Engineering Manager

By leveraging modern technologies we are developing a new music ecosystem. Welcome to Utopia - Where Music Lives!
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Utopia Music is arriving in Helsinki! Join us to be part of the landing team and a key leader to build the new site. You will work, learn, play and grow together with a bunch of experienced developers (and music enthusiasts) while creating a more evolved music ecosystem where all those involved thrive.

We’re looking for a passionate engineering leader who strives to solve problems for customers, is proud of their craft, cares about their people, is hungry to learn more and loves music! We will put your unique strengths to work towards getting fair pay for every play - our mission.

We are building a better world for music with innovative big data technology that tracks online music sources and translates them into meaningful music consumption reports for royalty collection. The solution we’re building does not threaten to take over the role of industry incumbents - it is about bringing transparency in the industry and supporting efficient royalty collection.

You will lead our engineering team in Helsinki enhancing the outcomes, quality of the tech and the people you manage. We believe in the modern approach to build tech products with cross-functional teams including software engineering, product management, data and design. You will inspire an engineering team to innovate and create revolutionary products to change the music industry for better. You will start with a small team, which you’ll grow over time to multiple teams. You will hire other managers to help to support the growing organisation; working closely with the other engineering leaders to keep our engineering culture strong. We believe that the short feedback loop between operations and development is critical across all the engineering teams: “you build it, you run it”. We champion small and agile teams. You’ll be working on Utopia products built on the Utopia big data platform. We work full-stack including the product infrastructure and user experience. We take a holistic approach to product creation from data to robust backend and customer experience. 


We expect you to understand the tech, care about people and be passionate about building great products. For us, years of experience are just a guidance - what counts is what you have achieved and how.

  • 3+ years of experience managing software engineering teams as a people manager.
  • 3+ years of experience building software powered products preferably operated as SaaS.
  • Finesse in managing complex cross-functional software projects.
  • Good knowledge of modern cloud infra and technologies.
  • History of building software engineering teams from one to multiple teams.
  • Experience building and leading larger teams and managing through managers.
  • Understanding of relevant regulation, especially GDPR, and its effect on SaaS services.
  • Experience working with React, Node.js and Golang.
  • Passionate about user experience and operational excellence, optimist by heart, paranoid by nature.
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in English.


  1. Send us your CV and a cover letter in English.
  2. We invite you for an introductory video call to get to know you better and share more about us.
  3. “On site” interview focusing covering people management, tech and working style.
  4. Meeting the Team.


  • A unique opportunity to be part of building the Utopia Helsinki!
  • Great colleagues to learn from, with experience in multiple startups and big tech companies like Facebook.
  • Working in an impact oriented, autonomous and empowered team.
  • Finnish benefits like a mobile phone and a lunch benefit.
  • We are supporting work permits for employees that moved here from countries outside the EU. However, we do not support relocation at the moment.

We come from diverse backgrounds and we welcome everyone who identifies with the above to apply. Welcome to Utopia - Where Music Lives! We’re eager to meet you! :)


Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Annankatu 34
00100 Helsinki Directions View page

Perks & Benefits

If you are not yet convinced by our awesome team and great atmosphere — here you have some extra frosting on the cake.

  • 🏋️‍♀️ Active work space

    At the Stockholm office we have a ping pong table and a gym in the basement and people are encouraged to use them both. We also have a generous wellness grant for anyone who prefer to do other things.

  • ☕️ Breakfast every morning

    Every morning we gather around the bar for breakfast. It is of course voluntary but the coffee is great.

  • 👾 A bunch of nerds

    We love what we do and we do what we love. So there will be a lot of interesting discussions going on about pretty much anything connected to music or tech and a lot of Star Wars references to acompany those.

  • 🏰 A little here and a little there

    We love to work together. Where exactly that is at the moment is less important.

Work @ Utopia

Do you like to work in teams with a lot of individual responsibility? Yes, we know it sound cliché but this is also how it actually is.

Every morning after breakfast we gather in our teams to plan the day, assign tasks to kickstart the days. Agile, fast and inventive is how we like it. That also gives us room to pair up or hold a workshop if we need help in finding the best solution. 

A helping hand and a good coffee might just be what we need to get things done.

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