Careers.

We’re fast, flexible, innovative and bursting at the seams with people passionate about music, radio and technology. We’re growing at a rapid pace and seeking enthusiastic, creative, intelligent and fun individuals to join us in a variety of roles.

"We have a diverse, talented team and interesting problems requiring creative solutions." 

Heesang Jeon 

Product Team 

Career Opportunities

Client Operations Team Assistant

Operations
London

The Client Operations team at 7digital are the first point of contact for our B2B clients, our primary role is to represent the needs of the clients within 7digital and ensure the client is provided with the support they need to develop and maintain their music service. We’re in constant contact with 7digital’s clients to work with them throughout the development process and then to continue to support them across all aspects of their service after launching.

So that we can continue to provide the support we offer to our clients we need a proactive assistant to help the team coordinate the range of internal requests and tasks that are required. As the Client Operations team assistant you will be working closely with internal stakeholders to oversee a wide variety of digital services during development and once live. It will be your responsibility to support the team in overseeing the delivery of client projects, ranging from small digital promotions to streaming services for global brands and consumer electronics companies.

The Role

  • Provide administrative support to the Client Operations team, which involves setting up new client accounts, raising work requests for existing accounts and following up on content requests with other teams as well as other internal tasks
  • Provide support to the Client Operations team in the delivery of larger scale multi-client projects
  • Work closely with in-house and external software developers to prioritise features and bug fixes for clients, reflective of the agreed roadmap
  • You will be required to use various tools, systems and APIs to support the day-to-day operational aspects of a client project
  • Ensure all internal stakeholders are kept up-to-date with progress of agreed work and made aware of any delays / bottlenecks / changes to requirements
  • Work alongside the team to understand, communicate internally and execute a client’s goals
  • Ensure signoff of features and/or overall projects once complete
  • Work closely with internal teams to coordinate and facilitate content requests and other tasks
  • On occasion when needed, provide support over twitter and other social media tools direct to customers

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Ambitious and able to demonstrate enthusiasm about digital music, web and mobile technologies
  • Preferable but not mandatory to have a knowledge of digital music content ingestion and delivery
  • Able to identify potential issues and flag them with the team before they become a problem
  • Self-motivated, with a strong sense of responsibility and ownership of client needs
  • Comfortable working under pressure to tight deadlines with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Good experience of working collaboratively with multiple teams
  • Good working knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Benefits

  • Share Options.
  • Pension (up to 3% matched contribution).
  • Season Ticket Loan, Childcare vouchers, Cycle to work scheme
  • Volunteer days: up to 3 paid days per year to do volunteering work for a registered charity.
  • Friday beers, free fruit, lots of social activities (like cheese club).
  • See our other benefits

How to apply

To apply for this role please submit your CV and Covering Letter using our online application form.

 

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Java Developer

Radio/Interactive team
London

A bit about the Interactive / Radio Team at 7digital

Our team builds systems for both interactive and traditional terrestrial radio services.

Our interactive radio solution allows customers to create and publish channels of music that listeners can consume on the web and in apps. The product takes the form of public APIs that have to be robust and capable of scaling to high volumes of usage.

Listeners choose channels that suit their music tastes and combine channels to create personal experiences that blend different kinds of music into one seamless stream. Songs can be skipped, liked and shared to support increased listener reach and engagement while allowing us to capture key data that can be used to inform the human decision making process and algorithms that perform song selection and scheduling.

By choosing a middle ground between interactive streaming and webcasts this product simplifies the licensing process and reduces licensing costs while continuing to drive listener engagement.

We have also been working on a hybrid radio service that connects traditional broadcast radio, digital radio and online streaming.

Our broadcast metadata software allows stations to increase their visibility on DAB, digital and satellite TV and IP radio platforms by giving broadcasts tools that let them manage their metadata for each of the platforms on which they broadcast. Customers include industry leaders such as the BBC, Bauer Media, Sirius XM and the UK Radioplayer online initiative as well as hardware partners such as Pioneer.

We are also the core supplier for the Radioplayer back­end systems and continue to build new features, maintain and support the system and deliver versions to international territories through Radioplayer Worldwide.

Products / Services that you’d be working on

  • New green field radio product development.
  • Features and improvements on software developed for our customers like the BBC and UK Radioplayer.
  • Upgrades and improvements on existing EPG and DLS products.

