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Backend Engineer - AdTech

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 opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it.

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123k-175k USD

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At Spotify Advertising RD, our mission is to build the next generation advertising platform for audio which can scale the freemium experience for hundreds of millions of fans and tens of thousands of advertisers. This scale brings unique challenges as well as tremendous opportunities to define our business.
Spotify is hiring Backend Engineers to join our Advertising engineering organization. Our team is charged with scaling Spotify's Free Product and our Podcast Monetization Mission. Your work will impact our millions of free monthly active users and millions of artists by working directly on product features or on publishing and insight tools. You will also develop and own software solutions on our fast-paced podcast and ad services technology.
We are looking for engineers that share our common interest in distributed backend systems, their scalability, and continued development. You will closely collaborate with our internal customers to figure out the best API and backend system design to scalably meet their needs. You will build the backend systems that power our application, scale highly distributed systems, and continuously improve our engineering practices. Above all, this work will impact how the world experiences music.

What You’ll Do

    • Collaborate with key internal partners to determine how to scalably design backend systems and APIs
    • Architect, develop, and operate Java services deployed to millions of users.
    • Work with data engineers to build and maintain batch and real-time data pipelines with data processing frameworks like Scio, Storm, Spark and the Google Cloud Platform.
    • Be a technical leader and valued contributor in an autonomous, cross-functional agile team
    • Collaborate with other engineers, product owners, and designers to identify and solve challenging problems, creating awesome music sessions for users worldwide.
    • Be a leader of the Spotify-wide backend developer community affecting and driving our architecture across the company.
    • Work on what you want during regular hack days and annual hack weeks.

Who You Are

    • You have 4+ years of working experience as a Backend Engineer. Ideally you have worked with Java, and an additional language such as Go or C++ is a bonus.
    • You have experience working directly with stakeholders to understand, document and develop APIs and systems to meet their requirements, driving increased adoption and reducing reliance on custom one-off implementations.
    • You have written distributed, high-volume services and know how to deploy and keep them running in production.
    • You have interest in big data processing technologies.
    • You love working in an environment where you constantly experiment and iterate quickly.
    • You believe data is the most powerful tool for informed decision-making.
    • You have a deep understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms.
    • You care about quality and you know what it means to ship high quality code.

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 anywhere in the Americas 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 Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration
The United States base range for this position is $122,716.00 - $175,308.00, plus equity. The benefits available for this position include health insurance, six month paid parental leave, 401(k) retirement plan, monthly meal allowance, 23 paid days off, 13 paid flexible holidays. This range encompasses multiple levels. Leveling is determined during the interview process. Placement in a level depends on relevant work history and interview performance. These ranges may be modified in the future
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.

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May 16th, 2023

March 18th, 2023

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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 opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in Sweden in 2008. Discover, manage and share over 50m tracks for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features including offline mode, improved sound quality, and an ad-free music listening experience. 

Today, Spotify is the most popular global audio streaming service with 286m users, including 130m subscribers across 79 markets. We are the largest driver of revenue to the music business today.

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