Engineering Manager, Distribution Services

Salary Competitive

WELCOME TO UTOPIA

Music is incredible. It can excite hundreds, and unite thousands. But as an industry, it has been slow, complicated, and disparate. While the tech world has moved into the future, the music industry continues to be shaped by inefficient systems of the past. At Utopia we believe there is a better way. Which is why today we are setting out to transform the entire industry; creating new revenue streams, consolidating the data and decluttering the admin. Unlocking the industry’s full potential by unifying it all in one truly holistic space. Some might call that a Utopia.

Funnily enough, so do we. Welcome to Utopia. Where music lives.

UTOPIANS

As we want to bring transparency, trust, and clarity to the music industry we serve, we know a change comes from within. Utopia is a transparent, trust-based organization striving to have clarity in thinking and doing what we set out to do.

Strictly diverse and inclusive! We are an equal opportunity employer.

Our flexible working model gives you the freedom to manage your time in a way that works best for you. And our remote policy provides Utopians with the option to work either from one of our inspiring offices or from home.

    We celebrate our diverse backgrounds and we welcome everyone who identifies with the above to apply. Welcome to Utopia - Where Music Lives!

    WHAT IS UTOPIA MUSIC

    Utopia Music is a Fintech platform operating in the Music Industry that exists to ensure, enable, protect, and conserve “Fair Pay for Every Play” through accurate recognition, acknowledgment, and compensation for Creator Rights by providing collection societies, labels, distributors, publishers, and creators with modern and effective tools. Utopia is a global company that employs +500 music and tech enthusiasts all over the world. The goal of Utopia is to eliminate the data gap and fix the knowledge gap along the way, helping the Music industry grow significantly.

     

    THE ROLE

    We’re looking for a passionate engineering leader who strives to solve problems for customers, is proud of their craft, cares about their people, is hungry to learn more and loves music! We will put your unique strengths to work towards getting fair pay for every play - our mission.

    You lead one of the engineering teams in the Distribution Services business unit, building a product to streamline music distribution - both digital and physical. You’re responsible for the outcomes, quality of the tech and the people you manage. We believe in the modern approach to building tech products with empowered cross-functional product teams, which include software engineering, product management, data and design. Together with the business unit leadership team, you lead the organization to innovate and create incredible products changing the music industry for better.¨

     

    What would you be doing

    It’s all about the outcomes in Utopia. Here are some basic responsibilities for an engineering leader, but you will shape them to match your strengths to achieve the outcomes we’re after.

    • Leading your engineering teams to successfully execute against the ob jectives,key results and the strategy.
    • Supporting the team, including hiring the right people, ensuring team health, supporting your people, enabling growth paths for your people and managing performance.
    • Building and maintaining collaborative relationships across teams.
    • Making the company better through engaging in broader efforts like recruiting, diversity & inclusion, processes, tech, architecture and more.

       

    What are we looking for

    We expect you to care about people and be passionate about building great products and winning teams. The years of experience are just a guidance - what counts is what you have achieved and how.

    • Good experience of being a people manager for a software engineering team as a people manager.
    • Experience in managing complex cross-functional software projects.
    • Strong understanding of software powered products operated as SaaS.
    • Passionate about user experience and operational excellence
    • Good communication skills in English
    • Additional points for experience with multi-cloud infra, on-prem, and ERP systems.

     

    WHAT WE OFFER

    This is an opportunity to be part of making the music industry better with a team of passionate tech and music people to achieve Fair Pay for Every Play.

    • A unique growth story for a great mission to change the music industry.
    • Our flexible working model gives you the freedom to manage your time in a way that works best for you. And our remote policy provides Utopians with the option to work either from one of our inspiring offices or from home.
    • Drive technology transformation with your team - streamlining how music distribution is done.
    • As an engineering manager, you will be part of our engineering manager community where the managers support and learn from each other.
    • As one of the leaders in the cross-functional product team, collaborate closely with the Product, Data and Design team leads.
    • An inclusive workplace with people from multiple countries, cultures and backgrounds.
    • Working with impact-oriented, autonomous and empowered teams.


