Careers at IFPI

We have a global team of talented employees working collaboratively to represent the interests of the recording industry worldwide.

We aim to excel in all that we do on behalf of our member record companies.

IFPI is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds.

If you are interested in working at the heart of issues affecting the music industry, in a dynamic, creative environment, find out more about our current career opportunities below.

Current Vacancies

Junior Developer

25 July 2022

Location: Piccadilly Circus, London

Reporting to: Deputy Director of Content Protection and Enforcement – Development and Technology, IFPI

Department: Content Protection and Enforcement

Start date: ASAP

Background

IFPI is the global trade body for the recording industry and works closely with our member record companies. We operate within a broad range of fields covering areas such as anti-piracy / content protection strategy, market research, litigation, lobbying, performance rights and communications. IFPI’s head office is in London, with additional offices in Brussels, Nairobi, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Miami, and Beijing. We have affiliated organisations in over 70 countries, including national groups and music licensing companies that represent their own region’s member record companies. With these specialist teams covering their local regions, in addition to IFPI’s global remit, we can deploy our expertise – quickly and effectively – wherever it is needed.

Role

IFPI is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual for the role of Junior Developer.  The role sits within the global Content Protection and Enforcement department, whose mission is to safeguard our members’ content.  The suitable candidate will work collaboratively to develop highly effective technical and operational solutions whilst adapting to changes in the industry, technology, and the latest piracy threats.

The role will primarily involve:

  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining technologies based on Python, to discover and verify infringements of member content online and to extract data from websites, platforms, apps, and emerging services.
  • Developing and implementing solutions to improve systems functionalities and process automation.
  • Building and querying databases.

The selected candidate will receive training in specific processes and skills, as required.

Please note: The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive. This job description is subject to review to ensure that it truly reflects the strategic direction requirements of IFPI.

Requirements

The candidate should possess, and be able to demonstrate, the following:

  • Degree in computer science or other technology discipline.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office Suite, including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Outlook.
  • Proficiency and commercial experience developing solutions in Python development languages.
  • Experience with DevOps best practices such APIs.
  • Familiarity with Scrapy, Beautiful Soup, Selenium or other web crawling and scraping frameworks.
  • Understanding of website development technologies such, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and PHP.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to clearly explain technical concepts to colleagues and stakeholders.
  • An ability to produce reports, documents, and presentations as per business requirements.
  • High levels of attention to detail.
  • Analytical, solution-driven mindset.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise workload.
  • Adaptability and ability to assimilate new technologies.
  • Interest in emerging technologies.

Desirable

  • Good knowledge of data extraction techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of containerization.
  • Basic knowledge on AWS or Azure ecosystems.
  • Experience in conducting technology research.
  • Experience analysing data.

Closing date

31 August 2022

How to apply

Candidates who can demonstrate that they meet specifications set out above and can prove that they have the right to work in the UK should send an application to recruitment@ifpi.org or by post to Human Resources Department IFPI Secretariat, 7 Air St, London, W1B 5AD.

The application should include your CV and a covering letter stating how you meet each requirement. Due to the need to fill this role swiftly, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we reserve to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we receive sufficient application.

Interview Process

We will, having reviewed applications on a rolling basis, seek to conduct interviews with candidates via online or in person.

In order to process job applications, IFPI collects personal information submitted by applicants. By applying for this role, you are consenting to that processing. All personal information is processed in line with our privacy policy set out at https://www.ifpi.org/terms-conditions/

 EEO Statement

IFPI is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Developer

25 July 2022

Location: Piccadilly Circus, London

Report to: Deputy Director of Content Protection and Enforcement – Development and Technology, IFPI.

Department: Content Protection and Enforcement

Start date: ASAP

Background

IFPI is the global trade body for the recording industry and works closely with our member record companies. We operate within a broad range of fields covering areas such as anti-piracy / content protection strategy, market research, litigation, lobbying, performance rights and communications. IFPI’s head office is in London, with additional offices in Brussels, Nairobi, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Miami, and Beijing. We have affiliated organisations in over 70 countries, including national groups and music licensing companies that represent their own region’s member record companies. With these specialist teams covering their local regions, in addition to IFPI’s global remit, we can deploy our expertise – quickly and effectively – wherever it is needed.

