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Senior Software Engineer, Discovery - Pandora

Oakland, California
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SiriusXM and Pandora have joined together to create the world’s largest audio entertainment company. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead a new era of audio entertainment by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio experiences to millions of listeners – in the car, at home and on the go. Our talent, content, technology and innovation continue to be at the forefront, and we want you to be a part of it! Check out our current openings below and at www.SiriusXM.com/careers.

The Discovery Team at Pandora has a great opportunity for a seasoned software engineer with several years of diverse experience who will help deliver Pandora to millions of music fans. We are in the early stages of some particularly impactful projects including: optimizing our analytics workloads ( and possibly moving them to the cloud ) and re-imagining the Discovery API that is consumed by our clients. We work closely with the data scientists to recommend content that is personalized to you. If you want to see the results of our labours, open the Pandora app and select the `Browse` tab at the top. Everything you see is the result of work the Discovery Services team has been doing!

We are looking for someone who will own, lead, and execute projects. You should have outstanding analytical and programming skills with a deep understanding and proven track record of building robust, scalable, multithreaded applications. As a member of our highly motivated team, you should be dedicated to excellence and have a strong sense of personal responsibility. We hold ourselves to high standards and take pride in our work.



  • Minimum five years of professional engineering experience
  • Expert level experience developing object oriented software
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Significant experience with API development ( REST, JSON, XML )
  • Significant experience developing scalable, multithreaded server side software for deployment on Unix based systems
  • Significant experience working with database systems ( PostgreSQL, Redis )
  • Significant experience unit testing with frameworks and a dedication to thorough testing to create high quality software
  • Experience with data science, machine/deep learning algorithms and/or statistical modeling.

Plus Requirements

  • Experience developing high quality software in Python
  • Experience with recommender systems.
  • Experience with NoSQL architectures and map-reduce concepts atop Hadoop, HDFS, and Hive
  • Experience with distributed messages systems ( Apache Kafka )
  • Experience with production operational issues
  • BA/BS or better in Computer Science or related field

Pandora is committed to diversity in its workforce. Pandora is an equal employment employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Pandora is also a VEVRAA federal contractor. Pandora requests priority referrals of protected veterans from each ESDS, as required by regulation.

If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to apply for a position, please contact us by sending an email to disability@pandora.com. This email box is designed to assist job seekers who require a reasonable accommodation to the application process. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

In Your Email, Please Include The Following

The specific accommodation requested to complete the employment application process.

The location or office to which you would like to apply.

The subject of the email should read "Request for Reasonable Accommodation".


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Posted: 2019-03-28 Expires: 2019-05-27

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