May 25, 2024
USA Only
$90K - $140K USD *

Staff Backend Engineer

About the job:

Full-time

Our mission on the Advertising Product & Technology team is to build a next generation advertising platform that aligns with our unique value proposition for audio and video. We work to scale the user experience for hundreds of millions of fans and hundreds of thousands of advertisers. This scale brings unique challenges as well as tremendous opportunities for our artists and creators.


We are looking for Staff Backend Engineers to join our Free Product engineering organization. Our team is charged with scaling Spotify's Free Product. Your work will impact our 230+ million active users and millions of artists either by working directly on product features or publishing and insight tools.


We are looking for engineers that share our common interest in distributed backend systems, their scalability, and continued development. You will closely collaborate with our internal customers to determine the best API and backend system design to scalably meet their needs. You will build the backend systems that power our application, scale highly distributed systems, and continuously improve our engineering practices. 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.
  • Coordinate technical projects across teams within Spotify
  • Facilitate collaboration with other engineers to solve interesting and challenging problems.
  • Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to determine how to scalably design backend systems and APIs to meet their needs.
  • Architect, develop, and operate Java services deployed to millions of users.
  • Work with front-end, back-end and data engineers to scale a full stack architecture powering our AdTech Platform
  • Work with data engineers to build and maintain batch and real-time data pipelines with data processing frameworks like Scio, Storm, Spark and the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Be a technical leader and valued contributor in an autonomous, cross-functional agile team.
  • Collaborate with other leadership, engineers, product owners, and designers to identify and solve challenging problems, creating awesome music sessions for users worldwide.
  • Be a leader of the Spotify-wide backend developer community affecting and driving our architecture across the company.
  • Work on what you want during regular hack days and annual hack weeks.

Who You Are

  • You have experience working directly with stakeholders and Product leadership to understand, document and develop APIs and systems to meet their requirements, driving increased adoption and reducing reliance on custom one-off implementations.
  • You are a visionary leader who has previously strategized, led and executed company-wide technical projects.
  • You are a technical leader who knows how to translate product and business concepts into tech and can drive large scale efforts across Spotify.
  • You have experience in big data processing technologies.
  • You love working in an environment where you constantly experiment and iterate quickly.
  • You believe data is the most powerful tool for informed decision-making.
  • You have a deep understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms.
  • You care about quality and have experience with engineering best practices and testing automation to build quality into software and systems.

Where You’ll Be

  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
  • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within North America in which we have a work location
  • Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere  options here.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration

The United States base range for this position is $187,229 - $267,470 , plus equity. The benefits available for this position include health insurance, six month paid parental leave, 401(k) retirement plan, monthly meal allowance, 23 paid days off, 13 paid flexible holidays. These ranges may be modified in the future.


Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. 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 forward-thinking! 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 chance to enjoy and be passionate about 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.


Region
USA Only
Compensation
$90K - $140K USD/Year *
Applicants
22

Company Benefits

* Compensation was calculated as an average of similar positions and is not guaranteed.
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