Role

IFPI is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual for the role of Developer.  The role sits within the global Content Protection and Enforcement department, whose mission is to safeguard our members’ content.  The suitable candidate will work collaboratively to develop highly effective technical and operational solutions whilst adapting to changes in the industry, technology, and the latest piracy threats.

The role will primarily involve:

  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining technologies based on Python, to discover and verify infringements of member content online and to extract data from websites, platforms, apps, and emerging services.
  • Developing and implementing solutions to improve systems functionalities and process automation.
  • Building and querying databases.
  • Enhancing the functionalities of current software systems.
  • Work closely with and providing support to other organizational departments in particular, the Litigation department; for example, with tasks requiring automation or technical insights.
  • Assessing the latest technology and trends and their application to the Content Protection and Enforcement departments work.
  • Providing guidance to other members of the development team.

The selected candidate will receive training in specific processes and skills, as required.

Please note: The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive. This job description is subject to review to ensure that it truly reflects the strategic direction requirements of IFPI.

Requirements

The candidate should possess, and be able to demonstrate, the following:

  • Degree in computer science or other technology discipline.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office Suite, including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Outlook.
  • Proficiency and commercial experience developing solutions in Python or Java development languages.
  • Experience with DevOps best practices such APIs, Containerisation (Docker), Microservices, Serverless.
  • Familiarity with Scrapy, Beautiful Soup, Selenium or other web crawling and scraping frameworks.
  • Understanding of website development technologies such, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and PHP.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to clearly explain technical concepts to colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of AWS, GCP, Azure ecosystem of technology products and services.
  • An ability to produce reports, documents, and presentations as per business requirements.
  • High levels of attention to detail.
  • Analytical, solution-driven mindset.
  • Ability to work independently, manage projects and multiple tasks and prioritise workload.
  • Adaptability and ability to assimilate new technologies.
  • Interest in emerging technologies.

 Desirable

Good knowledge of data extraction techniques.

  • Basic knowledge of containerization.
  • Experience in conducting technology research.
  • Experience analysing data.

Closing date

31 August 2022

How to apply

Candidates who can demonstrate that they meet specifications set out above and can prove that they have the right to work in the UK should send an application to recruitment@ifpi.org or by post to Human Resources Department, IFPI Secretariat, 7 Air St, London, W1B 5AD.

The application should include your CV and a covering letter stating how you meet each requirement. Due to the need to fill this role swiftly, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we reserve to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we receive sufficient application.

Interview Process

We will, having reviewed applications on a rolling basis, seek to conduct interviews with candidates via online or in person.

In order to process job applications, IFPI collects personal information submitted by applicants. By applying for this role, you are consenting to that processing. All personal information is processed in line with our privacy policy set out at https://www.ifpi.org/terms-conditions/

EEO Statement
IFPI is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Senior PA/Office Manager

21 July 2022

About the Company:

IFPI is the global trade body for the recording industry and works closely with our member record companies. We operate within a broad range of fields covering areas such as anti-piracy / content protection strategy, market research, litigation, lobbying, performance rights and communications. IFPI’s head office is in London, with additional offices in Brussels, Kenya, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Miami, and Beijing. We have affiliated organisations in over 70 countries, including national groups and music licensing companies that represent their own region’s member record companies. With these specialist teams covering their local regions, in addition to IFPI’s global remit, we can deploy our expertise – quickly and effectively – wherever it is needed.

Background

We are recruiting for a second Senior PA/office manager to join our Chief Executive Office.

The person will report to the CEO and will work in tandem with the other office manager to ensure that the CEO office is always covered.

The role will involve providing efficient and effective secretarial support, diary management, coordinating meetings, administrative support, booking travel and accommodation, as well as supporting general office management and arranging office events.

Key Deliverables

  • Primarily focused on providing PA support to the CEO.
  • Co-ordinating a busy outlook calendar, booking meetings/meeting rooms.
  • Liaising with other members of staff to keep them informed of changes to calendar & plans
  • Diary and Outlook management
  • Researching and booking travel and accommodation.
  • Preparing Agenda’s for meetings.
  • Recording and submitting expenses
  • Collating papers, binding and scanning of documents for board meetings.
  • Role also requires the person to assist with and occasionally attend meetings, prepare meeting papers and generally be an all round good team player

Please note: The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive. This job description is subject to review to ensure that it truly reflects the strategic direction requirements of IFPI.

