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

Office Administrator

Production
Salford

At 7digital, our creative staff have been producing award-winning programming and live events for more than 20 years. Our clients include the BBC and Sky.

We are now looking for an experienced, highly capable and reliable administrator to work with our friendly, professional team at MediaCityUK in Salford.

Our productions are renowned for meeting high standards throughout preparation and delivery, and we are looking for someone who has this same focus. The duties will require excellent attention to detail, self motivation, and quickness to learn; this must be someone we can rely on.

We are expecting this to be a flexitime or part-time role, and are open to suggestions of working arrangements. Please let us know in your application what hours would ideally suit you.

Responsibilities

  • Booking trains and hotels
  • Liaising with building management re: maintenance and bills
  • Maintaining and stocking office
  • Arranging meetings, booking meeting rooms
  • Numerous paperwork jobs for certain productions, typically 'Music Reporting' for radio productions (experience ideal but not required)
  • Using content-management systems to input programme information
  • Occasional management of hotel block-bookings, guest lists, and voting systems for large-scale events
  • Compiling budgets for productions and processing invoices (in collaboration with production staff)
  • Processing credit card expenses for several staff and managing petty cash
  • Administration of record label paperwork and payments to artists
  • Drafting and managing contracts (usually from templates with help from our legal team)

Requirements

  • High-level competence and/or qualifications in Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel) essential. Experience with Google Sheets/Docs desirable
  • Personable, positive and professional personality
  • Administrative or office management experience essential
  • Experience in broadcast industries desirable
  • Experience with Sky’s Silvermouse and BBC’s Proteus systems a bonus but not essential

Benefits

  • Flexible working hours
  • Company 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.

How to Apply

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

 

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Assistant Management Accountant

Finance
London

*We are happy to consider candidates seeking both permanent and fixed term roles, please specify your preference in your application*

7digital is a music and technology business based in London, San Francisco, Manchester, Paris and Lille.  It is quoted on the London Stock Exchange AIM market, with a turnover of £11M and C-120 staff.  The company powers comprehensive digital music services for business, developers and a wide range of partners around the world.  Headquartered in London between Shoreditch and the City 7digital is in an exciting space which spans music, technology and radio production with a friendly culture where we encourage collaboration and development.

We are looking to add a confident Assistant Management Accountant to our team. You will have the opportunity to work closely with 7digital’s Financial Controller and the Group Management Accountant to develop your skills in accounting and finance.  If you’re looking for an exciting new stage in your Finance career, this position offers variety and a wide breadth of challenges.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Full month end close for a selection of the 7digital Group plc subsidiaries
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepayments and accruals
  • Full management of purchase and sales ledgers
  • Managing employee expenses
  • Managing company credit card reconciliations
  • Processing daily banking receipts, making payments and reconciling bank accounts each month
  • General support within the Finance department, including potential to be involved with salaries, pensions, share option schemes, budgeting and forecasting.

Required Skills

  • Educated to degree or diploma level
  • You are a part-qualified accountant (ideally studying towards either the ACCA/CIMA qualification)
  • Self starter
  • You have exceptional communication skills - you must be confident speaking to important clients and senior-level staff
  • You have 2yrs+ good industry experience in a commercial finance role
  • You have knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and within constraints
  • You are conscientious and take pride in your work, the Finance team is small so you will need to prioritise and multi task in a fast-paced environment.

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of Sun accounting systems
  • A passion for music and technology
  • Fluency in French to liaise with our French team
  • Ambition

Benefits

  • Opportunity to work in a fast moving music and technology company
  • 24 days holiday (increasing to 25 after 1 year)
  • Study support for ACCA / CIMA
  • Pension Scheme – matched contributions up to 3%
  • Annual Share Options Scheme
  • Health cover scheme (dental, optical, massages, alternative therapies etc.)
  • Travel Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme (also secure bike parking and showers at the office)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Up to 3 days paid each year to do volunteer/charity work
  • Regular knowledge sharing talks and socials
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Casual dress code

How to Apply

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

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Journalist

Entertainment News
London

Entertainment News is the UK's leading showbiz provider for radio, supplying groups including Bauer, Wireless and UKRD, among others. Nearly 10 million listeners around the UK hear our content every week, while millions more watch our online showbiz video features online.

Our team is part of 7digital. 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 are seeking an enthusiastic, creative, intelligent and fun individual to join us. This is an exciting opportunity to not only work at the forefront of entertainment in UK radio, but also to explore how radio will evolve in the future.

Our headquarters are based in Shoreditch, in the heart of London’s creative hub, where you’ll be surrounded by a friendly bunch, who love their work, and are sociable too. The company offers beers and ping pong on a Friday, and also has a Social Committee, who plan events like quizzes, bowling and parties. Other benefits include 24 days holiday, a pension scheme, and there’s even fruit on a Monday!

MAIN PURPOSE

We have an opportunity for a highly motivated and dedicated journalist to join the award winning Entertainment News team. 

If you love news, adore showbiz, have an excellent broadcast voice backed up by solid news writing skills, we want to hear from you.

