Sony Music Entertainment

  • Software Engineer

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 6 months ago(1/2/2019 10:03 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Digital Business - Other
  • 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 Entertainment is undergoing a huge transformation driven by Data, Analytics, and Cognitive technologies. We have created a new team, lead by our CDO, focused on advancing Sony Music’s data strategy & capabilities around the world.


    Using data-centric strategies, with design and technology principles in mind, we are developing products, tools, apps, and more that deliver actionable insights that help shape strategic thinking and drive business solutions for our labels. The teams goals are to:

    • Provide business intelligence and technology solutions for use across the company’s labels and business units
    • Create predictive tools and analytics platforms to enhance Sony Music’s capabilities in artist and partner discovery, solutions, commercial strategy, marketing, and A&R
    • Enhance service to Sony Music’s artists and business partners
    • Grow commercial opportunities

    The Software Engineer will join the newly created Data Strategy team and will report to the EVP of Data Strategy, Chief Data Officer. This role will explore and build products using the latest and greatest in Data Analytics, Cognitive Services, Machine Learning and more. This role is based at Sony Music’s offices in New York.


    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, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


    • Build amazingly crafted software and systems to provide our clients with a cutting-edge digital media management, delivery, and reporting/analytics suite.
    • Participate in ongoing Sony platforms integration efforts to deliver next generation, full service distribution products.
    • Collaborate with a talented team of engineers and designers.
    • Work with new technology and tools in a highly-collaborative, Agile environment.
    • Use industry standards and adopt new technologies to manage big data transformations and analysis.
    • Advocate for best schema designs to manage master data to ensure scalability and flexibility.


    • Full stack proficiency. We are polyglots, currently using Python, React, PHP and Ruby but open to the best tool for the job.
    • Familiarity with design patterns. Experience with microservices a plus.
    • Agile & results-focused. Ability to work effectively on small, cross-functional teams following Agile development methodology (Kanban, Scrum).
    • Experience designing and implementing scalable ETLs.
    • Experience designing and consuming RESTful APIs.
    • Familiarity with relational databases and NoSQL databases.
    • Ability to implement XHTML/HTML5, CSS, and Javascript quickly and effectively.
    • Familiarity with AWS is a huge plus (DynamoDB, Redshift, SWF, Lambda).
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Love for music a plus.


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