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Join Smule and change how music is made, shared, and discovered.

At Smule, we create social music-making experiences for everyone, no talent required. We are a diverse bunch of musicians, techies, designers, engineers, and real-life rock stars who believe that everyone is inherently creative.

Based in the sunny and beautiful South of Market in San Francisco, California, our office boasts of an open floor plan with lots of natural light, a jam session space with a grand piano, bass guitar, an electric guitar, a drum set, and much more. Our neighborhood is located a few steps away from AT&T Ballpark with an abundance of restaurants, wine bars, art events, parks, and museums to satisfy your palate.

Benefits

At Smule, our employees can take advantage of a wide variety of options to make working here a blast!

Smule Team

The Normal Stuff

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401K
  • HSA
  • Pre-tax commuter and parking programs
  • Awesome work equipment
  • SUPER flexible work and vacation schedule

Food stuff

  • Fully stocked kitchen with snacks, refreshments and fresh fruit delivered twice a week
  • Catered lunch twice a week, catered breakfast thrice a week

Additional Stuff

  • A huge area with way too many instruments for impromptu employee jam sessions
  • Fun Workshops (beer tasting, ukulele, bike, recycling, crossfit, etc)
  • Staff events, outings, team-building opportunities (rafting, summer party with talent show, ski trips)

Open Positions

Senior Server Engineer

Our development cycle is rapid, iterative, and collaborative. We use Java/Play! Framework, MySQL, and Redis for server-side development. Our Smule Nation Platform supports millions of daily users and 1.5Gbps peak traffic. We're growing fast and we're looking for engineers that have been around the block and can drive great decisions that will help our expanding team achieve its potential.

Must have:
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science and 5+ years of server side coding in Java, 2+ years in a lead capacity
  • Hands-on experience with the design, development, scaling, troubleshooting, and live support of server applications
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and MySQL forged in the fires of high traffic, high availability web app environments
  • Self-starter, strong sense of ownership, get's things done. Drives work to completion reliably, possibly with scary reliability.
  • Fun, positive attitude. Great communication skills and a healthy desire for collaboration.
These are good too:
  • Non-trivial experience with the specific tech we use: Play! Framework, Redis, Facebook Graph API, Hadoop/Hive
  • Experience developing the web front-end: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash
  • Flexible, cross functional, outstanding learner. Ready, willing, and able to jump into any conquer any challenge at this crazy startup.
  • Passion for something that Smule is about: music, games, social experiences, outstanding software
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • Resume/CV

Marketing Graphic Designer (SOMA / South Beach)

Smule is building an internal marketing/creative team and we are looking for a Marketing Graphic Designer to be an integral contributor in communicating to all our users, new and existing, a unified brand voice and look.

We are seeking great visual thinkers who love to brainstorm and execute ideas that will reflect who we are as a company - "Connecting the world through music".

Required Skills:
  • This person should have a strong conceptual foundation and fluency in both design and art direction.
  • An understanding of design and art direction across different mediums such as mobile, web, video, and more.
  • Ability to collaborate very closely with the marketing team, as well as the product team and work well under the guidance of the marketing manager and creative director.
  • Must work well in a team environment and be self-motivated, conscientious, organized and able to balance multiple projects and timelines.
Requirements:
  • BFA preferred in Visual Communication, Advertising or Graphic Design
  • At least 1 yr of agency/in-house experience as an Art Director / Marketing Graphic Designer.
  • An online portfolio that showcases the understanding of the target audience, brand guidelines and adept problem solving.
  • An ideal portfolio will showcase examples of original, insightful and exciting work across multiple platforms, such as, mobile, web, video, etc.
  • Should know and work very efficiently with Adobe Creative Suite, especially with Photoshop and Indesign.
  • Can work with camera to take quick photos and videos, and editing video skills is a plus.
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • Resume/CV
  • Portfolio link

Customer Support Specialist

We are looking for customer support specialist to develop and sustain productive customer relationships by making our community's needs the focus of our actions.

