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Universal Music is the market leader in the music business. The world’s most famous and most successful record labels belong to us. We’ve been writing music history for over 100 years representing legendary musicians across all genres. Our accomplishments are driven by our love for music, extraordinary artists and our ambitious team.

One of our most long-standing labels is the Deutsche Grammophon (DG) which belongs to the most important music companies of the world for over 120 years: we are the market leader for classical music and represent extraordinary artists. We are currently building STAGE+, a worldwide premium multi-platform streaming service for classical (live) video and audio content. This is a unique opportunity to be part of that journey early on. As Head of Streaming Platform Engineering (all genders) we need you to further develop and operate this service in a customer centric way.   

Here’s your chance to join! We’re looking for a Head of Streaming Platform Engineering (all genders) to become part of our Digital Products & Innovation team at our Headquarters in Berlin. It will be a permanent full-time position reporting directly to the CTO.


Your key responsibilities:

  • You will build and hire a team of 5 FTE for DG STAGE+ and lead it; furthermore, you will work actively as a developer in the product team
  • Together with your product & design team you will assess business cases, suggest possible technological solutions and define the technological strategy and direction of DG STAGE+
  • You are building software that scales - the highest quality of our software is important to you and you cater for the continuous optimization of our development processes
  • You are constantly assessing DG STAGE+ regarding security, reduction of complexity, enhancement of cost efficiency, as well as performance and usability
  • In cooperation with the product team, you will be responsible for the management, configuration and monitoring of cloud services for the On-Demand and Live-Streaming of audio and video content
  • You are in regular contact with the international IT and Global Security Office
  • You analyze market and technological trends to judge their application possibilities for Universal
  • You are an active member of the developer’s community of practice and cater for best practice communication between developers
  • You share your know-how, e.g., in the form of schoolings, presentations or workshops, which you prepare yourself
  • You foster Diversity & Inclusion and as a leader you are developing your teams as well as the individuals


Your professional profile:

  • You have worked as a Full Stack Engineer and Architect (all genders) and have been able to gain profound experience in leading agile engineering teams
  • You program in at least three of the following languages: Elixir, Typescript, Python, Java, NodeJS
  • You are familiar with the following technologies: Phoenix, React, Docker, Git, REST, GraphQL, S3, PostgreSQL, mysql, Elasticsearch, Kubernetes, Helm, CI (Gitlab CI, Circle CI,, AWS, Terraform
  • You stand out positively if you have experience in streaming ops and the audio/video sector
  • You bring comprehensive knowledge in DevOps and SRE approaches
  • You have experience in the cooperation with product managers and UI/UX designers
  • You speak tech- as well as business-language
  • You have fluent English skills in written and spoken; German is a plus


Your personality matters:

  • You are a team player and prioritize teamwork over heroism; the cooperation in interdisciplinary teams is fun for you
  • You are a motivating people manager and possess a high level of emotional intelligence
  • You have a high digital affinity and are passionate about new technologies as well as digital transformation; you are very interested in participating in transformation processes
  • You think strategically, analytically, innovatively and can quickly understand logical connections
  • You are reliable and by virtue of your structured and organized work ethic you stay on top of stressful situations
  • You impress through your excellent abilities as a change maker, listener, and communicator
  • Constructive nonconformity and creativity are part of your strengths, so that you always like to give your input
  • You are flexible and able to adjust to new parameters quickly


Who we are:

  • Music embodies emotion, creativity, adventure, tradition and innovation all at the same time - as a team we strive to advance the Universal Music project
  • Diversity, respect and tolerance - both human and musical - are essential for us. Therefore, diversity and inclusion are consistently supported and championed by the People & Culture team as well as our Better Together initiative
  • We live an open communication and thrive as a team - for this purpose we meet at eye level regardless of hierarchy
  • In our business it is important to make good decisions quickly: We count on proactive employees who think ahead and find simple solutions
  • Together we take responsibility, even beyond our daily business, which is why we are actively committed to more sustainability and environmental protection through our Sustainability Workgroups


Our benefits – because you’re important to us:

  • Be mobile at any time! Benefit from discounts at the BVG, our job-bike leasing offer as well as home-office days
  • We offer professional development through various workshops and courses
  • Take care of your mental health with our Employee Assistance Program for all challenges in life (professional and private); we offer confidential counseling and coaching through a third-party provider
  • Stay healthy through various sports activities and healthy food in our subsidized canteen



We look forward to receiving your application via our online application form! Please upload your documents (letter of motivation / cover letter, CV, references) as files and state your earliest starting date as well as salary expectations.