Spotify

Backend Engineer - Consumer Experience - streaming security (Remote Eligible - EMEA)

Spotify

April 27, 2021

    Engineering Backend
Delivering the best Spotify experience possible. To as many people as possible. In as many moments as possible. That’s what the Experience team is all about. We use our deep understanding of consumer expectations to enrich the lives of millions of our users all over the world, bringing the music and audio they love to the devices, apps and platforms they use every day. Know what our users want? Join us and help Spotify give it to them. Location Stockholm Job type Permanent
Delivering the best Spotify experience as possible. To as many people as possible. In as many moments as possible. That’s what the Experience team is all about. We use our deep understanding of consumer expectations to enrich the lives of millions of our users all over the world, bringing the music and audio they love to the devices, apps and platforms they use every day. Know what our users want? Join us and help Spotify give it to them.
Some teams work with a feature like search, others focus on supporting monitoring or making it super easy to deploy features on a certain type of client. You will join a team where everyone shares a common interest in distributed backend systems, their scalability, and continued development. You will also work actively to create ways to protect our content. Ensuring we control when and where content is playable is a big part of our vision. Together we try to find new ways to make a great Spotify experience for all our users at all times. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.
What you'll do:
  • Protect the Spotify content from fraud & abuse while preserving user privacy
  • Work closely with the other members of the organization who act upon the outcome of our abuse detection mechanisms
  • Design, develop and deploy backend services with a focus on high availability, low latency and scalability
  • Collaborate closely with other engineers and become a valued member of an autonomous 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 have experience with DRM, desktop application security, security engineering, reverse engineering or cryptography
  • You are very comfortable with Java code in symbiosis with a handful of other languages
  • You are comfortable 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 a good understanding of data structures and algorithms, and understand how to apply them to design pragmatic solutions.

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 the EMEA region in which we have a work location and is within working hours.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Central European and GMT time zones for collaboration and ask that all be located in that time zone.
  • 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

Perks of being in the band
Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse. Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success. Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents. All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub. Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs. Spotify On Tour, join your colleagues on trips to industry festivals and events.
Learn about life at Spotify
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 with a community of more than 345 million users.