Senior DevOps Engineer

Songtrust, a Billboard Magazine Top Music Startup, is revolutionizing the traditional music publishing business – and we’re looking for passionate people to join our small team to help make a difference in musicians’ lives. If you love music, technology or both (even better!) you’ve come to the right place.


Songtrust is seeking a Senior DevOps Engineer to join our engineering team in solving one of the biggest problems facing songwriters in the new music business: getting paid.

Existing systems of royalty collection around the world are antiquated and inefficient. Songtrust is finally bringing real engineering talent and ingenuity to a part of the music industry that has been notoriously slow in adapting to innovation. We help over 125k songwriters (more than the 3 major publishers combined!) get their money from over 20,000+ sources such as  Spotify, Apple Music, TV, Radio, and even bars and grills.

What will you work on?
  • Automate all the things:
    • Application and infrastructure deployment, continuous integration, monitoring, alerting.
  • Own deployment and operation of systems and services:
    • You’ll lead the design and development of tooling, automation, and dev processes for operating a fast-growing SaaS business.
    • You’ll address the unique operational challenges of a real-time web application, as well as dealing with processing large datasets on the backend.
  • Help us mitigate risk while increasing reliability:
    • We’ll trust you to lead our ability to triage and deal with operational issues.
    • Advise our team on how to write code and architect systems that make our entire codebase more testable, scalable, and dependable.
    • Introduce the latest and greatest tools and practices to improve our deployment and testing.
    • Own our disaster planning and socialize the monitoring and on-call procedures that will help our entire engineering team support you.

What technologies will you use?

  • AWS services including EC2, S3, Cloudfront, ECS, EMR, SQS, RDS, CodeDeploy, Lambda
  • CircleCI
  • Git
  • Datadog
  • NewRelic
  • Splunk
  • Nginx
  • Memcached
  • Redis
  • MS SQL Server
  • Nginx
  • Python/Django

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Maintain risk assessments and disaster response scenarios
  • Fully manage our production servers
  • Be familiar with monitoring tools and know how to triage bugs
  • Participate in on-call rotation, diagnose and resolve production issues
  • Design and automate build and test systems

Within 6 months, you will: 

  • Drive our roadmap for deployment and operations improvements
  • Work with product engineers to Increase feature release speed and lower bug rates’

If you are interested in learning more about how you could be a part of our team and lead the disruption of a global industry,  email us a resume/LinkedIn/Github/or something else that represents your experience to

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