At Spotify Advertising R&D, our mission is to build the next generation advertising platform for audio which can scale the freemium experience for hundreds of millions of fans and tens of thousands of advertisers. This scale brings unique challenges as well as tremendous opportunities to define our business.
At Spotify, we’re proud of our ambitious mission of having 1 billion fans enjoying music around the world, and are seeking machine learning engineers to join us in pursuit of this goal. Our team leverages machine learning to drive both advertiser outcomes and listener satisfaction in Spotify Free, helping democratize music access globally while positively impacting Spotify’s bottom line. We develop innovative solutions around the core problem of getting the right ad to the right user at the right time, while embodying Spotify’s values and taking our users’ best interest at heart.
What you’ll do
Build production systems that personalize our listeners’ experience of ads on platform.
Help drive optimization, testing, and tooling to improve quality
Prototype new approaches and productionize solutions at scale.
Perform data analysis to establish baselines and inform product decisions.
Collaborate with a cross functional agile team spanning design, data science, product management, and engineering to build new technologies and features.
Who you are
You have professional experience in applied machine learning.
You have some hands-on experience implementing or prototyping machine learning systems at scale in Java, Scala, Python, or similar languages.
You care about agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, and disciplined experimentation.
You have experience and passion for fostering collaborative teams.
Experience with TensorFlow, pyTorch, and/or Google Cloud Platform is a plus.
Experience with ad tech, NLP or audio signal processing is a plus.
Experience with building data pipelines and getting the data you need to build and evaluate your models, using tools like Apache Beam / Spark is a plus.
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.
Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration
The United States base range for this position is $194,377-291,921, plus equity. The benefits available for this position include health insurance, six month paid parental leave, 401(k) retirement plan, monthly meal allowance, 23 paid days off, 13 paid flexible holidays. This range encompasses multiple levels. Leveling is determined during the interview process. Placement in a level depends on relevant work history and interview performance. These ranges may be modified in the future.
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.