Technical Lead (Java)

Job description

Founded in 2006, FUGA offers distribution technology and services for the independent music industry. We have an extensive and growing international network of clients and partners in more than 50 countries. Our HQ is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with offices in London, New York, Nashville Rome, Milan, Seoul, Tokyo, and representatives in Los Angeles, Paris, Germany and Sao Paulo.We operate in the heart of the music industry. FUGA connects distributors and record labels with digital service providers like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Youtube and many more. FUGA's products & services provide a complete ecosystem for the digital distribution cycle. Clients manage, distribute and promote their music – and collect on their revenue.

What you’ll be working on?

We are in the process of building a state-of-the-art Neighbouring Rights platform and are looking for a Technical Lead (Java) to manage the software development life cycle, from planning and prioritizing to testing and release with an external offshore team.

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, technical lead responsibilities include gathering system and user requirements, building Java modules and testing features before release. If you have hands-on experience developing software with agile and DevOps methodologies we’d like to meet you.

What are we building?

Neighbouring Rights give record labels and performing artists the opportunity to earn ongoing royalties for the public performance of their music in multiple uses such as TV and radio broadcasts. We already provide a manual service to manage this for our clients as global differences make it complex for them to maximise the income they are owed.

The new platform will power our Neighbouring Rights business providing operational efficiency and market-leading client service. The system will combine client and recordings management, workflow processes including interaction with global copyright societies, and a client portal for transparency on repertoire and income. It will be a separate product that will also connect to our core platforms, including a royalty management system, with the goal of maximising our impact in this growth area of the music industry.

What does the job look like?

You are going to be involved in defining the technical vision for Neighbouring Rights and plan its technical roadmap by collaborating with the Chief Architect and Head of Digital Supply Chain Engineering. You will also work with the dev teams and product manager to ideate solutions, schedule product releases, prioritise, assign + execute tasks through the SLDC. The job also involves designing the database architecture and making sure the platform is secure and up-to-date. Apart from that, your role also involves hands-on writing well designed and efficient code, review, test and debugging team members' code as well. Last but not least, you'll be documenting the development phases.


  • You are based in the Netherlands

  • At least 5 to 7 years of experience in software development

  • Experience with Java / other JVM languages, Spring, Hibernate, Mysql, Kafka and Elasticsearch

  • Willingness to engage with the music domain and its associated data structures

  • Strong skills in all levels of automated software testing

  • Strong knowledge of relational databases & SQL

  • Broad knowledge of other non-relational storage systems

  • Good understanding of messaging systems & patterns

  • Understanding SOA & API design principles

  • Ownership of the software you develop, from development through delivery to production

Our offer:

  • Salary
  • 25 Holidays
  • Holiday allowance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Daily luxury office lunch
  • Unlimited fruit, snacks, bars
  • Remote onboarding / Work From Home (WFH) during Covid
  • Work at the heart of the music (distribution) industry
  • An inclusive, collaborative and friendly environment, that encourages new ideas and challenges
  • Develop yourself in an international environment both on a personal and professional level

NOTE: For this role we are only considering people that are based in Amsterdam/Randstad area. Due to Corona we will not relocate from abroad/EU. We will be able to provide sponsorship to those already in possession of a HSM Visa in the Netherlands.