Software Developer at Songkick
London, United Kingdom
🇬🇧 (Posted Sep 6 2015)
About the company
Songkick is the great live music startup. We help fans track their favorite artists so they never miss them live. We help artists sell more tickets: on their own site, on Songkick and across a wide range of partners, including Spotify, YouTube and BBC Music. More than 10 million fans use us each month across web and mobile, 90% of them from outside the UK.
We are the biggest independent concert site in the world. We have sold millions of tickets direct to fans and sell more than 10,000 events each year. Artists who use our ticketing service include Paul McCartney, Tiësto, Jack White, Macklemore, Enrique Iglesias, and The xx. Our revenue is growing fast and we’re expanding our tech team to help us accelerate this growth.
Our team combines deep consumer product and technical expertise with a complete view of what matters to modern artists. We are veterans of Apple, Skype, Google, and Amazon working alongside a former member of Beyonce’s management team, a producer for the Wu-Tang Clan, various working musicians, and the person who literally wrote the book on the ticketing industry.
Our recently announced merger with CrowdSurge creates a supercharged joint company working to bring together more than 500 of the world’s biggest artists with 10 million fans. We also announced a $16.6M Series C investment led by three of the most highly regarded venture capital firms in the world: Access Industries, Index Ventures and Sequoia. Songkick was one of the 2007 batch of Y Combinator companies.
What we’re looking for
At Songkick we’re dedicated to making sure you never miss your favourite artist live. This means building applications to understand what’s happening in the live music industry; to allow fans to track artists and purchase concert tickets, to allow artists to engage with their fans; to allow our amazing team to make all of this a reality and much more.
We’re adding several new team members and are looking for developers with the ability to take on a range of challenges: from developing our highly scalable website and commerce platform, to integrating that service with other platforms (mobile, social networks, streaming services), to large-scale data acquisition and processing.
Employer-matched pension scheme
Monthly concert ticket allowance (living the dream right here!) and an awesome team mean you’ll never have to go to a show alone
Stocked kitchen and daily snacks
Monthly team movie nights
Employee stock options mean you’ll own a piece
Generous paid time off policy
Flexible working arrangements
Life insurance and income replacement scheme
Company sponsored social events
Skills & requirements
2+ years of experience developing commercial web applications in modern programming languages - we use Ruby and Golang right now, but experience in other languages like PHP, Python, Java, or .Net are all great
Excited to use Agile methodologies such as TDD, pair programming, refactoring, continuous integration
Ability to work in a flexible manner, building prototypes fast and evolving these into scalable production-quality systems
Big plus if you have
Contributions to open source projects
Experience working with MySQL
Worked on a Service-Oriented Architecture
A love of live music in any genre