Senior Data Engineer – Platform Mission


  • Full Time

The Platform team crafts 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 fields, 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 efficiency, quality, and innovation across Spotify.

We are looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join a team within the Platform organization whose mission is to improve the user experience for dataset producers and consumers through the development, implementation, and promotion of “Golden Dataset” data quality standards. Golden Datasets are key foundational datasets that support important Spotify features and are critical for our business. It is a new and exciting program where you will get the chance to work with experienced data engineers across Spotify, driving improvements in data quality at the source.


What you’ll do:


  • Work with teams across Spotify, providing them with hands-on support to improve the quality of their data
  • Shape and define standard methodologies for data production and consumption in areas such as data modeling, integrity controls, documentation, and interface stability, versioning and change management
  • Initiate and drive improvements through company-wide programs and certification processes related to code and data quality
  • Identify and automate quality program criteria to ensure scalable quality across the organization
  • Help map the landscape of Spotify data entities, focusing on foundational datasets that support critical features, leading to a well-established catalog of entities and improving the overall quality of their data

    Who you are:


  • You have strong coding skills, preferably in Scala, Python, and Java
  • Strong experience in SQL, primarily BigQuery dialect
  • Have experience with JVM-based data processing frameworks such as Beam and Spark
  • You are knowledgeable about data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques and are passionate about defining and evangelizing their standard methodologies
  • Adept at building strong relationships with colleagues and partners
  • You are able to adapt quickly to different teams and environments, being able to switch context quickly while maintaining productivity and effectiveness
  • You care deeply about code and data quality and evangelizing its best practices
  • You are hard-working and able to draw on your experience to identify, codify, and evangelize best practices for data quality across a large data engineering organization

    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 EMEA 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 Central European time zone for collaboration.
  • We ask that our team members be located within Greenwich Mean time zone, Central European time zone, or Eastern European standard time zone for the purposes of our collaboration hours.



    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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