Senior Data Scientist – User Platform


  • Full Time

The Platform team creates 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 disciplines, 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 productivity, quality and innovation across Spotify.

User Platform (UP) is a tribe in Spotify’s Platform mission. The Platform mission is responsible for building the tooling and support platforms for the engineering teams at Spotify. UP owns the platforms for authentication, authorization, user account data and user experience configuration at Spotify. 

UP was formed with the mission to provide a secure platform that helps users establish their identity and manage their account data on different surfaces. UP also enables teams around Spotify to experiment on and customize the user experience in new and more refined ways. 

UP is responsible for many of the core services needed for Spotify to function and provide the 380M+ users across the world access to the audio experience they desire.

UP tribe is looking for a Data Scientist to increase our insights into IAM (Identity Access Management), remote configuration’s performances and multivariate testing across our products. Your mission is to combine numerous big data sources and provide various teams with insights to continuously evolve and iterate on our products. In this role, you will be responsible for fulfilling complex requests end to end: from scope definition, to data analysis, to communicating resolution to your team and stakeholders. You will also be challenged to build reusable and comprehensive dashboards and operational tools to enable User Platform to scale its impact.


What you’ll do


  • Formulate hypotheses related to engineering effectiveness, product performances, & operational excellence, validate them from our datasets, and communicate these insights effectively
  • Define and shape our insights strategy with the support of Squads and leaders in the Tribe 
  • Collaborate closely with engineers, data scientists, user researchers, product designers, and product managers across the mission to create and promote shared data-informed methods

    Who you are


  • Have at least 5 years of experience in working as a Data Scientist, preferably working with engineering, and product design
  • You have relevant training in statistics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, economics, or another quantitative discipline
  • You possess statistical skills to perform advanced analytics (such as regression modeling, a/b testing and significance testing)
  • You have experience performing analysis with large datasets in a cloud-based data processing environment, such as BigQuery or similar
  • You are proficient in Python, R, SQL, or other scripting languages
  • You are familiar with data visualization tools, such as Tableau
  • You’re passionate about your work, striving towards the goals of the team and, ultimately, the Spotify mission – “giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it”

    Where you’ll be


  • For this role, it can be within the EMEA region in which we have a work location and is within working hours.
  • 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.
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