    HIRING PROCESS

    We want to make the process as simple as possible for you. The key thing is to have good discussions with our key people to make sure your strengths are aligned with the opportunity we have here.

    1. Send us your CV, LinkedIn profile or a cover letter in English.
    2. We invite you for an introductory video call to get to know you better and share more about us.
    3. “On site” interviews covering people management and leadership, working style and cross-functional collaboration.
    4. Meeting the Team.



    We’re eager to meet You! :)

    Perks and benefits

    This job comes with several perks and benefits

    Flexible working hours
    Flexible working hours

    Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

    Free coffee / tea
    Free coffee / tea

    Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

    Near public transit
    Near public transit

    Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

    Social gatherings
    Social gatherings

    Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

    Free office snacks
    Free office snacks

    Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

    Skill development
    Skill development

    We want to take you from good to great.

    See all 18 benefits

    Working at
    Utopia Music

    WELCOME TO UTOPIA Music is incredible. It can excite hundreds, and unite thousands. But as an industry, it has been slow, complicated, and disparate. While the tech world has moved into the future, the music industry continues to be shaped by inefficient systems of the past. At Utopia we believe there is a better way. Which is why today we are setting out to transform the entire industry; creating new revenue streams, consolidating the data and decluttering the admin. Unlocking the industry’s full potential by unifying it all in one truly holistic space. Some might call that a Utopia. Funnily enough, so do we. Welcome to Utopia. Where music lives. WHAT UTOPIANS DO The open secret is that the music industry is struggling with the very basics of music accounting: What was played, when and where? Who should get paid and how much? Utopia Music is bridging the data gap by connecting global consumption, accurate metadata, and fast payments to an industry-wide trust platform. Our goal is to unlock creative value and enable Fair Pay For Every Play to make a better world for Music. The solutions we offer do not threaten to usurp the role of industry incumbents - it is about bringing transparency in the industry and supporting efficient royalty collection for all. Utopia exists for the love of music. A deep rooted belief that success in innovating an entire industry can only be achieved by looking holistically at the music industry value chain. By leveraging modern technologies we are developing a new music ecosystem. We want to help everyone from PROs to Publishers, Artists to A&R by creating new revenue streams, consolidating data and decluttering the admin. Founded in 2016 with the goal of creating a better world for music, we are an ever growing team that will make this happen. Distributed across Switzerland, UK, Sweden, Finland, USA, Spain, Belgium & Austria and with more locations to come soon we are all focused on one common goal: to create a new industry standard for everyone. WE ARE HIRING, WANNA TO JOIN US? We are always looking for talent. Whether your passion is technology, marketing, business development, people & culture or some cool thing you are really good at, we would love to hear from you. All we ask is that you share our vision of making the music industry a better place and our passion for music, tech + people and inclusive values. WHAT WE OFFER Great atmosphere - we live, love & breathe music & tech! Working in an impact oriented team and inclusive company culture. An experienced team to learn from, with proven track records in multiple startups and big tech companies. Our flexible remote policy provides Utopians the freedom to work either from one of our inspiring offices or from home. We celebrate being an international and multicultural company. Competitive benefits; packages depend on location. You’ll be given more details on this during the interview process. UTOPIANS As we want to bring transparency, trust, and clarity to the music industry we serve, we know a change comes from within. Utopia is a transparent, trust-based organization striving to have clarity in thinking and doing what we set out to do. We execute urgently and innovate to grow faster. We ship things that make a difference today, so we can make them better tomorrow. We embrace fairness and are all accountable. Strictly diverse and inclusive. We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate our diverse backgrounds and we welcome everyone who identifies with the above to apply. Welcome to Utopia - Where Music Lives! We’re eager to meet You :)

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