You’ll be an experienced broadcast journalist, having spent at least a year on a radio news desk, writing stories, editing audio, and compiling and reading bulletins. We’re looking for people who can hit the ground running, so solid experience is essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interviewing A List celebrities on red carpets and at junkets
  • Compiling scripts and audio cuts for radio broadcast
  • Writing and reading bulletins
  • Creating video packages for our online partners (previous experience of creating videos is not essential)
  • Liaising with PRs and publicists to book top celebrity interviews
  • Some overnight and evening work required - this is on a rota basis

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Strong technical abilities
  • The ability to respond fast to breaking stories
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail, a stickler for spelling and grammar
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Great communication skills

APPLY

Please, no agencies. Any CVs submitted via agencies will be ignored.

Please email your curriculum vitae, voice demo, and salary requirements to: jade.bowyer@entertainmentnews.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Sunday, 19 February 2017.

Make sure that the subject field contains the following text: “7digital: I am applying for the Broadcast Journalist position”.

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Sys Admin / Network Engineer

Infrastructure
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.

The Role

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Sys Admin / Network Engineer who is keen to work  – in a collaborative manner – on a high availability and high demand system building a robust, reliable and automated platform which can cope with scaling up to meet an ever increasing demand. Our infrastructure is handling billions of requests per month (and growing).

About You

You have experience (plus CCNA or equivalent qualification) managing multi-sites enterprise networks and systems. 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 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 our own hardware (Cisco, Juniper, Dell, etc) and our own virtualised environments, and we are increasing our infrastructure in the public Cloud.
  • we’re 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 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).
  • 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:

  • Hardware: Cisco routers and switches, Juniper firewalls, Dell enterprise servers
  • OS: Debian / RH / Centos Linux, Windows Server 2012/2008R2
  • Web Ops: Nginx, IIS, Varnish, Git, Jenkins, TeamCity, Chef and CFEngine
  • 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, KVM, ASP.NET, Google Apps, PowerDNS

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 prioritised 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 Desktop 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 Network Engineer / Sys Admin”.

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.

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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Junior 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 and T-Mobile through to start-ups. Right now we are engaged in a number of interesting projects for global partners such as will.i.am, Technics and musical.ly. 7digital are also the largest independent producer of radio programming for the BBC (including the Radcliffe & Maconie Show and Sounds of the Sixties).

We’re working at significant scale – our 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, Retrospectives 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.
  • As a member of the team, you will be able to play an active role in shaping the architecture and tech stack underpinning our platform. The tech team defines the solutions to the problems we are asked to solve.
  • You can attend conferences and community events, both as a participant or contributor  - we’ve presented/ran 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.

About You

You care about software and believe software development involves a lot more than just writing code. You have a passion to learn and grow; 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.

You understand the below at a conceptual level, and are keen to learn and master them:

  • TDD (Test Driven Development)
  • Refactoring
  • Continuous integration and continuous delivery

You have at least 1-2 years of commercial experience as a software developer - C# would be a plus, but is not a requirement.

Technology you'll get to use

Our production systems predominantly use C# on Windows. We also make use of Linux and have some applications in Python and Ruby. 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 are a keen learner of good programming practices. Here’s a sample list of technologies you may get experience of here:

  • Windows, Linux, Docker
  • REST, Queues, Relational Databases, Document Databases
  • Infrastructure as code - Chef, AWS CloudFormation
  • C#, Python, Ruby
  • SQL Server, Redis, RabbitMQ, Kafka

Benefits

Have a look at our benefits page for a full list but some of our benefits include:

  • 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 coffee and a variety of teas, free fruit, lots of social activities (think cheese club, gaming nights, bake-offs...).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

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 Junior Developer”.

Your cover note should include:

  • What are your motivations and what matters to you?
  • Why would you like to join 7digital?
  • Where you found us (a job ad, conference, 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.
  • How do you stay up to date?

 

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Full-stack Web Developer

Product Engineering
London

7digital is transforming the listening experience for music fans. 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.

The role

We're looking for a great full-stack web developer to join a small autonomous team who enjoy what they do.  We deeply value things like pair programming, TDD, refactoring, automation and continuous delivery and are striving to continuously improve, including:

  • Regular sessions sharing ideas, running Katas/Dojos and discussing practices and technologies.
  • Two days personal “innovation time” each month to investigate new technologies or product ideas.
  • Attending conferences and community events, both as a participant or contributor, such as FullStack, SoCraTes, Edge, Full Frontal, SPA, Agile Cambridge, XPDay and Agile on the Beach.
  • Helping host our own popular community event, Devs in the ‘ditch.
  • Frequent retrospectives on how we can improve the way we work.

You

You will primarily be working on a consumer-facing web product, building 7digital platform tools for productivity, curation and analytics.  The app uses a small PostgreSQL database, a lightweight C# (Nancy) back-end and a AngularJS 1.5 (ES6) front-end.  You’ll get to develop new test-driven features and continuously integrate them using GitHub, which triggers automated tests and deployments through TeamCity.