Responsibilities:
  • Respond to customer support tickets and requests through desk.com, email, Facebook and Twitter social channels
  • Handle user complaints, refunds, technical difficulties, help users to troubleshoot and solve the problem
  • Work closely with development teams to identify and solve production issues
  • Maintain healthy customer relationships, spread the love
Requirements:
  • Ability to write clearly and accurately, with effective reading comprehension skills
  • Deals effectively with others in difficult situations
  • Maintain positive attitude, always friendly and up beat
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • Resume/CV

iOS Engineering Manager

Smule is looking for an engineering manager to oversee the iOS platform. You are passionate about developing individuals,software organizations, and culture. The idea of bringing people together through making music resonates with you and you think you can form a strong partnership with product/design to help realize this vision. You're the kind of person who can build sustainable processes, but at the same time keep things moving quickly even under pressure whether unblocking people on technical challenges (sometimes requiring creative leaps), facilitating conversations, or even rolling up the sleeves to get things done in code, build/release, or wherever needed.

Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and develop team of iOS developers
  • Manage development of multiple shipping products
  • Keep the team engaged, motivated, and focused on the product and company vision
  • Mentor and grow developers
  • Hire top talent
  • Ensure best practices for process and coding are shared across teams
  • Help drive architecture decisions
  • Ensure team is effectively responding to live/production issues
  • Oversee release process and tools to ensure consistent, predictable delivery of projects
  • Manage shared code base
  • Form strong partnerships with product, design, QA teams and other to ensure we are building the best possible products
  • Facilitate communication within team and between team and all stakeholders
Requirements:
  • At least 7 years of software development experience and 2+ years of managing a team
  • Exceptional coding skills with expert knowledge in one or more object-oriented languages, e.g Java, Objective-C, C++, C#
  • Experience working on client-to-server architecture
  • Experience working on mobile or similar client platform
  • Experience working on consumer facing product
  • Knowledge in at least one major UI framework
  • Experience analyzing and solving network performance and related problems
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • Resume/CV

Android Engineering Manager

Smule is looking for an engineering manager to oversee the Android platform. You are passionate about developing individuals,software organizations, and culture. The idea of bringing people together through making music resonates with you and you think you can form a strong partnership with product/design to help realize this vision. You're the kind of person who can build sustainable processes, but at the same time keep things moving quickly even under pressure whether unblocking people on technical challenges (sometimes requiring creative leaps), facilitating conversations, or even rolling up the sleeves to get things done in code, build/release, or wherever needed.

Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and develop team of Android developers
  • Manage development of multiple shipping products
  • Keep the team engaged, motivated, and focused on the product and company vision
  • Mentor and grow developers
  • Hire top talent
  • Ensure best practices for process and coding are shared across teams
  • Help drive architecture decisions
  • Ensure team is effectively responding to live/production issues
  • Oversee release process and tools to ensure consistent, predictable delivery of projects
  • Manage shared code base
  • Form strong partnerships with product, design, QA teams and other to ensure we are building the best possible products
  • Facilitate communication within team and between team and all stakeholders
Requirements:
  • At least 7 years of software development experience and 2+ years of managing a team
  • Exceptional coding skills with expert knowledge in one or more object-oriented languages, e.g Java, Objective-C, C++, C#
  • Experience working on client-to-server architecture
  • Experience working on mobile or similar client platform
  • Experience working on consumer facing product
  • Knowledge in at least one major UI framework
  • Experience analyzing and solving network performance and related problems
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • Resume/CV

Database Administrator

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about databases and experienced in data analytics. The ideal person is able to manage MySQL in a production environment, able to assist with Vertica and Hadoop tasks, and comfortable enough with your abilities to design, build, and maintain simple and easily maintainable solutions.

