Senior Data Engineer – Climate Sustainability Initiatives


  • Full Time

Spotify, like all influential global brands, has a responsibility to take action to make our business more sustainable for the long term and use our brand as a platform for change. In September 2021, the company made an ambitious pledge to reach net zero emissions by 2030. We signed up for the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, a network of innovative companies, scientists and NGOs that have committed to significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In order to execute on this initiative, we are hiring individuals who can help us visualize and reduce carbon emissions impacting our technology platform.


Who you are:


  • You have 5+ years of proven professional experience in data engineering
  • You know how to work with high-volume heterogeneous data, preferably with distributed systems such as Hadoop, Bigtable, and Cassandra
  • You are knowledgeable about data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques
  • Know how to write distributed, high-volume services in Java or Scala
  • Have a deep understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms
  • You are knowledgeable about data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques and are able to leverage these skills to make architectural decisions based on product opportunities
  • You care about agile software processes and iterative delivery, data-driven development, reliability, and responsible experimentation
  • Understand the value of collaboration within teams
  • You are passionate about working with product teams to promote better outcomes for our climate and our planet
  • You are a communicative person who values building positive relationships with co-workers and partner teams, and enjoys mentoring and teaching others

    What you’ll do:


  • Build large-scale batch and real-time data pipelines with data processing frameworks like Scalding, Scio, Storm, Spark, and the Google Cloud Platform
  • Use best practices in continuous integration and delivery
  • Help drive optimization, testing, and tooling to improve data quality
  • Collaborate with other product managers, software engineers, ML experts, and stakeholders, taking learning and leadership opportunities that will arise every single day
  • Work in multi-functional agile teams to continuously experiment, iterate and deliver on new product objectives
  • Develop individually to continue to grow and help mentor peers and emerging colleagues

    Where you’ll be:


  • 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.
    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.
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    This role is not eligible for hire in Colorado, USA.