Data Engineer – Native Ads


  • Full Time

Spotify is the world’s leading streaming music provider and has affected all aspects of how music is enjoyed and created. On the music industry side of Spotify – the Music Mission – we think of ourselves as the software layer of the new music industry. We serve the artists, distributors, labels and publishers that make up our industry, and our mission is to build tools that help these teams build an audience, monetize fans, and live off their work. Spotify for Artists is used by more than 1,000,000 artists each month to get insights, reach new listeners, and deepen the connection with their audience.

We are looking for a Data/Backend Engineer to join our Native Ads team. In Native Ads, we’re focused on building tools to help artists and their teams connect with fans and grow their audience through content promotion. As an engineer on this team, you will be responsible for building data pipelines and backend services that power our forecasting systems. These data pipelines feed machine learning algorithms aimed at helping artists understand how successful their promotional campaigns will be. 


What You’ll Do


  • Build large-scale batch and real-time data pipelines with data processing frameworks like Scio, Storm, and Spark.
  • Architect, develop, and operate Java services.
  • Use best practices in continuous integration and delivery.
  • Help drive optimization, testing and tooling to improve data quality.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, specialists and 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


  • You know how to work with high-scale heterogeneous data, preferably with distributed systems such as Hadoop, BigTable, and Cassandra.
  • You know how to write distributed, high-scale services in Scala, Java or Python.
  • You are knowledgeable about data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques.
  • You care about agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, and responsible experimentation.
  • You care about quality and know what it means to ship high quality code.
  • You have at least 5+ years of professional experience working in a product-driven environment.
  • You value team success over personal success.

    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.