Music Ops Oakland, California


SiriusXM and Pandora have joined together to create the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S. Together, we are uniquely positioned to lead a new era of audio entertainment by delivering the most compelling subscription and ad-supported audio experiences to millions of listeners -- in the car, at home and on the go. Our talent, content, technology and innovation continue to be at the forefront, and we want you to be a part of it! Check out our current openings below and at

Position Summary:

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.

We’re looking for a Spanish-speaking Music Analyst to help us with the vast range of music originating in Central/South America and the Caribbean. The Music Analysis team is an exceptionally talented group of people with diverse expertise in various music genres. Each one has a background in the performance, recording, composition and/or production of music. Music Analysts are chiefly tasked with performing Pandora’s proprietary musicological analysis on song recordings, as well as a more general artist-level analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate a large spectrum of detailed musical characteristics at the song level, and;
  • Succinctly express the most prominent aspects of an artist’s career and body of work.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be a musician and be able to demonstrate knowledge equivalent to a 4 year music degree, including the ability to identify time signatures, chord qualities, melodic intervals, formal structure, etc. by ear
  • Have a broad knowledge of Latin music Genres, both current and historical
  • Be conversant in the musical and cultural elements of various Latin music styles

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Fluency in Spanish language (familiarity with regional dialects/slang is a plus)
  • Music Theory proficiency equivalent to 4 semesters of study, including:  
  • Transcribe melodies & evaluate the harmonic structure of a song
  • Determine instrumentation & timbres of a song
  • Accurately characterize metric and formal structures 
  • Broad knowledge of Latin music Genres, including both mainstream and underground music, from different eras
  • Versatility to be able to objectively evaluate music outside your own taste
  • Familiarity with modern hip-hop is a plus
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

  • Basic computer skills

More details about our company benefits can be found at the following link:

Our goal at SiriusXM+Pandora is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM+Pandora is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.