Songspace, INC

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Job Posted on: Sept. 13, 2019

Job Type: Full-time

Prefered Timezone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time +/- 4 hours

Experience Level: Mid-Level, Senior

Job description

Job Overview

Songspace is seeking an experienced Data Developer/Engineer to build and manage the data tools, applications, models, processes, and workflows that support the efficient and automated management and provision of the company’s data across internal systems and external products, the ingestion of multimedia files and metadata provided by our clients, and the exchange of data with our business partners.  This role will also analyze data and create/run SQL queries to deliver information to various teams across the company. The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of data pipeline tools, processes, platforms, storage, and databases, as well as the full data lifecycle across ingestion, integration, provision, and deprecation. This position offers an opportunity to design, build, and manage mission critical data applications and products in an interesting and fun industry, with self-direction and autonomy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and create new, and improve existing data pipelines, tools, and processes to facilitate the efficient and automated movement and exchange of data between internal systems, external customers, and 3rd party data providers

  • Build and operate stable, scalable, automated data pipelines that cleanse, and integrate disparate data sets into a common, standardized format for use in both transactional processing and reporting

  • Manage and perform ingestions of music metadata and multimedia assets from music creator, music publisher, and record label clients

  • Manage daily monitoring of content delivery queues and troubleshoot/resolve delivery errors

  • Technical data point of contact for our clients, external data providers, and internal Client Services team

  • Advise and guide new clients and their technical team when integrating with the Songspace platform

  • Investigate, troubleshoot, and solve technical data issues, escalating unsolved issues to the appropriate team

  • Create and sponsor ideas and work with internal teams to develop new tools that will assist clients and/or internal stakeholders to automate and optimize data workflow and data accessibility

  • Work with the technology teams to plan, prioritize, and manage technical backlog of data deliverables

  • Create and Maintain scripts to automate daily tasks

  • Perform custom SQL queries and run existing scripts and queries upon request

  • Create and Maintain test data, and Perform/Test upgrades, code changes and bug fixes

  • Create and Maintain documentation of code, scripts, tools, applications, and processes

  • Train team members in use of internal data tools


Job Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant data development and technology experience is required

  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrable equivalent experience in a professional engineering or technical discipline such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics is required

  • Experience with designing, developing, and using custom ETL/ELT code and processes is required

  • Proficiency in writing efficient and reliable code in python and/or php is required

  • Proficiency with SQL is required (MySQL preferred)

  • Experience working with relational databases and data schemas is required (MySQL preferred)

  • Experience creating, implementing, and using REST APIs is required

  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies is required

  • Must be experienced and comfortable working independently and with small, distributed teams

  • Must seek and be open to new ideas and solutions and be proactive in problem solving

  • Must be curious and invest time to develop and expand knowledge and proficiencies for self and others

  • Must be proactively communicative and possess strong written communication skills

  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States


  • Experience with music data standards (DDEX, CWR) and audio files (.mp3, FLAC, WAV) is a big plus

  • Experience with *nix CLI and shell scripting is preferred

  • Experience with git a plus

  • Experience with AWS S3, EC2, RDS, Lambda, Redshift and familiarity with implementing and supporting AWS data pipelines a plus

  • Experience with data visualization tools is a plus

  • Proficiency with Java, C/C++, Perl is a plus

  • Experience as a tech support/account manager or client-facing project manager a plus


The Songspace company culture is grounded in a shared passion for music, music creators, and technology. We take pride in building and delivering high quality, best of class products and experiences to our customers. We are a small, collaborative, and inclusive team that encourages and thrives on new ideas, challenges, and opportunities. We believe in ensuring and contributing to a healthy, supportive, productive, and rewarding work environment for every team member. 

In addition, Songspace offers eligible team members the following benefits:

  • PTO

  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible Hours

  • Remote Work (eligibility based on role/experience)


  • Vacation and paid time off
  • Attention to personal development
  • Regular team events/excursions
  • Healthy and friendly work environment
  • Flexible hours
  • Work From Home
  • Health Insurance

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