Staff Engineer – Premium

At Spotify, we’re proud of our ambitious mission of having 1 billion fans enjoying music around the world, and are looking for a Staff Engineer to join our team of talented engineers that share a common interest in distributed backend systems, their scalability and continued development and help us continuously improve our engineering practices.

The Premium Opportunities and Products Tribe (POP) is responsible for the development of Premium Proposition. We have ambitious plans for this team to help discover and shape the music & audio listening landscape in 2020 and beyond. We want to develop a richer relationship with our Premium users that we can leverage to give them tailored experiences and offerings that they will truly value. In order to do this we need to understand the landscape of our user data across Spotify and find meaningful ways for our users to see and interact with that data. As a tech lead in this area you will be responsible for working across Spotify to understand our data and figure out how we can use it to create more meaningful experiences for Premium users. You will also work with your product and design counterparts to build solutions that allows users to interact with this data and insights to help us tune them and improve the experience. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

What you’ll do

  • Be a technical leader within the team you work with and within Spotify in general.

  • Architect, design, develop, deploy and operate services and systems that serve millions of users

  • Help build and improve systems that positively impacts both the user’s experience and retention on our systems.

  • Facilitate collaboration between teams to solve interesting and challenging problems

  • Aid in levelling up our craft expertise through coaching and mentoring other engineers

  • Ensure our systems are future proof and ready to support the scale of our business

  • Be a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional agile team

  • Be a leader of the Spotify-wide backend developer community affecting and driving our architecture and the craft across the company

Who you are

  • You’re familiar with designing and building distributed and scalable systems and enjoy seeing millions of users running your code

  • You have a good understanding of data structures and algorithms, and understand how to apply them to design pragmatic solutions

  • You have experience leading large projects across multiple teams.

  • You 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 have a good understanding of data structures and algorithms, and understand how to apply them to design pragmatic solutions

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment 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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