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!


Full Stack Developer

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 debates, and direct involvement in technical decisions
Requirements
  • Python
  • SQLAlchemy
  • RESTful API client experience
  • Git, SSH, comfortable in a command-line environment
Recommended qualifications
  • JavaScript (React)
  • CSS3 (using SCSS/Sass dialect)
  • HTML5 (using Jinja2 templates)
  • Flask blueprints and signals
  • Knowledge of CDN origins and caching policies
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 resume to hiring@ampermusic.com, use the subject "Full Stack Developer," 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 examples of your previous work?
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Audio Software (DSP) 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 DSP 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 resume to hiring@ampermusic.com, use the subject "DSP Audio Engineer," and briefly let us know:

  1. What technologies or paradigms in DSP 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 DSP
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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 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
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AI Composition 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. In this full-time position, you will develop algorithms for composing and orchestrating music, creating pristine digital music performances, and producing hyper-realistic audio recordings. In addition to programming, you will take part in shaping the ongoing technology strategy of the company as well as syncing technology, music, and business goals. If you want to be a part of the future of music technology and think that you have what it takes to succeed in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, then this is for you.

  • Develop algorithms for composing and orchestrating music
  • Create pristine digital music performances and produce hyper-realistic audio recordings
  • Take part in shaping the ongoing technology strategy of the company
  • Sync technology, music, and business goals
Requirements
  • Significant experience in computer programming in functional languages, preferably Haskell
  • Significant musical experience, with a strong background in music theory and a high level of aural perception training
  • Bachelors in Music or Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Can work equally well independently and collaboratively
Recommended qualifications
  • Background in music composition
  • Experience working with music algorithmically
  • Familiarity with programming in a musical context
Bonus points
  • At home with applicative functors and monads
  • Familiarity with machine learning and artificial intelligence methods and best practices
  • Experience working in media and entertainment

How to apply:

Please send your resume to hiring@ampermusic.com, use the subject "AI Composition Engineer," 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
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Sales Manager

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 management position, you will:

  • Grow our user base, reaching millions of creators through direct connection with mass-content and mass-exposure creators and distributors
  • Develop sales strategy, sales process, and workflow to deliver maximum revenue growth
  • Hire, manage, and mentor the Amper sales team
  • Work closely with Product and Management to develop product roadmap
  • Play an active role as both player and coach in the sales process
Requirements
  • 10+ years of progressive hands-on sales experience on SaaS sales teams and 7+ years of people leadership experience
  • Successfully worked in a startup with a small team and grew with it into a significant department while product evolved and matured
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and engage in strategic conversations with senior- and C-level executives at high-volume and high-exposure media companies
  • Ability to plan and manage at both the strategic and operational levels
  • Experience forecasting revenue and managing to company goals
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, scaling and deadline-oriented environment
  • Expertise in the media and advertising industry, business cycles, key revenue and expense drivers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel
Recommended qualifications
  • Prior experience in digital media or content creation
  • Experience as a musician and/or composer

Please send your resume to hiring@ampermusic.com, use the subject "Sales Manager," and briefly let us know:

  • What sales management strategies do you gravitate towards, and why?
  • What excites you most about this role?
Apply Now