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Principal Analytics/Big Data Engineer

Santa Clara, CA | Engineering

Job Description


SoundHound is leading the mobile sound search revolution. Join us.       


SoundHound delights millions of users every day with its famously fast music and voice recognition apps, and is winning awards and praise along the way. Our flagship app for iPhone and Android recently won the most competitive category in Billboard's inaugural Music App Awards, and achieved top-ten honors from the New York Times, becoming the only music app to do so.

"Insane" - The New York Times' David Pogue

"...could save your sanity" - Don Lemon, CNN

At SoundHound you'll be joining a diverse, world-class group of engineers, scientists, designers, and marketers on a team that includes both recent grads and seasoned veterans. Our strongest academic ties are with Stanford, and prior industry stops for our team members include Google, Amazon, Oracle, and Sony.

SoundHound not only builds killer apps but also the industry leading core technologies powering these apps. If you've worked on core technologies in a large company context, or have been an app developer licensing technologies that never quite keep up with your needs, you will appreciate the uniquely empowering experience of a workplace that combines people from both backgrounds – literally within a few yards of each other.

We value creativity, innovation, hard work, open communication and fast iteration, which allow us to act on valuable feedback from employees and users alike. SoundHound's culture is one of impromptu coffee breaks, less-impromptu fitness sessions, group lunches, and regular happy hours.

We offer a competitive salary, SoundHound stock options, unique camaraderie, catered lunches, and even occasional visits from recording artists (recently including Justin Nozuka, Two Door Cinema Club, and MC Hammer). SoundHound is an equal opportunity employer.


About You:

• You're passionate about analyzing large datasets in non-trivial ways, and providing tools or plots that help people think about things in a new or better way.
• You love interacting with both people and code, allowing you to balance infrastructure development with impromptu urgent requests for mission-critical strategic analysis.
• You are, first and foremost, a hands-on software engineer who loves coding.
• Rapidly grasp and take ownership of existing logging/metrics infrastructure.
• Identify key scaling pain points and architect/implement solutions, allowing metrics systems to keep up with the explosive growth of our user base.
• Provide timely data and analysis, shaping product, marketing, and business strategies.
• Build out internal metrics dashboards and enable generation of invoicing/licensing reports.
• Periodically perform analysis tasks to help us evaluate data from potential partners.
• Strong coding skills in PHP, Java, and/or other relevant languages
• Strong command of SQL, schema design, and data warehousing
• Proficient with shell scripting, and highly comfortable on Unix/Linux environment
• Proficient with data modeling tools and techniques
• Experience working with very large datasets
• Comfortable with high levels of responsibility in a fast-paced team environment
Nice to haves:
• Experience setting up / maintaining web-based metrics dashboards
• Experience designing metrics database schemas and architectures
• Expertise with LAMP stack and other common server-side technologies
• Familiarity with approaches to real-time metrics reporting
• Familiarity with MapReduce and Hadoop
• Prior exposure to mobile app development and HTTP-based API's
How to Apply:
Please send us your resume and cover letter.  Tell us why you would like a job at SoundHound in particular.


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