Senior Backend Engineer - Platform

Bologna or Remote (Italy) /
Back-end & API /
/ Hybrid

Musixmatch is the leading music metadata company, featuring the world’s largest lyrics catalog and +70M user contributors. Musixmatch is the trusted global partner of companies like Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music, Meta, Google, MTV, Shazam, Vevo and has a partnership with +100,000 music publishers including Sony/ Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell, Kobalt, BMG Rights, and the Harry Fox Agency.

We are a bunch of creatives who care about our work and what we do.  We believe that participation and collaboration are key to getting things done well.  We are looking for tech-savvy people who are eager to learn in a fast-paced environment, who have an international outlook on life, and who love taking on new challenges.


We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join and help us develop and maintain our Product Platform at Musixmatch.
Product Platform is a central point of contact for both our backend services and our frontend applications. At the core we build a reusable and extensible ecosystem, which enables the wider Product Development Team to carry out faster deliveries. Your work will have a big impact on our engineers, clients and users.

What you will do:

Build and improve our back end systems that power our services and applications.
Design, develop and deploy new features, and APIs with high availability, low latency and scalability in mind.
Build and operate infrastructure and deployment pipelines.
Collaborate closely with other engineers and become a point of reference within an autonomous, multi functional team.
Push to continuously improve our engineering practices and experience.


You are proficient in JavaScript and have solid knowledge of backend development in Node.js;
You understand the main architectural patterns, styles and models to build robust APIs, such as REST, microservices and serverless computing;
You are experienced working with modern infrastructure and tools, and you are interested in keeping up with current best practices;
You are comfortable running your software in DevOps environments;
You are proactive and you are willing to take initiative and to give direction to the team;
You are pragmatic and understand that speed is often as important as quality when getting things done in a fast-paced environment;
You are hard-working and willing to get your hands dirty. No matter what, you always strive to get the job done also by stepping out of your work remit if needed;
You are fluent in English.

Nice to have:

Familiarity with AWS services, such as AppSync, DynamoDB, S3 and Lambda;
Experience with Couchbase;
Experience with Docker and Kubernetes;
Experience with TypeScript and GraphQL;
Some knowledge on shell scripting.

- Flexible schedule
- Generous training budget 
- Top class tech and equipment
- Company-wide retreat once per year
- Welfare plan


Musixmatch is actively hiring and, in response to COVID-19, conducting all interviews and onboarding virtually.

**Due to the significant amount of applications we receive, unfortunately, it is not possible to answer every applicant, thus if you have not received a response from us, please be patient. We assure you that we will contact you should you be selected to move forward in the recruitment process. We would therefore like to thank all applicants for their interest and time.**