quantitative insights into user behavior, content and product dynamics. Our stack includes a wide variety of technologies such as BigQuery, Python, Spark and Tableau. Some topics you might be working on: Explore user engagement and retention to underpin growth strategies; Analyse A/B tests for new feature development or business model evolution; Develop foundational analytical frameworks to optimize lifecycle management for our subscription businesses; Work hand in hand with engineering teams to define data driven tracking for our new features.   About You You are an experienced Data Scientist with minimum 3 years experience who excels at analytical thinking, and brings strong commercial and product intuition along with sound technical knowledge and fantastic storytelling skills. You feel comfortable writing SQL queries and Python code and you are willing to embrace new technologies. You have a background in a quantitative field (mathematics, computer science with strong academic record preferred) and a track record of applying statistical inference and engineering in real world data science problems (ideally in a global b2c product in the digital space). You enjoy working closely with teams and you want to make a real impact on the company, in the world of music and creative expression. Diversity at SoundCloud: SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute. Read more about engineering at SoundCloud  here .
SoundCloud Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. Repost is the music industry’s fastest growing music distribution service. As a business, we enable musicians to monetize their music on platforms such as SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and many more. We also provide our users with transparent revenue reporting, as well as promotion opportunities.  As a culture, we believe that the world of streaming music is changing, and while anyone has the ability to build their own audience, they should also have the ability to make a living from that audience.  We’re looking for a qualified software engineer to help us build out artist tools for creators. Candidates should be excellent problem solvers and passionate about writing clean, efficient code. Responsibilities:  REST API development API Integration Automated data processing Requirements:  3-5 years production experience with Java and Spring Deep understanding of REST architecture   Bonus:  Spring Boot Angular MongoDB AWS (ECS, DynamoDB, SQS, SNS, Kinesis, S3, Lambda, etc.) Please follow up with your resume. We look forward to hearing from you. Diversity at SoundCloud SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.
SoundCloud Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. Repost is the music industry’s fastest growing music distribution service. As a business, we enable musicians to monetize their music on platforms such as SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and many more. We also provide our users with transparent revenue reporting, as well as promotion opportunities. As a culture, we believe that the world of streaming music is changing, and while anyone has the ability to build their own audience, they should also have the ability to make a living from that audience. We’re looking for a qualified product manager to help us build out artist tools for creators.    Key responsibilities Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product Take lead of scrum teams as the Product Owner Communicate vision and strategy for your area Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories Assist in developing long-term product roadmap Required skills and experience Bachelor's degree or work experience in a relevant field with 3+ years of product management experience as well as experience with agile methodology. Proven track record of wins and learnings Familiarity with best practices for modeling, accounting, and driving sustainable user growth. Experience with leading analytics, CRM and Experimentation vendors is a plus Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions Thorough, detail-oriented and organized. Able to manage multiple parallel projects Outstanding verbal and written communication, as well as a high level of comfort leading workshops and presentations with a diverse group of stakeholders and teams. Diversity at SoundCloud SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.
SoundCloud Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. Repost is the music industry’s fastest growing music distribution service. As a business, we enable musicians to monetize their music on platforms such as SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and many more. We also provide our users with transparent revenue reporting, as well as promotion opportunities. As a culture, we believe that the world of streaming music is changing, and while anyone has the ability to build their own audience, they should also have the ability to make a living from that audience. We are looking for an ambitious, highly motivated Director of Sales, A&R to join our team. This role is responsible for driving the enterprise sales process from discovery to close and contributing to the overall advancement of company revenue goals. The right candidate is an energetic person with prior management skills who can excel at any task. They will have 5+ years of sales experience that includes services driven contract sales. The Senior Manager of Sales, A&R must operate proactively and be deeply committed to our vision of helping musicians make a living through their audiences online.   