Senior Backend Engineer, Search

What's next in music happens on SoundCloud first. As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators who share, discover and influence what’s new, now and next in music and audio. We enrich people's lives through the shared love of sound and we are looking for a senior backend engineer to join our Search Team in Berlin.

As backend engineers at SoundCloud, we build the infrastructure for products that music listeners and creators love. Our work often involves large-scale distributed systems, parallel computing, and data science. We actively improve our tools and processes to support collaboration and productivity. We cultivate an environment where we can all learn and grow. For more, read about engineering at SoundCloud.


You have solid backend engineering skills and are motivated to work in these areas. You have experience with operations in a large production environment. You're proactive and have experience collaborating closely with other teams. You enjoy crafting simple solutions to complex engineering problems and are able to communicate them. You're an independent thinker, but thrive in a tight-knit team. You're committed to the products you work on.

If this describes you, we'd love to chat. 

Prior experience with microservices, building infrastructure automation and continuous delivery are all highly valued. Go is the main language we use, so you are either already proficient in it or excited to learn. Experience in technologies such as Elasticsearch, Spark, Kafka, and data processing pipelines is a plus.

Diversity at SoundCloud:

SoundCloud is for everyone. Diversity and open expression are fundamental to our organization; they help us build a social platform and global community where anyone can create, discover, and share sounds. We acknowledge the challenges in our industry, and strive to develop an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute.


See Inside the Office of SoundCloud

SoundCloud is the world’s largest music streaming catalog that helps people share, discover, and influence global music culture. Due to the open, authentic nature of the platform—plus its connected community of listeners, curators and creators—SoundCloud is constantly driving culture and creativity forward while creating new trends. In many cases, what’s breaking or new everywhere else is born on SoundCloud.


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