Staff Android Engineer

Remote from
Job type
Full Time,
Opening date
Closing date
11 Feb 2023

About Spotify

Passionate music fans. Innovative tech pros. Perfect harmony. Join our band.

Actively Hiring
At Spotify Advertising R&D, our mission is to build the next generation advertising platform for audio which can scale the freemium experience for hundreds of millions of fans and tens of thousands of advertisers. This scale brings unique challenges as well as tremendous opportunities to define our business.
As a Staff Engineer, you will architect, design, develop, deploy and operate features that are used by millions of users. You‘ll be the technical leader for a department while leading technical projects spanning multiple teams. We are looking for someone who can drive development and delivery, build sound architecture, as well as mentor other engineers to grow.

What You’ll Do:

  • Be a leader of the Spotify engineering community, driving and influencing our architecture across the company.
  • Drive best engineering practices within your team(s) by defining and teaching them.
  • Acquire broad knowledge about our topology, in particular, our numerous platforms and partner integrations to be able to effectively represent them in conversations internally and externally.
  • Work hands-on in a team solving technical problems to deliver great value to users.
  • Work efficiently with legacy code and suggest incremental improvements.
  • Contribute to the vision and long-term strategy in your domain of expertise.
  • Be a department-level expert in a particular area or the go-to person for solving problems in your field.
  • Be a technical thought partner to department leadership and build trust with our strategic partners.
  • Spread learning and knowledge across the organization, and advocate and help implement sustainable engineering practices.
  • Facilitate collaboration between teams, departments, engineers, product managers, designers, and product insights specialists.
  • Manage dependencies for complex projects in a constantly evolving environment and bring clarity and focus.

Who You Are:

  • Have proven experience of leading technical projects spanning multiple teams.
  • Have strong mobile skills (Android) with a mastery in Kotlin and Java. C++ is a plus.
  • Have several years of working experience in building user-friendly, data-rich, scalable applications.
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity and have the ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making abilities.
  • A strong communicator and can easily explain a complex technical architecture to different audiences.
  • Have extensive experience working hands-on as a Software Engineer in an agile environment.
  • Have a detailed understanding of software development at scale, constraints and challenges, and apply them to systems and software development.
  • Show a deep knowledge of how to write robust, maintainable applications, and a reasonable understanding of how to build and work with distributed high-volume backend servers.
  • Experienced in identifying, debugging and resolving complex production issues.
  • Professional in mentoring engineering teams and encouraging best methodologies.

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This is a Full Time role.