Combined Engineering Manager and Product Manager


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Delivering the best Spotify experience possible. To as many people as possible. In as many moments as possible. That’s what the Experience team is all about. We use our deep understanding of consumer expectations to enrich the lives of millions of our users all over the world, bringing the music and audio they love to the devices, apps and platforms they use every day. Know what our users want? Join us and help Spotify give it to them. 
Spotify lets our users engage throughout a wide variety of home-grown and partner-built applications, delivering magnificent audio experiences to millions of fans wherever they are.To support such a rich ecosystem of products and devices, Spotify’s SDK organisation provides a set of building blocks that serve a diverse range of stakeholders, including internal teams, large strategic partners, and home hobby enthusiasts.We are looking for a combined product & engineering manager who can complement this platform capability by driving the development of tools & policies which align with multiple internal strategies, encourage experimentation & innovation, while still protecting our core business needs. This role would be ideal for candidates looking to manage a small team while gaining a deep understanding of cross-discipline strategies.You are located in, or willing to relocate to, Stockholm, Sweden, where this team resides. Spotify offers relocation packages to those not already based in Stockholm.

What You’ll Do

  • Build and lead a cross-functional team comprising of both technical and operational roles through hiring, supporting, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Drive development & strategy for theSpotify Developer Website, our primary method of interacting with our large, active ecosystem of external developers
  • Devise, develop and operate a set of operational tooling which allows Spotify to effectively assess and act on existing and emergent opportunities built on our SDKs and APIs.
  • Build relationships across a wide variety of domains & business units to understand both their distinct and shared strategic needs and concerns
  • Inform and influence senior leadership on emergent opportunities to ensure we balance the best user experience with strongest business impact
  • Drive the vision and long-term strategy in the team and contribute to the wider tribe vision and strategy
  • Make sure your team is doing the right things, while not spreading too thinly. A healthy balance of innovation, support and maintenance is key for all successful teams at Spotify

Who you are

  • You are an interdisciplinary problem solver, skilled at blending different perspectives in pursuit of a mission
  • You have excellent networking skills, able to navigate a large, distributed organisation to find the right individuals, and build your own reputation so others seek you out whenever appropriate
  • You are excellent at sorting out ambiguity and ensure both engineers and stakeholders have appropriate information and clear direction at all times
  • You have clear experience developing others, even when you are not yourself the domain specialistYou are an excellent communicator and storyteller, engaging with your audience on a personal level
  • You are structured, and enable those around you to maintain focus on the right things at the right time
  • You are persistent, rational and put facts above speculation
  • It's a bonus if you have A passion for Spotify as a product and a user experience. Have Domain knowledge of the music industry and/or online entertainment. Have Experience working with operational teams, devising and streamlining internal processes
Additionally you will become a key member of SDK’s Product team, defining and implementing the broader strategy on an organisational level and having direct impact across our consumer & ubiquity product capabilities.
You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 320 million users.
Job tags: Coaching Engineering User experience
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