The Job


Job Description:

TuneCore Engineering develops web applications in the music space, supporting both our talented customers, and internal operations. Our Data Ops / Database Engineer is a hybrid role: part database expert, part ETL pipeline automation, and optimization expert.

You will spend the majority of your time creating pipelines and tooling to automate data production and analytics development workflows, and making application changes to improve database performance, scalability, and reliability, to help deliver foundational data solutions and best practices for our teams.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in cloud-based environments supporting customer-facing web products and services, love solving complex problems, strive to automate “all the things”, and bring a « DataOps culture mindset.” You’ll be mindful of best design practices, fault-tolerance, and performance, and have the ability to learn on the fly. You’ll be an excellent communicator who is able to collaborate across multiple teams, and will enjoy and contribute to working in a fun and diverse team environment. We work hard, and like to have fun while we do it!


As a Senior Database Engineer & Data Ops at TuneCore, you will:

● Join our growing database team and assist in the maintenance and growth of our cloud-based database infrastructure, data warehouse, and data pipelines

● Implement processes for optimizing database integrity and performance

● Collaborate closely with our Engineering Team to design data models and schemas for our applications, and deliver application changes that allow us to scale our platform to make sure we’re prepared for data growth

● Build automation for database tasks to promote reuse and reliability of code

● Improve tooling to detect performance bottlenecks early in the development cycle

● Highlight gaps in TuneCore’s data stacks and improve testing of data pipelines ● Support our Data and Engineering teams on ETL and Data Warehousing initiatives

● Diagnose and troubleshoot critical Production incidents within the platform

● Create and manage database reports, visualizations, and dashboards


● Hands-on experience with MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Amazon RDS, Snowflake (or relevant Data Warehousing platform), Matillion (or other ETL tooling)

● Strong SQL query tuning experience: Adding/removing indexes, rewriting queries for better performance, InnoDB and myISAM tuning and migrations

● Experience with DataOps tools (DataKitchen, Unravel, Airflow etc.)

● Must have Demonstrated Bash/Python scripting experience

● Direct experience creating observability of relevant database metrics to make sure we reach our database objectives (Prometheus instrumentation, workload analysis etc.)

● Comfortable operating in a Linux environment (we’re a 100% Linux shop)


Nice to Have:

● Work on automation of database infrastructure and implementation of Implement self-service tools

● Experience working with Clickhouse, Kafka, Spark, Databricks or similar technologies

● Implement solutions that provide resiliency for disaster recovery

● Exposure to NoSQL Databases (MongoDB, Dynamo, Redis, Couchbase etc.)

● Deep knowledge of Linux OS internals and AWS networking (VPCs, Subnets, Connection Pools, Ports)



● 5+ years of experience working as a Database / Data Ops Engineer, building, tuning, and maintaining databases and data warehouse platforms, with a demonstrated history working in production and non-production environments, identifying opportunities to improve database infrastructure

● BS or BA degree, or higher, or relevant experience

Additional Information

Our Values:

TuneCore is a team of creators, for creators. Our mission is to support our artists and labels at every stage of their careers. Our driving forces are respect, expertise, fairness, and transparency and our values include collaboration and innovation. As global citizens, we believe that if we build more diverse, equitable and inclusive teams across our company, we will collectively create and offer more innovative solutions and better serve our artists, labels, partners, and employees.


We strive to build a company that reflects the communities we serve and embraces the diversity of the world we live in, where each person’s unique perspective is valued, and where everyone has the same opportunities and is supported in their personal and professional growth. From our hiring practices to the culture we create and nurture, we are committed to listening, learning and evolving. Our goal is to make TuneCore an inspirational place that feels comfortable and familiar no matter how you look, where you call home, who you love, what you believe, or what’s on your playlist.


CSR Strategy: Shaping Music for Good


Our core values are put into action through Shaping Music for Good, Believe and TuneCore’s global corporate social responsibility strategy, integrated at all levels of the company and at the heart of our business model. 


We strive to shape the music industry for good by building trusting relationships with artists and partners, investing in the growth and talent development of our local markets, and empowering our community to positively impact society. We work to achieve progress on our core priorities: gender equity, diversity, equity & inclusion, environmental sustainability, and wellness for our employees, artists, and industry partners.


Shapers Program

Employees have the opportunity to join the Shapers Program, a resource group made up of teammates who want to dedicate their time and skills to Shaping Music For Good initiatives.  Shapers develop action plans, educate teammates, support the implementation of programs, and inspire action within the organization on causes and issues that align with TuneCore and Believe’s SMFG priorities.




As part of our commitment to gender equity in the industry, TuneCore and Believe partnered with leading entertainment and media analysis research firm MIDiA Research in 2021 for a groundbreaking study on the underrepresentation of female creators in the music industry.


For the third annual study, BE THE CHANGE: Gender Equality in Music, Believe and TuneCore engaged entertainment data and insights company Luminate to lead the research for the study and expand its scope. With over 1600 respondents from 109 countries, this year’s study includes an increased focus on global reach and adopts an intersectional approach that accounts for respondents’ ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, parental status, location, and age among other factors.


Our intent for this study is to inspire meaningful change in the industry.


Recognition and Awards:


  • Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music list (#3, Music Category)
  • Billboard Women in Music List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO
  • Billboard Indie Power Players List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO
  • Billboard’s International Power Players List, Andreea Gleeson, CEO



  • Top 50 Crain’s Best Places to Work in NYC
  • Music Week’s International Woman of the Year: Andreea Gleeson, CEO
  • Variety’s New York Women’s Impact Report: Andreea Gleeson, CEO
  • Billboard Indie Power Players List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO
  • Billboard’s International Power Players List, Andreea Gleeson, CEO



  • Billboard 2021 International Power Players List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO
  • Billboard 2021 Indie Power Players List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO and Matt Barrington, Chief Financial & Strategy Officer


Benefits & Perks: At TuneCore we’re committed to the well-being of our employees and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. 


  • Paid Time Off including vacation, holidays, paid bereavement, and unlimited paid sick days, “Wellness Fridays” year-round (close at 1pm on Fridays), week-long company-wide week off between Christmas and New Years – every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents – because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment – Your health comes first.
  • 401k match – an investment in your future.
  • Student loan repayment program
  • Company wide events, outings and volunteer days – we have team spirit and know how to have fun!
  • Hybrid Work – employees have the option to work predominantly remotely and work from the office 7 days per month on a flexible schedule organized at the department level, in accordance with Company policies.
  • Learning and development opportunities and career development trainings – We believe in promoting and growing our leadership from within the company and proactively invest in our people.
  • Exclusive employee free distribution subscription – to ensure you experience the magic of releasing music worldwide (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Free concert tickets to TuneCore artist’s shows – Giving our teams a front row seat to the music we distribute worldwide and support our incredible artists while we’re at it.


TuneCore and Believe are Equal Opportunity Employers. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



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