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.
The cloud networking mission is redefining how cloud-native apps, built in a microservices architecture, communicate with each other. Our hypothesis is that building a dedicated infrastructure layer for Spotify Engineers can document how well different parts of an application interact, so it becomes easier to optimize communication and avoid downtime as an app grows.
In this role, you will be setting the direction for the cloud networking platform, crafting and then executing a product strategy around areas like service messaging, service discovery, and routing to provide common utilities such as load balancing, rate limiting, circuit breaking, stats, logging, tracing, etc. to polyglot application architectures.
Your work will influence the entirety of the service-to-service communication ecosystem at Spotify. The team is currently engaged in building a next-generation cloud networking platform, using new technologies such as Service Mesh. You will lead teams building the perimeter at Spotify, handling all inbound and outbound traffic for the backend as well as the production networking infrastructure needs. These teams support a plethora of clients securely over a number of protocols. The challenge is to build a very reliable, secure, and efficient cloud networking platform for the Spotify ecosystem at scale.
What You’ll Do
Define and drive product vision, strategy, and metrics, galvanizing teams to follow you
Deeply understand the cloud networking user needs of Spotify’s many engineering teams, and how those needs impact the Spotify business
Stay on top of technology developments (think Open Source, CNCF, and other industry leaders) and evolve the cloud networking platform accordingly
Balance needs around reliability, security, cost, and performance with building new features
Work closely with Compute, Security, Storage, and Authentication team(s) at Spotify
Partner up with Engineering Managers to ensure healthy delivery – including end-user satisfaction, architectural resilience, and cost as design and decision parameters
Ensure your team is doing the right things, while not being spread too thin. A healthy balance of innovation, support, and maintenance is key for successful teams at Spotify
Who You Are
An interdisciplinary problem solver, skilled at blending different perspectives in the pursuit of a mission
You are passionate about building outstanding experiences and understand what a phenomenal platform that meets these needs looks like
You have excellent leadership and relationship-building skills
You are an excellent communicator and storyteller, engaging with your audience on a personal level
You are good at sorting out ambiguity
You are structured and give close attention to details
You are persistent, rational, and put facts above speculation
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 with a community of more than 345 million users.