Requirements

  • We are looking for a strong Java developer who
  • Values the opportunity to learn and isn’t afraid to be thrown in at the deep end.
  • Willing to take ownership and push forward.
  • Able to collaborate and help the team grow and improve.
  • Communicates well and is able to work with customers directly.
  • Doesn’t mind doing a mix of back-end and front-end development.
  • Ensures that software is built according to standards and quality is maintained.
  • Doesn’t mind providing systems support to customers.

And in terms of skills, significant experience working in a software development role and will be able to demonstrate strong skills in the following areas:

  • Core Java
  • Spring Framework
  • JSON and XML ­ our applications integrate with third­party systems using a range of data formats
  • RDBMS / SQL
  • HTTP and REST (for APIs)
  • A polyglot programmer, preferably some of Groovy, C#, Python, Perl, PHP, Ruby
  • Good Linux skills
  • Desirable - Spring Boot, NoSQL, MongoDB, Solr, Elasticsearch, Lucene
  • Web development - HTML/CSS/Javascript

Some info about our tech and processes

  • Primarily Java, heavy use of Spring Framework ­ recently Spring Boot
  • JUnit, Cucumber, Spock for testing
  • Git and Github
  • Agile team, running a Scrum­ban combination with regular retrospectives
  • Some Groovy and Python scripting
  • Gradle, Maven, Ant (older applications) for builds
  • PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Solr and Redis. Whatever is the appropriate tool for the job.
  • ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) stack for logging
  • Tomcat, JBoss, Apache httpd servers
  • Memcached, Varnish for caching
  • node.js application with LESS developed for prototype testing
  • Jenkins
  • Docker
  • Just about everything runs in Amazon Web Services (AWS) on CentOS based servers. A lot of recent infrastructure is defined through CloudFormation templates and quite a few applications deployed to Elastic Beanstalk
  • We are committed to automation wherever possible, embracing continuous delivery and the DevOps movement.

Apply

To apply for this role please submit your CV and a covering letter using our online application form.

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BI Reporting Developer (Maternity Cover)

Reporting & Data Analytics
London

This role is a fixed term maternity cover role, expected to start in December/January and continue for 9 months.

Our Reporting team is looking to recruit a BI Reporting Developer to build reports and dashboards for our suppliers, customers and internal teams.  The successful candidate will work closely with other report developers, reporting manager and database development team to build reporting solutions that are critical to the companies success.  In this role, you will help 7digital to become a more data driven organisation through reporting and other analytics tools.

You should embrace change and like the idea of working in an industry in constant flux. You will work with an ever growing volume of digital music sales and streaming data; working with labels, publishers, collection societies and chart companies to get them the data they need before they need it.

You

You’re going to have a spark about you, charismatic and enthusiastic with the type of personality which means you get on well with people. You cannot relate to people who complain and do not make an effort to do anything about it – when you see a problem you go out of your way to solve it.  You do not see the business as your enemy. You care about working hard and doing a good job for the organisation you work for.  Above all, you confront challenges head on, with an open mind; and you look for opportunities to develop and share your knowledge with the wider team.

Us

  • 7digital Ltd. is a leading digital media delivery company based in London and operating globally.
  • We may be small, but we punch well above our weight. We provide digital download services to over 500 partners including Musical.ly, i.am.+, HMV, Technics, Universal Music, Warner Music, Sony and have delivered millions of digital products in over 37 countries.
  • We have exceptional relationships within the music industry; we have a fully licensed catalogue of over 50 million tracks, giving us the broadest reach in the world.
  • We have a great culture and care about the people we work with.

The Role

We’re looking for someone with reporting and business intelligence experience/skills who is happy to take on our complex reporting requirements.  You will be working in our reporting team and collaborating with our Reporting and Data Analytics Manager, business stakeholders and developers to understand reporting requirements then utilising the SQL Server stack and Tableau to produce high quality, testable reporting solutions. We’re looking for someone to manage and maintain the reports, ensuring the technical solutions are generating and delivering reports accurately and on time. The role will also entail debugging of data issues, working with other BI developers to find issues in ETL processes, SSIS packages or source data.

We are a very collaborative organisation that utilises Agile practice in our day-to-day working environment. Therefore, an exposure to this kind of working environment and being happy to work in this manner is very benefical.
 
