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 Sr. Software Engineer to join Pandora’s Ad Buying Platform team. This platform is responsible for bringing the largest chunk of revenue to Pandora. The role involves working on an agile team of Full Stack Engineers to develop scalable and reliable object oriented software using Python, Django, JQuery (possibly moving to React), Celery, Redis and Postgresql. This team is the ads beat and tempo of Pandora Engineering. You will work in building new services or decoupling existing ones, designing new features, proposing new technologies, mentoring other Engineers, performing code reviews and debugging hard problems along other talented people that takes pride in high quality software. If this role seems like a good match for you, please submit an application - we’d love to hear from you!


  • Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience
  • Expert level experience developing Python. Experience working with backend SQL-style databases
  • Experience working with Django in a production environment
  • Experience developing for Linux-based deployment platforms (Debian preferred)
  • Comfortable working across the full technology stack
  • Experience in HTML and CSS development
  • Experience writing cross-platform JavaScript
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Bonus Points:

  • Experience developing with Big Data (Hadoop, Hive)
  • Experience working with Apache or Nginx
  • Experience with modern build tools (e.g. Gradle)
  • Experience working on an Agile software team
  • Experience providing streaming media direct to consumers
  • Experience working with Docker in a production environment
  • BA/BS or better in Computer Science or equivalent

Core Technologies:

  • Python, Django, Javascript, Celery, Postgresql

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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