Web Development Team Lead
Spotify - New York, NY

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At Spotify we want to connect millions of people with their favorite music and create a service that people love to use. We’re now looking for an outstanding lead engineer. You’ll help us make the Spotify product even better across our desktop, mobile and web products, leveraging our Spotify Apps platform.

The lead engineer will manage a team of 5-10 world-class engineers with web frontend and backend expertise, and will also act as an individual contributor. This position will be based in our Chelsea location and will report to the VP of Engineering in New York.

Main Responsibilities

Lead and develop your team and continue to recruit and scale our existing team

Develop a group of motivated, skilled and highly efficient engineers

Ensure high quality of all software produced by the team

Work with Product and Design to build new user-facing features on top of our Spotify Apps platform

Example of tasks

Build a new sharing UI using JS, HTML5 and our apps API

Work with the recruiting team to acquire and interview engineering candidates

Design and implement new extensions to our apps API

Perform A/B testing to optimize user engagement of existing product features


You have led development teams before and you enjoy leading others

You have a proven track record of taking on an existing commercial code base and becoming a technical leader

You have several years of working experience building and maintaining large-scale web applications

You have extremely strong JavaScript and frontend skills, and ideally you have experience with Python, Java, and/or C++

You have experience working with Agile software development methods

You believe in releasing beautiful and high quality software

A degree in computer science or similar is preferred, but not required. When applying please also include any hobby projects that you want to show us (some examples of applications you have built and/or pointers to your github or similar).

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