Among other things the role would entail:

  • Creating, designing and maintaining supplier, customer, financial and internal reports
  • Investigating, debugging and assisting in the editing of ETL packages
  • Monitoring and reporting on performance of reporting and BI systems.
  • Responsibility for maintenance of reporting and BI database servers including roll-out of updates and upgrades.

Skills

  • MS SQL Server
  • Tableau
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • T-SQL
  • Stored Procedures

Some experience of:

  • Big Data and NoSQL
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse technologies
  • Working in an Agile software development environment.

Apply

If you’re interested in applying for the role, please submit your CV and a covering letter to our online application form

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Client Support and Test Technician

Operations
Malakoff, Paris

7digital is a B2B digital music and radio services company. The core of our business is the provision of robust and scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global music rights used to create music streaming and radio services for a diverse range of customers – including consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, record labels and retailers. 7digital also offers radio production and music curation services, editorial strategy and content management expertise.

7digital is perfectly positioned to lead innovation at the intersection of digital technology and next-generation entertainment.

Growing potential in the team

As a member of a 7digital, you’ll be right at the heart of Digital and Music. This function is fundamental to test our products. You will work closely with the Customer support Manager of 7digital in France.

The Role

  • Oversee all incoming client support requests from our 7digitals ticketing platform
  • Work with internal software development teams to track and monitor the resolution of any client facing issues
  • Test fixes/updates to services before they are pushed live
  • Write end to end testing plan reflective of the service specifications
  • Manage front end QA and testing process for services across all platforms (ios, Android, windows, web)
  • Following front end QA/testing, draft full report back to development teams so they can address any bugs

Requirements

  • Bac +2 in IT,
  • Experience in client facing support or testing roles would be a plus,
  • Previous experience in the world of web, mobile and social networks,
  • An understanding of databases,
  • Good at managing client expectations and their demands,
  • Spoken and written English is required in order to work with our London HQ and clients outside, of French speaking countries.

Know-how

  • You are adaptable, autonomous, organized, focused,
  • Must be ambitious and demonstrably enthusiastic about digital media and content ,
  • Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Additional benefits

  • Lunch vouchers
  • Health insurance
  • 50% refund for public transport
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Product Manager

Product
London

Our Product Team own and drive the development of the following products and work with other departments to design industry-specific solutions:

  • Platform services (provided via the 7digital APIs) on which our B2B customers build their music services. Platform services include music discovery (e.g. search and recommendations), media delivery (e.g. streaming, download, and radio), playlists management, payments, etc. See our API documentation for more details.
  • Web-based management and data tools with with B2B customers can view data dashboard, curate playlists, search and browse through our music catalogue.
  • SDKs and sample apps which we provide to B2B customers to help them build apps and services quickly and reliably  

Now we are seeking to hire a product manager to join our Product Team. The main area of responsibility will be the web-based management and data tools, but it can change from time to time as we are in a very dynamic and fast-paced industry. This role will report to Head of Product.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Define and evolve product vision and product strategy
  • Manage product backlog, a prioritised list of what might be included in a product; decide what is on a backlog, what is the priority of those items in the backlog, and articulate and explain why
  • Engage with customers and users on an ongoing basis, collate their feedback and iterate the product strategy accordingly
  • Define, capture and track key performance indicators; share that data internally and ultimately make better product decisions based on data
  • Evaluate and monitor competitor activities and conceive strategies to counter them
  • Effectively, passionately, and from a position of knowledge, support 7digital’s commercial and client operations teams in their efforts to secure revenues
  • Contribute to the efforts of the product team by sharing best practices, key learnings, constructively provide feedback

Experiences and attributes

  • Ideally, at least three years of strong previous experience in a product manager or product owner role (experience with data-related products will have an advantage).
  • Experience in managing end-to-end products and data-informed product decision making
  • Experience with product and platform telemetry analysis tools like Google Analytics, New Relic, Kibana, Datadog, Sumologic, etc.
  • Ability to think strategically; product vision and strategy should drive and underpin day-to-day product management activities
  • Good understanding of web user experience design
  • Excellent understanding of agile/lean principles
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills
  • Open and collaborative; supportive and constructive

About us

7digital is transforming the listening experience for music fans, like you. Our robust, scalable digital music platform and flexible APIs are used to power comprehensive music and radio services for leading consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, retailers, record labels, artists and agencies. Alongside great products, we offer global music rights, award-winning radio production services, and content management expertise, making us a leading global partner in this industry.

