Sr. Software Engineer, Consumer Devices (Java)

At Pandora, we're a unique collection of engineers, musicians, designers, marketers, and world-class sellers with a common goal: to enrich lives by delivering effortless personalized music enjoyment and discovery. People—the listeners, the artists, and our employees—are at the center of our mission and everything we do. Actually, employees at Pandora are a lot like the service itself: bright, eclectic, and innovative. Collaboration is the foundation of our workforce, and we’re looking for smart individuals who are self-motivated and passionate to join us. Be a part of the engine that creates the soundtrack to life. Discover your future at Pandora!

Pandora has a great opportunity for a talented software engineer who will help deliver Pandora to millions of music fans through consumer electronic devices in the home. Pandora is currently available on over 1,000 devices and is continually expanding and redefining these platforms. Typically, when people think of developing software for devices, they assume this must be embedded firmware development. Not at Pandora, we use modern platforms and language to build these experiences: Android, iOS, Swift, Java, and JavaScript. We are looking for someone to help lead this charge.


Is This You?

  • You enjoy responsibility, working in a small talented team, and can see a project to completion with minimal help and intervention
  • You possess a passion for bridging disparate technologies to deliver an awesome user experience for our listeners
  • You deliver creative solutions and own that “intuition” to solve difficult challenges
  • You build reliable/scalable software that just works, every time, keeping our listeners happy
  • You enjoy collaborating closely with mobile, web, and backend engineers to make the music listening experience work seamlessly
  • You like to work closely with designers to build a UX that stands out among the best experience for Pandora services



  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience with at least 2 years developing user applications
  • Expert level experience developing object-oriented code in Java
  • Experience with API development (i.e. REST, JSON, XML, SOA)
  • Developing scalable server-side software running under Linux/Unix
  • Experience working with back end SQL-style databases
  • Comfortable working across the full technology stack
  • Significant experience with test driven development
  • Ability to work in a diverse technical environment
  • Experience with Agile software development
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Plus Requirements:

  • Experience with mobile development (Android or iOS)
  • Experience writing cross-platform JavaScript
  • Experience with Adaptive UI design and development
  • Providing streaming media direct to consumers
  • BA/BS or higher in Computer Science or a related field
  • Core Technologies:  Java, RESTful, JavaScript, Android, iOS



Pandora is committed to diversity in its workforce. Pandora is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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