Data Engineer

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

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

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.

WHAT YOUR ROLE WILL BE

In the realm of many of our products for music tagging, music recommendation, consumption and royalty reporting etc. we have the need for strong data pipelines.

Your role will be to create, maintain and improve those data pipelines and services that empower our AI systems and products.

We typically build a flexible system of databases and internal services that communicate with each other through HTTP or pub-sub, fetch data from large databases and preprocess data to provide it to other services along our AI stack, or postprocess data that comes from AI predictions.

In this role you will work as part of our Data Science & AI team working closely with data scientists and AI experts on devising the perfect pipelines to make our AI training and deployment processes run smoothly.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Discuss within the Data Science & AI team the needs and requirements for data pipelines, pre- and post-processing services, message flow, database requirements etc.
  • Create routines for data validation, data cleansing, data preparation etc.
  • Bring in your experience as a data engineer
  • Build internal services for pre- and post-processing data, model (pre-)training routines, timely update of data at the right places etc.
  • Work with either data science leads or product leads on the architecture and data flow of those services
  • Come up with recommendations for the right database or datalake systems appropriate for various use cases
  • Communicate with backend engineers for the setup and maintenance of such data services

THE IDEAL SKILLSET 

  • Bachelor or MSc degree in Computer/Software Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science or related fields
  • 2+ years of experience in data engineering, data science or (big) data pipelines
  • Good knowledge of Python and/or other programming languages
  • Good programming skills and rigor in documentation and testing
  • Good knowledge of various database systems
  • Goal driven mindset
  • Ability to work independently, but also as a good team-worker
  • Proficiency in English

Bonus skills:

  • Industry experience
  • Experience with big data environments & technologies
  • Experience with highly-scalable (distributed) database systems
  • Experience with CI/CD
  • Experience with MLOps
  • Experience with cloud services (AWS, Google Cloud platform)

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • 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.
  • 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.


UTOPIANS

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

Locations

Helsinki, London, Stockholm and Zug

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

Annankatu 34
00100 Helsinki Directions helsinki@utopiamusic.com View page

Stockholm

Östermalmsgatan 87e
114 59 Stockholm Directions jobs@utopiamusic.com View page

Zug

Zählerweg 12
6300 Zug Directions jobs@utopiamusic.com 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.

Already working at Utopia Music?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

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@utopiamusic.com
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