Backend Engineer, Growth (Remote Eligible - Americas)


March 13, 2021

    Engineering Backend
The Freemium R&D team oversees the entire user journey on Spotify and ensures we engage with people in innovative ways, every step of the way. Our team grows Spotify’s audience by finding future listeners around the world and delivering the right value to them, at the right time. With research, product development, product design, engineering, and marketing all collaborating in one organization, we’re able to quickly create meaningful features and services for millions of people around the world, resulting in joyful, long-lasting relationships with Spotify. Location New York, NY Job type Permanent
We are the Mambas Squad in the Edison/DICE product area and are the team that built & powered Wrapped 2020 and the 2019 native experience! Our name signifies agility, speed of execution and impact/visibility associated with high profile marketing campaigns like Forever Favorites and Wrapped. We focus on launching in-app differentiated content experiences that generate global conversations and increase engagement and shares amongst our users.
We believe that by thinking holistically and acting at the intersection of product, marketing and branding we’ll be able to bring scale, efficiency and differentiation to Spotify’s growth strategy.
We are looking for experienced backend engineers to join our team of talented 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 and audio content.
What you'll do
  • The Mambas Squad will be focused on building Differentiated Content Experiences to sustainably drive MAU growth
  • You will be working closely with product, insights and design to uncover the next growth opportunity for music fans
  • You will build and run experiments to iterate on new and existing products while delivering many of those user-facing features to over 250 million users

Who you are
  • You have strong fundamentals in computer science and previous experience building backend products at scale
  • You have an intermediate to advanced understanding of distributed, high-volume services, JVM concepts, and architecture patterns
  • You have experience designing, implementing and scaling cloud-native software components on providers like AWS or GCP is highly desirable.
  • You have a quality mindset, delivering high-quality products and supporting others to maintain a high standard
  • You are comfortable working collaboratively on a cross-functional team, working project-based and also driving delivery on small to medium-sized initiatives
  • You keep users on top of your mind performance and have a familiarity with system design, data structures, and scalability
  • You enjoy learning as well as teaching others and are passionate about your work, striving towards the goals of the team and, ultimately, the Spotify mission - “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"

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 Americas region in which we have a work location.
  • Prefer to work in an office environment? Prefer to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about about our Work From Anywhere options here.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration

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
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.