Spotify: Senior Backend Engineer - Personalization
3 Center Plaza
Boston, MA 02108

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We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our team of talented engineers that share a common interest in distributed backend systems, their scalability and continued development. You will build the backend systems that power our application, scale highly distributed systems, and continuously improve our engineering practices. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

The Personalization team makes deciding what to play next on Spotify easier and more enjoyable for every listener. We seek to understand the world of music and podcasts better than anyone else so that we can make great recommendations to every individual person and keep the world listening. Everyday, hundreds of millions of people all over the world use the products we build which include destinations like Home and Search as well as original playlists such as "Discover Weekly" and Daily Mix. We're a team of technologists, product insight experts, designers, and product managers in Boston, New York, Stockholm, and London.

What youll do

  • Be a technical leader within the team you work with and within Spotify in general.
  • Coordinate technical projects across teams within Spotify.
  • Facilitate collaboration with other engineers, product owners, and designers to solve interesting and challenging problems for delivering various media worldwide.
  • Be a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional agile team.
  • Architect, design, develop, deploy and operate Java services that serve millions of users in a DevOps manner.
  • Be a leader of the Spotify-wide backend developer community affecting and driving our architecture across the company
  • Hack on what you want during regular hack days and bi-annual hack weeks.
  • Work from our awesome office in Boston where we solve problems in Music Recommendations, Features for Artists, and User Experience.

Who you are

  • You are an experienced technical leader.
  • You have 10+ years of experience in designing and building distributed, high-volume services in Java
  • You are experienced with deploying and operating services on Linux.
  • 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.
  • You can quickly scope the size and feasibility of projects of all sizes.

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.

Full-time