Spotify is looking for experienced data engineers to join us in NYC on our mission to create the world’s best music player. As a Data Engineer, your job is to work with huge data sets and analyze data using algorithms and machine learning. You will help us improve music recommendations, build top lists, forecast ad delivery, identify trends, and much more.

We work on large scale systems processing terabytes of data every day, using a wide range of tools. The data infrastructure is an integral part of Spotify’s backend architecture and it powers most of the user facing features. Some challenging tasks include scaling music recommendations up to millions of users, or how to push out thousands of updates per second to users in real time.

As a data infrastructure engineer at Spotify, you will help us design, build, scale and evolve these systems and their next generation. We are looking for brave candidates who share our passion for tackling infrastructural complexity and building platforms that can seamlessly scale through multiple orders of magnitude.



Design, build, scale, and evolve our current large scale systems and their next generation
Work with huge data sets and work with Machine Learning engineers on analyzing this data using algorithms and machine learning
Hack on Spotify backend software components
Assume ownership over certain components and continuously work to improve them
Run A/B tests to determine what makes our users the happiest
Be proactive and constantly pay attention to the scalability, performance and availability of our systems
Take an active interest in our features and our user happiness
Occasionally help out with recruitment


BS in Computer Science or similar
Strong and proven development skills, preferably in Python/Java
Strong algorithms and data structures background
Experience working in a Linux environment or similar
Has worked with web-scale data sets, preferably in Hadoop
Experience with Cassandra, Kafka, Pig, Hive, Storm and other tools are a great plus
Experience with machine learning or related fields is another great plus

About Spotify

With Spotify, it’s easy to find the right music for every moment – on your phone, your computer, your tablet and more.

There are millions of tracks on Spotify. So whether you’re working out, partying or relaxing, the right music is always at your fingertips. Choose what you want to listen to, or let Spotify surprise you.

You can also browse through the music collections of friends, artists and celebrities, or create a radio station and just sit back.

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