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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 11/1/2016

Pandora Media Inc. Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


At Pandora, we're a unique collection of engineers, musicians, designers, marketers, and world-class sellers with a common goal: to enrich lives by delivering effortless personalized music enjoyment and discovery. People--the listeners, the artists, and our employees--are at the center of our mission and everything we do. Actually, employees at Pandora are a lot like the service itself: bright, eclectic, and innovative. Collaboration is the foundation of our workforce, and we're looking for smart individuals who are self-motivated and passionate to join us. Be a part of the engine that creates the soundtrack to life. Discover your future at Pandora.

Pandora has a great opportunity for seasoned engineers with several years of diverse experience, and a passion for learning and applying new technical knowledge. You should have outstanding analytical and programming skills, with a deep understanding of large-scale application development. You should have a track record of building robust, scalable, multithreaded applications. As a member of our highly motivated team you should be dedicated to excellence and have a strong sense of personal responsibility. You place a high value on automated testing and have experience writing your own unit, integration, and acceptance tests.


* Minimum 5 years relevant professional experience

* Expert level experience developing Python

* Experience working with backend SQL-style databases

* Experience working with Django in a production environment

* Experience developing for Linux-based deployment platforms (Debian preferred)

* Comfortable working across the full technology stack

* Significant experience with test driven development

* Experience in HTML and CSS development

* Experience writing cross-platform JavaScript

* Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Bonus Points:

* Experience developing Java

* Experience working with Apache or Nginx

* Experience with modern build tools (e.g. Gradle)

* Experience working on an Agile software team

* Experience providing streaming media direct to consumers

* Experience working with Docker in a production environment

* BA/BS or better in Computer Science or equivalent

Core Technologies:

* Java, Python, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jetty, Nginx, Apache

Pandora is committed to diversity in its workforce. Pandora is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, veteran or disability status. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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