Data Engineer, Fanatic


  • Full Time

Spotify is looking for a Data Engineer to join our Creator Studio engineering organization, within the Music Mission.  In Creator Studio, we build consumer and industry-facing products which provide creators new avenues for promoting their work, reaching new audiences, and deepening their connections with fans.  If you’re interested in building out the next revolution in the music industry and helping artists succeed in their careers, come join us! 
We are looking for an experienced Data Engineer to help support and grow our products that help artists get their music into the ears of existing and potential fans. Join us in the Creator Studio team, where you’ll be at the center of Spotify’s mission to give artists the opportunity to find and increase their fan base on the platform! We want to optimize tools and bring Spotify’s global scale to allow artists to reach their fans, all while gaining valuable insights to help continually improve our products. Along with developing Spotify-native promotional tools, we’re working with our broader organization to build sustainable commercial models to help artists thrive.


What You’ll Do


  • Build large-scale batch and real-time data pipelines with data processing frameworks like Scio, Storm, Spark, and the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Work with Product to conceptualize and then implement new ways of understanding the interplay between user satisfaction, track performance, and artist needs.
  • Help architect self-learning systems utilizing Spotify-scale data as input.
  • Use best practices in continuous integration and delivery.
  • Help drive optimization, testing, and tooling to improve data quality.
  • Collaborate with engineers, product managers, experts, and business partners, taking learning and leadership opportunities that will arise every single day.
  • Work in cross-functional agile teams to continuously experiment, iterate, and deliver on new product objectives.

    Who You Are


  • Have 3+ years of experience in data engineering.
  • Worked with high-volume heterogeneous data, preferably with distributed systems such as Hadoop, BigTable, and Cassandra.
  • Know how to write distributed data pipelines in Java or Scala.
  • Knowledgeable about data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques.
  • Care about agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, and responsible experimentation.
  • Understand the value of collaboration within teams.
  • Care about making your team the best version of itself through mentorship and constructive accountability.

    Where you’ll be


  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode 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



    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 381 million users.
    Global COVID and Vaccination Disclosure
    Spotify is committed to safety and well-being of our employees, vendors and clients. We are following regional guidelines mandating vaccination and testing requirements, including those requiring vaccinations and testing for in-person roles and event attendance. For the US, we have mandated that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated in order to work in our offices and externally with any third-parties. For all other locations, we strongly encourage our employees to get vaccinated and also follow local COVID and safety protocols.
    This role is not eligible for hire in Colorado, USA.