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Senior Software Engineer | AI Music Tech



Software Engineering, Data Science
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

About Splash

Our mission is to bring the joy of music making to everyone, and we’ve been pioneering the intersection of artificial intelligence and music since 2017.

We've made significant strides in connecting artists and fans, particularly through our engaging experiences on Roblox, which have captivated millions of young users.. By leveraging the power of AI, we're reshaping the way people interact with and create music.

With the support of renowned investors including Amazon's Alexa Fund and Khosla Ventures, Splash is poised for rapid growth. We're actively expanding our diverse team of talented musicians, engineers, and creatives who share our passion for pushing the boundaries of what's possible in music and AI.

The Role:

We are hiring a Software Engineer to work alongside our CTO, Head of Music and team of ML Researchers and Developers. Our small team brings together cutting edge research on speech synthesis and generative modeling to create powerful tools for young creators and music enthusiasts. Your position will help develop new and innovative ways for users to create music. Please note, this role does require knowledge of music theory.


  • Build new products and contribute to existing products by prototyping, developing and refining new ways to make our tools easy to use and test.
  • Solve challenges related to how audio seamlessly works within the UI of the prototype
  • Understand user needs and ensure that the elements developed by the team will contribute to reducing complexity and increasing the effectiveness of our teams.
  • Collaborate and work closely with our CTO, Head of Music, ML Researchers and Engineers to create music experiences for our users ensuring prototypes can scale properly.
  • Keep in mind how different features will perform on different devices and make recommendations on the potential success and challenges of technical feasibility.
  • General troubleshooting with technical aspects and maintaining code.

About you:

  • You have a background in music, play an instrument or have a solid understanding of music theory.
  • Professional experience with Python and Javascript, or similar object-oriented programming.
  • Working experience in software development including having shipped one or more software/digital products
  • Experience with modern development practices such as continuous integration, continuous delivery, version control and testing
  • A passion for solving complicated problems and learning new skills.
  • Can take feedback well, and understands that changes in product direction will happen regularly - we practice direct feedback, failing fast and adapting our product quickly
  • Bring a deep understanding of software engineering and can participate in the establishment of best practices.
  • Approach feature work with a goal of delivering a working prototype as early as possible and then improving with iterative changes.
  • Familiarity and a passion for startups, working with small teams and new projects/product builds.
  • Great refactoring, code maintenance, debugging and optimisation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • An independent contributor with a high level of accountability.
  • Persistent self-motivation, initiative, and drive and the ability to work remotely.
  • Working rights in Australia.

Nice to have:

  • You’ll have a passion for music but if you also have a passion for/understanding of gaming that’s an added bonus - our team are a mix of music lovers, creatives and gamers
  • If you are based in Brisbane that's fantastic, but we have several remote team members across Australia and internationally. For this position we strongly prefer Aussie timezone

What to expect:

  • Work alongside our CEO who brings a wealth of knowledge from his previous roles at Soundcloud, Spotify, Twitch and YouTube!
  • We may be small, but we're backed by leading investors including Amazon’s Alexa Fund, Khosla Ventures, BITKRAFT Ventures and King River Capital
  • Be part of a talented and highly-dynamic team that values initiative and imagination - we also love music.
  • We offer a competitive salary and remote/flexible work options. Remote opportunities available or work flexibly from our office hub in Fortitude Valley.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

Music has the incredible ability to bridge divides and bring people together, regardless of their background or identity. Like the industry we work within, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered. We actively seek out and welcome voices from all backgrounds and believe that diverse perspectives fuel our creativity and drive success.

Application Process:

Please apply or feel free to send your resume and email to our Head of People & Culture, steph@splashmusic.com

We are not currently working with recruiters on this role.

For more info visit splashmusic.com