Typically, feature work involves:

  • working closely with the product team to understand requirements and UX;
  • taking a considered approach to translating wireframes into components;
  • building robust front-end components to interact with the back-end;
  • adding endpoints to the back-end which compose and map 7digital API calls;
  • releasing code to production, via automated tests and a UAT environment;
  • demoing the feature in regular catch-ups with users to gain feedback; and
  • iterating on the feature from feedback and usage data.

When a feature requires new behaviour/data in the 7digital platform, you’ll also get to help build and develop those services.

We're looking for someone who is passionate about building high-quality software and appreciate that it’s more than just writing code.  Someone who is a strong advocate of TDD and knows when it’s appropriate to use different types of tests and who is motivated by solving users’ problems and delivering value to the business.

Benefits

Have a look at our benefits page for a full list but some of our benefits include:

  • 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 coffee and a variety of teas, free fruit, lots of social activities (think cheese club, gaming nights, bake-offs...).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

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: “Application for Full Stack Web 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).
  • Your typical workflow for building a web application.
  • 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/GitHub/personal websites/blogs.

 

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Legal & Business Affairs Executive

Legal
London

7digital is the world’s leading open music platform and provides open access to the broadest catalogue of fully licensed, high quality digital music. The company powers comprehensive digital music services for consumers, developers and a wide range of partners around the world.

We are looking for a junior commercial lawyer to join our growing legal team in London. You will report to the Legal and Business Affairs Manager and undertake a wide variety of work including drafting and reviewing a range of commercial agreements (including those with service providers, technology and marketing partners, record labels and music publishers). You will be responsible for advising the business on issues relating to music, technology and new media in areas such as e-commerce, consumer law, intellectual property, data protection, commercial and contract law.  You will also be responsible for managing certain litigation matters.

The ideal candidate will be NQ-2 years PQE and will have experience of drafting digital media or music licensing agreements. In-house experience would be preferable but not essential.

Strong communication and analytical skills together with excellent attention to detail are a pre-requisite as well as the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team in a fast paced, dynamic environment. We are looking for a candidate who is adept at providing commercial and business focused legal advice who would welcome the challenge of a diverse, complex and evolving workload.

The PQE level is stated as a guide to the level of experience required however we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter by using our online application form.

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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 and T-Mobile through to start-ups. Right now we are engaged in a number of interesting projects for global partners such as will.i.am, Technics and musical.ly. 7digital are also the largest independent producer of radio programming for the BBC (including the Radcliffe & Maconie Show and Sounds of the Sixties).

We’re working at significant scale – our 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, Retrospectives 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.
  • As a member of the team, you will be able to play an active role in shaping the architecture and tech stack underpinning our platform. The tech team defines the solutions to the problems we are asked to solve.
  • You can attend conferences and community events, both as a participant or contributor  - we’ve presented/ran 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.

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 predominantly use C# on Windows. We also make use of Linux and have some applications in Python and Ruby. 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#, Python, Ruby
  • REST, Queues, Relational Databases, Document Databases
  • Infrastructure as code - Chef, AWS CloudFormation
  • Windows, Linux, Docker
  • SQL Server, Solr/Lucene/Elasticsearch, Redis, Postgres, RabbitMQ and Varnish, Kafka, Spark, Nginx

Benefits

Have a look at our benefits page for a full list but some of our benefits include:

  • 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 coffee and a variety of teas, free fruit, lots of social activities (think cheese club, gaming nights, bake-offs...).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

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:

  • What are your motivations and what matters to you?
  • Why would you like to join 7digital?
  • Where you found us (a job ad, conference, 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.
  • How do you stay up to date?

 

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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 and T-Mobile through to start-ups. Right now we are engaged in a number of interesting projects for global partners such as will.i.am, Technics and musical.ly. 7digital are also the largest independent producer of radio programming for the BBC (including the Radcliffe & Maconie Show and Sounds of the Sixties).

We’re working at significant scale – our 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, Retrospectives 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.
  • As a member of the team, you will be able to play an active role in shaping the architecture and tech stack underpinning our platform. The tech team defines the solutions to the problems we are asked to solve.
  • 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

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 predominantly use C# on Windows. We also make use of Linux and have some applications in Python and Ruby. 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#, Python, Ruby
  • REST, Queues, Relational Databases, Document Databases
  • Infrastructure as code - Chef, AWS CloudFormation
  • Windows, Linux, Docker
  • SQL Server, Solr/Lucene/Elasticsearch, Redis, Postgres, RabbitMQ and Varnish, Kafka, Spark, Nginx

Benefits

Have a look at our benefits page for a full list but some of our benefits include:

  • 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 coffee and a variety of teas, free fruit, lots of social activities (think cheese club, gaming nights, bake-offs...).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

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:

  • What are your motivations and what matters to you?
  • Why would you like to join 7digital?
  • Where you found us (a job ad, conference, 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.
  • How do you stay up to date?
  • What are your motivations and what matters to you?

 

Apply Now

Cloud Web Ops Engineer

Infrastructure
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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