Working at 7digital, you'll have the opportunity to work with well-known brands and companies. Over the years, we have delivered services for multinationals such as Samsung, BlackBerry and T-Mobile as well as for leaner start-ups such as Turntable.fm and Who Sampled. You will be able to experience the interaction between streaming and radio, as we are also the largest independent producer of radio programming for the BBC (including the Radcliffe & Maconie Show and Sounds of the Sixties).

Right now we are engaged in a number of very exciting projects for global artists (will.i.am, Neil Young), hi resolution audio services with Onkyo, Technics and MQA, video messaging with musical.ly, along with developing streaming products for broadcasters, retailers and the major labels.

Benefits

  • Share Options & Pension
  • Season Ticket Loan, Childcare vouchers, Cycle to work scheme
  • Volunteer days: up to 3 paid days per year to do volunteering work for a registered charity.
  • Friday beers, free fruit, lots of social activities (like cheese club).
  • See our other benefits

How to Apply

To apply please submit your CV and cover letter using our online application form.

Apply Now

Developer

Core Technology
London

7digital is transforming the listening experience for music fans, like you. Our robust, scalable digital music platform and flexible APIs are used to power comprehensive music and radio services for leading consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, retailers, record labels, artists and agencies. Alongside great technology, we offer global music rights, award-winning radio production services, and content management expertise, making us a leading global partner in this industry.

Working at 7digital, you'll have the opportunity to work with well-known brands and companies. Over the years, we have delivered services for multinationals such as Samsung, BlackBerry and T-Mobile as well as for leaner start-ups such as Turntable.fm and Who Sampled. You will be able to experience the interaction between streaming and radio, as we are also the largest independent producer of radio programming for the BBC (including the Radcliffe & Maconie Show and Sounds of the Sixties).

Right now we are engaged in a number of very exciting projects for global artists (will.i.am, Neil Young), hi resolution audio services with Onkyo, Technics and MQA, video messaging with musical.ly, along with developing streaming products for broadcasters, retailers and the major labels.

We’re working at significant scale – our service-oriented API Platform is handling billions of requests per month and growing quickly. You’ll be joining an enthusiastic team who enjoy what they do. Things like Pair Programming, TDD/BDD, Refactoring, and Continuous Delivery are deeply embedded and we’re constantly striving to improve the way we work. We know typing is not the bottleneck, so there are plenty of other things going on:

  • You can take part in regular weekly sessions sharing ideas, doing Katas/Dojos and discussing practices and technologies.
  • You will get up to two days “innovation time” a month to investigate new technologies or product ideas.
  • You can attend conferences and community events, both as a participant or contributor  - we’ve presented/run sessions at XP2016, QConSPA, Strata + Hadoop World, Agile Cambridge, Agile Manchester, APIdaysXPDayAgile on the Beach and many others.
  • You can help us host our own popular community event – Devs in the ‘ditch
  • We hold frequent retrospectives (as teams and the department) on how we can improve the way we work.

However, we’re not perfect and not afraid to say so. We recognise we have problems which need solving and a long way to go on our journey of continuous improvement.

About You

You care about software; you have a passion for what you do which you can clearly convey by your actions rather than just waffly personal statements on your CV. For you it’s more than a job. You like to pick the right tool for the task at hand.

You believe software development involves a lot more than just writing code. You see it as your remit to really understand our domain so we can all deliver as much value to the business as possible. When you do write code you believe it has to be done really well. To you, quality (both internal and external) really matters. These are things we really care about.

Experience otherwise is relative – 2 years working in an agile/XP manner is worth much more to us than 5 in a traditional environment. If you’ve not got working experience with things like TDD (Test Driven Development) and refactoring (maybe you’ve always wanted to but your current job doesn’t allow for it) show us you’re at least familiar with the concepts and that you really want to work in this kind of environment and you’re still in with a good chance.

