iOS Staff Engineer, Core Experience (Discovery & Distribution)

By | September 6, 2022

Job Responsibilities : iOS Staff Engineer, Core Experience (Discovery & Distribution)

Salary : $170000 per year

Company : Spotify

Location : Remote US

    Engineering
    Mobile
Delivering the best Spotify experience possible. To as many people as possible. In as many moments as possible. That’s what the Experience team is all about. We use our deep understanding of consumer expectations to enrich the lives of millions of our users all over the world bringing the music and audio they love to the devices apps and platforms they use every day. Know what our users want? Join us and help Spotify give it to them.

Location

New York or Remote Americas

Job type

Permanent
Delivering the best Spotify experience possible. To as many people as possible. In as many moments as possible. That’s what the Experience team is all about. We use our deep understanding of consumer expectations to enrich the lives of millions of our users all over the world bringing the music and audio they love to the devices apps and platforms they use every day. Know what our users want? Join us and help Spotify give it to them.
We’re looking for a Staff Engineer to join our Core Experience Discovery and Distribution Product Area. The product area is responsible for all of Spotify’s consumer experiences across our mobile apps and the content types. We have a deliberate single app strategy giving users the opportunity to have all their audio in one place and while it affords us many strategic benefits like cross promotion of different content types we do appreciate the challenge of keeping it all small and simple in one single app. That is where we want to create a winning experience.
As a Staff Engineer you will architect design develop deploy and operate features that are used by millions of users. You‘ll be the technical leader for a department contributing hands-on in a team while leading technical projects spanning multiple teams. We are looking for someone who can drive development and delivery build sound architecture and foster best practices when it comes to development as well as mentor other engineers to grow.

What you’ll do

  • Be a leader of the Spotify engineering community driving and influencing our architecture across the company.
  • Drive best engineering practices within your team(s) by defining and teaching them.
  • Acquire broad knowledge about our topology in particular our numerous platforms and partner integrations to be able to effectively represent them in conversations internally and externally.
  • Work hands-on in a team solving technical problems to deliver great value to users.
  • Work efficiently with legacy code and suggest incremental improvements.
  • Contribute to the vision and long-term strategy in your domain of expertise.
  • Be a department-level expert in a particular area or the go-to person for solving problems in your field.
  • Be a technical thought partner to department leadership and build trust with our strategic partners.
  • Spread learning and knowledge across the organization and advocate and help implement sustainable engineering practices.
  • Facilitate collaboration between teams departments engineers product managers designers and product insights specialists.
  • Manage dependencies for complex projects in a fast-changing environment and bring clarity and focus.

Who you are

  • Have proven experience of leading technical projects spanning multiple teams.
  • Have strong mobile skills (iOS) with potential secondary discipline (preferably Backend or Android).
  • Have several years of working experience in building user-friendly data-rich scalable applications.
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity and have the ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making abilities.
  • A strong communicator and can easily explain a complex technical architecture to different audiences.
  • Have extensive experience working hands-on as a Software Engineer in an agile environment.
  • Have a detailed understanding of software development at scale constraints and challenges and apply them to systems and software development.
  • Show a deep knowledge of how to write robust maintainable applications and a reasonable understanding of how to build and work with distributed high-volume backend servers.
  • Experienced in identifying debugging and resolving complex production issues.
  • Professional in mentoring engineering teams and encouraging best methodologies.

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.

Our global benefits

Extensive learning opportunities through our dedicated team GreenHouse.
Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success.
Global parental leave six months off – fully paid – for all new parents.
All The Feels our employee assistance program and self-care hub.
Flexible public holidays swap days off according to your values and beliefs.
Spotify On Tour join your colleagues on trips to industry festivals and events.

Learn about life at Spotify

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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