Backend Engineer, Royalties & Reporting (Remote Eligible, EMEA)


September 15, 2021

    Engineering Backend
Do you want to be a part of the team within Spotify that makes sure artists and songwriters get paid for the music they have created? To give you a teaser, to do that, we need to process hundreds of millions of users and billions of daily streams into accurate compensation (royalties) that we pay out every month. This is at the core of Spotify’s business model, which means that our team contributes to highly visible initiatives across the company. It also means that we have to understand many other teams’ business domains and systems to operate and evolve our own systems effectively.
Stockholm or Remote EMEA
Job type
Permanent Our core challenge is to understand and model a complex business domain. Our systems must be flexible enough to allow Spotify to innovate while at the same time simple enough to enable us to build solutions that follow best engineering practices and can be easily understood.
The Team
We are proud that we have created an environment that allows us to embrace our technical challenges and enable our engineers to experiment, learn and grow. We have fun doing what we do, we celebrate our successes and our failures and view everything as an opportunity to learn and improve.
What you'll do
  • Design and develop new functionality using the latest technology to enable innovative ways of compensating artists.
  • Operate the infrastructure we have in place with focus on high accuracy, reliability and data scalability, including taking part in our on-call rotation.
  • Collaborate closely with your teammates and leads. You will contribute to building a strong team with high quality output and create a culture of innovation and playfulness.
  • Work closely with our business stakeholders and users during the full development cycle.
  • Work with Google Cloud Platform technologies such as DataFlow, GKE, BigQuery, and Cloud Pub/Sub.
  • Work in an environment that enables you to grow, in the direction you decide.
  • Hack on what you want during regular hack days and annual hack weeks.
  • Our systems are covered by financial legislation and you will help us improve our automated change management controls.

Who you are
  • A great team player. You enjoy working in a team, ask questions and accept the knowledge gap as you join.
  • An innovator with ideas from diverse areas, such as system design, devops, great UX, distributed computing and many others.
  • Have a Master's degree in Computer Science or relevant working experience
  • Have at least 2 years of professional software engineering and programming expertise (Java, Python or Scala etc, Java is used on a day to day basis so extra bonus for that).
  • A T-shaped engineer which means that your key proficiency is the backend stack but you have a drive to understand how data and frontend development work as well.
  • Aware of the importance of CI/CD, and a strong advocate of automated quality assurance.
  • Skilled in one or several cloud-based backend technologies.
  • Experienced using microservice architectures and big data processing
  • Interested in understanding new complex business domains.
  • A strong analytical problem solver and comfortable tackling loosely defined problems
  • Experienced in working with an agile development methodology.

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
  • 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 CET time zone for collaboration

Our global benefits
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 365 million users.