[New Job Opening] Director of Engineering, Music Expression job Vacancy in New York, NY


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Director of Engineering, Music Expression
New York, NY
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Description : Engineering
Spotify’s mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their work and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by it. The Music Mission team owns Spotify’s end to end proposition for music creators and the experiences they create for fans. The team is dedicated to building tools and services to enable creation, promotion, expression, and monetization at scale.
New York or Remote Americas
Job type
The Music Expression team is focused on enabling creative expression through and around music by artists, aspiring creatives, and fans. Our products are used at scale – over 1,000,000 active artists in Spotify for Artists and more than 380,000,000 listeners.
As the Director of Engineering, you will lead teams across a diverse array of exciting technical domains. This includes building low-latency, video and audio intensive mobile features that will innovate future ways that artists can share and express on Spotify and how fans can participate and respond. This is a high-profile and strategic area for the company that will drive user growth and engagement for our core app. Domains of ownership will include mobile, web, backend, data, machine learning and more.
Are you passionate about building a new mission-driven business for Spotify, growing an impactful engineering team, and confronting exciting technical challenges to impact the lives of artists and listeners at scale? If so, we’d love to hear from you!
What you’ll do
Build from the ground up (from a team of seven) a new engineering team to own this area, with significant headcount and investment behind you.
Be accountable for the technical vision and long-term strategy for the music expression product lines, including the creator and consumer experiences.
Drive impact through Engineering Managers and Staff Engineers who report to you by promoting sound engineering practices, regularly assessing the technical state of teams, and providing mentoring, coaching and sponsorship.
Ensure our solutions are scalable, balanced, architecturally sound, and that technical debt is incurred consciously and repaid in a reasonable time.
Enable learning and knowledge sharing across the organization, leveling up our engineering practices and mentoring other specialists.
Initiate, influence and drive technical projects across teams within Spotify.
Design and evolve the organization structure based on business needs.
Who you are
You are passionate about technology and what it can do for the music industry and artists
You thrive when developing great people, not just great products
You have a broad engineering background and have deep experience in mobile development on either iOS or Android and experience in media-intensive products.
You are well-versed in data-driven and data-informed product development
You have real-world experience managing engineering teams and have operated successfully as a “leader of leaders”
You want to make an impact
Where you’ll be
We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode best for them!
Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the Americas region in which we have a work location
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
Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration
Our global benefits
Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse.
Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success.
Global parental leave, six months off – fully paid – for all new parents.
All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub.
Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs.
Spotify On Tour, join your colleagues on trips to industry festivals and events.
Learn about life at Spotify
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 with a community of more than 381 million users.
Global COVID and Vaccination Disclosure
Spotify is committed to safety and well-being of our employees, vendors and clients. We are following regional guidelines mandating vaccination and testing requirements, including those requiring vaccinations and testing for in-person roles and event attendance. For the US, we have mandated that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated in order to work in our offices and externally with any third-parties. For all other locations, we strongly encourage our employees to get vaccinated and also follow local COVID and safety protocols.
This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.
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