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BPI is responsible for protecting & promoting the UK recorded music industry, one of the most exciting & dynamic music industries in the world.
BPI provides its services to over 400 independent label members & three major label members (Sony, Universal & Warner), as well as to the record label & performer members of the recorded music licensing body PPL. Collectively, those members account for approximately 99% of recorded music legally consumed within the UK each year.
The BPI Content Protection Team helps devise & deliver technical & practical strategies to protect digital & physical music content: including bringing precedent setting legal cases; delivering a world leading website blocking programme; removing infringing content from the internet; & disrupting illegal websites & traders.
In addition, the BPI group owns & produces the celebrated BRIT Awards, Classic BRIT Awards & the Mercury Prize; is home to the iconic Parental Advisory brand; co-owns the Official Charts Company; & certifies the iconic Platinum, Gold & Silver sales awards.
Equal Opportunities & Diversity
BPI is passionately keen to encourage the best possible & most talented people to join its staff, regardless of their gender, race, colour, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or political belief.
BPI is seeking to enhance the in-house programming capabilities of its Content Protection team by recruiting a successful post-graduate programmer with a passion for music anti-piracy.
You will have:
- 3-5 years’ commercial experience as a C# programmer.
- An excellent understanding of the .NET framework including WinForms, ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework and LINQ.
- A good understanding of software design patterns.
- A good understanding of SQL and Microsoft's SQL Management Studio tooling.
- Experience in full stack development for the web (HTML/CSS/JS/C#).
You will maintain established methodologies, & lead on developing new methodologies, to help identify, discover, assess & remove infringing music content online - including bespoke crawling & website scraping tools.
You will provide full technical support to the BPI Content Protection team & oversee the issuing of notices to sites, removal of links from search engines, the uploading of member repertoire & writing custom search engines.
You will be well-organised with a keen eye for detail & have strong time management skills - with ability to prioritise & complete multiple tasks within time constraints & on deadline.
You will be an excellent communicator & team worker, able to handle large amounts of technical information & present this information equally articulately to technical & non-technical colleagues.
You will be open to change & new experiences; passionate & forward thinking about technology; & have the imagination & tenacity to innovate, build & deliver new content protection technologies.
Please send your CV & a cover letter to Mr Kiaron Whitehead, BPI General Counsel, by 12 July 2018.