RESPONSIBILITIES Exceed 100% of quarterly and yearly sales goals Execute sales process through discovery, solution/demo, pricing, negotiation, and close Management of department wide KPI’s and sales metrics CRM Strategy and management Sales bonus tracking and planning Oversee all day to day lead generation efforts Accurately forecast new business in weekly sales meeting Collaborate with engineers on funnel improvements to ensure systems are in place to acquire, implement, and support new customers Mentor other team members through demonstrated leadership   REQUIREMENTS BS/BA Degree or higher 5+ years working within or leading an enterprise sales organization Highly self motivated Rigorous attention to detail Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to manage competing priorities, work in a fast-paced startup environment and identify broader opportunities to meet/exceed the business plan deliverables Music industry background BONUS Masters degree in related field A love for electronic music and/or hip-hop A product or technical background   Diversity at SoundCloud SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. We’re looking for a Data Platform Technical Product Manager to join our team in Berlin. Working with a world-class engineering team, you’ll be responsible for determining the future of how SoundCloud stores, processes, and consumes data to serve its consumer base of millions. You will be working with our Data Engineers to determine how SoundCloud thinks of data infrastructure and establish a world-class set of tools and services to enable our engineers to deliver great product experiences for our listeners and creators. Key responsibilities: Communicate product vision and strategy for the Data Platform internally and externally Prioritize and refine Data Platform features, improvements and bugs based on engineering impact and business goals Define success metrics to enable high-impact product development with data infrastructure Determine best areas of improvement, taking into considering implementation time, return on investment and trade offs Engage with infrastructure vendors and partners Coordinate with other product managers, engineering, and business teams Evolve the capabilities of our data platform to meet feature initiatives and company objectives Required skills and experience: 3+ years of product management and/or engineering experience, experience with agile methodology and ideally distributed teams. Proven record of delivering successful products & services at scale Experience working with some of; A/B Testing and data driven product development, modern data infrastructure and platforms, data-driven products, such as recommendation systems and business intelligence You’re familiar and keep up-to-date with different distributed data technologies including streaming (Kafka), storage (GCS, S3, HDFS), parallel processing (Apache Crunch, Spark), data warehousing (BigQuery, Redshift) You’re comfortable working with a variety of teams and determining how different teams query and process data. Even better if you are familiar with Data Science techniques You’re comfortable determining trade-offs of when to build an in-house solution versus buying an external solution and working with vendors for the latter You inspire and dazzle your colleagues with your depth of knowledge and ability to impart it, and are able to communicate it well in both writing and presentations Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions Extremely thorough, detail-oriented and organized with ability to manage multiple parallel projects Ability to translate user needs and strongly cooperate with engineering on scoping and executing projects and finding compromises between technical and product concerns Diversity at SoundCloud: SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our User Auth team. The User Auth team at SoundCloud develops and supports the protocols, APIs, services and databases at the heart of our authentication systems. As a member of the team you will work on designing and developing new features and improvements related to security, performance and functionality to protect and empower our users. Your contributions will help all engineers to integrate easily with these systems, and continue to keep our users safe. Our work involves large-scale distributed systems- keeping account credentials secure and globally consistent. We actively improve our tools and processes to support collaboration and productivity. We cultivate an environment where we can all learn and grow. You have solid backend engineering skills and are motivated to work in areas of protocol design, security, system resilience and data processing. You’re proactive and have experience collaborating closely with other teams. You enjoy crafting simple solutions to complex engineering problems and are able to communicate them to other team members. You’re an independent thinker, but thrive in a tight-knit team. You’re committed to the products you work on. If this describes you, we’d love to chat!    Prior experience with microservices, JVM languages, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, OAuth2, Open ID automated testing, and continuous delivery are all highly valued.   Diversity at SoundCloud: SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. We are looking for an impact-driven embedded Data Scientist to solve exciting problems in search using Machine Learning. As a Data Scientist on Search at SoundCloud you will take the lead on refining the search experience using your expertise in information retrieval and machine learning. You will work closely with other data scientists and engineers to find opportunities, build, tune, instrument, and evaluate machine learning models. Our Data Scientists work on a wide range of products and problems, embedded with engineering teams having direct impact on our millions of daily active users. We want people that come equipped with an open mind, creativity and a get-it-done attitude. About the role In this role you will be responsible for leading the efforts to build data products and internal solutions for some of the hardest problems, mainly in search and recommendations. You will see projects through from start to finish performing research, prototyping solutions, production deployment at scale and A/B testing to validate your solutions. We love specialists with deep experience, and we expect to use that experience alongside a Data Scientist’s ability to be general and tackle a wide range of problem areas. Some projects you might work on include: Build and evaluate ranking models to improve the search experience of our users; Analyse user journeys and derive success metrics to support product decisions; Applying natural language processing (NLP) techniques to search queries to better understand user-intent and misspellings; About You You are a Senior Data Scientist with a curious analytical mindset, experience with software engineering, and a track record of shipping search solutions at large scale. You have a broad toolkit that spans languages and runtimes, and you can get up-to-speed with new tech stacks quickly. You enjoy working cross-functional with Engineers, Product Managers and peer Data Scientists. You have: You have a Ph.D. or