North America / United States / CA / Emeryville


#: 80101-en_US / 80101



Software Engineer, Music Data – 80101

Gracenote – USA Emeryville, California 


Gracenote, a Nielsen Media Company is looking for a Software Engineer to join our Music Platform organization.


The Music Platform team is responsible for powering a wide variety of music products that help hundreds of millions of music fans identify, discover, and connect with the songs and artists they love. Gracenote's music metadata is the most comprehensive available today, and it is used in consumer products around the world, from streaming services to car stereo head units.


As a Data Engineer on the Music Platform team, you will be responsible for contributing to the new system of record for music at Gracenote. This role requires strong database design and data modeling skills, and candidates should be comfortable writing and tuning queries that will run on large datasets in a variety of environments (relational databases and others). Candidates will be responsible for developing and maintaining data pipelines for tasks related to ETL, linking, clustering, and classification. Additionally, candidates will create APIs, services, and export processes to provide access to data for other internal teams.

  • 1-3 years of programming with at least one or more language like Go, Python, or Java
  • Strong SQL and database design knowledge
  • Strong communication skills with both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Experience with DevOps practices and technologies
  • Musical background and/or experience in the music industry is a big plus



As the arbiter of truth, Nielsen Global Media fuels the media industry with unbiased, reliable data about what people watch and listen to. To discover what’s true, we measure across all channels and platforms⁠—from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are armed with the truth, they have a deeper understanding of their audiences and can accelerate growth. 

Do you want to move the industry forward with Nielsen? Our people are the driving force. Your thoughts, ideas and expertise can propel us forward. Whether you have fresh thinking around maximizing a new technology or you see a gap in the market, we are here to listen and take action. Our team is made strong by a diversity of thoughts, experiences, skills, and backgrounds. You’ll enjoy working with smart, fun, curious colleagues, who are passionate about their work. Come be part of a team that motivates you to do your best work!  

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Emeryville,California 

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Travel:  No