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Sofar Sounds

VP Engineering

Tech – London, London, City of
Department Tech
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

COMPANY: Sofar​ ​Sounds​ ​reimagines​ ​live​ ​events​ ​through​ ​curated,​ ​secret​ ​performances​ ​in​ ​intimate​ ​settings in​ ​more​ ​than​ 400 ​cities​ ​around​ ​the​ ​world.

ROLE: We are looking for a dynamic, proven engineering leader to grow and scale a technology team and platform, to further Sofar’s mission as the leading global live experiences platform.  This leader will grow a small, scrappy engineering team, expand Sofar’s growth and ticketing engine and build upon the largest community of concertgoers, artists, hosts and curators around the world.

POSITION TITLE: VP, Engineering  




Manage, build and develop a world-class engineering team, responsible for building and operating a technology platform that serves all stakeholders of the Sofar platform: music fans, artists, curators and hosts.  

Lead all strategy, roadmap, goal-setting and execution, in close partnership with the leadership team, with the ability to set and execute strategy on a 3-year, 1-year and 1-quarter basis.

Maintain and promote a diverse, positive work environment, that develops talent, promotes autonomy and ensures a cohesive, high-energy work environment.

Manage and maintain all internal and external systems, ensuring scalable technology architecture, high velocity agile development, and rock-solid uptime and reliability.

Lead collaboration across key stakeholders in collaboration with the product team to ensure the highest-impact roadmap and execution to meet the needs of the Sofar community.

Experience with both front-end web development and back-end business operational systems.

Maintain a scrappy, pragmatic startup vibe and with attention to P&L and ROI.



6+ years of engineering experience, with proven track record of leadership success in high-growth startup environments

Meaningful experience managing projects that adopt the following technology: Ruby on Rails, Postgres, Javascript, React, AWS, Heroku, iOS and Android app development

Experience growing getting things done with teams of <10 and scaling teams to 25+, working closely with product management to build optimal team structures

Experience managing new product development, operational support, dev, tech and sys ops, and engineering P&L

Highly analytical and capable of synthesizing data to inform product roadmap and optimize user experience for key Sofar stakeholders: fans, artists, curators and hosts.

Ideally, experience developing high-growth eCommerce and/or community platforms and in-depth CRM experience

Passionate about music and the Sofar mission


WORKING HERE: Sofar Sounds offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, retirement, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.

We're a company of trust. What does that mean? If you need to take a break and go on a long walk, do it! If your family is in town and you want to spend the afternoon with them, do it! Need a vacation? Definitely do it! We trust our employees to take time when they need it.

At Sofar, we embrace diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We are inclusive. The more we live that, the better our work will be.

COMPANY CULTURE: People who join Sofar Sounds have an excitement and energy about what we’re doing. They want to be a driving force of growth for emerging artists, committed to creating a magical experience for performers and fans alike, and this is reflected in the way they work.

We are growing swiftly, helping more musicians in more cities. As a result, we expect our people to get things done efficiently and to help other team members, whether a specific task is their role or not.  Also to learn from, and make changes as a result of, feedback from one another and our community.

The right candidate should be efficient and upbeat, and needs to live the Sofar experience while sharing our vision for discovering great new music and creating the best live event experience in the world.

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