Summer Internship, Backend Engineer | Advertising R&D (US)

New York, NY /
Students – Students /
/ Remote
At Spotify Advertising R&D, our mission is to build the next-generation advertising platform for audio which can scale the freemium experience for hundreds of millions of fans and tens of thousands of advertisers. This scale brings unique challenges as well as tremendous opportunities to define our business.

We are looking for a Backend Engineering intern that will join a growing team in Advertising at Spotify focused on payments. You will work on projects using industry-standard tools to give our Advertisers the best experience and ensure we’re collecting payment timely and accurately.  You’ll be working closely within a team with other engineers at every stage through the software development lifecycle, learning hands-on how to deliver multi-tier applications at scale. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

What you'll do

    • You will work in a cross-functional team with product managers, designers, and other engineers, where you will have a genuine impact on the team’s decisions
    • You will work with industry-standard tools and service providers delivering a world-class advertising product 
    • Keep code maintainable through extensive documentation and automated tests
    • Learn about multiple modern technologies ranging from user-facing software to backend infrastructure

Who you are

    • A current undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering, and planning to graduate in 2024
    • You currently have valid work authorization to work in the country in which this role is based that will extend from June to August 2023
    • You know how to design and build distributed systems in Java
    • You are experienced with React/JavaScript/CSS/HTML coding and testing
    • You have an understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms
    • You care about quality and know what it takes to ship high-quality code

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
    • For this role, you can choose to either work from home or from one of our office locations
    • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Time Zone for collaboration
Our paid summer internships last for 10-13 weeks and start at the beginning of June. The last day to apply is February 16, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET.

The United States hourly rate for this position is 33.00 USD (Undergraduate First Year & Sophomores), 42.00 USD (Undergraduate Juniors & Seniors), 49.00 USD (Masters) & 58.00 USD (PhD) per hour plus a one-time intern stipend of 2,253 USD. This position is overtime eligible. These rates may be modified in the future.

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.