Staff Engineer – Premium Payments

Engaging users with the best audio experience while fairly compensating artists and creators is at the core of Spotify’s mission. To accomplish this we are constantly striving to efficiently monetize our core offerings. Spotify seeks engineers to focus on growing one of the world’s largest and fastest growing digital subscription businesses by making sure that we are at the forefront of user facing payment and risk management capabilities.

Do you have experience in integrating with large third party providers, analyzing and processing massive amounts of data for use in real-time systems? Do you have a passion for understanding the complex nature of handling payments at scale from a merchant’s perspective? If so then we want you to join the band!

What you’ll do

Develop the technical strategy and roadmap for our payments platform. Evangelizing to the product teams, operators, and broader organisation. You will also help grow Spotify Premium by building the platform and tools needed to scale and mitigate merchant risks including fraud in a complex global landscape.

  • 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

  • Work closely with operations and compliance teams to ensure that you provide for the company’s short- and long-term goals

  • 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

  • Experience building and implementing large-scale systems across various projects.

  • You have experience leading technical teams

  • You are proficient in Java / Python

  • You are experienced with deploying and operating services on Linux in a cloud environment.

  • You have a deep understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms.

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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