Lead Data Architect at Songspace

Job description

Company Overview

Songspace is a growing music technology company based in Nashville that designs, builds, and delivers innovative products and services for music creators, publishers, and labels to manage music catalogs, collaborate with other creators and rights owners, send and share songs and playlists, and organize the creative workflows in music rights management. The foundation of the company mission and culture is a shared passion for music, music creators, music rights, and technology.  We work closely with music creators and rights holders to ensure our products and services provide superior experience, utility, and value. We are proud to have earned the trust of the thousands of publishers, labels, and creators around the world that rely on our products to manage, promote, and deliver their music copyrights and recordings.


Job Overview

Songspace is seeking an experienced Lead Data Architect to oversee the design, implementation, and management of the company’s data assets, workflows, processes, models, databases, and technologies.  This is a hands-on position with daily activities ranging from strategic planning, to new system development, to department leadership, to customer response. This role will be responsible for maintaining and improving existing data architectures and implementations, with a continuous goal of automating data processes, increasing data workflow efficiencies, ensuring data availability, supporting scalability, and mitigating data security risks. This position offers the ideal candidate an opportunity to be a key leader and influencer in the company’s technology and product roadmap and strategy, working in an interesting and fun industry, with substantial responsibility, self-direction, and autonomy.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the company’s Data Architecture, Data Governance, and Data Platform administration & strategy

  • Evaluate, design, sponsor, implement, and support scalable, cloud-based databases, frameworks, pipelines, and environments that support automated management, workflow, exchange, integration, governance, and integration of structured and unstructured data

  • Develop logical and physical models as well as data lifecycle strategies and SOP

  • Create and manage data backup, recovery, and data retirement strategies

  • Assess, document, and articulate existing data architecture to identify opportunities for improvement and mitigation of technical debt 

  • Maintain, improve, and extend the Songspace music data exchange platform, a music content management and workflow platform for music copyright and sound recording data, and associated multimedia

  • Identify and promote opportunities to increase data usability, efficiency, and profitability

  • Collaborate with other internal teams to deliver projects and initiatives such as new products, functionalities, applications, upgrades, and data integrations

  • Participate with other company department leaders on roadmap strategy and prioritization

  • Work with the technology teams to plan, prioritize, and manage technical backlog of data deliverables

  • Collaborate to design, develop, and sponsor proofs-of-concept

  • Oversee ingestions of music metadata and multimedia assets from creator, music publishing, and record label clients

  • Manage daily monitoring of content delivery queues and troubleshoot/resolve delivery errors

  • Act as a data technology subject matter expert for our clients, external data providers, and internal teams

  • Advise and guide new clients and their technical teams when integrating with the Songspace platform

  • Create and collaborate with others on the creation and maintenance of technical documentation

  • Manage and mentor data team members

Requirements

Job Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant data architecture, development, and administration experience is required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience in a technical discipline such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics is required

  • Expertise in MySQL and at least one other relational or non-relational data platform (e.g. MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Snowflake, Redshift, etc.) is required

  • Experience with data modeling, performance tuning, scalability/capacity planning, and backup/recovery is required

  • Experience designing, deploying, and managing data and data technologies on AWS using at least two of the following AWS services is preferred:  S3, EC2, RDS, DynamoDB, Redshift, Lambda, Glue, Elasticsearch

  • Expertise with SQL is required

  • Experience with Data Warehouse design, BI reporting, and data visualization tools is required 

  • Experience creating, implementing, and/or using REST APIs is preferred

  • Experience with Agile/CI software development methodologies is required

  • Experience with git a plus

  • Experience with audio, video, and image file indexing, retrieval, and management is a plus

  • Experience with music data standards (DDEX, CWR) is a plus

  • Must think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges and opportunities

  • Must be comfortable working independently and with small, distributed teams

  • Must be proactive in problem solving

  • Must be curious – continuously seeking and open to new ideas and solutions

  • Must be committed to develop and expand knowledge and proficiencies for self and others

  • Must be proactively communicative and possess strong written communication skills

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Benefits
The Songspace company culture is grounded in a shared passion for music, music creators, and technology. We take pride in building and delivering quality products and experiences to our customers. We are a small, collaborative, and inclusive team that encourages and thrives on new ideas, challenges, and opportunities. We believe in ensuring and contributing to a healthy, supportive, and productive work environment for every team member. 

 

In addition, Songspace offers eligible team members the following benefits:

  • PTO

  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible Hours

  • Remote Work (eligibility is discretionary and based on role/experience)