Senior Data Engineer – Financial Data Products


  • Full Time

The Finance organization helps prepare Spotify for its continued future growth, both organically and through acquisitions. We believe in thinking about data as a product: We’re looking for data engineers willing to embrace end-to-end responsibilities, from solidifying technical foundations to using analytics to understand our consumers’ use cases and enabling them to answer key financial questions.

As a senior data engineer in the Overtone squad, you will support Finance’s efforts through the curation, production, and management of core financial data products. These high-quality datasets represent revenue and costs derived from ads, content, subscriptions, and partnerships while enabling critical initiatives such as Forecasting, Financial Reporting, and Financial Planning.


What you’ll do


  • Design, prototype, and build data pipelines processing billions of data points daily.
  • Advocate for and implement best practices around data quality and engineering.
  • Apply product thinking to data: manage the data product lifecycle from sourcing to documentation and exposition while always keeping consumers’ success and experience in mind.
  • Partner with engineers, data scientists, and business teams to create flexible and intuitive data products supporting Spotify globally.
  • Learn from and collaborate with cross-functional financial stakeholders and develop an appreciation for their domain-  Leverage mentorship and constructive feedback to drive accountability and growth within the team.

    Who you are


  • Have a degree in Computer Science or a similar field.
  • 3+ years of professional software engineering and programming experience (SQL, Java, C++, Scala, Python).
  • 3+ years of architecture and design (patterns, reliability, scalability, quality) of complex systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability with advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced coding skills, experience in distributed systems, functional principles & performance optimization.
  • T-Shaped. Your primary area is data engineering but you are comfortable with second areas such as data presentation, backend engineering, or front-end development.
  • Professional experience working in an agile environment.
  • Comfortable with tackling very loosely defined problems, especially when working on a team that has autonomy in their day-to-day decisions.
  • Have performed an analysis of large datasets in a cloud-based environment, preferably with an understanding of Google’s Cloud Platform.
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform is beneficial.
  • Experience in mentoring and leading junior engineers is a plus.

    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 Europe 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.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Central European 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.
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