Associate Data Scientist - Deal Operations and Data Insights

New York, NY

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate
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At Spotify our mission is to provide the world’s best platform for artists, creators, and fans.
Deal Operations and Data Insights (DoDi) in Business Affairs is responsible for driving a variety of strategic initiatives, including – among others – implementing licensing contracts, defining the data strategy for major labels and publishers, building standard reports for partners, and driving business insights for the licensing team to facilitate contracts negotiation.
We are looking for a very motivated Data Scientist to develop datasets, tools, and insights that allow us to better serve our partners in legal licensing, external licensors, and Spotify more broadly. This is an excellent opportunity to drive high-visibility projects that allow Spotify’s licensing team, and the company more broadly, to move more quickly and achieve its strategic goals.

What You'll Do

  • Scope, build, maintain, and improve data pipelines and technical infrastructures that are core to our team’s mission.
  • Get hands-on experience with Google Cloud Platform and technology/languages such as BigQuery, BigQuery Runner, Scala, Scio.
  • Become a specialist in Spotify’s internal tools for data engineering and analysis and help our team reach the next level of technical proficiency.
  • Help our team maintain and adopt best practice in terms of documentation, testing, integration with Spotify systems, etc.
  • Work with partners and our broader team to understand business requirements, scope out technical solutions, and troubleshoot issues.
  • Work closely with other technical team members to peer review work, brainstorm solutions, and improve our overall code quality.
  • Gain technical expertise in building a data platform at scale to solve business and technical use cases.
  • Gain deep insight into content licensing and how Spotify gets content on the service for its users.

Who You Are

  • You have strong coding skills for analytics / data engineering proficiency in Python, Scala, or Java.
  • You are flexible; ready to pick up the next tool / framework and run with it.
  • You have proven critical thinking ability in order to deliver on complicated technical requirements.
  • You have experience in the development of high-quality database and data solutions; proficient with SQL, relational databases and data warehousing.
  • Experience with Google Cloud dataflow, Scala and Scio/Apache beam is a merit.
  • Experience working with source control (GIT preferred) and agile development.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools such as Qlik Sense, Tableau or Looker is a merit.
  • You are a self-motivated individual contributor and great teammate with the ability to multitask, prioritize and communicate progress in a constantly evolving environment.
  • You have a Bachelors or Masters Degree in a relevant field of studies.

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 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 for collaboration 
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 with a community of more than 345 million users.
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