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 deep integrations with strategic partners we build great experiences on consumer devices in the home and automobile. Pandora is currently available on over 1,800 devices and 190+ vehicle models.

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 languages to build these experiences: Java, Javascript, iOS, and Android. We are looking for someone who will own, lead, and execute projects on our continually expanding platforms.

You will work closely with product managers and teams across the Pandora organization to provide the best partner integration and user experience on a range of different platforms.  You should have outstanding analytical and programming skills with a deep understanding and proven track record of building robust, scalable applications.  As a member of our highly motivated team, you should be dedicated to excellence and have a strong sense of personal responsibility.

May consider a mid-level engineer with relevant experience.


  • BA/BS or higher in Computer Science or a related field with 7+ years professional experience building consumer web applications.
  • Expert level experience developing object-oriented code in Java
  • Experience with API development (i.e. REST, JSON, XML, SOAP)
  • Developing scalable server-side software running under Linux/Unix
  • Experience working with back-end databases (PostgreSQL, Hive).
  • Comfortable working across the full technology stack
  • Significant experience with automated testing
  • 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)
  • Professional experience developing compelling web applications with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and Java.
  • Providing streaming media direct to consumers

Core Technologies:  Java

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