Careers at Amper

Amper is an artificial intelligence composer, performer, and producer that empowers you to instantly create and customize original music for your content.

We are a team of Hollywood film composers and music technologists who believe that the future of music will be created through collaboration between humans and artificial intelligence. In everything we do, we want this collaborative experience to propel the creative process forward, and so we redefine what’s possible by teaching computers to be intrinsically creative and enabling relationships between humans and AI. Ultimately, we are combining the highest levels of artistry with groundbreaking technology to empower our users to collaborate and create professional music.

Backed by leading venture capital firms, we love pushing the bounds of technology. Nothing drives us more than a good challenge. Our offices are located in New York, NY and Santa Monica, CA.

Compensation includes salary and stock options, and benefits include flexible paid time off, comprehensive insurance (medical/dental/vision), collaborative work environment, and learning from and contributing to a team that is second to none.

Please view individual listings for application instructions, we’d love to hear from you!


User Experience Designer

UX Designers applying for this New York City full-time position are offered the rare opportunity to have a direct effect on shaping the future of music.

  • Design unique, intuitive interfaces and experiences for both our public product and internal tools
  • Responsible for conceiving and conducting user research, interviews, surveys, and translating them into wireframes, user flows, and prototypes
  • Deliver wireframes, stories, and journeys through effective collaboration with multiple engineering teams
  • Address overall product functionality through iteration to ensure a great user experience
  • Take part in shaping the ongoing technology strategy of the company as well as syncing technology, music, and business goals
Requirements
  • Deep understanding of the importance of user-centered design with experience in UX standard methodologies
  • Identify design problems and devise solutions for intuitive user experiences
  • Advance product vision by researching, wireframing, sketching, and prototyping user experiences
  • Can work equally well independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to founders, team, and board members
Recommended qualifications
  • Solid grasp of user-centered design and testing methodologies, subsystems, and usability and accessibility concerns
  • Expertise in UX software such as InVision, UXPin, Balsamiq, Framer.js, Adobe Experience Design, etc.
  • Familiarity with DAWs and standard digital music composition workflows
  • Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
Bonus points
  • Real passion for all things UX and other areas of design and innovation
  • Familiarity with HCI
  • Keeping current and sharing the latest UX trends and paradigms

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to hiring@ampermusic.com, use the subject "UX Designer," and briefly let us know:

  1. What new UX paradigms or philosophies are you most passionate about right now?
  2. What technology, design approach, or topic is at the top of your list of things to learn? This does not have to be related to UX
  3. Where we can see examples and/or code for your previous work?
  4. Why do you want to join Amper?
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Audio Software Engineer

Creative technologists applying for this New York City full-time position are offered the rare opportunity to have a direct effect on shaping the future of music and to propel Amper's technological growth.

  • Develop and implement new tools used by our production and composition teams that are critical to sampling, synthesis, and audio production
  • Design and code internal VST-based plugins for use in our audio engine
  • Research and develop software, tools, and techniques for the analysis of music and audio
  • Take part in shaping the ongoing technology strategy of the company
Requirements
  • 3 - 5+ years experience writing production quality, unit-tested C++ software
  • Significant audio software programming experience, with a strong background in signal flow and creative thinking
  • Experience developing software for OS X, Windows, and Linux systems
  • Problem-solving self-starter who also enjoys team collaboration
Recommended qualifications
  • Competency with Agile development methodology
  • Track record of implementing engineering best practices
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Comfort with scripting and algorithm prototyping in Python
Bonus points
  • Experience using the JUCE library
  • Experience building sandboxed environments for use by third-party developers
  • Understanding of machine learning concepts
  • Music analysis and feature extraction including pitch, tempo, and beat detection
  • Music composition and recording studio experience

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to hiring@ampermusic.com, use the subject "Audio Software Engineer," and briefly let us know:

  1. What technologies or paradigms in audio software engineering are you most excited about right now?
  2. What technology or topic is at the top of your list of things to learn? This does not have to be related to audio software engineering?
  3. Where we can see examples and/or code for your previous work?
  4. Why do you want to join Amper?
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Asset Creator

