Pandora is hiring a

Sr. Software Engineer, Python

Oakland, United States

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!

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join Ingestion and Delivery.  On our team, we work with the 65+ million tracks that have been sent to us by content creators all over the world.  We handle ingesting this mountain of content and organizing it.  In order to do that we make use of audio fingerprinting, machine learning, audio transcoding technologies and more.  We keep all of the content new and old flowing to Pandora’s listeners.        

We are looking for a passionate developer to join our team.   You should understand how to cleanly build decoupled services.  We need someone who can own projects and lead them as well as work on a highly collaborative team.  You should be dedicated to excellence and have a strong sense of personal pride and responsibility in the projects you work on.      



  • BA/BS in Computer Science or a related field with a minimum of 5 years professional experience and 2 years developing REST based web services.
  • Strong experience developing in Python.
  • Significant experience developing scalable, multithreaded server side software for deployment on Unix based systems.
  • Experience working with Django in a production environment.
  • Experience working with SQL databases (PostgreSQL preferred).
  • Experience with distributed messages systems (Apache Kafka).
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


Plus Requirements:

  • Experience developing with Big Data (Hadoop, Hive, Spark).
  • Experience with data science, machine/deep learning algorithms and/or statistical modeling.
  • Experience with developing in Java.
  • Experience with front end development and frontend frameworks.

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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