Data Scientist / AI Specialist - Music Recommendation

  • Zug
By leveraging modern technologies we are developing a new music ecosystem. Welcome to Utopia - Where Music Lives!
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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.


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 usurp the role of industry incumbents - it is about bringing transparency in the industry and supporting efficient royalty collection.


We are looking for Data Scientists / AI Specialists in the field of Music Recommendation. Musimap recently joined the Utopia family and we have already built a recommender system based on state-of-the-art approaches and models.

We would like to extend our recommender system with latest technologies from the domains of AI and Recommender Systems, make it scalable to millions of users and tracks and support use cases such as artist and track recommendation, playlist continuation and radio station recommendation. We count on your experience in these domains and would be happy for you to join our team.


  • Research state-of-the-art techniques in the fields of (content-based / hybrid) recommender systems, music recommendation, music analysis and machine / deep learning
  • Prototype and productise music recommendation systems, using state-of-the-art algorithms and frameworks (in Python)
  • Implement working, deployable and scalable systems for large-scale recommendation
  • Thorough evaluation of the recommender system(s) by evaluation metrics
  • Coordinate with our team of musicologists the evaluation and QA of the proposed system(s)
  • Collaborate and thrive in a cross-functional team of data scientists, AI experts, data engineers, software engineers and musicologists


  • MSc or PhD in Computer Science, Recommender Systems, AI, Mathematics or related fields
  • 2+ years of experience in recommender systems
  • Good knowledge of Python and relevant frameworks (such as pandas, numpy, scikit-learn, Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch, recommender systems frameworks ...)
  • Good programming skills and rigor in documentation and testing
  • Goal driven and product-oriented mindset
  • Ability to work independently, but also as a good team-worker
  • Proficiency in English

Bonus skills:

  • Having worked on music recommendation
  • Having worked on content-based or hybrid recommender systems
  • Experience with deep learning based recommenders, embedding models, etc.
  • Industry experience
  • Having worked on large-scale recommender systems and/or big data environments & technologies
  • Experience in music analysis or machine/deep learning from audio


  • Great atmosphere - we live, love & breathe music & tech!
  • Working in a passionate and impact oriented team at the intersection of music & AI.
  • The opportunity to work in a real-world setting, building products that work on the entire global music catalogue with major players in the music industry.
  • An experienced team to learn from, with experience in multiple domains, startups and big tech companies.
  • Nice offices in London, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Zug (Switzerland) (more to come…) + option to work remotely if you are in another country
  • Flexible remote policy so if you prefer working from home - we’re fine with that too.
  • Participation in music & tech conferences.
  • Benefits such as health benefits etc. depend on location.
  • We are supporting work permits for employees that have already moved to Europe 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

    Flexible remote


Helsinki, London, Stockholm and Zug

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

Annankatu 34
00100 Helsinki Directions View page


Östermalmsgatan 87e
114 59 Stockholm Directions View page


Zählerweg 12
6300 Zug 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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