Responsibilities:
  • maintain several production MySQL databases and their counterparts used in development
  • meet expectations for business continuance and disaster recovery through backups and redundant environments
  • assist with Vertica and Hadoop in our data analytics team
Required Skills:
  • 2+ years of production MySQL database administration
  • fluency in scripting and other programming languages
  • experience with BC/DR implementations
  • experience with Vertica and Hadoop
  • ability to function independently and in a team
Bonus Skills:
  • experience growing a company
  • experience with Tableau
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • Resume/CV

QA Engineer

We are looking for a talented, detail-oriented QA Engineer, who has a great passion for quality and has superb problem-solving skills. As a member of our existing QA team, you will take ownership of a project and will lead testing efforts from the very beginning to the end of a release cycle. A successful candidate should be able to work in a fast-moving agile environment, and be capable of supporting parallel releases.

What you will be doing:
  • Review design and technical specs and translate it into test cases assuring maximum test coverage
  • Perform Functional, Regression, Acceptance tests against different iOS and Android devices
  • Execute test cases and log bugs into the bug tracking system in accordance with QA standards
  • Participate in the daily Scrum activities and communicate with Dev and Product team members on daily basis
  • Provide comprehensive QA test reports to QA Manager
Must have:
  • 3+ years of QA experience with at least 1 year in mobile testing
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to analyze technical specifications in-depth
  • Must be able to work within a team both as a leader and as a team member
  • Fun, positive attitude with great communication skills and a healthy desire for collaboration
  • Passion for high quality products and great attention to details
Nice to have:
  • Experience working with Charles Proxy
  • Basic networking knowledge
  • Ability to write SQL queries
  • Experience working in Agile environment
  • Passion for something that Smule is about: music, games, social experiences
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • Resume/CV

Data Analyst

Smule’s mission is to connect people all over the world through the joy of making and sharing music. We are looking for someone who is equally passionate about data and music with an appetite to grow our products and disrupt the music industry. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, data-driven and result-focused with a strong technical background, music knowledge and Internet marketing savvy.

Responsibilities:
  • Partner with the product, engineering and content teams to lead efforts to design, build and maintain metrics, dashboards and reports to monitor product and content performances.
  • Leverage data to drive the understanding of products, platform and users. Convert data and analysis into actionable insights and opportunities. Inform and influence product and business decisions.
  • Initiate, manage and drive projects focusing on product, user and content growth.
Required Skills:
  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics or other technical field.
  • 1+ years of related experience.
  • Fluency in SQL, R or other programming languages.
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to communicate and influence.
  • Experience with large data sets, ideally in Hadoop/Hive environment.
  • Experience with Excel and/or Tableau.
  • Ability to manage projects and work in a fast-paced environment.
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • Resume/CV

Product Designer

Smule's mission is to connect people all over the world through the joy of making music, at a massive social scale. We are looking for Product Designers who are passionate about creating a holistic product experience for the user, beyond just an app, who intuitively understands that product design is finding the elegant sum of the parts and who relishes in every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming the next great product innovation to tweaking pixels right before launch. As a Product Designer, you will partner with the product manager strategizing on the product plan, lead communication of new ideas and visions clearly and efficiently, then execute the design with the development team.

What you'll be responsible for:
  • Develop broad concepts into elegant, intuitive flows and experiences that deliver measurable results
  • Create production quality designs that can be implemented
  • Contribute to high-level strategic decisions within the product design team
  • Drive the product plan with product managers and engineers
  • Champion and oversee the user experience of a product area from conception to launch (and then some) and iterate continuously
Stuff you bring:
  • Strong experience in design or a similar field for mobile, multitouch devices
  • Comfortable creating at the whiteboard, but then be able to jump in and use whatever tools are necessary to create complete flows for mobile and web projects
  • A scrappy, entrepreneurial attitude that gets things done quickly at a high quality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (you should be able to clearly articulate your design decisions)
  • Give and solicit open and honest feedback in order to continually raise our bar for quality
  • Pixel perfect attention to detail
  • Know the tools you use, from Adobe to Flash to whatever, you know it like the back of your hand
  • Will do whatever it takes to "make things awesome", even if it means building 10 versions and throwing them all out for the 11th version
We'd also love it if you:
  • Have a passion for the musical/auditory arts, even if you might be tone deaf, rhythmically challenged and suck at Rock Band. Being a groupie counts.
  • Are not afraid to wear different hats on an interdisciplinary team.
  • Like to prototype sh*t and have built or designed something because the existing product wasn't there, or because you just wanted to learn how to do it.
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • Your portfolio featuring examples of interaction and visual design work
  • Resume/CV

