Senior Backend Engineer, Developer Experience

By | November 3, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Senior Backend Engineer, Developer Experience

Salary : $167000 per year

Company : Spotify

Location : Remote US

Spotify is looking for a Backend Engineer to join our Platform engineering organization! The Platform team builds the technology that enables Spotify to learn quickly and scale easily and the Platform Developer Experience tribe ensures that our internal and external engineers have support throughout the complete development lifecycle no matter what engineering field they are in.


New York or Remote ESTAmericas

Job type

Are you passionate about building applications and systems enabling automatic evaluation of certification programs and fragmentation of the tech stack used throughout Spotify? Are you also interested in guiding and helping engineers to take the next step in improving their systems and infrastructure? Then this might just be the right role for you!

What you’ll do

  • Be a valued member of an autonomous agile team to continuously experiment iterate and deliver on new product objectives.
  • Be a strong participant in the Spotify-wide backend community affecting and driving backend engineering across the company.
  • Facilitate collaboration with your peers product owners and designers to seek exciting and complicated problems for delivering quality code.
  • Regular hack days and annual hack weeks.
  • Deliver testable maintainable and high-quality code and take operational responsibility for the components that you develop

Who you are

  • You are passionate about delivering end-to-end experiences and software architecture across the front-end back-end and the APIs that glue them together.
  • You are experienced with modern backend languages technologies coding testing debugging and automation techniques
  • You care about backend technologies as well as exploring data through pipelines and charts
  • You have experience in backend development and data engineering
  • You enjoy learning quickly and working closely together with your product team to bring value to your partners

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 East coast Americas 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

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 with a community of more than 381 million users.

This role is not eligible for hire in Colorado USA.

Global COVID and Vaccination Disclosure
Spotify is committed to safety and well-being of our employees vendors and clients. We are following regional guidelines mandating vaccination and testing requirements including those requiring vaccinations and testing for in-person roles and event attendance. For NYC we have mandated that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated in order to work in our offices and externally with any third-parties.For all other locations we strongly encourage our employees to get vaccinated and also follow local COVID and safety protocols.

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