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Senior Manager, Cloud FinOps and Cost Engineering



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023
  • Engineering Leadership

The Platform mission 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.


New York or Remote ESTAmericas

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We are looking for a Cost Engineering Lead to lead our newest Product Area in the Platform Strategy Studio!

What You'll Do

  • Be a valued technical leader in an autonomous agile department, within our Platform division, and Spotify in general.
  • Lead this product Area in the Platform Strategy Studio - managing multiple teams, including engieering
  • Lead and enable the vision and long-term technology strategy for Cost Engineering at Spotify.
  • You will partner closely with stakeholders across R&D and beyond to build a strong strategy for sustainable cost with buy-in across the organization
  • Drive best practices across the company in cloud cost optimization through education, standardization, cultural growth and support.
  • Partner with Finance, Engineering and Product leaders across Platform and Spotify to enable large-scale collaboration on cost infrastructure projects.
  • Drive accountability to engineering teams that are responsible for the application/services/infrastructure.
  • Enable learning across the organization, leveling up our engineering and insights practices and mentoring other leads.
  • Create an industry-leading cost allocation model to drive and inform product and market-based decisions
  • Develop and mentor product management disciplines within the team to bring value to our internal and external customers.

Who You Are

  • You have extensive product experience in cloud-native technologies and have similar organizations.
  • Proven experience as a technical leader for managers and serving as the leader of a cost engineering organization driving significant impact.
  • You understand how to lead and inspire others.
  • Experience leading in an agile environment
  • You have experience mentoring, managing and supporting peers and engineering teams, fostering quality engineering practices.

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 and is within working hours.
  • Working hours? We operate within the Eastern Standard time zone for collaboration and ask that all be located in that time zone.
  • 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.

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Our global benefits

Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse.

Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success.

Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents.

All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub.

Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs.

Learn about life at Spotify

The United States base range for this position is USD185000-265000, plus equity. The benefits available for this position include health insurance, six month paid parental leave, 401(k) retirement plan, 23 paid days off, 13 paid flexible holidays.
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.