Backend Engineer (m/f/x) - Music Technology Venture

  • BCG Digital Ventures
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 16, 2020
Full time Software Engineer

Job Description

Interested in music and believe in creating a level playing field for artists? Read further! BCGDV is launching a new venture which advances commercial opportunities for independent musicians, by simplifying their creative content management and rights administration. Partnering with one of Berlin’s most reputable digital distribution companies for indie-labels, our product-focussed venture team is looking to streamline and democratize the music business workflows for users.

The venture rethinks how artists manage and release their music, which is currently fragmented and intransparent for creators. The platform smoothens these processes, leveraging cloud computing, advanced analytics & automation, all with a razor-sharp focus on the end-user - the musicians. Backed by an established player within the industry, BCGDV is  building a team of fellow music-lovers to take over from MVP-stage and strengthen the proposition further. We are currently looking for a Backend Engineer to build the technology necessary for the product and join a multidisciplinary team of technologists, marketing and operations personnel, & music professionals.

What you’ll do

  • You will be part of a product team that has end-to-end ownership of the core platform
  • You will collaborate closely with design, product, and your engineering teammates
  • You will maintain and adapt a lightweight infrastructure setup with GCP, Docker and Terraform
  • You will work with Kotlin and Spring Boot to build backend services
  • You will work on third-party integrations with music streaming platforms and our distribution partner


  • You have experience building and maintaining backend APIs in Kotlin or Java that are backed by relational databases
  • You have been a key contributor within a team environment, delivering high-quality backend services
  • You have an emphasis on automated testing, continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • You are curious, eager to learn and you seek feedback from your teammates
  • You have experience with cloud computing platforms (GCP, AWS or Azure) and knowledge of managing infrastructure with code
  • You have knowledge of architectural topics, such as event event-based systems, high availability and redundancy
  • You are adaptable to change and keen to work in a dynamic environment helping to shape an early-stage product

Nice to have

  • Experience in the music technology industry and/or a strong interest in the music industry
  • Knowledge of application security and authentication
  • Some experience building frontend applications with modern JavaScript frameworks

BCG Digital Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. 

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