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Director of Engineering Platforms & Partner Experience

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The Platform & Partner Experience organisation looks after the experience we provide to our users across a wide array of devices including desktop, TV & Smart-Displays. They are driving the best experience on the most relevant devices throughout our users day.

As Director of Engineering, you will look after an organization spanning across approx. 60 engineers and several teams as they develop and innovate on Spotify’s consumer experience across our richest and largest web-based screen experiences. This is a genuine opportunity to have a tremendous impact on the actual user experience, driving the strategic engineering decisions that will enable us to reach our goal of over one billion users.

Working in collaboration with Product and Design counterparts, you will define and implement a healthy strategy that improves our reach and impact for the business. You will also drive impact through Senior Engineering Manager, Engineering Managers and Staff Engineers reports; encouraging the best engineering practices, regularly assessing the technical state and general health of teams, and providing focused mentoring to teams. This will include helping to ensure that our solutions are scalable, balanced, architecturally sound, and that technical debt is both incurred consciously and repaid in a reasonable time.

What You’ll Do

Grow and lead skilled and hardworking Engineering Managers, Staff Engineers and Senior Engineering Managers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development.
Be accountable for the technical vision and long-term technology strategy for the Spotify web based In-Home clients Desktop, Web Player, TV, Game Consoles & Smart-Displays.
Be a technical leader in an autonomous, multi-functional org and within Spotify in general, supporting timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs.
Work tightly with your peer product, engineering leaders and teams to set the technical direction, build and communicate strategy, and improve ways of working as a team.
Collaborate with other engineering leaders across Spotify to enable large-scale collaboration on strategies and bets, and enable experiences that build phenomenal audio sessions for Spotify users worldwide.
Enable learning and sharing across the organization, leveling up our engineering practices and mentoring other specialists.
Work directly with suppliers and partners to influence technical platforms and decisions, and initiate and drive technical projects across teams within Spotify.

Who You Are

A natural leader and manager of managers, who understands how to encourage through others to drive impact in an Engineering organization.
Great communication skills and and influencer – you love sharing your knowledge with others and helping them grow.
You know how to lead by fostering a culture in a fast moving environment, and you are able to support and grow this culture in teams.
Deep understanding of how to translate product and business goals into technical strategies, driving the execution across teams
Good understanding of system design, and experience leading staff engineers. In the past, you have solved problems that affect the larger company engineering organization as well as your own team.
Leading, managing, coaching and mentoring software developers & leaders towards delivering timely, high-quality software.
Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices and help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
Create a safe and inclusive working atmosphere and grow a healthy set of collaborative engineering practices in line with the what we value.