Senior Software Engineer

Position Description

Title: Senior Software Engineer
Department: IT
Reports To: Director, Engineering
Supervisory Role: No
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Washington, DC or anywhere (Continental U.S.)

Company

SoundExchange is the premier music tech organization on a mission to power the future of music. The organization collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of more than 560,000 recording artists’ and master rights owners’ accounts and to date has paid more than $9 billion in distributions. Through unparalleled innovation of financial tech products and services, it distributes royalties to creator groups, advocates for fair pay across platforms, and creates systems that improve how the industry operates. Its proprietary fintech solutions help turn data into accurate revenue for creators and include Music Data Exchange (MDX) and International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) Search.

Position Summary

This role is for a Senior Software Engineer with strong Python development experience that will be a contributor to the full lifecycle of our software development process as part of our Licensing and Usage Matching Teams. In this role, you will be hands-on, performing software development, responsible for developing new features, modifying, and refactoring existing design and integrating custom and 3rd party systems. You will bring skills in full stack development and have a deep knowledge of object-oriented software engineering practices and concepts.

  • You will contribute as a hands-on engineer to a small full-lifecycle software development team including design, development, and deployment including automated and functional/behavior-driven testing
  • You will work with team and stakeholders to create clean, maintainable technical solutions to complex business problems
  • You will actively contribute to the team software design and development process by bringing new ideas and alternative ways of solving problems, contributing to design sessions, and improving quality of code through code reviews and other quality metrics

Essential Functions

  • Contributes as a hands-on engineer to a small full-lifecycle software development team including design, development, and deployment including automated and functional/behavior-driven testing
  • Develops new features in a highly collaborative environment
  • Follows and improves software development best practices to achieve a high level of quality, maintainability, and security
  • Facilitates architecture discussions and decision-making both within their team and coordination with interfacing teams
  • Works with team and stakeholders to create clean, maintainable technical solutions to complex business problems
  • Actively contributes to the team software design and development process by bringing new ideas and alternative ways of solving problems, contributing to design sessions, and improving quality of code through code reviews and other quality metrics
  • Leverages and enhances continuous build and deployment tools

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs)

  • Proficient at developing software using many of the following: Python, JavaScript, Postgres, SQL, Elasticsearch, AWS
  • Proficiency in Agile software development methodology, processes, and practices
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and business partners
  • Experience with Terraform or other infrastructure as code technologies
  • Experience building enterprise software with complex business rules, domain models, and data models
  • Experience in the following a plus: vue.js, Airflow, Django, Java
  • Experience with financial systems is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • 5+ years of overall software engineering experience

ADA Specifications

  • This position requires the ability to spend more than half the time viewing computer monitors

Travel Requirements

  • If hired remote, this person is expected to travel to the Washington DC corporate office as needed (3-4 times per year).

DEI Statement

At SoundExchange, we empower creators and help share the future of music. One way we do this is by respecting diverse voices, varied perspectives, and distinct backgrounds of all of our team members. We are intentional in creating an inclusive culture where we recognize that equity is greater than equality and all employees have the opportunities and support needed to thrive. We strive to create teams that reflect the music community we serve – every individual’s unique attributes and abilities are valued, and are part of how we innovate, create, and deliver experiences to the creators we champion.

COVID-19 Policy

Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. Employees who are not fully vaccinated will not be permitted to access SoundExchange offices until they are fully vaccinated. As a condition of employment, all SoundExchange employees will be required to be fully vaccinated. SoundExchange will provide reasonable accommodations for employees who cannot be vaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Contact

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to [email protected].

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.