Sony Music Entertainment

  • Associate Developer, Music Analytics

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/1/2018 1:03 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Analytics - Analytics
  • Overview

    Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.


    Sony Music is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


    Columbia Records is seeking an Associate Developer to work under the label’s Insights & Analytics team.  This individual will apply computer programming and database management skills to support to the label’s A&R, Finance, Marketing, and Promotion departments by developing and maintaining internal tools (web-based and other formats) to analyze signed and unsigned artists.


    • Build and maintain internal tools that help the team collect and evaluate data related to new musical opportunities, current recordings and the impact of various campaigns.
    • Aggregate and centralize music related data and analytics into one place.
    • Present data in a useful form to aid decision-making.
    • Provide access to and understanding of new data and metrics.
    • Efficiently sort through millions of data points to identify interesting trends and patterns.


    • Excellent Python skills (3+ years of experience preferred).
    • Solid database skills in a relational database (i.e. PostgresSQL, MySQL, etc).
    • Proficient on version control tools such as git, svn etc.
    • Experience with data modeling and forecasting is preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of Python web frameworks (e.g. Django) and knowledge of building RESTful API’s preferred.
    • Experience with AWS (Amazon Web Services) environment is a plus.
    • Experience with data visualization and presentation is a plus.
    • Must be able to quickly learn and apply new concepts, principles and solutions.
    • Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
    • Must be detail-oriented and able to prioritize and multi-task.
    • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.


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