Senior Product Manager – Database Infrastructure (Cache)


  • 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.

The Core Infrastructure team is building the next generation storage and database infrastructure platform to accelerate developer efficiency, improve performance, reliability and resource utilization.

In this role you are responsible for designing and setting the direction of our cache platform. This is a foundational building block for our ability to keep serving our truly global customer base with low latency and high availability, and supporting Spotify’s mission.
You will be working with a team of exceptionally talented Product and Insights influencers who are building and shaping the future of the Spotify infrastructure platform. The areas of influence of the product team ranges from developer experience focus to managing planet-scale storage and database solutions, and everything in between.

The Cloud Storage Product Area owns the storage & database platform for the entirety of Spotify’s backend, empowering thousands of developers to deploy many thousands of microservices every day, and scale to millions of users worldwide. As owners of this critical part of our infrastructure, this role effectively serves to help guide the direction of our underlying cloud strategy and storage investments.
Our Mission is to build a platform that is an amplifier for quality, innovation, and productivity across Spotify. Our team mantra is Speed at Scale, Safely. (S3)

In short, the storage and database domain is large, complex, challenging, exciting and very rewarding. Think Kubernetes many times over, for different types of use-cases.


What you’ll do


  • Work closely with a senior engineering team. Build and complete a cohesive product vision that ladders up to our mission’s strategy and Spotify’s goals for this vertical.
  • Partner with engineering, design, and insights leaders to foster a team culture of impact, performance, and happiness.
  • Ensure your team is aligned with tribe and company leadership and focusing on the right things, always balancing quality vs speed and short vs long term needs.
  • Help drive alignment and partnership between Cloud Storage PMs and PMs in different product areas within Core Infrastructure.
  • Build and maintain a positive relationship with high-level partners (infrastructure teams, platform teams, security, and Backstage) across Spotify.

    Who you are


  • You have 5+ years of product management experience building infrastructure service and tooling.
  • Experience and a solid understanding of one or more public cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure) and their infrastructure offerings.
  • Experienced in defining and driving product strategy in collaboration with a team of senior domain-expert engineers. A highly collaborative leader that is capable of formulating and advocating for a clear, impactful product vision and strategy and working cross-functionally to deliver on that roadmap.
  • You are experienced with data-driven product development and have a passion for open-source software.
  • You are an excellent communicator and storyteller, presenting concepts and ideas in different formats, depending on the context.
  • You’re bursting with non-traditional ideas, and not afraid to give them all a try but you also know how to balance those fun ideas with reality, resources, and business needs.

    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 and is within working hours. 
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration and ask that all be located in 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.
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