Candidates applying for this New York-based full-time position are offered the rare opportunity to have a direct effect on shaping the future of music. In this position, you will:

  • Produce assets used by AI algorithms that describe, compose, and orchestrate a variety of musical genres
  • Transform descriptive musical requests into high quality realizations
  • Synchronize technological, musical, and business goals
Requirements
  • Significant musical experience, with a strong background in music theory and composition and a high level of aural perception training
  • Bachelors in Music or equivalent experience
  • Minimal programming experience
  • Can work equally well independently and collaboratively
Recommended qualifications
  • Understanding of algorithmic music
  • Familiarity with programming in a musical context
  • Experience with Lua
Bonus points
  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Haskell
  • Familiarity with machine learning and artificial intelligence methods and best practices
  • Experience working in media and entertainment

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to hiring@ampermusic.com, use the subject "Asset Creator," and briefly let us know:

  1. What technologies or paradigms in algorithmic music are you most excited about right now?
  2. What technology or topic is at the top of your list of things to learn? This does not have to be related to algorithmic music.
  3. Where we can see examples of your work, music and/or code?
  4. Why do you want to join Amper?
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Backend Engineer

Candidates applying for this New York-based full-time position are offered the rare opportunity to have a direct effect on shaping the future of music. In this position, you will:

  • Challenge the boundaries of online audio and video with an internally developed audio engine
  • Build the digital infrastructure to support a fast-growing, resource-heavy, and cloud-based music technology
  • Collaborate with other members of our growing development team to create beautiful and intuitive products that help users interact with our AI
  • Have ownership of your work, an equal voice in strategic decisions, and direct involvement in determining company direction and growth
  • Focus on the backend features and functionality for our public facing product
Requirements
  • Demonstrable RESTful API client experience
  • Python
  • SQLAlchemy
  • Git, SSH, comfortable in a command-line environment
Recommended qualifications
  • Flask blueprints and signals
  • JavaScript (React)
  • CSS3 (SCSS/Sass)
  • HTML5 (Jinja2)
  • Knowledge of CDN origins and caching policies
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience
Bonus points
  • Distributed systems
  • Experience managing Ubuntu/Debian servers (or a comparable distribution)
  • Client-side components: Babel, Browserify, SuperAgent
  • Server-side components: cron, nginx, uWSGI, Nagios, RabbitMQ, Redis, Supervisor

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to hiring@ampermusic.com, use the subject "Backend Engineer," and briefly let us know:

  1. What technologies or paradigms in web development are you most excited about right now?
  2. What technology or topic is at the top of your list of things to learn? This does not have to be related to web development.
  3. Where we can see examples and/or code for your previous work?
  4. Why do you want to join Amper?
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QA Engineer

Candidates applying for this New York-based full-time position are offered the rare opportunity to have a direct effect on shaping the future of music. In this position, you will:

  • Design, develop, and execute test automation
  • Apply testing processes to internal tools and external products (web site, APIs, proprietary desktop and web audio software)
  • Identify, document, and track bugs
  • Deeply investigate software development problems and convey details to engineering team
  • Perform thorough regression testing
  • Plan and coordinate QA responsibilities and tasks
  • Participate in requirements discussions to provide meaningful feedback
  • Establish QA as a discipline within the organization
Requirements
  • Expert knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools like Selenium
  • Ability to write clear and comprehensive test plans, cases, and tickets
  • Significant experience with shell scripting, MySQL, JSON, and APIs
  • In-depth knowledge of JIRA administration and defect management
Recommended qualifications
  • Prior work experience in quality assurance and software development
  • Experience with interpreted scripting languages
  • Current with emerging tools and test strategies
Bonus points
  • Knowledge of Python and Ruby
  • Quality assurance experience in a customer-facing role
  • Knowledge of music theory and composition

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to hiring@ampermusic.com, use the subject "QA Engineer," and briefly let us know:

  1. What software or paradigms in quality assurance are you most excited about right now?
  2. What technology or topic is at the top of your list of things to learn? This does not have to be related to QA.
  3. Why do you want to join Amper?
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