Director of Engineering – Infrastructure


Infrastructure is the heart that powers Spotify’s service. We’re some of the most experienced developers at Spotify, and we work on some of the biggest, hardest problems. Our team’s core mission is to make it easy and safe for developers to ship the services that make up Spotify, and we do so by working closely with our customers – all the development teams at Spotify – to build solutions and solve problems together.

What We’re Looking For

We’re searching for someone to lead our New York- and Stockholm-based technology organisation (we call them tribes).

To be successful, you have experience in the following areas:

  • Motivation – You are someone who has a deep appreciation for the role that infrastructure can play at a company like Spotify, and you can share this passion to motivate the team and the wider organisation.
  • Technical Leadership – You can go deep on service-oriented architecture, cloud-native engineering, and complex software engineering concepts. You have experience building both systems and processes at scale. Our stack is containerized Java, alongside a mix of Cassandra, Postgres and services from Google Cloud.
  • People Leadership – You’ve also got a track record on the people side, building and leading engineering teams in an agile environment. You have a nose for good culture and are able to foster and grow people and teams. Developing leadership and building great managers managers is second nature to you. Ideally, you have been through hyper growth, and have experience with and 60+ person organisation.

You will be responsible for leading a fast-growing engineering organization, working a mission central to Spotify’s success. You will work closely with finance, business, and product teams to deliver systems, software and projects that help Spotify achieve it’s goals, and ultimately guide the future of music.

What We Value

Innovation, collaboration, transparency, passion and playfulness are a start. We believe our culture is a core part of what makes Spotify successful. We’re looking for someone who understands good culture and will help shape it as it evolves.

About Spotify

Spotify brings you the right music for every moment. We play music for over 100 million active users, with more than 40 million subscribers. We’ve launched in 58 markets with over 30 millions songs.

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.

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