About You

You are a mature, intrinsically-motivated, well-rounded systems/data engineer, with a deep understanding of how to make infrastructure resilient and how to scalably process terabytes of data.

You have about 5 years of experience, possibly spanning both software development and systems engineering. You’re comfortable with Linux, managing public or private cloud infrastructure (e.g., AWS or Openstack), working with databases (e.g., MySQL or MongoDB), and processing reams of data with Hadoop (and associated tools around like Impala, Pig, Hive, or Oozie).

You love learning, and sharing what you’ve learned with others. You may have presented at a meetup or conference on some of the technologies listed above, or have contributed to an open source project.

About Next Big Sound

Launched in 2009, Next Big Sound is the leading provider of analytics and insights for music, book publishing and brands. We merge tens of billions of data points (social media, press coverage, events) for hundreds of thousands of artists and authors with our customers’ proprietary sales and streaming data. We cover over 70% of the global recorded music industry and use our data to forecast the next big selling artist. Next Big Sound powers the Social 50 and Next Big Sound charts for Billboard, artist analytics for Spotify, and has raised $7.5m in venture financing from Foundry Group, IA Ventures, SofttechVC, and a handful of angel investors.

Curious about our interview process? We’ve open-sourced it.

Here’s an overview of our technical architecture. We also regularly post what we’re working on on our blog and on Next Big Sound Labs.

Finally, here’s a fun video of our NYC office featuring some of your future Next Big Sound colleagues.