Front End Software Engineer

Kobalt

London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 02/16/2021
  • Website: kobaltmusic.com
  • Company Address: 2 Gansevoort St, 6th Floor, New York, NY, 10014

About Kobalt

Kobalt is one of the world’s largest, most innovative music companies, using technology to power creative freedom, transparency, ownership and control for artists, songwriters, publishers, and labels.

Job Description

Kobalt is one of the world’s largest, most innovative music companies, using technology to power creative freedom, transparency, ownership and control for artists, songwriters, publishers, and labels. 
 
Founded in 2000 by Swedish entrepreneur Willard Adhitz, the startup built a platform to maximize efficiency, accuracy, and transparency across the billions of micro-payments collected in today’s highly complex digital world. As the traditional music companies fought technology and contracted, Kobalt embraced it and grew, building an infrastructure and world-class creative team purposely designed to usher in the streaming era, along with a more fair, rewarding music business for creators.
 
 
HOW DOES THIS ROLE CONTRIBUTE TO KOBALT?
 
Our engineering teams find creative solutions to solve complex problems that help us provide most innovative ways for creators to distribute their work, collect their royalties, keep track of their streaming data and sync their music to TV, film and advertising opportunities that exists in the music world today.
 
Language is not the most important thing to us when we look for Engineers. What is important is that our engineers are adaptable, dependable, and are able to write clean, tested and reliable code. To begin with, you will likely be coding in Javascript so some experience of Javascript or a similar object oriented language will be advantageous.  
 
We follow best practices, test our own code and deploy our own work with the help of our operations team.
 
Other tech we use at Kobalt includes React, Node.js, PHP, Elasticsearch, Python, Java, Redux, AWS (and services including Lambdas and S3), Oracle, SQL (plus loads more)
 
This is a unique opportunity to be hands on with both the product and the technology whilst helping to shape the future of music for creators.
 
 
IDEALLY YOU WILL...
 
Have experience of working on large and complex applications with high business and customer impact
Have exceptional engineering skills preferably within a Javascript environment
Have experience of transferring knowledge and mentoring graduates and more junior team members
Be able to pivot - music is a fast moving industry to you will need to be able to change and adapt
Have a good understanding of data structures and algorithms and preferably microservices
A passion for SOLID principles and TDD - You will always write clean, tested and reliable code

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.