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Software developer position open

Software developer position open

The MTG is looking to hire a software developer to work on Freesound



This position will involve working together with researchers at the MTG in Barcelona (or from a remote location) to do development and maintenance of several components of the Freesound website and related applications ( Freesound is an online sound sharing site that was created at the MTG more than 15 years ago. It currently hosts more than 500k sounds and has more than 10 million registered users. All sounds in Freesound are published under Creative Commons licenses which allow their reuse by many people around the world. Freesound has recently been awarded a Grant for the Web mid-level funding grant for exploring ideas related to re-licensing of Creative Commons sounds from Freesound using Web Monetization API tools. Grant for the Web is an initiative of Coil, Mozilla, and Creative Commons. This position will have a strong focus on this project, but will also involve other Freesound-related tasks.

Starting date: Immediately

Duration: 6 months with option to renew

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or similar educational qualification

  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English

  • Proficiency in Python

  • Experience with Python-based web frameworks such as Django/Flask

  • Experience in working with databases and large datasets

  • Demonstrated ability to write maintainable, well-documented software, and to use source control systems (git)


Preferred skills/experience:

  • Experience with common solutions for processing payments over the web (Stripe, Paypal) and Web Monetization API tools

  • Experience with Javascript and frontend technologies

  • Experience in system administration tasks

  • Passion for music and audio

  • Participation in open source software projects



The Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra is a leading research group with more than 40 researchers, carrying out research on topics such as audio signal processing, music information retrieval, musical interfaces, and computational musicology. The MTG wants to contribute to the improvement of the information and communication technologies related to sound and music, carrying out competitive research at the international level and at the same time transferring its results to society. To that goal, and guided by our values, the MTG aims at finding a balance between basic and applied research while promoting interdisciplinary approaches that incorporate knowledge from both scientific/technological and humanistic/artistic disciplines.


Interested people should send a resume as well as an introduction letter to [email protected]