Music Glue

Music Glue is a white label, turn-key, direct-to-fan (D2F) e-commerce solution for the new global music industry, empowering all artists to become global retailers.

  • Founded 2007
  • 16-50 Employees
  • 6-15 Engineers
  • eCommerce

About Music Glue

Founded in 2007, Music Glue started life as a managed service, gaining considerable traction within the London independent music scene, becoming the go-to company for direct-to-fan ticketing. We grew quickly, providing hands-on services to such clients as Bob Dylan, Ben Howard and Enter Shikari. In 2013 we released our e-commerce platform that allows artists anywhere in the world to sell any product (digital content, physical items, experiences or tickets) to anyone, anywhere, in any currency, any language and via any device.

Music Glue now has offices in London, New York and Sydney and we will shortly be moving into Berlin. In addition, we're growing our technical, sales and support teams. We've got big plans and we're looking for experienced, talented engineers to help us deliver them.

Engineering

We like to think we've got an interesting set of problems to solve. The nature of our business deals with popular yet scarce resources like event tickets which means we have to cope with large traffic spikes. Vendors upload all different kinds of digital files that we have to ingest in a timely fashion. Industry partners have their own systems that we have to integrate with. We receive and pay out money in many currencies into many different kinds of bank accounts.

To provide these kinds of features, our platform consists of many independent moving parts, from customer-facing shops though to our vendor account management product, and with several services in between. You will collaborate with product managers to design, build and deploy new features, and you will also perform maintenance and bug fixing where necessary. Every engineer is exposed to and participates in the entire application lifecycle. We have some good ideas about how we want to push our stack further, but we look forward to hearing your ideas!

Finally, check out our GitHub organisation (github.com/musicglue) to see the sorts of open source projects we use and have contributed to.

Culture

We are a close-knit team, and we're all passionate about music and dedicated to making the lives of artists better. Everyone takes their share of responsibility and everyone is empowered to make decisions. Our growing client list tells us we're doing something right, and we need enthusiastic and dynamic people to meet their ever-increasing needs. The office is a lively and friendly place to work, and as you would expect from the creative industries there is an active social aspect available if you want it!

Interview process

  1. Initially we'll schedule a phone call where we can chat about the company and the role in a little more detail and also your interest and experience.
  2. If both parties are still interested, at this point you'll come into the office and meet the team. We'll work through a small project so you can get a feel for the code, and hopefully by the end you'll have made your mind up whether you can see yourself working with us. If so, we'll talk turkey!
Our office in Kentish Town
Music Glue - Our office in Kentish Town
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Music Glue - Your choice of hardware.
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Tech Stack
  • Node
  • Express
  • React
  • Relay
  • GraphQL
  • Flow
  • Postgresql
  • Docker
  • AWS
  • CI
  • CD
  • Coverage
  • Code Reviews.