Shazam - Scala Software Engineer

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Software and Services


Posted: 24 Jan 2019
Weekly Hours: 35
Role Number: 200027701
Apple Music is all the ways you love music, all in one place. Shazam brings a unique brand of magic to millions every day. Millions of users. Billions of tags. Countless moments of discovery. It’s our people – their imagination, skills and ideas – that shape our future, and help us make the impossible come to life. As a Scala software engineer at Shazam you will collaborate with other engineers and product managers to develop and deploy highly scalable software that serves hundreds of millions of users. The role sits within our Server teams based in our London office, the tech hub of Shazam. The teams have autonomy in choosing technologies, designing solutions and bringing improvements. The server side software is written in Scala, runs on a Linux environment and uses GCP and AWS technologies.

Key Qualifications

  • Team-based software engineering and development experience in Scala.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining high-scale systems that process large volumes of data.
  • Dedicated lifelong learner who is always looking for new things to learn and try
  • Professional engineer who loves designing, analysing and troubleshooting large software systems
  • Excellent communicator who builds collaborative relationships with technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills, tenacious in sticking with a problem until it's resolved once and for all
  • A great teammate, but you can work on your own initiative as well


In this position you will be the go to person in the team for Scala. You will be working on features that have a significant product impact. We expect that you will shape our software engineering and data engineering practices, to continually improve quality and development efficiency. You will be involved in daily huddles and discussion regarding ongoing issues and future plans, you will write clean code using TDD, you will refactor existing code to drive up quality and contribute to system architecture and design activities.

Education & Experience

Degree or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

  • Always actively looking for ways to improve Shazam's services, and take a personal ownership for the quality of the services we offer
  • Demonstrate personal accountability, owning the decisions and mistakes you might make