Utopia – Senior Backend Engineer – Node.js (SE)

Join our team Sygaldry and work, learn, play and grow together with experienced developers (and music enthusiasts) to create an evolved music ecosystem that empowers all those involved. We continue to hire backend, frontend and fullstack developers so do check out our career page if you are interested in joining one of our other Engineering teams.

WELCOME TO UTOPIA

Music is incredible. It can excite hundreds, and unite thousands. But as an industry, it has been slow, complicated, and disparate. While the tech world has moved into the future, the music industry continues to be shaped by inefficient systems of the past. At Utopia we believe there is a better way. Which is why today we are setting out to transform the entire industry; creating new revenue streams, consolidating the data and decluttering the admin. Unlocking the industry’s full potential by unifying it all in one truly holistic space. Some might call that a Utopia.

Funnily enough, so do we. Welcome to Utopia. Where music lives.

WHAT UTOPIANS DO

The open secret is that the music industry is struggling with the very basics of music accounting: What was played, when and where? Who should get paid and how much?

Utopia Music is bridging the data gap by connecting global consumption, accurate metadata, and fast payments to an industry-wide trust platform. Our goal is to unlock creative value and enable Fair Pay For Every Play to make a better world for Music. The solutions we offer do not threaten to usurp the role of industry incumbents – it is about bringing transparency in the industry and supporting efficient royalty collection for all.

THE ROLE

You’ll be working on our backend system and its continuous development. With your teammates, lead developer and engineering manager, you’ll be solving heavy database related challenges and continuously making an impact.

REQUIREMENTS

We welcome experienced developers with different skills, however, this team works with Node.js so we’d need you to solve a case and show us your finesse.

  • You are a passionate and skilled backend developer (knowing some frontend is a plus) that already has several years of experience.
  • Proficiency working with Node.js.
  • High quality code is even more important to you than the Force.
  • You love to learn and you love to share the knowledge.
  • Preferably you worked with MongoDB and/or SQL.
  • Experience with Highland.
  • Knowing ES6, TypeScript and/or React is only a plus.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Good self organisation skills and strong personal integrity.
WHAT WE OFFER
  • A unique opportunity to be part of building the Engineering function in Stockholm and work in an impact oriented, autonomous and empowered team
  • Great atmosphere – we live, love & breathe music & tech!
  • An experienced team to learn from, with proven track records in multiple startups and big tech companies.
  • Sublime office of hundreds of square meters with a pingpong table, playroom, gym in the basement and seriously good coffee. We love our vibrant office culture and daily breakfasts!
  • Our flexible remote policy provides Utopians the freedom to work either from one of our inspiring offices or from home.
  • We celebrate being an international and multicultural company.
  • Swedish benefits such as pension, insurances, famous Health care allowance, phone and subscription
  • We are supporting work permits for employees that moved here from countries outside the EU
THE HIRING PROCESS

We have 3 (currently all video) interviews and here’s what you can expect:

  1. You send us your CV in English
  2. We invite you for an introductory video call with the Talent Acquisition team to get to know you better and share more about us
  3. You get the technical test and unlimited time to send us your solution.
  4. Our lead developers evaluate it and we provide you with the feedback.
  5. You meet our lead developers for the technical interview.
  6. You meet the hiring manager for the culture fit interview.
  7. In case you decide to join us, you’ll be meeting potential future team afterwards and before the onboarding.
UTOPIANS

As we want to bring transparency, trust, and clarity to the music industry we serve, we know a change comes from within. Utopia is a transparent, trust-based organization striving to have clarity in thinking and doing what we set out to do.

We execute urgently and innovate to grow faster. We ship things that make a difference today, so we can make them better tomorrow. We embrace fairness and are all accountable.

Strictly diverse and inclusive. We are an equal opportunity employer.

We celebrate our diverse backgrounds and we welcome everyone who identifies with the above to apply. Welcome to Utopia – Where Music Lives!

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