Senior Backend Engineer – Spotify for Artists


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 12/20/2020
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  • Company Address: Birger Jarlsgatan 61, Stockholm, 114 34

About Spotify

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 it.

Job Description

Spotify is reimagining the creator and consumer experience, partnering with artists, labels, and publishers to help them better understand and engage their fanbase. Join us in the Marketplace mission, where the team drives action to our Spotify for Artists platform through stats & insights so more artists can be successful!

We are looking for a Backend Engineer to join our team of hardworking engineers that share a common interest in distributed backend systems, their scalability, and continued development. 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 engineers, product owners, and designers to tackle exciting and challenging problems for delivering various media worldwide.
    Be a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional agile team.
    Architect, design, develop, deploy, and operate Java services that serve millions of users in a DevOps manner.
    Be a leader of the Spotify-wide backend developer community affecting and driving our architecture across the company.
    Hack on what you want during regular hack days and bi-annual hack weeks.

Who you are

    Have at least 4 years of professional experience working in a product-driven environment.
    Know how to write distributed, high-volume services in Java.
    Experienced with deploying and operating services on Linux.
    Have a deep understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms.
    You care about quality and you know what it means to ship high-quality code.
    Familiarity with sound engineering practices and working on cloud platforms like GCP / AWS is a plus!

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