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.
Freemium is an R&D department of Spotify that focuses on new users, new markets, and new experiences. The squad strives to grow Spotify’s user base via organic search traffic by crafting a technical foundation, new content experiences, and evangelism for the wider web community.
We are an autonomous growth product team, proactively finding opportunities to drive MAU (monthly active users) and captivate our users’ attention by bringing awareness and engagement with our brand.
Our work is experimental in nature, where the engineering team is responsible for building outstanding technical solutions and is also deeply involved in the ideation part of the process. We work closely with user researchers, data scientists, and designers to build hypotheses around opportunities related to specific cultures, regions, or markets. These hypotheses are tested by building A/B tests and prototypes and rolling them out to our millions of users.
We are looking for a thoughtful, well-rounded experienced web engineer to join our team and help build web properties millions of people use every single day to discover and listen to music and podcasts. You will join a healthy and high-performing team, continuously improving our engineering practices, delivering state-of-the-art technology while keeping it fun.
Above all, your work will change the way the world experiences audio.
What you’ll do:
Work across the entire web stack, with modern web frameworks (Next.js, React andNode.js), distributed computing, and public cloud platforms (GKE)
Ideate and implement technical SEO foundations
Build top of funnel user experiences to drive sign-ups and activate users
Scale-up others’ skills and provide mentorship along the way
Evangelize SEO for the wider web community and guide other Spotify teams to help them improve their visibility on Search Engines through SEO
Who you are:
Have experience being a technical lead, including project management, delegation, and facilitating communication across teams, on projects with multiple cross-functional contributors
Passionate about software engineering best practices and love to have an impact on a large-scale tech problem
Have a background in building web products at scale and experience working in a high-growth tech company on a consumer-facing product
Have an intermediate to sophisticated understanding of JS concepts and web architecture patterns
You have a quality approach, delivering high-quality products and supporting others to maintain a high standard
Comfortable working collaboratively on a cross-functional team and reaching out and working with different squads
You enjoy learning as well as mentoring and passionate about your work, aspiring 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 our Work From Anywhere options here.
Working hours? We operate within the Central Eastern time zone and Eastern Standard time zones 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 345 million users.