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 Content Protect and Enforcement Operations Specialist

10 February 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 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.

Role

IFPI is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual for the role of Junior Content Protect and Enforcement Operations Specialist.  The role sits within the Operations function of the global Content Protection and Enforcement department, whose mission is to safeguard our members’ content.  The role will primarily involve discovering, analysing, and reporting online infringements of our members’ rights. The candidate will be expected to gain an understanding of the basics of copyright law and several types of infringing services.  They will work with representatives from our member record companies as well as other units within the organisation, including the Legal department and the Investigations and Development teams. They will also be required to interact with business intelligence and other IT systems. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a keen eye for detail such that they can ensure the accuracy of operational data and be able to communicate in a clear and professional manner.

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

Requirements

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

  • Experience of Microsoft Office Suite, including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Outlook.
  • An ability to produce reports, documents, and presentations as per business requirements.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and good working knowledge of accessing content online.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high levels of attention to detail.

Desirable

  • Good knowledge of musical genres and current top / chart artists.
  • Interest in technology.
  • Experience carrying out internet research and ideally, some digital evidence collection.
  • Previous exposure to basic copyright law.
  • Experience analysing data.

Reporting to

Karanpreet Taggar, CPE Operations Manager, IFPI.

EEO Statement

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

Applications

CV’s should be sent with a covering letter to Karanpreet.Taggar@ifpi.org

Technical Investigator

14 March 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)

31 March 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.