Remote Job Description

We are looking for a passionate Backend Engineer to join Spotify’s Core Infrastructure group. Our mission is to provide a coherent service platform for our customers to iterate faster, safely, and at scale.

The Cost Engineering team is part of the larger Platform team and the Core Infra tribe and is primarily focused on creating cost awareness among Spotify Engineers as this is a key factor in the choice of approaches and design solutions which in turn keeps streaming delivery costs sustained. We are focused on creating innovative solutions to create this awareness without stifling creativity and productivity.  

We are looking for a backend engineer who is passionate about combining software and systems engineering to build and run about building infrastructure tools that provide an excellent user experience. You will be joining a team that builds, maintains and supports our rapidly growing cost awareness and optimization  tool which will eventually have an impact in lowering the streaming delivery costs for Spotify.

At Spotify, our engineers are empowered to work on meaningful projects. They achieve this from an environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, problem solving, and openness—one that provides the support and mentorship needed to “safe to fail”, to learn, and to grow.

What you'll do:

  • Hack on what you want during regular hack days and bi-annual hack weeks
  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle for services—from inception and design, through deployment, operation and optimization
  • Maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring
  • Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity
  • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortems
  • Facilitate/Participate 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
Who you are:

  • You are an experienced software engineer with 3-5 years of experience
  • Know how to write distributed, high-performance services in Java
  • You are experienced with SQL and BigQuery
  • 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
  • A valued team player in a dynamic, autonomous, cross-functional agile team
  • Experienced in designing, analyzing, optimizing code and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems
  • Have a systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with effective communication skills and a sense of drive
  • Love working on a team where you constantly learn, experiment, and iterate quickly

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
  • 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.

About 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 381 million users.