Software Engineer – Backend

We are looking for engaged and enthusiastic Software Engineers to join one of our cross-functional, autonomous teams at Spotify’s Gothenburg office. Each of our teams take full responsibility for their own part of the Spotify ecosystem and work on end user features like playlist, your library or audio playback. You will join a team where everyone share a common interest in distributed backend systems, their scalability and continued development. Together we try to find new ways to create a great Spotify experience for all our users at all times. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music. You will work in our Gothenburg office – we offer relocation packages if you do not currently live in Sweden.

What you’ll do

  • Design, develop and deploy backend services with focus on high availability, low latency and scalability
  • Build and operate infrastructure, toolset and deployment pipelines
  • Collaborate closely with other engineers and become a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional team
  • Take operational responsibility for the services that are owned by your team, potentially including taking part in an on-call rotation
  • Work in an environment that supports your individual growth
  • Continuously improve our product by innovating on the service through the usage of A/B tests.

Who you are

  • You are comfortable writing Java
  • You are are interested in keeping up with current best practices in your areas of expertise
  • You are experienced working with modern infrastructure and tools
  • You are comfortable running your software in Linux environments
  • You know and care about sound engineering practices like continuous delivery, defensive programming and automated testing
  • You’re familiar with designing and building distributed and scalable systems and enjoy seeing millions of users running your code
  • You have good understanding of data structures and algorithms, and understand how to apply them to design pragmatic solutions

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.

Psst! If this job is your perfect match and you want some inside tips before you apply, read this blog post by our Head of Talent Acquisition Fredrik Johnsson.

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