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VP Engineering

VP Engineering


This role will land you right in the middle of an exciting and evolving industry; The music-technology industry.

With the vision to democratise and bring transparency to the music industry, Record Union runs a distribution platform that puts independent artists’ music on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play and many more. We create artist opportunities through our partnerships, music expertise and data science, and we believe that independent artists should be able to stay independent and succeed independently.


Role Description

As VP Engineering at Record Union you are responsible for the daily operation of our Product and Engineering team. Today our team consist of ~15 very skilled co-workers within design, product and engineering (backend, frontend, data science, iOS, Android, QA). You can expect the team size to grow the coming years. 

In your role you will lead the Product Development Process. You will collaborate closely with all team members on a daily basis to make sure we operate with high quality and as efficient as possible, so deadlines can be met. 

You are responsible for team management – meaning that you will support, motivate and mentor the team in order to maintain and develop a great team spirit. Also, you will be responsible for creating an encouraging work environment on a daily basis. We think these are two very important aspects of running a successful product development. You will also lead the recruitment of new team members together with relevant stakeholders. 

You work side-by-side with our Chief Architect and you report to our Chief Product Officer.


Required Skills

  • Thorough experience of leading agile product development processes (e.g. Scrum, Kanban etc) within similar or bigger team size
  • Great team leading skills, maximizing the potential in every co-worker
  • Knows the fundamentals of product, design and programming (preferably a seasoned developer)
  • Detail oriented and ability to keep track on many things at the same time
  • Communicative and inspiring with positive energy
  • Empathic, meaning you can understand different people’s view
  • Experienced decision maker within the operational domain
  • Proficient executor


Bonus Skills:

  • Experience and great understanding of automation, CI/CD etc and it’s role in creating an agile and efficient product development process
  • Experience working with digital consumer services of significant size
  • Passion for music


What we can offer you:

You will play a vital role in executing our Product strategy as efficient as possible and deliver new groundbreaking innovation to our customers and the music industry.  

You will be a part of a team that prides itself as being ahead of the pack when it comes to the technical excellence, be it the cutting edge Kubernetes + Akka.net + F# stack on the backend, React + WebGL stack on the frontend or our own custom UI library. 

Our office is located in the center of Stockholm, with beautiful views. We have a strong team culture and a positive working environment. 



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Why work with us?

At Record Union, you will be part of a group of competent and friendly people. We work in an open office space with a relaxed and homely feel. We are on a journey of growth, continuously improving our product, our reach and anchoring our brand.

What we offer:

  • Company Culture

    A unique culture, where people gather their skills and their passion to create great things.

  • Making a difference

    Our platform liberates the music industry and allows all music makers to reach out with their music on the global marketplace.

  • The perks

    Good compensation, pension, life and health benefits are all part of our basic package. We value highly the wellbeing of our employees.

    Work equipment of your choosing. You know what works best for you.

    Our very own recording studio, available for all who want to use it :).

  • What we expect from you

    - A progressive mindset, always looking for new and better ways to achieve goals.

    -The ability to turn strategy into actions and having a tangible impact on the organisation.

    - A kind and collaborative spirit - you believe the group achieves more together than individually.

    - Taking initiative and taking on new projects with ease.

    - Interest in the views and experience of a diverse group of people.

    - Enthusiasm and passion (especially for music)!

Workplace & culture

We are a multicultural group of skilled people that share the vision of liberating the music industry! 

At Record Union we believe in empowering people and a positive mindset to achieve organisational goals and personal growth. We are a bunch of fun loving people that are team oriented, open and creative. 

Innovation lies at the heart of our organisation, and we welcome progressive ideas to reach our goals. We work in a fast moving and ever changing environment and continuously adapt to new opportunities. 

Record Union is an equal opportunity employer.


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