Engineer, Discovery (Search & Recommendations)

Position Purpose

SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform with more than 12 hours of music and audio uploaded every minute with a reach of more than 250 million people. SoundCloud is the online place for discovering compelling and engaging music and audio.You are an experienced engineer with knowledge of building data-driven, user-facing products and features. From search to recommendations, you will build products with a pragmatic yet principled approach, and treat quality measurements and evaluation metrics as first-order concerns. With hacker time and tailored professional development, you will grow alongside industry leaders while helping to shape the future of online audio.Key responsibilities:

Build and maintain search infrastructure and features at scale.

Build and maintain recommender systems at scale.

Manage large datasets and workflows that are both batch and real-time oriented.

Work and pair with engineers of varied backgrounds, from distributed-systems engineers to machine-learning postdocs.

Generate ideas and novel approaches to build data-driven products and features to meet critical business needs.Required skills and experience:

Extensive experience in at least two languages such as Scala, Go, Java, Ruby, Python, C, or C++.

Experience building, evaluating, and maintaining data-driven products at scale.

Experience with Hadoop and at least one higher-level abstraction such as Cascading, Scalding, Cascalog, Pig, or Hive.

Experience with stream processing or message-based architectures.

System knowledge to measure and reason about IOPS, storage, memory, CPUs, networks, and their affect on systems that are deployed at scale.

Analytical thinking with a desire to improve the quality of search and recommendations in a quantifiable manner.

Theoretical understanding of text indexing, from academia or work experience.If this sounds like you, please send your CV/resume and cover letter as a PDF or send us links.

Job Summary

  • Berlin, DE
Date Posted:
15 Jul 2014
Engineering Software