M.Sc. in a quantitative field (Statistics, Machine Learning, AI, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, etc.) or demonstrated industry experience productionizing machine learning algorithms. A minimum of 5 years of experience in a full-time industry position (not academic). A deep understanding of the lifecycle of a Data Science project, with experience in research, solution development, tuning and inspecting models, etc. Experienced with Elasticsearch and wrangling very large datasets by writing and maintaining data processing pipelines with Hadoop, Spark, BigQuery, Redshift, or similar. Strong engineering background, with experience with Scala, Python or similar languages that are used to ship production models and systems. You have solid analytical capabilities; you know not just how to solve problems with machine learning but also where and when. An ability to tell a story about data, to explore and reveal patterns, and to communicate to stakeholders about your discoveries and hypothesis. Worked in cross-functional teams and are able to work in multiple parts of a tech stack. You value the soft-side of applied research (e.g. communication, mentorship, team-work). You are excited by the opportunity to directly impact the daily experience and happiness of millions of people around the world. Diversity at SoundCloud SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. We are looking for an impact-driven Data Scientist to solve exciting problems in recommendations and personalization using Machine Learning. Our team builds and maintains systems that empower our users to actively and easily discover SoundCloud's huge and unique catalog of music and audio. You will lead efforts to improve the discover experience with respect to recommendations algorithms, user assistance and user interface in order to enable listeners to discover hidden gems. Our Data Scientists work on a wide range of products and problems, embedded with engineering teams having direct impact on our millions of daily active users. We want people that come equipped with an open mind, creativity and a get-it-done attitude. About the role In this role you will be responsible for leading the efforts to build data products and internal solutions for algorithmic discovery. You will see projects through from start to finish performing research, prototyping solutions, production deployment at scale and A/B testing to validate your solutions. We love specialists with deep experience, and we expect to use that experience alongside a Data Scientist’s ability to be general and tackle a wide range of problem areas. Some projects you might work on include: Iterate on existing recommendation products to improve quality (e.g. SoundCloud Weekly, More of What You Like, Artists You Should Know) Build recommendation models to empower curation at SoundCloud Advance existing recommendation models by fueling them with curated data Harness the power of the ever increasing data at SoundCloud to build new personalized products Work closely with the Search team on discovery / personalization topics Analyse user journeys and derive success metrics to support product decisions About You You are a Data Scientist with a curious analytical mindset, experience with software engineering, and a track record of shipping solutions at large scale. You have a broad toolkit that spans languages and runtimes, and you can get up-to-speed with new tech stacks quickly. You enjoy working cross-functional with Engineers, Product Managers and peer Data Scientists. You have: A Ph.D. or M.Sc. in a quantitative field (Statistics, Machine Learning, AI, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, etc.) or demonstrated industry experience productionizing machine learning algorithms A minimum of 5 years of experience in a full-time industry position (not academic) in implementing, evaluating and optimizing recommender systems in different domains. You understand the different objectives a recommender system might have and the best approach for each scenario. A deep understanding of the lifecycle of a Data Science project, with experience in research, solution development, tuning and inspecting models, etc. Experience wrangling very large datasets by writing and maintaining data processing pipelines with Hadoop, Spark, BigQuery, Redshift, or similar Strong engineering background, with experience with Scala, Python or similar languages that are used to ship production models and systems You have solid analytical capabilities; you know not just how to solve problems with machine learning but also where and when Worked in cross-functional teams and are able to work in multiple parts of a tech stack You're able to research and implement the appropriate state of the art algorithms/solutions to the business problems at hand You value the soft-side of applied research (e.g. communication, mentorship, team-work) You are excited by the opportunity to directly impact the daily experience and happiness of millions of people around the world. Diversity at SoundCloud SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
SoundCloud is the world’s leading social audio platform, allowing everyone to discover unique content anytime, anywhere. We enrich people's lives through the shared love of sound. We’re looking for an engineer to join our Royalties and Reporting Team in Berlin. At SoundCloud we care about creators. In order to enable our partners to pay them according to their play stats, we need to deliver accurate reporting in a timely manner. You are passionate about building efficient data pipelines, with a solid background in SQL and data modeling, having an experience with Python would be a plus. You will help us to migrate our reporting infrastructure toBigQuery and Airflow. You have a solid knowledge of software engineering principles. You would actively contribute to simplifying the visibility of revenue and provide helpful insights for internal and external users. As a Senior Data Engineer at Royalties and Reporting team, you'd have to ensure alignment with other data engineers across the company. You are a self-directed learner, team-player and passionate about software development. You are able to build and voice your opinion, and you’re open to receiving feedback and learning from it. Read about engineering at SoundCloud.  Diversity at SoundCloud: “SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.”
