Engineering Manager - Ad Studio (Remote Eligible - Americas)


April 16, 2021

    Engineering Engineering Leadership
We work at the intersection of advertising and messaging technologies to connect millions of brands to billions of fans. As part of the Advertising team, we’re paving the way for a sustainable global Spotify business that allows even more creators to make a living off their art. Come join us and help build the platform that powers promotion at Spotify. Location New York, NY Job type Permanent
We are looking for an Engineering Manager to facilitate learning, excellence and delivery within Spotify’s Ads Business Unit. In this role, you will be instrumental in growing the team and guiding software development to successfully scale and build ad delivery formats and infrastructure. You will help us define and materialize our monetization vision to improve the ad experience for our listeners and advertisers alike, and grow our advertising business to be market leader. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.
What you'll do
  • Develop people and teams through coaching, mentoring, and management support
  • Facilitate collaboration with other engineers, product managers, and designers to solve interesting and challenging problems across our ad platform
  • Guide and facilitate engineering technology architecture decisions for product development
  • Advocate for and support better development practices (CI/CD, testing, operational efficiency, etc.)
  • Grow the technical expertise of your team around quality, scalability, performance, and fault tolerance using state of the art tools
  • Advocate and promote leadership at all levels within the larger engineering community
  • Determine staffing needs for open roles and work closely with the recruitment team to hire and onboard engineers as needed

Who you are
  • You love developing and growing people and have had some experience doing so
  • You are experienced with leading, coaching, and mentoring individuals and teams be as a first time manager or as a tech lead
  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about software development
  • You follow modern engineering practices and ideally contribute to the software development community
  • You have a good understanding of development practices across client and backend platforms
  • You have a good understanding of quality and testing best practices and frameworks
  • You may have experience supporting external APIs and/or developer communities
  • You may have experience working on large-scaled distributed backend systems that require high availability and scalability
  • You understand agile principles and their intrinsic benefits
  • You preferably have worked in an agile development environment
  • You have experience facilitating delivery of large scale initiatives involving more than one teams or technologies

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.