Program Manager – Global Engineering Operations


  • Full Time

The Platform team creates the technology that enables Spotify to learn quickly and scale easily, enabling rapid growth in our users and our business around the globe. Spanning many disciplines, we work to make the business work; creating the frameworks, capabilities and tools needed to welcome a billion customers. Join us and help to amplify productivity, quality and innovation across Spotify.

You will be the primary operational partner to our most senior engineering leadership team, with a seat at the table in creating Spotify’s global technology strategy. You will partner with these leaders to design and drive programs that bring the best out of our engineering community. You will be part of an inclusive and upbeat team of Insights and Product Management operations leads and R&D events and communications managers, who you will collaborate with as you develop a vision for the Engineering Operations function and grow the team.


What you’ll do


  • Understand business priorities and collaborate with Spotify’s most senior engineering leaders in order to facilitate and coordinate company-wide engineering community strategy
  • Partner with Spotify’s engineering leadership team to establish an engineering practice, talent and culture roadmap
  • Partner with our communications team to effectively communicate engineering community programs such as new versions of our career development framework
  • Partner with our event team to deliver outstanding engineering events for both our tech leaders and our engineering community at large
  • Lead talent & growth programs, such as promotion processes and diversity in leadership initiatives
  • Be the engineering practice lead’s right-hand-person, working in sync to drive momentum and realise company-wide engineering initiatives
  • Establish a vision for the shape of the team and make it happen

    Who you are


  • You have excellent stakeholder leadership skills, you can bring together a diverse set of perspectives and formulate and drive a plan that will result in success
  • You have deep experience in program management, you are a highly effective communicator, excellent in negotiation and change management, scheduling and time management
  • You are passionate and knowledgeable about engineering, particularly how to apply operational excellence to bring the best out of globally and organisationally distributed engineering teams
  • You have significant experience with people management and leading engineering program management or operations teams and a strong understanding of engineering principles and technologies
  • You are strategic and innovative, you can envisage what a great future-state looks like and implement programs to realise it
  • You can take direction, work independently and know when to ask for help
  • You bring passion and playfulness to your work, diversity and belonging is central to your approach, and environmental sustainability is embedded in your ways of thinking and working

    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 EMEA region in which we have a work location and is within working hours.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Central European and GMT time zones for collaboration and ask that all be located that time zone.
  • 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.



    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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