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!


Lead Product Designer

We're looking for a lead product designer to help us reimagine music composition for non-musicians. We are building tools that leverage our artificial intelligence music composer and help creative people around the world easily and intuitively craft and customize original music for their projects. These are problems that haven't been solved yet and offer boundless opportunities for creativity and innovation.

  • Translate requirements, user stories, and user data into elegantly simple products with thoughtful UX/UI and beautiful visual design
  • Develop prototypes that visualize interaction models, navigation, etc. and seek to understand user expectations and behavior
  • Deliver clear specs and vision to developer team
Requirements
  • 4+ years experience building products with demonstrated ability to lead projects
  • Deep knowledge of UI principles and strong visual design portfolio
  • Prototyping experience
  • Knowledge of front-end engineering and general feasibility/effort levels
Recommended qualifications
  • Creative problem solving with an openness to new ideas
  • Passion for incredibly simple yet elegant interaction design; experience imagining something entirely new
  • Proven ability to build a product from conception through launch. You should enjoy balancing strategic and executional work
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly collaborative but also self-directed. Excited to bring your own ideas to the table and contribute to the overall product vision
  • Ability to work in low and high fidelity depending on development stage
  • A love of music and technology and great interest in the intersection of the two
Bonus points
  • Branding experience
  • Experience facilitating user and stakeholder interviews

How to apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to hiring@ampermusic.com and use the subject "Lead Product Designer."

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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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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?
Apply Now