Engineering Manager, Personalization (Mobile Voice Experience)


July 21, 2021

The Personalization team makes deciding what to play next easier and more enjoyable for every listener. From Daily Mix to Discover Weekly, we’re behind some of Spotify’s most-loved features. We built them by understanding the world of music and podcasts better than anyone else. Join us and you’ll keep millions of users listening by making great recommendations to each and every one of them.
Job type
Permanent The Voice product area in Personalization builds technologies to unlock Voice experiences across the Spotify ecosystem. As Voice as an input modality grows we see unique opportunities to meet users' needs and create new habits.
Join us as we build unique and personalized voice driven experiences into the Spotify Android and iOS apps, expand these experiences into new geos, and start to embed personalized ML (like Wakeword, on-device speech recognition, TTS) into the clients.
We are looking for an Engineering Manager to lead the team focused on Mobile Voice. This team is building experiences like ‘Hey Spotify’, CarMode and supporting new hardware initiatives like CarThing. It is built by technologists, product insight specialists, designers, and product managers mostly in both Boston and New York. You will play an important part in setting the mission, launching new features, improving performance, and building magical user experiences.
What You'll Do
  • Serve a group of engineers as manager through hiring, coaching, mentoring, and career development.
  • Be a leader on the team, taking accountability for delivery and technological health.
  • Technological coaching in everything from architectural vision to metrics driven operational excellence.
  • Partner closely with product management in setting and executing against the right goals.
  • Give leadership to other efforts that fit your passion and Spotify’s needs via collaboration with other managers and engineers in the product area, or wider teams across Spotify.

Who You Are
  • You communicate effectively with peers, direct reports and leadership and bring clarity and focus to your sphere of influence.
  • You insist on high standards and thrive when helping individuals develop to be their best.
  • You are passionate about mobile app development, and have an in-depth understanding of the iOS and Android ecosystems.
  • You have experience developing mobile products as an individual contributor.
  • You understand the value of agile development in enabling highly effective teams.
  • You personally model traits like agency, autonomy, ownership and growth-mindset for your colleagues.
  • You are able to lean into ambiguity and make pragmatic decisions based on incomplete information when necessary.

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 345 million users.