Technology you'll get to use

Our production systems use C#, Node.js, Python, Java and we're investigating and running many other technologies and languages.  We use a mixture of AWS and Google Cloud Platform, based around a distributed data architecture with Apache Kafka at the heart. We’d be interested in you if you’re from any background as long as you have a keen understanding of good programming practices. We have a strong devops culture and like to use services that help us create great products; from CDNs to monitoring to anomaly detection. We’d expect you to be proficient in more than one technology stack.  Here’s a sample list of technologies we currently use:

  • C#, JavaScript, Node.js, Python, Ruby
  • REST, Queues, Relational Databases, Document Databases
  • Infrastructure as code - Chef, Ansible
  • Postgres, SQL Server, Solr/Lucene/Elasticsearch, Redis, RabbitMQ and Varnish, Kafka, Spark, Nginx

We’re also very keen on open source. We contribute to some of the technologies listed above as well as maintaining our own forks (+ publishing other things we’d like to share) on our GitHub account.

Apply

If you’re interested, send an email with your CV and a cover note to tech-jobs@7digital.com, ensuring that the subject field contains the following text: “Application for Developer”.

Your cover note should include:

  • Why you would like to join 7digital
  • Where you found us (a job ad, a conference, a hackday, meeting one of us)
  • Links to any account/s on GitHub/Google code etc.
  • Any blogs & email groups you read or would recommend.
  • Any communities & events you attend or are involved with.
  • Any technical books you’ve read that stood out.
  • ​Links to Twitter/LinkedIn/personal websites/blogs
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Senior Developer

Core Technology
London

7digital is transforming the listening experience for music fans, like you. Our robust, scalable digital music platform and flexible APIs are used to power comprehensive music and radio services for leading consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, retailers, record labels, artists and agencies. Alongside great technology, we offer global music rights, award-winning radio production services, and content management expertise, making us a leading global partner in this industry.

Working at 7digital, you'll have the opportunity to work with well-known brands and companies. Over the years, we have delivered services for multinationals such as Samsung, BlackBerry and T-Mobile as well as for leaner start-ups such as Turntable.fm and Who Sampled. You will be able to experience the interaction between streaming and radio, as we are also the largest independent producer of radio programming for the BBC (including the Radcliffe & Maconie Show and Sounds of the Sixties).

Right now we are engaged in a number of very exciting projects for global artists (will.i.am, Neil Young), hi resolution audio services with Onkyo, Technics and MQA, video messaging with musical.ly, along with developing streaming products for broadcasters, retailers and the major labels.

We’re working at significant scale – our service-oriented API Platform is handling billions of requests per month and growing quickly. You’ll be joining an enthusiastic team who enjoy what they do. Things like Pair Programming, TDD/BDD, Refactoring, and Continuous Delivery are deeply embedded and we’re constantly striving to improve the way we work. We know typing is not the bottleneck, so there are plenty of other things going on:

  • You can take part in regular weekly sessions sharing ideas, doing Katas/Dojos and discussing practices and technologies.
  • You will get up to two days “innovation time” a month to investigate new technologies or product ideas.
  • You can attend conferences and community events, both as a participant or contributor  - we’ve presented/run sessions at XP2016, QCon, SPA, Strata + Hadoop World, Agile Cambridge, Agile Manchester, APIdays, XPDay, Agile on the Beach and many others.
  • You can help us host our own popular community event – Devs in the ‘ditch
  • We hold frequent retrospectives (as teams and the department) on how we can improve the way we work.

However, we’re not perfect and not afraid to say so. We recognise we have problems which need solving and a long way to go on our journey of continuous improvement.

About You

You care about software; you have a passion for what you do which you can clearly convey by your actions rather than just waffly personal statements on your CV. For you it’s more than a job.  You like to pick the right tool for the task at hand.

You believe software development involves a lot more than just writing code. You see it as your remit to really understand our domain so we can all deliver as much value to the business as possible. When you do write code you believe it has to be done really well. To you, quality (both internal and external) really matters. These are things we really care about.

TDD

We’re strong advocates of test driven development, and we want you to be too. We think that it in particular represents such a different mindset that we would only consider you for a senior position if you have significant working experience with TDD. If you do, great! We want to know more. How much? How do you do TDD? How have you used TDD on a recent project? What problems have you faced? The more the better!

