Data Scientist - Audio Fingerprinting

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.

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.

THE ROLE

At Utopia we ingest millions and millions of royalty data and radio/DSP play and consumption data daily and face the challenge of assigning it to the correct attribution.

We are looking for people with expertise in Audio Fingerprinting, ideally with experience in industry on real-world large-scale solutions.

In this role we want you to research, explore and build an in-house fingerprinting solution that can cope with these challenges and match radio airplay data (audio) to a reference catalog of about 100 M songs. You will be working at the core Utopia platform as part of an engineering & data team in tight collaboration with other platform teams who take care about ingestion of reporting data, audio and metadata matching. The solution shall be embedded into this pipeline of data processing. We also have in-house Devops, ML-ops and other Data Science teams who work on semantic audio analysis who you can work with. The mission is to build and provide a scalable in-house audio fingerprinting solution.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • R&D for audio fingerprinting solutions
  • Prototype and validate new fingerprinting algorithms
  • Solve scalability challenges in matching fingerprints on large volumes of data
  • Define appropriate metrics and evaluate the proposed solution and compare it to an existing one
  • Coordinate with [data] engineers to set up and build the right databases, data lakes, data pipelines, services, etc.
  • Coordinate with infrastructure team on providing the appropriate resources to fulfill the mission
  • Collaborate and thrive in a cross-functional team of engineers, data scientists, engineering leads and product leads
  • Follow our agile processes and Scrum methodology, working in a product squad

    REQUIREMENTS

    • MSc or PhD in Computer Science, Signal Processing, Machine Learning, AI or related fields
    • 2+ years of industry experience in Audio Fingerprinting (or related fields such as Watermarking)
    • Strong understanding of fingerprinting related problems and approaches (including DSP, databases, hashing, etc.)
    • Strong coding skills, preferably in Go or Python, and good knowledge of relevant frameworks
    • attention to detail in documentation and testing
    • Goal-driven and product-oriented mindset
    • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
    • Proficiency in English

    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.


    THE HIRING PROCESS

    1. You send us your CV in English
    2. We invite you for an introductory video call with the Talent Acquisition team to get to know you better and share more about us

    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! :)

      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.

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      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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