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Director of Engineering - Experience
Posted on 5/26/2022
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • You have proven experience as a technical leader for managers of managers, as the leader of an Engineering organization driving significant impact. You have a good understanding of how to lead and inspire through others
  • Prior to becoming a technical leader, you have extensive experience working hands-on as a Software Engineer in an agile environment
  • You have experience mentoring and supporting peers and engineering teams, fostering the best engineering practices
  • You possess a deep understanding of how to translate product and business goals into tech strategies
  • You have a good understanding of system design, and experience leading staff and principal engineers. You are conversant in some of the following: large-scale mobile application development, microservice architectures, data streaming architectures
  • In the past, you have solved problems that affect the larger company engineering organization as well as your own organization
  • You are passionate about developing products for hundreds of millions of consumers and platforms that are used by hundreds of engineers
  • You are passionate about what you do and have a high interest in keeping up with current best practices in your areas of expertise
  • As a great influencer with great communication skills, you love sharing your knowledge with others and helping them grow
  • You possess technical leadership knowledge where you can showcase your expertise by speaking at both internal and external conferences
  • Be a technical leader and valued contributor in an autonomous, cross-functional agile tribe and within Spotify in general
  • Be accountable for the technical vision and long-term technology strategy for the Spotify mobile client products. Work closely with your product counterpart to define the product vision and long-term product strategy. Define the technical capabilities required to achieve that product strategy
  • Work with engineering leaders across Spotify to enable large-scale collaboration on the mobile client, partnering with other Spotify business units that are all building their businesses based on access to hundreds of millions of consumers
  • Work closely with engineers, product managers, and other engineering leaders to enable experiences that build fantastic music sessions for Spotify users worldwide
  • Lead and support the versatile engineers who architect, develop, and support mobile clients deployed to hundreds of millions of users
  • Lead and support the dedicated engineers who architect, develop, and operate APIs and back-end services supporting hundreds of millions of users
  • Lead and support the Spotify-wide backend and client developer community, influencing and driving our architecture across the company
  • Enable learning and knowledge sharing across the organization, leveling up our engineering practices and mentoring other specialists
  • Work directly with suppliers and partners to influence technical platforms and decisions
  • Initiate, influence and drive technical projects across teams within Spotify

5,001-10,000 employees

Leading music and podcast streaming platform
Company Overview
Spotify's 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 opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it. Today, Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with 406m users, including 180m subscribers, across 184 markets.
  • Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse
  • Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents
  • Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs
  • Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success
  • All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub
  • Spotify On Tour, join your colleagues on trips to industry festivals and events
Company Values
  • Innovative: We move fast and take big risks
  • Sincere: We have no time for internal politics
  • Passionate: We revel in what we do
  • Collaborative: We recognize that we're all in this together
  • Playful: We don't take ourselves too seriously