Requirements

The candidate should possess, and be able to demonstrate, the following:

  • 5 years of experience of working as a Senior Personal Assistant/office manager and providing administrative support in a busy office environment;
  • Experience of looking after a busy calendar
  • Confident in prioritising and juggling multiple tasks at one time
  • Motivated self-starter;
  • Positive and flexible attitude;

Skills:

  • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, Power point, and Internet
  • Excellent knowledge of written English.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high levels of attention to detail.
  • Self starter. Proactive, can-do attitude.
  • Organisational skills with ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.

Other

  • Attention to detail is vital with an ability to draft own correspondence
  • Organisational skills with ability to work under pressure.
  • Able to work on own initiative and able to resolve issues without close supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.

Closing date

31 August 2022

How to apply

Candidates who can demonstrate that they meet specifications set out above and can prove that they have the right to work in the UK should send an application to recruitment@ifpi.org or by post to Human Resources Department, IFPI Secretariat, 7 Air St, London, W1B 5AD.

The application should include your CV and a covering letter stating how you meet each requirement. Due to the need to fill this role swiftly, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we reserve to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we receive sufficient application.

Interview Process

We will, having reviewed applications on a rolling basis, seek to conduct interviews with candidates via online or in person.

In order to process job applications, IFPI collects personal information submitted by applicants. By applying for this role, you are consenting to that processing. All personal information is processed in line with our privacy policy set out at https://www.ifpi.org/terms-conditions/

EEO Statement
IFPI is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Technical Investigator

20 July 2022

Location: Piccadilly Circus, London

Background

IFPI is the global trade body for the recording industry and works closely with our member record companies. We operate within a broad range of fields covering areas such as anti-piracy / content protection, data and analysis, global charts and certifications, litigation, legal policy, international trade, licensing, technology, and communications.

IFPI’s head office is in London, with additional offices in Brussels, Nairobi, Singapore, Miami and Beijing. We have affiliated organisations in 70 countries, including national groups and music licensing companies that represent their own region’s member record companies. With these specialist teams covering their local regions, in addition to IFPI’s global remit, we are able to deploy our expertise – quickly and effectively – wherever it is needed.

Role

IFPI is looking to develop a passionate, dynamic and technically astute individual to become an accomplished online investigator. The candidate will interact with representatives from our member record companies and work closely with other departments within the organisation, including software developers, operational staff, and lawyers, as well as law enforcement professionals. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop their existing technical, and investigative, skillset. Given the nature of the role and the demands of our members, candidates must be flexible and able to work out-of-hours – if required- and participate in periods of self-study.

The candidate will be subject to a 3-month probationary period and need to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (“CRB”) check.

Requirements

To be considered, the applicant must demonstrate the following:

  • A degree in a computing discipline and/or relevant technical certification(s).
  • Proficient knowledge of:
    • Internet-based protocols such as HTTP, FTP, P2P and TCP/IP.
    • Internet-based programming languages such as HTML / JavaScript / PHP / JSON.
    • Mobile application structure and investigation.
    • Network infrastructure & communication.
    • Common Programming language(s) (e.g., Python, SQL).
    • Blockchain technologies.
  • Experience of internet-based investigations (i.e., Open Source / Human Source Intelligence), with a strong understanding of best-practise digital-evidence collection.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • An ability to produce accurate, clear and concise technical reports, investigative documents, and presentations.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage own workload.
  • Proactive, self-starter with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Preferable

  • Previous experience in working with large data sets and extracting meaningful data.
  • Awareness of applicable legislation such as: –
    • Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Section 512 (United States)
    • Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988 (United Kingdom)
    • Computer Misuse Act 1990
    • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 / Investigatory Powers Act 2016
  • GDPR
  • Police And Criminal Evidence Act 1984
  • Familiarity with Linux / CLI, web-scraping technology and link-analysis.
  • Exposure to cryptocurrency and cybersecurity investigations.
  • Keen interest in new technologies, social media, gaming and the music industry.