Technology you'll get to use

Our production systems use C#, Node.js, Python, Java and we're investigating and running many other technologies and languages.  We use a mixture of AWS and Google Cloud Platform, based around a distributed data architecture with Apache Kafka at the heart. We’d be interested in you if you’re from any background as long as you have a keen understanding of good programming practices. We have a strong devops culture and like to use services that help us create great products; from CDNs to monitoring to anomaly detection. We’d expect you to be proficient in more than one technology stack.  Here’s a sample list of technologies we currently use:

  • C#, JavaScript, Node.js, Python, Ruby
  • REST, Queues, Relational Databases, Document Databases
  • Infrastructure as code - Chef, Ansible
  • Postgres, SQL Server, Solr/Lucene/Elasticsearch, Redis, RabbitMQ and Varnish, Kafka, Spark, Nginx

We’re also very keen on open source. We contribute to some of the technologies listed above as well as maintaining our own forks (+ publishing other things we’d like to share) on our GitHub account.

Apply

If you’re interested, send an email with your CV and a cover note to tech-jobs@7digital.com, ensuring that the subject field contains the following text: “Application for Senior Developer”.

Your cover note should include:

  • Why you would like to join 7digital
  • Where you found us (a job ad, a conference, a hackday, meeting one of us)
  • Links to any account/s on GitHub/Google code etc.
  • Any blogs & email groups you read or would recommend.
  • Any communities & events you attend or are involved with.
  • Any technical books you’ve read that stood out.
  • ​Links to Twitter/LinkedIn/personal websites/blogs

 

Apply Now

Front End Developer

Tech
LILLE

7digital is a B2B digital music and radio services company. The core of its business is the provision of robust and scalable technical infrastructure and extensive global music rights used to create music streaming and radio services for a diverse range of customers – including consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, record labels and retailers. 7digital also offers radio production and music curation services, editorial strategy and content management expertise.

7digital is perfectly positioned to lead innovation at the intersection of digital technology and next-generation entertainment.

As a member of a 7digital Tech team, you’ll be right at the heart of Digital and Music. This function is fundamental to driving the creation of our products. You will work closely with the CTO of 7digital and with the French technical project team based in Lille.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop web applications in AngularJS 1 & 2 and/or React
  • Develop hybrid mobile applications in React Native and/or NativeScript and/or Ionic (1 & 2) / Cordova for both iOS and android
  • Apply and develop good practices: Agile, TDD, lean
  • Developing a continuous integration pipeline and test automation (Circle CI, Teamcity)
  • Collaborate with the teams in Lille, Paris and the UK
  • The role is based in Lille (La Madeleine), with occasional travel to London and/or Paris

Requirements

  • As a team player, you should enjoy collaborating with colleagues on new technologies
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies and industrialisation of development, versioning under git and unit testing
  • Passion for web development
  • Previous experience in web development
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Aptitude for quality work in a friendly atmosphere
  • Good team spirit
  • A focused and independent worker
  • Positive energy and a desire to improve the company’s tech capabilities
  • Additional skills – Your favourite films are "Dikkenek" and "La cité de la peur" and you are a champion in ping pong
  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Benefits

  • Lunch vouchers
  • Health insurance
  • 50% refund for public transport

Apply

To apply please submit your CV and cover letter using our online application form.

Apply Now

Cloud Web Ops Engineer

Tech
London

7digital is transforming the listening experience for music fans, like you. Our robust, scalable digital music platform and flexible APIs are used to power comprehensive music and radio services for leading consumer brands, mobile carriers, broadcasters, automotive systems, retailers, record labels, artists and agencies. Alongside great technology, we offer global music rights, award-winning radio production services, and content management expertise, making us a leading global partner in this industry.

Working at 7digital, you'll have the opportunity to work with well-known brands and companies. Over the years, we have delivered services for multinationals such as Samsung, Blackberry and T-Mobile as well as for leaner start-ups such as Turntable.fm and Who Sampled. You will be able to experience the interaction between streaming and radio as we are also the largest independent producer of radio programming for the BBC (including the Radcliffe & Maconie Show and Sounds of the Sixties).

Right now we are engaged in a number of very exciting wearable projects for will.i.am through i.am+, high resolution audio services with Onkyo, Technics and Meridian, video messaging with musical.ly along with developing streaming products for ROK Mobile and Guvera.

We need a super-talented and enthusiastic Web Ops/Sys Admin who is keen to work on a high availability and high demand system – in a collaborative manner – building a more robust, reliable and automated platform which can cope with scaling up to meet the ever increasing demand. Our infrastructure is handling billions of requests per month (and growing). We’re massive fans and advocates of Lean and the DevOps movement, and are in the middle of a platform improvement programme - moving our key infrastructure to AWS and Google Cloud Platform; monitoring, measuring and iterating as we go.

