Spotify

Senior Data Engineer - Personalization (Remote Eligible - Americas)

Spotify

May 1, 2021

    Engineering Data
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. Location Boston, MA Job type Permanent
Spotify is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join the team! You will build data driven solutions to bring music and digital media experiences to hundreds of millions of active users and millions of creators by matching fans with creators in a personal and relevant way. You will seek complex data-related problems using some of the most diverse datasets available — user behaviors, acoustical analysis, revenue streams, cultural and contextual data, and other signals across our broad range of mobile and connected platforms. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences art!
What You'll Do:
  • Build large-scale batch and real-time data pipelines with data processing frameworks like Scio, Storm, Spark, and the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Work with Product to conceptualize and then implement new ways of understanding the interplay between user happiness, track performance, and artist needs.
  • Help architect self-learning systems utilizing Spotify-scale data as input.
  • Demonstrate standard methodologies in continuous integration and delivery.
  • Help drive optimization, testing, and tooling to improve data quality.
  • Collaborate with engineers, product managers, specialists, and business partners, taking learning and leadership opportunities that will arise every single day.
  • Work in multi-functional agile teams to continuously experiment, iterate, and deliver on new product objectives.

Who You Are:
  • Have 5+ proven track record in data engineering.
  • Worked with high volume heterogeneous data, preferably with distributed systems such as Hadoop, BigTable, and Cassandra.
  • Know how to write distributed data pipelines in Java or Scala.
  • Knowledgeable about data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques.
  • Care about agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, and responsible experimentation.
  • Understand the value of collaboration within teams.
  • Care about making your team the best version of itself through mentorship and constructive accountability.

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 and is within working hours.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration and ask that all be located in that time zone.
  • 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.

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
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.