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. We are looking for an experienced Relevance Engineer to join our team in Berlin. As a relevance engineer on search, you will contribute to build and maintain systems that empower our users to actively and easily discover SoundCloud’s huge and unique catalog. You will contribute to increase the search experience with respect to ranking, user assistance and user interface in order to enable listeners to find the most relevant and engaging content. We want people that come equipped with an open mind, creativity and a get-it-done attitude. As engineers at SoundCloud, our work often involves large-scale distributed systems, parallel computing, and data science. We actively improve our tools and processes to support collaboration and productivity. We cultivate an environment where we can all learn and grow. For more,  read about engineering at SoundCloud.  Who you are Industry experience working on search relevance and large scale data processing. In-depth understanding of search relevance ranking. Experienced in languages such as Scala, Java, Go or Python. Experienced with technologies, such as Elasticsearch, Kafka and data processing pipelines. Passionate about working with large amount of data to develop and evaluate data-driven products, striking a healthy balance between principled and pragmatic approaches to solve consumer use cases. Good communication skills with both technical and non-technical people (e.g. designers and product managers) Values teamwork, shares gained knowledge with teammates and brainstorm new ideas  If this describes you, we'd love to chat.  Diversity at SoundCloud: SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music is first on SoundCloud. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio.  Our Director Product Strategy & Operations reports to the CPO and facilitates strategy development, planning and communication. This senior leader partners with the executive team, business GMs, heads of Product and Engineering to ensure we’re sailing smoothly and reliably through our many complex work streams. Key areas of ownership are: Your mission in this role: Drives the development of our Product strategy Owns the annual and quarterly planning process, cross-functional alignment Communicates this plan effectively across the organization. Manages tracking and reporting of all major initiatives. Anticipates and removes blockers that slow down or prevent project teams from delivering on project goals. Collaborative partner to Engineering, Product, Design and Business leaders. Leads cross-functional meetings and streams of work with multiple stakeholders and ensures alignment on goals, value and timelines. You’ll be a key partner to the CPO and the Product Leadership Collective ensuring that all trains are running effectively. Who you are: You have 5+ years of Product Management experience or experience in an operational leadership role or 2+ years of post MBA experience at a consumer internet company You’re able to operate with limited direction and guidance, quickly and independently assessing situations and identifying inefficiencies or operational contentions. Thought leader in program management and agile approaches. Extensive experiences in leading project managers, product managers and agile coaches. You are business-minded and commercially oriented but come from a strong consumer product ilk. You’re obsessed about the customer and figuring out how to sustainably and pragmatically deliver value. You’re rigorous and quantitative about all efforts you’re involved in. You’re hands-on about analyzing data. You’re outcomes oriented and extremely organized. You’re an excellent communicator and relationship builder. You effectively drive multiple diverse groups to ambitious goals and you make that fun. You are crisp in your language and message providing clarity and disambiguating  You demonstrate commitment to high standards and a diverse workplace.  Diversity at SoundCloud: SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
We’re looking for an Infrastructure Engineer to join our Data Platform team to help us build great infrastructure and tooling for data scientists, engineers as well as product, marketing and business experts. Our Data Platform Team is responsible for building and running the systems that allow us to store, manage and expose our data in order to make rapid data informed decisions and engaging experiences for our users. As a Data Engineer, you will be empowering our Engineers to securely and effortlessly manage, process and consume data. You’ll help maintain and improve our event pipeline, job scheduler, monitoring, storage, queuing and query systems based on Kafka, HDFS, Cassandra, S3/GCS, Spark, Airflow and BigQuery. You are an experienced Software Engineer or Systems Engineer with a track record of simplifying efficient, scalable and accessible systems, preferably in the domain of databases, data infrastructure and tooling. You are passionate about educating others to efficiently build data pipelines, with a solid background in Java, Scala, Python and SQL. Your  empathy for your users' goals, enthusiasm working across teams and desire to impact the world of music and creative expression are ingredients for your success.
