Backend Engineer

Content Authorization

Posted on 9/6/2023



501-1,000 employees

Music streaming and artist discovery platform


London, UK

Required Skills
  • Write high-quality and maintainable code. Test, collaboratively review, and ship it
  • Take ownership of maintaining and developing our backend services with a focus on high availability, low latency, and scalability
  • Collaborate closely with your teammates and stakeholders as the team collectively drives our content platform's vision, direction, and architecture
  • Contribute to building a strong team with high-quality output and create an open and inclusive culture
  • Identify and proactively address challenges on the backend, driving technical decisions within your peer group
Desired Qualifications
  • You are able to adapt quickly to changes in business requirements and work in an agile environment
  • You think about systems and services and deliver high-quality software solutions
  • You have hands-on experience with cloud platforms such as AWS or Google Cloud, and can leverage cloud services to build scalable and resilient applications
  • You are comfortable with your NodeJS, TypeScript, or Go engineering skills
  • You have a few years working as an engineer as part of a team
  • You have 3+ years of experience working as a software engineer and with object-oriented programming languages, and are able to adapt to new technologies as needed
  • You take pride in working on projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems
  • You are a motivated team player who is happy to collaborate with the engineering organization across
  • You are willing to work with Scala; experience in Scala or Ruby is a plus. If you're unfamiliar with these technologies, we're happy to train you
  • Experience in working with large-scale and distributed backend systems is a plus
  • Experience with event pipelines is a plus

SoundCloud is a leading music platform known for its advanced audio streaming and music discovery technologies. It excels in providing an extensive library of diverse tracks, supporting a vibrant artist-first culture that enhances the music listening experience for users around the world. Working here offers the chance to be at the forefront of digital music trends and technology in a dynamic, creative environment.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Berlin, Germany



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as mental health resources

Robust 401k program

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Generous professional development allowance

Interested in a gym membership, photography course or book? We have a Creativity and Wellness benefit!

Flexible vacation and public holiday policy where you can take up to 35 days of PTO annually

16 paid weeks for all parents (birthing and non-birthing), regardless of gender, to welcome newborns, adopted and foster children

Various snacks, goodies, and 2 free lunches weekly when at the office