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Software Development
Software Development & Design
Software Engineer, New Grad
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Pandora | Oakland, CA
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Job Description

We have opportunities for talented, enthusiastic new or recent graduates to join our team as a Software Engineer and develop high-quality software for the Pandora music service as we bring it to our large and growing community of listeners. You may contribute in one or more areas of development, ranging from web UI, iOS Android mobile, music recommendation systems, and user analytics.

You will be challenged to become a significant contributor on a hard-working team, and to take pride in your work. We have high expectations, and are looking for very knowledgeable and capable graduates with solid software development skills. This is an entry-level position, which will provide you with an opportunity to get your career off to a great start.

Requirements :

You should have strong academic credentials and a recent degree in Computer Science or a related field. You should have a solid understanding of Java software development, and take personable responsibility on testing the code you write. You should be enthusiastic about learning new technologies and skills. You must be capable of managing your time well and working collaboratively. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required.

Experience developing object-oriented code in Java.
Experience developing software for deployment on Linux/Unix.
Experience working with back-end databases (PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL) , using SQL.
Substantial software design and development project work, preferably including web-application as well as server-side development.
BA/BS or better in Computer Science or a related field.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Plus Requirements:

Previous experience in software development in internships, Summer jobs, etc.

About Pandora

About Us

When was the last time you fell in love with a new artist or song?

At Pandora, we have a single mission: To play only music you'll love. (OK, we've added comedy as well so we're also up for playing some jokes you'll love.)

To understand just how we do this, and why we think we do it really, really well, you need to know about the Music Genome Project®.

Since we started back in 2000, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. It's the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken.

Together our team of musician-analysts has been listening to music, one song at a time, studying and collecting literally hundreds of musical details on every track - melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics ... and more! We continue this work every day to keep up with the incredible flow of great new music coming from studios, stadiums and garages around the country.

With Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your heart's content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs, artists or genres into Pandora and let the Music Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.

You can create up to 100 unique "stations." And you can even refine them. If it's not quite right you can tell it so and it will get better for you.

The Music Genome Project was founded by musicians and music-lovers. We believe in the value of music and have a profound respect for those who create it. We like all kinds of music, from the most obtuse bebop, to the most tripped-out drum n bass, to the simplest catchy pop tune. Our mission is to help you connect with the music YOU love.

We hope you enjoy the experience!

About Our Name

The name Pandora means "all gifted" in Greek. In ancient Greek mythology, Pandora received many gifts from the gods, including the gift of music, from Apollo. She was also, as we all know, very curious. Unlike those gods of old, however, we celebrate that virtue and have made it our mission to reward the musically curious among us with a never-ending experience of music discovery.