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    Spotify is looking for a Engineering Manager - Podcast Platform

    At Spotify Advertising, our part of that 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 the insights product for our business.

    We work at the intersection of advertising… technologies to connect millions of brands to billions of fans. We’re paving the way for a global Spotify business that empowers even more creators to make a living off their art. Come join us and help build the platform that powers promotion at Spotify.

    We are hiring for an Engineering Manager to accelerate learning, tech excellence and delivery within Spotify’s Ads Business Unit. In this role, you will be instrumental in leading the team responsible for key content management components that enable large podcast organizations to publish, manage and monetize their podcasts.

    As an Engineering Manager, you will lead the engineers in one of our squads. The technology that this squad delivers is used daily by some of the largest publishers in the world. Your leadership will enable the tooling to make the Megaphone technology the world-leading technology for saving publishers time and increasing their revenue. Above all, your work will impact the way the world creates and publishes podcasts!!

    What You'll Do:

    • You will lead and build a team of talented engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback, and hands-on career development
    • Drive and be accountable for technical delivery and excellence and work with your team on strategy and execution
    • Facilitate collaboration within and across teams of engineers, product managers, and designers to tackle interesting and exciting problems across our ad platform
    • Guide and facilitate engineering technology architecture decisions for product development
    • Advocate for and support quality-focused development practices (CI/CD, testing, operational efficiency, etc.)
    • Grow the technical expertise of your team around quality, scalability, performance, and fault tolerance using pioneering tools
    • Advocate and promote leadership within the larger engineering community
    • Determine staffing needs for open roles and work closely with the recruitment team to hire and onboard engineers as needed

    Who You Are:

    • You have experience working in a team environment and have coached and mentored your colleague engineers
    • You approach leadership thoughtfully, compassionately and with curiosity
    • You have experience with or strong exposure to front-end technologies such as React or Vue.js and back-end technologies such as Ruby on Rails, Node.js, AWS or GCPYou navigate difficult situations and hold yourself and others accountable
    • Technical Excellence: You have hands-on experience driving architectural strategy and design for complex systems
    • You've worked on large-scale distributed systems that require high availability and scalability
    • You follow modern engineering practices such as XP, DDD, and ideally contribute to the software development community
    • You have a strong understanding of development practices working with Data- processing, handling, and presenting
    • High-quality Delivery: You can prioritize multiple inbound requests, understanding trade-offs, and ultimately steering your team towards building the right solution
    • You have a bias for action and can make tough calls when needed
    • You have an eye for quality and testing standards and frameworks
    • You are passionate about documentation, and understand its importance within a distributed work environment
    • You have worked on initiatives involving multiple teams or technologies
    • You've successfully delivered highly visible initiatives in the past
    • High-Impact Collaboration: You partner with Product, Design and Insights teams to delivery well-rounded solutions
    • You are comfortable building and strengthening connections with many types of individuals in a large organization as well as external customers
    • You can make and articulate tradeoffs between tech and business implications
    • You can represent tech in various multi-functional forums and at all levels
    • You have strong communication skills

    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, however we frequently collaborate with Australian Eastern Time team members