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Senior Backend Engineer – SoundBetter

We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join the SoundBetter product area. SoundBetter is the world’s leading music production marketplace, helping buyers and service providers connect online to make their music. Our rapidly growing community of creative professionals allow artists to hire from tens of thousands of top producers, singers, songwriters, mixing and mastering engineers, and session musicians. Our mission is to help democratize music creation, while enabling music industry professionals get work remotely from anywhere in the world. You will join a team of frontend, backend, and machine learning specialists as we evolve and reimagine the SoundBetter web experience on a brand new, Spotify-standard tech stack.

What You’ll Do

  • Architect and construct a new Apollo-based backend microservice architecture
  • Help plan and execute a step-wise technical migration of our existing application
  • Experiment and iterate using Experimentation Platform, feature flagging, and A/B Testing
  • Implement best-practice logging, monitoring, and user testing solutions
  • Author and circulate technical RFCs documenting approaches
  • Implement an incremental OAuth authentication solution
  • Work with teams across Spotify to adopt and evolve backend best practices
  • Be a technical leader within the team you work with and within Spotify in general
  • Coordinate technical projects across teams within our product area, and Creator more widely
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams of data and backend engineers, scientists, user researchers, product managers, and designers
  • Gain technical expertise in building backend architecture and infrastructure at scale to solve business, product, and technical use cases
  • Get hands-on experience with Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform, and Apollo-based Java microservices 

Who You Are

  • You are a collaborative, team-first player, with experience in mentoring and leading more junior engineers
  • You possess a deep knowledge of software engineering best practices
  • You understand and value Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • You care about quality, and you know what it means to ship high quality code
  • You have excellent written and verbal and communication skills
  • You have experience in serving as the technical lead for complex software development projects
  • You have experience in migrating a legacy service to a new architecture
  • You have experience with Apollo-based Java microservices
  • You know how to write distributed, high-volume services in Java
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails and React / front-end development is a plus
  • You are T-Shaped. Your primary area is backend engineering but you are comfortable working in a second area such as front-end development
  • You have experience working in a large scale, global consumer product company, in an engineering
  • You understand how to translate business requirements to technical architectures and designs
You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant. So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 286 million users.

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