Full Time / San Francisco, CA
What we do…
We want to make music fun again. No more wading through the Internet trying to find out what the new hits are, or to listen to an old favorite song again – and no more managing thousands of MP3s you stopped listening to years ago. Instead we’re putting together the best ways to discover, collect, share and play music in one, great product that’s available on your computer, your phone, and in your home and car.
Who we are…
Rdio was founded in 2009 by Janus Friis with Niklas Zennström, the founders of Skype. We’re based in Potrero Hill area of San Francisco. We’re funded by Atomico, as well as Janus Friis, Mangrove Capital Partners and Skype.
What’s it like here…
We’re lean and mean. We create and maintain Rdio on the web and desktop, Sonos, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 (and even more platforms are coming). That means you'll spend your time on apps and features that are carefully designed to create lasting value for our customers, and not in endless meetings.
We’re friendly and relaxed. We like to avoid frantic code-writing and design sprints by planning better and more carefully choosing what to work on. While the occasional all-nighter has happened, they're the exception, not the rule.
The kind of stuff you'll be doing…
The infrastructure team deals mostly with data storage, performance, and scalability. We build and maintain a number of internal of services that power the core of Rdio. We work closely with our backend team and operations team and are constantly looking for how to squeeze a few extra milliseconds out of each request / job.
Build and maintain high performance and scalable systems
Diagnose and solve performance and scalability issues
The kind of experience we expect…
BS in Computer Science or related fields, MS preferred
Minimum 5+ years experience with large scale web or data processing infrastructures
Strong experience with software best practices (unit testing, software design, code reviews)
Has experience or an expert in one (preferably more) of the following:
You've built your own sharding infrastructure for an RDBMS.
You've used HDFS / map reduce to solve an interesting problem.
Can explain the Memcached memory allocator without having to look at the docs.
How to apply…
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include the title of the job you’re applying for in the subject of your email. Please, no recruiters or recruitment agencies.
We’re a start-up, but our salaries are all grown-up. Our benefits package includes comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, and vision) - 100% covered for employee & all dependents, life insurance, a 401k, 15 days of vacation, 9 sick days, 10 paid holidays, 7 week parental baby bonding leave, and you will receive equity so you’re in a good position to enjoy Rdio’s future successes.