Senior Backend Engineer


This company is perhaps the most recognisable name in audio streaming and playlist curation in the world. Their app is available in 178 markets, with 365M monthly active users and 165M subscribers. They eat and breaths music and audio, and provides a global platform for creators to distribute their sounds, while providing a seamless experience for their listener. They are value and culture driven, and renowned for building an inclusive culture which recently saw them adopt a remote-first mentality.

Benefits for you

  • Remote first culture
  • Competitive salaries
  • L+D opportunities
  • Share incentives
  • Self-care hub
  • Flexible public holidays
  • Regular Events

What To Expect

You will be working in an environment that thrives on diversity and fosters your individual growth by exposing you to interesting problems, a network of equally skilled peers, and the ability to acquire new skills through various mechanisms outside your day-to-day work. You will be working across the stack in a cross-functional team that helps deliver a great experience to all of their users around the world. You will also design, develop, deploy and optimize high throughput backend services with a focus on high availability, low latency, and scalability, delivering testable, maintainable, and high-quality code and take operational responsibility for the services that are owned by your team, including taking part in an on-call rotation.

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role is a self-driven engineer with a passion to inspire others and get things done. Other must haves:

  • Have at least 5 years of experience in working with scalable distributed systems + working knowledge of Java
  • You know and care about sound engineering practices like continuous delivery, defensive programming, and automated testing
  • You have a good understanding of data structures and algorithms, and understand how to apply them to design pragmatic solutions and you are passionate about keeping up with current trends in your areas of expertise

Don’t match the requirements? We still want to hear from you! If you can’t find the perfect role for you online, get in touch with a Xena Consultant. Whatever you’re looking for, allow us to match you with a company that truly cares

What does this company do to support women

This company is undoubtedly one of the leaders in tech when it comes to gender equity initiatives and transparency in how they are doing so. Over all they have an almost 50% gender split across the business with almost 40% of women in leadership. They have a set Equity and Impact team who are continuously working on Belonging initiatives and also over 14 ERGs for underrepresented groups in tech. Not only are you guaranteed a flexible work/life balance with their recent remote-first policy, but you’ll also be supported to succeed and grow with various women in leadership initiatives.


Relocation may be supported in certain circumstances, but they are remote in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

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