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. We’re looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our team in Berlin. Working directly with a world-class engineering and design team, you’ll develop and own the roadmap for Listener growth and relentlessly connect users to product value. We are especially interested in candidates who have worked a consumer-facing app at scale and have a track record of learnings and successful business outcomes to show for it. If you’ve graduated from the “growth hacking” mindset to a deeper analytical understanding of how to model and drive growth then we think you’ll be a great fit. Key responsibilities Communicate vision and strategy for your area both internally and externally Translate strategic business goals into a quarterly roadmap and team backlog Develop a growth model and communication framework for educating stakeholders and evaluating opportunities Work with your team to develop a technology stack that allows you and others to run multiple parallel experiments Communicate outcomes and learnings with peers and business stakeholders.  Required skills and experience Bachelor's degree or work experience in a relevant field with 3+ years of product management experience as well as experience with agile methodology. Proven track record of wins and learnings Familiarity with best practices for modelling, accounting, and driving sustainable user growth. Experience with leading analytics, CRM and Experimentation vendors is a plus Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions Thorough, detail-oriented and organised. Able to manage multiple parallel projects Outstanding verbal and written communication, as well as a high level of comfort leading workshops and presentations with a diverse group of stakeholders and teams. Diversity at SoundCloud SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.
SoundCloud Berlin, Germany
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. We are looking for backend engineers to join our growing technology organisation! As backend engineers at SoundCloud, we build the infrastructure for products that music listeners and creators love. Our work often involves large-scale distributed systems, parallel computing, and data science. We actively improve our tools and processes to support collaboration and productivity. We cultivate an environment where we can all learn and grow. You have solid backend engineering skills and are motivated to work in these areas. You’re proactive and have experience collaborating closely with other teams. You enjoy crafting simple solutions to complex engineering problems and are able to communicate them to product managers. You’re an independent thinker, but thrive in a tight-knit team. You’re committed to the products you work on. If this describes you, we’d love to chat!    Prior experience with microservices, JVM languages, automated testing, and continuous delivery are all highly valued. Scala is the main language we use, so you are either already proficient in it or excited to learn. Experience in technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, and data processing pipelines is a plus. We're currently hiring for multiple teams with different missions, technologies and challenges; and we will discuss potential teams with you to figure out the best fit together.
SoundCloud New York, NY, USA
Sep 12, 2019
Full time
What's next in music is first on SoundCloud. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. We’re seeking a Sales Strategist to join the Brand Partnerships team in our NYC office. The Sales Strategist will focus primarily on driving revenue through SoundCloud’s advertising partnerships, as well as new areas for monetization within SoundCloud. The Sales Strategist will develop  innovative ways to connect brands & audiences through SoundCloud’s native, custom, social and experiential platforms.  Custom programs include branded content promotion, promoted creator content, original content creation, contests & sweeps, off-platform sponsorships, events and experiential. The Sales Strategist will oversee and track reseller pipelines, key agency and direct clients RFP’s; train resellers on SoundCloud value proposition, audience and ad formats; refine and improve sales collateral; keep resellers informed of SoundCloud’s products and capabilities and maintain strong reseller relationships to ensure a strong sales pipeline. This role includes strategic planning, consultative selling, brainstorming, expert product knowledge, project management, analysis, storytelling and driving retained revenue. This role  will actively develop and support the sale of custom programs with SoundCloud resellers by reviewing RFPs received by resellers; proactively designing and pitching sponsorships for reseller team sto sell, and working with internal SC stakeholders required to execute custom programs (Account/Technical Partner Management, Marketing, Editorial / Artist and Label Services, Product, Press).   (GTM materials, office hours, narrative training, sharing case studies, creating target lists, etc.). As SoundCloud looks to launch its first ever sustainable content and experiential strategy, a core focus will be to align with all internal stakeholders to develop sponsorship opportunities, to underwrite these initiatives and drive revenue. Requirements 3-5 years of relevant publisher, agency or brand experience in a digital sales marketing / integrated marketing role, with a proven track record of creating and selling through custom programs Understanding of the media landscape and feel passion about advertising Exceptional communication, pitching and presentation skills; storytelling; ability to speak fluently to advertisers Excellent copy and proposal building skills Partner with US brand revenue team to brainstorm, develop, and execute brand partner solutions using data & insight that exceed client objectives to connect with SoundCloud listeners Leverage comScore, internal data, research, audience insights and trends to create digitally focused native music & audio strategies for brand partners Create and update Brand Revenue assets to support sales efforts ranging from pitch decks, one-sheets, proposals, and ad-hoc materials Co-manage and execute sold programs, in a cross-functional capacity, to ensure we are delivering upon the concept created for the brand Proficient in PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Docs.  Microsoft Office Suite and Photoshop and comScore a plus