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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

Analytics Engineer

Duties:

Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret data. May collect and analyze data to support software, services and/or products. Design and build the analytics platform which includes data collecting, processing pipeline and reporting. Conduct A/B tests and review analytics initiatives. Work with product managers and business/marketing teams to drive deep data analytics. Responsible for the design, development and testing of core algorithms focused on data analysis, data mining and presentation. Build and maintain reports, dashboards and metrics to monitor the performance of company products. Work end-to-end from logging events, transforming and modeling massive amounts of data, to generating reports, tools and visualizations.

Requires:

Master’s degree in Statistics or Actuarial Science and 1 year of experience in data analysis. Position requires experience in:

  • Big data analytics
  • SQL, Excel, reporting tools, Hive, Vertica, Tableau, MySQL
  • Background in statistics
  • Map Reduce system (Hadoop)
  • Designing and coding machine learning tools for spam detection
  • Analyzing and computing large scale data using R statistical programming language and JavaScript, CSS and HTML for advanced visualization of results of analysis and findings
  • Utilizing advanced analytic tools and statistical programming languages to conduct regular reviews of platform activity, including game play and network traffic, to identify new trends from large sets of data
To apply, please send the following to: jobs@smule.com
  • Resume/CV

Web Engineer

Smule's mobile apps have been used by 1.4% of the world's population, or 100 million people, the web is the next frontier as we take on the next 900 million people. You will work closely with product design and engineering team to revamp, redesign and rebuild the next evolution of Smule's user community on the web.

Must have:
  • Live and breath Ruby and JavaScript and write elegant code
  • Strong HTML skills, CSS-based design, cross-browser compatibility
  • Expertise with supporting web frameworks: jQuery, AngularJS, Backbone and SASS, etc.
  • Proficient in MySQL and Redis
  • Bachelor degree in CS and 2+ years of Ruby on Rails development experience.
  • Experience in developing large web sites and complex client-side implementations.
  • 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:
  • Prefer experience with responsive design, grid systems, deferred loading schemes, jank-free animation rendering.
  • Ability to integrate with a wide spectrum of backend technologies and services.
  • Good understanding of core web protocols like HTTP(S), TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP
  • Feels comfortable in Unix/Linux environment
  • Good sense of scalability and security
  • 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

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

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

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Google Play 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.
  • Flexible, cross functional, outstanding learner. Ready, willing, and able to jump into any conquer and 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.

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.
  • 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.
Smule is a trademark of Smule, Inc. Apple is a registered trademark of Apple Computer. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and App Store are trademarks of Apple Computer.

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