Software Engineer

  • Sony Music
  • London, UK
  • Sep 10, 2019
Full time Software Engineer

Job Description

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. Sony Music Entertainment is seeking an individual to help work on initiatives related to The Orchard and its products.

The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in over 40 markets worldwide –  distributing music from independent artists including Ozuna, Skepta, Jorja Smith, John Prine, and Kelsea Ballerini. With cutting edge operations and an unparalleled global team, The Orchard partners with labels of all sizes to make their music and video available across hundreds of digital and physical retailers around the world. At The Orchard, the focus is to provide a comfortable, social and engaging environment to encourage productivity and creativity.


We are hiring a Software Engineer to join our London office. 


  • Build amazingly crafted software and systems to provide our clients with a cutting-edge digital media management, delivery, and reporting/analytics suite.
  • Participate in ongoing Sony platforms integration efforts to deliver next generation, full service distribution products.
  • Collaborate with a talented team of engineers and designers.
  • Work with new technology and tools in a highly-collaborative, Agile environment.
  • Use industry standards and adopt new technologies to manage big data transformations and analysis.
  • Advocate for best schema designs to manage Orchard’s master data to ensure scalability and flexibility.


  • Full stack proficiency. We are polyglots, currently using Python, PHP and Ruby but open to the best tool for the job. Check out for a better idea of what we’re using.
  • Familiarity with design patterns.  Experience with microservices a plus.
  • Agile & results-focused.  Ability to work effectively on small, cross-functional teams following Agile development methodology (Kanban, Scrum).
  • Experience designing and implementing scalable ETLs.
  • Experience designing and consuming RESTful APIs.
  • Familiarity with relational databases and NoSQL databases.
  • Ability to implement XHTML/HTML5, CSS, and Javascript quickly and effectively.
  • Familiarity with AWS is a huge plus (DynamoDB, Redshift, SWF, Lambda).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Love for music and film a plus.