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Summer Internship, Backend Infrastructure Engineer Intern | Platform Mission (EMEA)

Stockholm, Sweden
The Platform team creates the technology that enables Spotify to learn quickly and scale easily, enabling rapid growth in our users and our business around the globe. Spanning many disciplines, we work to make the business work; creating the frameworks, capabilities and tools needed to welcome a billion customers. Join us and help to amplify productivity, quality and innovation across Spotify.

We are looking for a Backend Infrastructure Engineer Intern to join our team of hardworking engineers that share a common interest in distributed backend systems, their scalability and continued development. The team is part of Core Infrastructure group, especially in the Networking area, and focuses on backend-to-backend communication, working on topics such as Service Discovery (DNS, xDS, envoy), protocols (gRPC, HTTP), Authn&Authz. Your customers will be internal backend development teams, and you will help build the backend systems that power our application, scale highly distributed systems, and continuously improve our engineering practices. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences audio.

What you'll do

  • Collaborate with other engineers, product owners, and designers to tackle exciting and challenging problems for delivering various media worldwide.
  • Be a valued member of an autonomous, multi-functional agile team.
  • Learn and interact with our software architecture and how to develop Java services which serves millions of users.
  • Be a member of the Spotify-wide backend developer community affecting and driving our architecture across the company.

Who you are

  • You are pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or a Bootcamp certification in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or a related field of study.
  • You have a graduation date in 2024.
  • You have dabbled in backend development via prior internships, coursework, and/or projects.
  • You have experience in designing and building distributed services in Java.
  • You have an understanding of system networking, system design, data structures, and algorithms.
  • You care about quality and you know what it means to ship high-quality code.

Where you'll be

  • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
  • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the EMEA region in which we have a work location.
  • Prefer an office to work from 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 Central European and GMT time zones for collaboration and ask that all be located in that time zone. 

Our paid summer internships last for 10-13 weeks and start at the beginning of June. The last day to apply is March 10th, 2023 at 10 AM CET.

Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. 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.
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