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.
As an Engineering Manager in the Freemium Business Unit, you will have the opportunity to have a significant impact on Spotify’s growth by reaching new users, markets and audiences. We achieve this by truly understanding the needs of our users, and by innovating to solve real problems for them, building solutions across the entire Spotify infrastructure to support our goal.
Our focus is to remove access barriers that hinders users from accessing Spotify, such as making Spotify available in their market, language, on their current mobile device, network and data plan.
What You'll Do
Work closely with your product counterpart, taking accountability for technology to deliver on the product strategy - realizing a high quality user experience.
Use experimentation, data and insights, e.g. through A/B tests to make the appropriate priorities and decisions
Participate in and challenge your team's systems architecture, making the appropriate trade-offs based on quality, scalability, performance and cost aligned with the team’s tech strategy. Grow the technical expertise of your through technical leadership and advocating for sound software engineering practices such as continuous delivery
Lead a cross-functional team of various engineering fields. Grow a healthy, collaborative and productive engineering team in line with our values
Grow people and the team through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback, process and continuous improvement efforts
Who You Are
You'll have a growth mindset - you embrace challenges and celebrate wins as well as failures
Experienced with leading, coaching, and mentoring individuals and teams
Solid experience leading the organisational and leadership challenges that come with scaling an engineering group
Knowledgeable and passionate about software development
Proven experience with applying agile software development practices to create high-performing teams
Passion about creating a healthy culture for individual growth, have interests in inclusion and belonging efforts and a high regard for championing positive mental health practices
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 Central European time zone for collaboration
We ask that our team members be located within Greenwich Mean time zone, Central European time zone, or Eastern European standard time zone for the purposes of our collaboration hours
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.