• Location:
  • Salary:
    € 47.000 - € 85.000 / year
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Engineering, Product & Design
  • Deadline:
    March 3, 2023
  • Languages:


As a software engineer working at Ableton, you will be part of a team that takes great care to evolve our products to better support people across the globe in their journeys as music-makers. Together with other engineers, designers, user researchers, and product owners, you will be discovering and delivering valuable additions and refinements to the software. You will be instrumental in shaping the future of our products, processes, and company culture.

Joining the Focus Area Live (as opposed to Sound, which mainly evolves Live’s devices such as audio/MIDI effects and instruments) would make you part of one of five teams evolving Live’s user interface together with its supporting data infrastructure to reduce barriers to creative flow and to better support canonical as well as innovative music-making workflows.

Joining the Max for Live Team means working on evolving a unique technology for forward-thinking creative technologists. You will contribute to extending the toolkit at the intersection of both Live and Max, in a team that crosses the boundary between Ableton and Cycling ’74. Your audience will encompass a wide variety of users, from curious explorers to expert builders.

Joining the Focus Area Connect would put you on a team that is working on integrating Live into the growing constellation of connected Ableton products and services. You will collaborate with the other teams in this ecosystem to enable music makers to stay in the creative flow across devices and products.

We don’t require everyone to work from our office by default, you’ll be able to choose your preferred work setup (remote, hybrid, or fully on-site in Berlin).


  • You collaborate with other engineers of various experience levels. You plan transparently and involve others when needed. You ask for and provide feedback on ongoing work.
  • You are a conversation partner to designers and product owners who represents a technically informed perspective when assessing the feasibility of ideas. You constructively and pragmatically clarify details and help shape ideas.
  • You create prototypes to support the iterative process of converging on solutions that music makers love.
  • You read, write, delete, simplify, and test C++ code and ensure the long-term maintainability of our code base.


  • You are prepared to work with a large C++ code base
  • You are used to writing tests to ensure a high level of quality
  • You enjoy working in a team that values collaboration, are open to new perspectives, and communicate clearly, concisely, and empathetically
  • You find satisfaction in working on topics over sustained timeframes while staying flexible enough to adapt your plans along the way
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English
  • You are able to relocate to Germany


If you like the sound of this role, please apply with your CV (without a picture).



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