Staff Engineer - Platform Developer Experience

London /
Engineering – Platform /
Do you love inspiring technical visions? Do you have customer empathy and appetite for testing early hypotheses with customers? We are seeking an inventive, passionate Senior/Staff Engineer for our Platformization team.

Leading the technical vision in a brand new domain called “Platformization” at Spotify. We're supporting technical platform owners to grow their audience. We're exploring making our technical platforms discoverable, enabling great APIs and documentation. We're building tooling that supports self-service and enables extensible platform architectures.

This role is in the Platform Developer Experience team within the Platform Mission. We're crafting the technology ecosystem that enables Spotify to learn and deliver quickly. This while safely and easily scaling to billions of customers.

We are an amplifier for productivity, quality, and innovation across Spotify.

What you'll do

    • Drive the exploration of our platformization products and help to lead their implementation.
    • Coordinate technical projects across teams within Spotify.
    • Collaborate with other specialists to solve interesting and challenging problems.
    • Collaborate with other technical leaders towards scalable designs to that serve platform audiences.
    • Work with platform engineers creating reusable systems improving the Spotify's developer experience.
    • Be a technical leader and valued contributor in an autonomous, multi-functional agile team.
    • Be a leader in our developer community, developing platform architecture across the company.

Who you are

    • You work with and listen to collaborators and customers, using emerging understanding. You dare to present mockups to customers - over polished products - to learn more.
    • You have a deep understanding of system design and are passionate about quality.
    • You thrive in a startup-like context with high ambiguity and little guidance on what to build.
    • You have a deep interest in engineering best practices. Also, healthy agile/lean processes to build long-term quality. Clean code, domain-driven design, TDD, Restful APIs, automatic documentation. You create products that increase throughput for our development teams.
    • You want to succeed on the quality of your initiatives. It's not so much about shipped products yet, until we know what products will help customers most.
    • You think about problems and opportunities at a system level. You aim to connect the dots and deliver business impact over the long-term.
    • You love to work in an environment where experimenting and iterating at speed counts. Where data is the most powerful tool for informed decision-making.

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 and is within working hours
    • Working hours? We operate within the Central European and GMT time zones 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
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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