Senior Backend Engineer

Stem enables independent artists to turn their passion into a business. Our tools empower individuals to distribute their creations, collect royalties from consumer platforms, and provide tools to manage, analyze, and promote their creative catalog. 

The successful candidate will enhance the digital encoding of contract terms, royalty conditions, and payment regimens needed to aggregate and distribute the revenue generated from streaming and downloaded music. Responsibilities include representing the data efficiently, owning the data flows from financial reporting to payments reconciliation, managing accredited historical accounting data, and providing data access to software tools used to satisfy the analytic, promotional, and legal requirements of artists’ businesses.

This role is full-time and based in Los Angeles, CA at our West Hollywood office.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive the Next Generation design of our royalties, expenses, and payments system
  • Collect and allocate reported payments data among joint royalty shareholders
  • Refine the contracts and expenses system for recoupment of advances
  • Collaborate with our existing royalty team satisfy all legal and regulatory standards
  • Design and build tools for analyzing, reporting, and visualizing earnings data
  • Integrate with external payments and accounting systems
  • Produce schema design, information architecture, and data presentation features
  • Analyze, architect, design, participate in user interviews, prototype and code on a collaborative, globally distributed team of engineers and designers
  • Provide unit test, quality control, CI/CD for your system responsibilities
  • Mentor other engineers

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • An understanding of contracts and royalties (music industry a plus)
  • A background in Information Architecture and/or Schema Design
  • Familiarity with software systems for bookkeeping, accounting, and ledgers
  • Experience coding in Python and Javascript
  • A connection with artists, writers, makers, or other imaginative creators
  • Interests, training, or hobbies outside of CS
  • A precise attention to detail
  • Diverse views and experience, as well as a tendency to include others
  • An empathetic attitude
  • An instinct to encourage collaboration and team-building
  • Experience mentoring others and a desire to have mentors

Technologies we use
  • Python, Javascript, BASH
  • PostgreSQL, Redis, RabbitMQ
  • Google Cloud, Docker, Terraform, Apache Airflow

**Stem is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, parental status, age, or disability status. We also prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind and are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.**

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