Python / Django Engineer



Songtrust is a music startup in NYC, providing the easiest way for songwriters to get paid royalties from the US and abroad. Created by Downtown Music Publishing (Santigold, Mötley Crüe, Mos Def) - Songtrust was named a Top Music Startup by Billboard Magazine.

We help indie and working songwriters register their songs with agencies around the world to collect royalties from plays on-air, online, on TV and many other places. For a yearly fee (starting at $50), our clients get paid 100% of their royalties and keep 100% of their rights.

The Job

We’re looking for someone to join our small team as a full time backend developer, ideally with a passion for music. Songtrust is a technology driven business and we’re focused on bringing new ideas to an old and broken industry.

Some things we use: Python / Django, AWS(ec2) + Heroku(PostgreSQL) + Rightscale, Git, JIRA, and whatever works best.


  • Write maintainable code, working in a professional software engineering environment (with source control, test driven development, dev/stage/prod release cycle, continuous deployment)
  • Translate business objectives into scalable technology
  • Collaborate across the company and interact with our marketing and management team to define, design and build new features
  • Develop as necessary to support integration with partner APIs


  • At least 3 years of engineering experience
  • At least 6 months or one significant project’s worth of Django experience
  • A couple of years of working with modern web frameworks
  • An appreciation that this is a startup and you will wear many hats. (e.g. build ad-hoc csv conversion tools to connect all the music industry pipes in to our apps, occasional devops work.)
  • Experience with traditional RDBMS databases (we use PostgreSQL)


  • Having majored in CS/CE is not necessary, but you should know your data structures and the theory behind making things performant Contributor to open source projects (send us your github)
  • Love of music or better yet, you’re in a band


  • Full health insurance benefits & 401K
  • All the hardware you need
  • Amazing loft offices on Broadway and Broome in Soho, NYC

New York City

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