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 opportunities at IFPI

Trainee Technical Investigator

28 July 2021

Position: Trainee Technical Investigator

Compensation: £30-34k p.a. (Depending on experience)

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Location: Piccadilly Circus, London


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, Hong Kong, Miami and Beijing. We have affiliated organisations in 57 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.


IFPI is looking to develop a passionate, dynamic and technically-savvy individual to become an accomplished online investigator. The candidate will work closely with other departments within the organisation, including software developers, lawyers and 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.

As this is a trainee role, the candidate will be subject to a 3-month probationary period and need to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (“CRB”) check.


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).
  • 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 technical reports and investigative documents.


  • 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.
  • Keen interest in information technology, social media and the music industry.

Reporting to

Content Protection & Enforcement Manager, IFPI.

Please submit any applications, CV’s or queries to

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