Engineering 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:

The Staff Software Engineer, Data role will manage and improve the common tools that the Science organization utilizes to enable reuse of algorithms, models, and insights across the Science organization. Each team member is also responsible for testing the code that they write, while maintaining cutting-edge technical knowledge relevant to the team’s initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for services and infrastructure development that enable and accelerate Science organization initiatives.
  • Coding in Java, Scala, or Python.
  • Mentor more Junior team members on Engineering best practices.
  • Analyze requirements and technical specifications, and implement assigned development tasks using various technologies.
  • Be familiar with the overall software stack and software components.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS/MS or above in Computer Science or a related field
  • 7+ years’ experience developing back-end server software, preferably in Java, Scala and/or Python
  • Data warehouse technologies: MapReduce, HDFS, Hive, Tez, Spark, Sqoop
  • Streaming technologies - Kafka, Kafka Connect, KStreams, KSQL, Beam, Flink, Spark
  • Cloud computing - Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services
  • Developing for Linux-based deployment platforms, developing scalable, multithreaded server-side software for deployment
  • Developing service-oriented architectures/orchestration
  • API design/development – RPC, REST, JSON
  • Unit and integration testing frameworks
Requirements and General Skills:
  • Good public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to pay attention to details and be organized.
  • Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to “internal client” and customer service principles.
  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.
  • Creative writing ability.
  • Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any related tasks, as may be required by their supervisor.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Note: This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.
Technical Skills:
  • Experience building AB Platforms
  • Developing and deploying machine learning algorithms
  • Machine Learning Frameworks - Tensorflow, Keras, Scikit, Spark ML
  • Developing with additional languages - R, Scala
  • Developing SQL applications of significant complexity
  • Workflow tools – Airflow, Composer
  • Full-stack development – React, SpringBoot, Django
  • Data serialization system - Avro, Protobuf
  • Automated deployment procedures using dev-ops tooling - Ansible, Terraform

More details about our company benefits can be found here!

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.