67 articles
  • December 5, 2016

    First things first, Trust each other

    “The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” Ernest Hemingway Trust is the [...]

    Published by Spotify Engineering
  • May 13, 2016

    To Coach or Not to Coach?

    A little while back during a coaching book club, a few Spotify coaches started a discussion about a common pitfall [...]

    Published by Simon Nadav Cohen
  • February 15, 2016

    Spotify Technology Career Steps

    This is part two of a three part series on how we created a technical career path for individuals at [...]

    Published by Kevin Goldsmith
  • February 8, 2016

    Building a technical career path at Spotify

    Spotify launched a career path framework for individuals last year. Since then, I’ve spoken to leaders at several other companies [...]

    Published by Kevin Goldsmith
  • December 16, 2015

    A 101 on 1:1s

    “You just talk to them for half an hour.” That’s the guideline I got when I first joined Spotify for [...]

    Published by Simon Nadav Cohen
  • November 5, 2015

    How we do large scale retrospectives

    Foreword: This post was initiated by Andy Park, former agile coach here at Spotify. For years we’ve been experimenting with how to do “big [...]

    Published by Henrik Kniberg
  • September 20, 2014

    Spotify engineering culture (part 2)

    Here’s part 2 of the animated video describing our engineering culture. Check out part 1 first if you haven’t already seen it! [...]

    Published by Henrik Kniberg
  • April 11, 2014

    Qualities of Quality

    I’m currently on parental leave, which is something that leaves very little time for any concentrated work effort because your [...]

    Published by Petter Måhlén
  • March 27, 2014

    Spotify engineering culture (part 1)

    Here’s part 1 of short animated video describing our engineering culture. This is a journey in progress, not a journey [...]

    Published by Henrik Kniberg
  • November 21, 2013

    Personal development at Spotify

    This is an article describing how we see personal development at Spotify, especially within Technology and Product. We believe being [...]

    Published by Anders Ivarsson
  • June 4, 2013

    Incident Management at Spotify

    A few weeks ago Spotify had one of the biggest incidents in the last few years. It caused a major [...]

    Published by David Poblador i Garcia
  • March 20, 2013

    Agile à la Spotify

    At Spotify we have our own “Agile à la Spotify” manifesto to create alignment and direction for our improvement work. [...]

    Published by Joakim Sundén
  • February 15, 2013

    Organizing a hack week

    At Spotify we have been doing hack days for years. All engineers can use 10% of their time to work [...]

    Published by Joakim Sundén