Machine Learning Engineer - Summer Internship (Do Not Refer)

Boston, MA /
Students – Students /
Internship
Applications closed on Nov. 22nd

We are looking for Machine Learning Interns to #JoinTheBand and help drive a data-first culture across Spotify.  You will work on a variety of problems such as content recommendation, personalization, optimization, user intelligence, and content classification. You will work with a team to come up with new and interesting hypotheses, test them, and scale them up to huge data sets with hundreds of billions of data points. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

What you'll do

    • Apply machine learning, collaborative filtering, NLP, and deep learning methods to massive data sets
    • Prototype new algorithms, evaluate with small scale experiments, and later productionize solutions at scale to our 140 million active users
    • Collaborate with a cross functional agile team of software engineers, data engineers, ML experts, and others to build new product features
    • Help drive optimization, testing and tooling to improve data quality
    • Iterate on recommendation quality through continuous A/B testing

Who you are

    • You are pursuing a Ph.D. or Master's degree in Machine Learning, Statistics or related field preferred
    • You have experience implementing machine learning systems at scale in Java, Scala, Python or similar (not just R or Matlab)
    • You have a strong mathematical background in statistics and machine learning
    • You care about agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, and responsible experimentation
    • You preferably have experience with data processing and storage frameworks like Hadoop, Scalding, Spark, Storm, Cassandra, Kafka, etc.
    • You preferably have machine learning publications or work on open source to share with us
The Intern experience

This is your chance to help craft the way the world listens, learn more about what we do, how we do it - and why that matters. We’re looking for enthusiastic current students with a passion for audio experiences and an ambition to go far. This isn't just any internship, you’ll make an impact and play a real part in the success of Spotify, All over one unforgettable summer!

If that’s you, tell us who you are, what you care about, and where you want to go.

Our paid summer internships last for 10-13 weeks and start at the beginning of June. The last day to apply is November 22nd, 2020 at 11:59 PM, EST. You can expect the following application timeline:

Late November 2020 - Mid January 2021: Application Review
Early December 2020 - March 2021: Interviews
January 2021 - April 2021: Offers given out
June 2021: Intern program start

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 320 million users.