Product Manager

We are building delightful music making experiences, at a massively social and multiplayer scale, and we are looking for someone who will be passionate about making this a ubiquitous reality to join the product team.

what you'll be doing...
  • articulate strategic product vision
  • define and execute product roadmap that will drive growth in user engagement, retention and monetization
  • lead interdisciplinary team consisting of designers, engineers, marketing, business and more to deliver delightful, engaging social music-making apps
you...
  • love working with a team to make things happen and get things built
  • view unbounded problems as a fun challenge
  • are comfortable being a team player and a team leader
  • possess a healthy balance of left and right brain skill sets
nice-to-haves...
  • have passion for the musical/auditory arts, even if you might be tone deaf, rhythmically challenged and suck at rock band. being a groupie counts.
  • like to prototype sh*t. you've built or designed something because the existing product wasn't there, or because you just wanted to learn how to do it.
  • experience with mobile social gaming apps
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • your resume
  • in 200 words or less, why do you enjoy product management and why are you interested in Smule?

Android Engineer

As an Android Engineer at Smule you'll be crafting our next generation, massively social, massively multiplayer musical creation experience. Smule's apps are top performers in the iTunes store and in the news--the apps you help create will be enjoyed by millions. Our development cycle is rapid, iterative, and collaborative.

Must have:
  • Bachelor degree in CS and 1+ years of Android development on multiple target devices, and 2+ years experience with C++
  • Self-starter, strong sense of ownership, gets things done.
  • Fun, positive attitude. Great communication skills and a healthy desire for collaboration.
These are good too:
  • A knack for creating compelling UIs.
  • Game development and design experience.
  • Non-trivial experience with the specific tech we use: OpenGL ES, Audio, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, RESTful APIs
  • Agile (no make that 'chaos') friendly outlook on life
  • Flexible, cross functional, outstanding learner. Ready, willing, and able to jump into any conquer any challenge at this crazy startup.
  • Passion for something that Smule is about: music, games, social experiences, outstanding software
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • Resume/CV

iOS and iPhone Engineer

As an iOS Engineer at Smule you'll be crafting our next generation, massively social, massively multiplayer musical creation experience. Smule's apps are top performers in the iTunes store and in the news--the apps you help create will be enjoyed by millions. Our development cycle is rapid, iterative, and collaborative. We use Objective-C and C++ combined with a powerful suite of in-house RESTful services. Current projects include an unannounced iPhone app + Facebook experience that's going to redefine social music creation.

Must have:
  • Bachelor degree in CS and 2+ years of iOS development in Objective-C and 2+ years experience with C++
  • Self-starter, strong sense of ownership, gets things done.
  • Fun, positive attitude. Great communication skills and a healthy desire for collaboration.
These are good too:
  • A knack for creating compelling UIs.
  • Game development and design experience.
  • Non-trivial experience with the specific tech we use: OpenGL ES, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, RESTful APIs
  • Agile (no make that 'chaos') friendly outlook on life
  • Flexible, cross functional, outstanding learner. Ready, willing, and able to jump into any conquer any challenge at this crazy startup.
  • Passion for something that Smule is about: music, games, social experiences, outstanding software
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • Resume/CV

For consideration, send resume to: jobs@smule.com.
In the subject line please put the position to which you are applying and your name.
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