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Posting Date: 2022-09-30
Soundbrenner Limited
Soundbrenner Limited

Making music is a superpower. By playing music you can captivate a room, create unforgettable memories and even inspire the whole world.

At Soundbrenner, we make this superpower accessible to everyone. Our goal is to make music practice addictive. We do that by creating the world's best software and hardware tools for playing instruments.

So far we shipped over 100,000 wearables and are in music stores in over 30 countries. Our mobile apps are used by over 700,000 musicians every month. In 2021, over 800 years of music was played using our products. While we are proud of the progress we made so far, we still consider ourselves at the very beginning of what is to come.

Join Soundbrenner today and build the future of music together with us.

Programme engineer (iOS or Android)

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Seniority: Entry level or experienced  Location: Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Our office is located right in the heart of Hong Kong's city center. Access to an MTR

station is extremely convenient and you're surrounded by an unlimited number of great restaurants  Compensation: We're offering a competitive salary, including the possibility to earn employee stock options

Job summary
As programme engineer at Soundbrenner, you'll get the chance to work on our app The Metronome, which is used by over 700,000 musicians every month. As part of a small team, you'll be able to take over real responsibility and contribute to the product that actually gets shipped to hundreds of thousands of users..

Skills we're looking for in the ideal candidate:

  • Someone who talks Swift or Kotlin/Java 8 (we are looking for both iOS and Android engineers)
  • A creative engineer that has experience translating designs into functional UI with attention to detail
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • A responsible individual who loves learning new technologies
  • Attention to detail
  • Tech savvy as you need to work with lots of different software tools
  • Very familiar with social media & internet culture (especially Instagram, TikTok & YouTube)
  • Appreciation for music & musicians (ideally you play an instrument and read about music gear all-day long, but this is not a must)

Examples of what you'll work on:

  • Frontend: Implement user interfaces based on great designs and specs
  • Backend: Implement robust communication with our backend server using the interwebs
  • IoT: Learn about implementing communication to our hardware product via Bluetooth Low Energy and Bluetooth 5
  • Architecture: We refactor. Our code deserves to be beautiful
  • Keep an eye out for portability and scalability – we build software that lasts
  • Give feedback to the product owner about the specs and contribute to the roadmap planning
  • Learn about new concepts and technologies from your coworkers, and contribute your own ideas and knowledge
  • Pick up our challenge to reduce our bug count to (near?) zero

Skills of our current engineering team:

  • Native Android and iOS development
  • Bluetooth Low Energy / Bluetooth 5 (IoT)
  • Open Source Parse Server
  • Low-level audio processing
  • MIDI communication
  • Network synchronization
  • ARM Cortex M0/M4 Embedded Systems
  • Prototyping in Python
  • Haptics

Engineering culture:
We’re still a relatively small tech team where everybody is working towards a team goal, and on multiple platforms: iOS, Android, Embedded Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Backend.

We do our best to create development processes that are transparent and modern: We practice Scrum, refine the specs in the backlog every week, keep track of bugs, perform tests and have a daily stand-up meeting between our colleagues in the office and remote. Every engineer wears many hats and needs to learn different things quickly. If self-organizing is your thing, you’ve found your place.

Tools we use:
Jira, Confluence, Parse, Amplitude, Firebase, Git, scrum framework with bi-weekly sprints and team demos

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