Spotify

Data Engineer, Lyrics

Job description

The Freemium R&D team oversees the entire user journey on Spotify and ensures we engage with people in innovative ways, every step of the way. Our team grows Spotify’s audience by finding future listeners around the world and delivering the right value to them, at the right time. With research, product development, product design, engineering, and marketing all collaborating in one organization, we’re able to quickly create meaningful features and services for millions of people around the world, resulting in joyful, long-lasting relationships with Spotify.


The Freemium R&D team oversees the entire user journey on Spotify and ensures we engage with people in innovative ways, every step of the way. Our team grows Spotify’s audience by finding future listeners around the world and delivering the right value to them, at the right time. With research, product development, product design, engineering, and marketing all collaborating in one organization, we’re able to quickly create meaningful features and services for millions of people around the world, resulting in joyful, long-lasting relationships with Spotify.


We are looking for a Data Engineer to join the Lyrics team to develop and improve the Lyrics backend systems and data pipelines. Lyrics is core to the Spotify user experience, with roughly 172m users interacting with the feature over a 30-day window, which is 39% of active users. Our systems need to be stable, scalable and performant to support growing usage of Lyrics both internally and externally, and the work to deliver this will ensure that Lyrics continues to have a high positive impact on our critical metrics.


Lyrics is a distributed and fully cross-functional team, with team members across Product, Insights, Design and Tech. Within Tech, you will collaborate closely with fellow iOS, Android and Backend Engineers in the squad, as well as engineers from across the business in areas such as Content Platform and Technical Accounting.


What you'll do


  • Research, prototype, implement and drive solutions, passionate about handling complex third-party data ingestion systems
  • Understand and evaluate existing systems, define and implement technical improvements, to ensure the performance of a high-traffic system with large end-user impact
  • Create and update and evangelises standards and documentation that improve the experience for people working with data at Spotify
  • Work closely with internal and external customers, including client engineers, to capture and align requirements


Who you are


  • You love Data Engineering
  • You have experience and/or interest in Backend Engineering
  • You are Data centric (able to morph between an Engineer and Scientist)
  • You have a strong understanding of data systems
  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about improving and building data platforms
  • You are familiar with current engineering practices such as distributed architecture
  • You are curious about new technologies and finding uses and insights for all types of data
  • You will have experience working on and building distributed data pipelines and systems that ingest huge amounts of data across multiple sources and brands.
  • You will have experience working with Scala, Python, Scio & BigTable


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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