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About Pandora Media Software Engineer Internship

Founded in 2000 by Tim Westergren, Pandora is the Internet radio station that generates playlists based on a user's favorite artist or song. As part of the company's Music Genome Project, songs are analyzed according to musical features -- including details of instrumentation, harmony, lyrics, melody, rhythm, and vocals. Users enter the name of a song, and Pandora creates a playlist of songs with similar characteristics. Pandora's service, free to its more than 175 million registered users and available only in the US, is supported by local and national advertising. Pandora also offers a paid service with unlimited skips and commercial-free listening. Pandora went public in 2011.

Pandora is a perfect fit for the college crowd and the company does offer a number of internships for students looking to enter the field of music and technology, including the one highlighted below:

Software Engineer 2017 Road Crew Intern, iOS - As a member of the mobile engineering team, interns will have the opportunity to bring the Pandora radio experience to a very large and expanding mobile customer base. They will get the chance to take on complex and interesting problems as part of a fast-paced, highly collaborative team. This is a great opportunity for iOS engineers to deepen their experience with Objective-C and Swift.


To apply to become a software engineer intern for the iOS platform you must:

  • Be currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or a related field to be completed in 2018

  • Have a minimum of 1 year experience developing mobile applications for iOS

  • Have experience developing, testing and debugging mobile applications using Objective-C

  • Have familiarity with iOS development methodologies and design patterns

  • Demonstrate a dedication to thorough testing and creating high quality software

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

While not required, it would also be helpful for applicants if they had the following:

  • Experience with Swift and the latest iOS features and technologies

  • Experience building mobile applications that utilize web services (either HTTP based, XML-RPC, JSON or other services)

  • Experience designing and developing high quality, custom iOS UI components

  • Experience developing consumer mobile applications

  • Experience with agile software development practices

  • Experience providing streaming media direct to consumers over mobile devices

Pandora Media Software Engineer Internship

Pandora Media, Inc.
Pandora Media, LLC
2101 Webster St Ste 1650
Oakland, CA 94612-3015
Phone: 1 (510) 451-4100


Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: Varies
Academic Level: College Seniors, Graduate Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science


Oakland, CA