Reporting to

Content Protection & Enforcement Manager, IFPI.

Please submit any applications, CV’s or queries to rob.johns@ifpi.org

EEO Statement

IFPI is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Technical Specialist – Content Protection (Anti-Piracy)

20 July 2022

Location: Piccadilly Circus, London

Background

IFPI is the global trade body for the recording industry and works closely with our member record companies. We operate within a broad range of fields covering areas such as anti-piracy / content protection, data and analysis, global charts and certifications, litigation, legal policy, international trade, licensing, technology, and communications.

IFPI’s head office is in London, with additional offices in Brussels, Nairobi, Singapore, Miami, Abu Dhabi and a representative office in Beijing. We have affiliated organisations in 70 countries, including national groups and music licensing companies that represent their own region’s member record companies. With these specialist teams covering their local regions, in addition to IFPI’s global remit, we are able to deploy our expertise – quickly and effectively – wherever it is needed.

Role

IFPI is looking to hire a passionate, dynamic, and experienced individual with specialist technical expertise to join IFPI’s Content Protection & Enforcement (CPE) Team in its efforts to tackle infringing domains, mobile applications, and other digital services. The ideal candidate will have well-rounded technical knowledge and be capable of analysing and testing infringing services and mobile applications and identifying technical lines of enquiry in investigations, and reporting in a clear and concise manner. The candidate will work closely with the technical investigators and analysts within the team, developers, operational staff and lawyers, as well as law enforcement professionals. The role will also involve interacting with representatives from our member record companies.  The ideal candidate will be required to share their technical expertise with the wider team, in order to enhance IFPI’s capacity and skillset in this area. Given the nature of the role, the candidate must also be flexible and able to work out-of-hours – if required – and engage in further development and training.

The candidate will need to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (“CRB”) check.

General Responsibilities

  • Testing and analysing mobile applications, and services, to determine functionality and manner in which content is sourced, stored and delivered to the end-user.
  • Preparing reports and delivering presentations concerning technical analysis and technical subject matter.
  • Provide technical analysis in relation to digital services of all types, including mobile applications, social media platforms, software, streaming platforms, blockchain technologies, decentralised services, metaverse, gaming and emerging technologies.
  • Producing technical evidence, as required.
  • Communicating findings to a non-technical audience.
  • Working with and supporting technical investigators, analysts and legal team, as required.
  • Assisting in the design and implementation of processes for the review and escalation of infringing services, including the use of automation, as appropriate.
  • Developing best practices and to ensure a standardised approach to technical investigations.
  • Sharing knowledge with the wider CPE Team regarding best-practice methodology.

Requirements

To be considered, the applicant must demonstrate the following:

  • A degree in a computing discipline and/or relevant technical certification(s).
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of App Testing / Application Security Engineering work.
  • Detailed knowledge of both iOS and Android app package formats, build processes and toolchains.
  • Understanding of Technological Preventive Measures (TPMs) including encryption and methods of circumvention.
  • Experience with build tools including Xcode and Android Studio, and reverse-engineering tools.
  • Knowledge of security and obfuscation techniques.
  • Experience of probing and testing network requests using relevant tools (Wireshark, Charles, Postman, etc.).
  • Ability to analyse code of other users and understand functionality.
  • Knowledge of common development languages and frameworks (e.g., Java, Kotlin, Objective-C, Swift, React, Xamarin, Ionic, Flutter, etc).
  • Ability to decompile DEX into Java Source code.
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, blockchain technologies, and emerging technologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • An ability to produce technical reports and investigative documents.
  • Initiative, enthusiasm, and willingness to undertake varied tasks.
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure.

Preferable

  • Knowledge of different types of infringing apps/services affecting the music industry.
  • Work experience within a brand / content protection organisation.
  • An awareness of relevant legislation.
  • Familiarity with Linux / CLI, web-scraping technology and link-analysis.
  • Keen interest in social media, gaming, and the music industry.
  • Familiarity with cryptocurrency tracking using open-source or paid tools.

 

Reporting to

Content Protection & Enforcement Investigations Manager, IFPI.

Please submit any applications, CV’s or queries to rob.johns@ifpi.org

EEO Statement

IFPI is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds.