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Music is incredible. It can excite hundreds, and unite thousands. But as an industry, it has been slow, complicated, and disparate. While the tech world has moved into the future, the music industry continues to be shaped by inefficient systems of the past. At Utopia we believe there is a better way. Which is why today we are setting out to transform the entire industry; creating new revenue streams, consolidating the data and decluttering the admin. Unlocking the industry’s full potential by unifying it all in one truly holistic space. Some might call that a Utopia.
Funnily enough, so do we. Welcome to Utopia. Where music lives.
WHAT UTOPIANS DO
The open secret is that the music industry is struggling with the very basics of music accounting: What was played, when and where? Who should get paid and how much?
Utopia Music is bridging the data gap by connecting global consumption, accurate metadata, and fast payments to an industry-wide trust platform. Our goal is to unlock creative value and enable Fair Pay For Every Play to make a better world for Music. The solutions we offer do not threaten to usurp the role of industry incumbents - it is about bringing transparency in the industry and supporting efficient royalty collection for all.
You will lead our Data Engineering Team building and continuously improving our data pipeline to process tens of millions of music consumption events per day. You will own the data architecture design and maintenance in all its components. You’ll collaborate with the engineering team to extract the data and make it available for data analysts to work their magic. You’ll be responsible for operational excellence as reliable and scalable data pipelines are the lifeblood of Utopia Music’s platform.
Leading and growing a focused and impactful Data Engineering team
Collaborating with software engineers, product managers and data analysts to understand data needs and ensure data flows reliably to supported use cases.
Enhance data expertise and own data quality for your areas of ownership.
Design, build and launch new data pipelines and models in production.
Define and manage SLA for all data sets in your areas of ownership.
Support data analysts and scientists to extract new valuable insights from the data
Architect and deliver moves towards a more automated data platform.
BSc in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent.
10+ years experience in the data warehouse space.
10+ years experience in custom ETL design, implementation and maintenance.
10+ years experience working with data technologies like Map Reduce, Google BigQuery or Apache Spark.
10+ years experience with programming languages, Python preferred.
Experience in managing and growing a team and coordinating work based on business priorities.
Hands on and deep experience with schema design and dimensional data modelling.
Ability to write efficient SQL statements.
Ability to analyse data to identify deliverables, gaps and inconsistencies.
Excellent communication skills including the ability to identify and communicate data driven insights.
WHAT WE OFFER
Great atmosphere - we live, love & breathe music & tech!
Working in an impact oriented team and inclusive company culture.
An experienced team to learn from, with proven track records in multiple startups and big tech companies.
Our flexible remote policy provides Utopians the freedom to work either from one of our inspiring offices or from home.
We celebrate being an international and multicultural company.
Competitive benefits; packages depend on location. You’ll be given more details on this during the interview process.
THE HIRING PROCESS
You send us your CV in English
We invite you for an introductory video call to get to know you better and share more about us.
We ask you to complete a technical test
We invite you for a technical interview with one of the team
We invite you for an interview with hiring manager
Final behavioural interview
As we want to bring transparency, trust, and clarity to the music industry we serve, we know a change comes from within. Utopia is a transparent, trust-based organization striving to have clarity in thinking and doing what we set out to do.
We execute urgently and innovate to grow faster. We ship things that make a difference today, so we can make them better tomorrow. We embrace fairness and are all accountable..
Strictly diverse and inclusive. We are an equal opportunity employer.
We celebrate our diverse backgrounds and we welcome everyone who identifies with the above to apply. Welcome to Utopia - Where Music Lives!
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.
About Utopia Music
Utopia exists for the love of music. A deep rooted belief that success in innovating an entire industry can only be achieved by looking holistically at the music industry value chain. By leveraging modern technologies we are developing a new music ecosystem. We want to help everyone from PROs to Publishers, Artists to A&R by creating new revenue streams, consolidating data and decluttering the admin.
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