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Senior Backend Engineer

New York, NY

SoundCloud is a next-generation music entertainment company powered by an ecosystem of artists, fans, and thriving communities on the pulse of what's new, now and next in culture. As one of the world’s most influential cultural platforms, SoundCloud holds a singular market position as both a music-streaming service with the largest catalog of music and an artist services and distribution business to help artists grow long-term, successful careers.


We are looking for Backend Software Engineers to join our API team!


As a Backend Software Engineer, API at SoundCloud, you’ll be helping us build our next-generation API platform for our user experience applications. We are a collaborative, high-impact team that works with large-scale, cloud-based microservices. Help us develop and modernize our platform by adopting newer technologies and concepts (NodeJS/Typescript, GraphQL, Apollo).


You have next-level engineering skills in NodeJS (Typescript) and GraphQL and are motivated to continue working in this area. You are deeply passionate about cloud-based modern, scalable designs.


You’re proactive and have experience collaborating closely with teams of different disciplines across Product & Engineering. You live for crafting simple, elegant solutions to complex engineering problems and are able to effectively communicate them to both product and engineering.


If this describes you, we’d love to chat!


Prior experience with microservices, Javascript/Typescript languages, automated testing, and continuous delivery are all highly valued. Experience in AWS or GCP cloud-services, as well as technologies such as Java, GraphQL, Kafka, and data processing pipelines is a plus.


About us:

  • We are a multinational company with offices in the US (New York and Los Angeles), Germany (Berlin), and the UK (London)
  • We provide a flexible work culture that offers the opportunity to collaborate and connect in person at our offices as well as accommodating work from home
  • We are deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion at all levels of our organization and fostering a community where everyone’s voice, perspective and experience is respected and heard
  • We believe a strong team is made by investing in employees through mentorship, workshops and enrichment opportunities
  • You can contribute to our Engineering Blog


Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as mental health resources
  • Robust 401k program
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Generous professional development allowance
  • Interested in a gym membership, photography course or book? We have a Creativity and Wellness benefit!
  • Flexible vacation and public holiday policy where you can take up to 35 days of PTO annually
  • 16 paid weeks for all parents (birthing and non-birthing), regardless of gender, to welcome newborns, adopted and foster children
  • Various snacks, goodies, and 2 free lunches weekly when at the office

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SoundCloud

SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us lead what’s next in music by understanding and empowering our creators and fans, no matter their identity.


We acknowledge the challenges in the music industry, and strive to influence an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute respectfully and thrive, especially the historically marginalized communities that many of our creators, fans and SoundClouders identify with.


We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment at SoundCloud for everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, migration background, national origin, age, disability status, or care-giver status.


At SoundCloud you can find your community or elevate your allyship by joining a Diversity Resource Group. Diversity Resource Groups are employee-organized groups focused on supporting and promoting the interests of a particular underrepresented community in order to build a more inclusive culture at SoundCloud. Anyone can join, whether you share the identity or strive to be an ally.

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