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Web Engineer - Platform and Partner Experience


1 year ago

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Job Description

Delivering the best Spotify experience possible. To as many people as possible. In as many moments as possible. That’s what the Experience team is all about. We use our deep understanding of consumer expectations to enrich the lives of millions of our users all over the world, bringing the music and audio they love to the devices, apps and platforms they use every day. Know what our users want? Join us and help Spotify give it to them.

The Desktop & Web team is responsible for building the full Spotify experience of our Windows, Mac, Linux, and Web Player (browser) desktop clients. We develop the user interface using modern web technologies like React & TypeScript. In 2021 we unified & modernized the technical stack and user experience of our Desktop & Web Player apps and are now creating exciting new features on top of this platform. Read Building the Future of Our Desktop Apps and Designing a new Foundation: Spotify for Desktop to get a good insight into the kind of work that we do from the engineering and design perspectives.

We are looking for thoughtful, pragmatic, well-rounded engineers experienced in web technologies to join us and help build the future of audio content consumption in our Desktop & Web clients. You will join a healthy and collaborative team, continuously improving our engineering practices and delivering innovative features. All while keeping it fun and caring for you and your work-life balance. Your work will directly impact the way millions of Spotify users experience audio content in their daily lives.

What You'll Do:
  1. Develop and maintain features with TypeScript, React.
  2. Work in close collaboration with your engineering, product, data science & design peers.
  3. Write robust code, covered with unit, integration, and end-to-end tests.
  4. Architect and document pragmatic solutions, taking into account the wider family of Spotify’s web-based clients and opportunities for reusability.
  5. Integrate with multiple backends using our native container API bindings or internal GraphQL and REST APIs.
  6. Run experiments to test innovative features (A/B testing).
  7. Improve and evolve our tech stack as needed.
  8. Participate in defining the team’s ways of working.
  9. Participate in code reviews.
  10. You’ll be part of a distributed group that is located in CEST and EST time zones.
Who You Are:
  1. You have a solid foundation of computer science concepts (i.e. data structures and algorithms) and good engineering practices.
  2. You have strong fundamentals in JavaScript/TypeScript, HTML, and CSS and proven experience in modern React development.
  3. Experience building web products at scale in a high-growth consumer-facing environment.
  4. You have attention to detail and for providing delightful user experiences.
  5. You are eager to learn and grow.
  6. Can balance personal ambitions with business needs, and you’re always willing to prioritize what is needed to move the product forward.
  7. You enjoy collaborating closely with peers to develop features.
  8. You work well with multi-functional, agile software development teams.
Where You'll Be:
  1. We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them.
  2. Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the US region in which we have a work location and is within EDT working hours.
  3. Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here.

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.


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