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Backend Software Engineer (Boston, MA)

We are looking for senior backend engineers to join our team of talented engineers that share a common interest in distributed backend systems, their scalability and continued development.  You will build the backend systems that power our application, scale highly distributed systems, and continuously improve our engineering practices. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

What you’ll do

  • Architect, develop, and operate Java services deployed to millions of users.
  • Leverage Spotify’s many data sets to create awesome music recommendations.
  • Be a technical leader and valued contributor in an autonomous, cross-functional agile team
  • Collaborate with other engineers, product owners, and designers to identify and solve challenging problems, creating awesome music sessions for users worldwide.
  • Be a leader of the Spotify-wide backend developer community affecting and driving our architecture across the company.
  • Work on what you want during regular hack days and bi-annual hack weeks.
  • Work from our awesome office in Boston  where we solve problems in the areas of Music Recommendations, Personalized Sets, and Music Understanding.

Who you are

  • You have experience writing distributed, high-volume services and know how to deploy and keep them running in production.
  • You have interest in big data processing technologies.
  • You love working in an environment where you constantly experiment and iterate quickly.
  • You believe data is the most powerful tool for informed decision-making.
  • You have a deep understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms.
  • You care about quality and you know what it means to ship high quality code.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.