VP, Engineering

New York, NY +1

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
  • Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
  • Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
  • Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.


We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.


Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.


ADA is WMG’s distribution arm for independent labels and DIY artists. The Product & Integration team is responsible for the technology that services our global community of independent artists & labels. We build tools that artists &  labels use to run their careers and businesses. Our platform ensures that creative content is distributed out to the market accurately, on time, and set up to industry and artistic standards. We must constantly innovate to keep up with the music industry and provide opportunities, revenue, & promotion tools to the indie community.


This role is a unique opportunity to join one of the fastest-growing independent music distributors as the first software engineer, reporting to the SVP of Product & Integration. You will execute on the ADA product vision & roadmap, while helping to build our team and engineering culture. You will work with engineers on the Global Tech team to ensure alignment on product strategy, architecture, design, and development between ADA and WMG.  You will get to deliver consistent, high-quality products that are adopted by dispersed global teams and help transform the ADA Tech Team through shaping of best practices, developing reusable assets, and creating new products & processes that help us deliver a high volume of new music to market.


Here you’ll get to:

  • Be the founding member of ADA’s Tech team & build our engineering culture and processes
  • Be responsible for delivering a best-in-class distribution product & carry out the technology vision for ADA and our DIY product, Level
  • Lead ADA’s engineering practices and technical roadmap while maintaining alignment with WMG’s Global Tech Org (e.g., tech stack, architecture decisions, frameworks)
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend tools and technologies that allow us to ship high-quality code daily.  
  • Evaluate business challenges and work with other team leaders to arrive at the best-fit technology solution.
  • Develop and implement policies, standards, and procedures for engineering and technical work performed at ADA, and get buy-in from engineering stakeholders at WMG.
  • Lead implementation of quality, continuous improvement, and problem solving tools, focusing on collaboration and quality of code development
  • Steward delivery and operational excellence across technology solutions
  • Create and facilitate a professional engineering environment
  • Build a strong sense of accountability among engineering team members
  • Support recruiting and onboarding of new engineers


About you:

  • You have 8+ years of professional experience building a consumer or b2b enterprise tech product
  • You have experience building and working with distributed systems (e.g., Cloud, Cloud-native, Containers, Streaming/Event-based, Data and Analytics)
  • You have experience with Node.JS, SQL, CSS / HTML / Javascript, PHP, Python, AngularJS, Java, Github, Kubernetes, Model-View-Controller patterns, Postgres, React, and Snowflake
  • You can be scrappy and innovative when working with tight timelines, but you also advocate for long-term code quality.
  • You have experience working with a high-performing team of PMs, engineers, and designers
  • You enjoy mentoring and building collaborative coding environments
  • You are organized and you’re great at documentation & diagrams
  • You have a passion for independent music and helping artists at all stages of their careers


WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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