About You

You believe systems and infrastructure development involves a lot more than just computers, configs and code. You see it as your remit to really understand our domain so we can all deliver as much value to the business as possible. When you do build something you believe it has to be done really well. To you, quality (both internal and external) really matters. These are things we really care about.

You are a fan of continuous improvement and see high availability of high demand, distributed systems as an area ripe to demonstrate your experience. You love Linux but also see how Windows can inter-operate sanely.

You will have spent some time using cloud computing and see it as an extension of toolset. You appreciate the differences between “using someone else’s computers” and co-located data centers, and are comfortable moving between the two options.

Technology You’ll Get To Use

We’re pretty technology agnostic and are looking for people who aren’t religious about one platform or another, but more interested in being given the opportunity to solve interesting problems with other smart, passionate people. The work opportunities are broad:

  • we manage own hardware and we have a lot of it (500-ish units) with our own virtualised environments.
  • we’re also deploying apps on Elastic Beanstalk and Google Container Engine with Docker, and have apps running CloudFormation defined EC2 set ups
  • we have data separated nicely through Kafka, stored in Postgres, SQL Server, Big Query and S3.
  • we extend our applications into our CDN using VCL
  • we have many sophisticated products and applications and are making good use of technologies like Varnish, Nginx and HAProxy within them (rather than coding our way out of every challenge).

We’re big fans of companies like Etsy and Netflix and also want to view things from a “full-stack” perspective with tight collaboration between developers and operations people to achieve this goal. Automation of infrastructure and systems is part of our daily practice, and we’re pioneering test-driven infrastructure within our teams too.

Here’s the obligatory tick-list of technology names - you don’t have to have experience in all of them, and you may not get to see some of them

  • OS: Debian Linux, Windows Server 2012/2008R2, Windows Server Core
  • Web Ops: Nginx, IIS, Varnish, Git, Jenkins, Team City, Chef and CFEngine
  • Hardware: Dell, Cisco, Juniper
  • Cloud: EC2, GCE, EBS, ELB, GCS, S3, AppEngine,
  • Monitoring: Zabbix, New Relic, Logstash, Kibana, Graphite, StatsD, Datadog, Catchpoint
  • Data Stores: SQL Server, Postgres, Mongodb, ElasticSearch, Solr
  • Other important tech: HAProxy, Debian Package Management, KVM, ASP.NET, Google Apps, PowerDNS, Rack Monkey

About the Job Day to Day

Day-to-day, this job will involve working in a highly collaborative manner with everyone in the organisation, particularly our other technology team members. You’ll be improving the way we collaborate and get things done. A mixture of working with other teams on AWS and GCP infrastructure and operations, looking after our large storage systems and virtualised data centre environment, while also making occasional visits to our data centres to do things we can’t do remotely. We manage work through a prioritsed backlog of tasks with rotation onto a Point of Contact role to cover reactive and unplanned jobs - we try and minimise chaos so there’s always a good purpose for you doing what you’re doing.

There’s a sane, paid (and voluntary) out-of-hours on-call rota (for emergencies only). This job does not involve IT Support; we already have people who are great at that.

How To Apply

If you’re interested, send an email with your CV and a cover note to tech-jobs@7digital.com, ensuring that the subject field contains the following text: “7digital: I am applying for Web Ops Engineer”.

Your cover note should include:

  • Why you would like to join 7digital
  • Where you found us (a job ad, a conference, a hackday, meeting one of us)
  • Links to any account/s on GitHub/Google code etc.
  • Any blogs & email groups you read or would recommend.
  • Any communities & events you attend or are involved with.
  • Any technical books you’ve read that stood out.
  • Links to Twitter/LinkedIn/personal websites/blogs (because we’ll find them anyway so it saves us some time).

Interview process

There are normally 3 stages:

  • Quick phone interview
  • Practical exercise
  • Face to face interview (normally do 2 & 3 on the same day).
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Company Perks

Aside from working with a team of inspiring people on the cutting edge of the music industry, you can look forward to our healthy benefits package which includes perks such as volunteer days, share options and family friendly schemes.

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