Sr. Software Engineer, Discovery

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.

Want to work on retaining, engaging and growing our listener base?

Pandora has a great opportunity for a seasoned software engineer with several years of diverse experience who will help deliver Pandora to millions of music fans. We are looking for someone who will own, lead, and execute projects. You should have outstanding analytical and programming skills with a deep understanding and proven track record of building robust, scalable, multithreaded applications.  As a member of our highly motivated team, you should be dedicated to excellence and have a strong sense of personal responsibility.  We hold ourselves to high standards and take pride in our work.


  • Minimum five years of professional engineering experience
  • Expert level experience developing object oriented software in Java
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with API development (i.e. REST, JSON, XML, SOAP)
  • Significant experience developing scalable, multithreaded server side software for deployment on Linux
  • Significant experience working with database systems like PostgreSQL, Redis
  • Significant experience unit testing with frameworks such as JUnit
  • Dedication to thorough testing and creating high quality software 

Plus Requirements:

  • Experience with data science, machine/deep learning algorithms, natural language processing and statistical Modeling.
  • Experience developing high quality software in Python
  • Experience with recommender, or search systems.
  • Experience with NoSQL architectures and map reduce concepts atop Hadoop, HDFS, and Hive
  • Experience with Apache Spark and Kafka.
  • Experience working across the full technology stack
  • BA/BS or better in Computer Science or related field



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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Meet Some of Pandora's Employees

Mike O.

VP, Head of Music Maker Strategy & Operations

In his role, Mike is focused on opening up Pandora to music makers and helping artists maximize their use of the platform with content and live events.

Maira B.

Director Of Engineering

Maira likes to say she manages the heart of Pandora, as she is responsible for leading the team of engineers that produces the algorithms that create the sequence of music listeners hear.

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