Backend Infrastructure Team Lead
Spotify - New York, NY

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Our engineering team is responsible for the infrastructure underlying Spotify's music experience. We work on large scale distributed systems, from handling a billion playlists to streaming music to millions of users with subsecond latency and in a fault-tolerant manner. As an infrastructure team lead at Spotify, you will be leading one of the teams that build, scale and maintain these systems. We are looking for candidates who share a passion for tackling complexity and building platforms that can scale through multiple orders of magnitude.

Main Responsibilities

Understand and appreciate company objectives to ensure they are consistent with team priorities

Continue to build an amazing team of infrastructure engineers

Stay involved in development by writing and shipping working software along your team members

Ensure high quality of all software produced by the team

Coach and empower the team

Requirements

Extensive experience working in agile environments (Kanban, Scrum, ...)

Strong promoter of software engineering best practices (e.g. unit testing, code reviews, design reviews, documentation)

Extensive backend development experience.

Previous experience of leading development teams of around 10 people.

Experienced in coding in Java and python.

Linux systems knowledge (Debian-based distributions preferred.)

Strong algorithms and data structures background.

Experience of high-traffic, large-scale distributed systems and multi-threaded client-server architectures.

BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience with NoSQL solutions (preferably Cassandra) for large-scale data solutions

Understands data-driven experimentation and performance tuning of complex systems

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