Experienced Backend Engineer, Automated Marketing


  • Full Time

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The Freemium R&D team oversees the entire user journey on Spotify and ensures we engage with people in innovative ways, every step of the way. Our team grows Spotify’s audience by finding future listeners around the world and delivering the right value to them, at the right time. With research, product development, product design, engineering, and marketing all collaborating in one organization, we’re able to quickly create meaningful features and services for millions of people around the world, resulting in joyful, long-lasting relationships with Spotify.

We believe that by thinking holistically and acting at the intersection of product, marketing and branding we’ll be able to bring scale, efficiency, and differentiation to Spotify’s growth strategy.

We are looking for experienced backend engineers 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 and audio content.

This position sits within the Automated Marketing Product Area. The Automated Marketing Engineering team uses technology to communicate the value of Spotify to a global audience, so billions of people can enjoy and support the creative work of millions of artists. There are so many features that people love about Spotify: discovering new music, following favorite artists, enjoying podcasts, finding concerts, and more. We build the tools and systems that help our users discover the many aspects of Spotify, and we use data and machine learning to find the best ways to advertise Spotify’s outstanding value to new audiences.

Within the Automated Content Marketing team, we work in high-performance, cross-functional teams. Our design, engineering, and data science practitioners build new user experiences and experiments, and when we find new insights, we incorporate them into our production ML models to optimize the operations and cost of our global marketing presence. Our work has high visibility within the consumer experience and directly contributes to Spotify’s top and bottom lines.

Our mission is to deliver user growth by expanding Spotify’s capability to do automated marketing. We drive growth by expanding the levers on which future optimization can occur. Some of the projects we work on involve market/channel expansion, new ad formats, and new creative templates. 


What you’ll do


  • You will be working closely with product, insights, and design to uncover the next growth opportunity for music fans
  • You will build and run experiments to iterate on new and existing products while delivering many of those user-facing features to over 250+ million users
  • You will deliver user growth by expanding Spotify’s capability to do automated marketing
  • You will work on projects that involve market/channel expansion, new ad formats, and new creative templates

    Who you are


  • You have strong fundamentals in computer science and previous experience building backend products at scale 
  • You have an intermediate to advanced understanding of distributed, high-volume services, JVM concepts, and architecture patterns
  • You have experience designing, implementing, and scaling cloud-native software components on providers like AWS or GCP is highly desirable.
  • You have a quality mindset, delivering high-quality products and supporting others to maintain a high standard
  • You are comfortable working collaboratively on a cross-functional team, working project-based, and also driving delivery on small to medium-sized initiatives
  • You keep users on top of your mind performance and have a familiarity with system design, data structures, and scalability
  • You enjoy learning as well as teaching others and are passionate about your work, striving towards the goals of the team and, ultimately, the Spotify mission — “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”

    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 to work in an office environment? Prefer to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about about our Work From Anywhere options here.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration



    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.
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