31 articles
  • April 2, 2024

    Data Platform Explained

    As engineers working at Spotify, we frequently find ourselves explaining our robust data platform to fellow professionals who are contemplating [...]

    Published by Anastasia Khlebnikova (Senior Engineer) and Carol Cunha (Product Manager)
  • March 5, 2024

    Risk-Aware Product Decisions in A/B Tests with Multiple Metrics

    TL;DR We summarize the findings in our recent paper, Schultzberg, Ankargren, and Frånberg (2024), where we explain how Spotify’s decision-making [...]

    Published by Mårten Schultzberg (Sr. Manager, Staff Data Scientist), Sebastian Ankargren (Sr. Data Scientist), and Mattias Frånberg (Sr. Data Scientist)
  • November 14, 2023

    The What, Why, and How of Mastering App Size

    Sometimes a shiny new feature brings more harm than good. The reason is simple — application size. Any addition to the application — be it code for a new feature, an image resource for a new button or even support for a new localization — contributes to the increase of the application’s size.

    Published by Viktor Petrovski (Android Engineer), Dmitry Povolotskyi (Senior iOS Engineer), and Bruno Rocha (Senior iOS Engineer)
  • November 8, 2023

    Spotify Wins CNCF Top End User Award for the Second Time!

    This week at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Chicago, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced that Spotify won their Top End User Award.

    Published by Dave Zolotusky, Principal Engineer & CNCF Technical Oversight Committee Representative
  • November 7, 2023

    How We Automated Content Marketing to Acquire Users at Scale

    Spotify runs paid marketing campaigns across the globe on various digital ad platforms. Being efficient with our marketing budget is critical for maximizing the return on ad spend.

    Published by Bryan Maloney (Senior Engineering Manager), Christopher Tang, (Senior ML Engineer), Deepak Bhat (Senior Data Engineer), and Ryan Kim (Senior Product Manager)
  • May 10, 2023

    TV Spatial Navigation

    Very often, when developing user interfaces, a lot of focus is given to the visuals, as that’s what primarily gets [...]

    Published by Sergio Avalos, Senior Engineer
  • March 31, 2023

    Load Testing for 2022 Wrapped

    Wrapped is Spotify’s global annual year-end campaign that celebrates our listeners with a personalized review of their listening habits over [...]

    Published by Fred Wang, Senior Backend Engineer
  • March 15, 2023

    Encore x Accessibility: A Balancing Act

    On the Encore team (Spotify’s design system), there’s nothing we love more than collaborating with our fellow squads — (1) [...]

    Published by Arielle Benedek (Product Manager), Rose Marantz (Web Engineer), and Tamas Geczy (Web Engineer)
  • February 1, 2023

    Unleashing ML Innovation at Spotify with Ray

    As the field of machine learning (ML) continues to evolve and its impact on society and various aspects of our [...]

    Published by Divita Vohra, Sr. Product Manager, Keshi Dai, Sr. ML Engineer, David Xia, Sr. ML Engineer, & Praveen Ravichandran, Staff Research Scientist
  • November 8, 2022

    Spotify’s Vulnerability Management Platform

    We started developing our vulnerability management platform (VMP) at Spotify in Q2, 2020, and now that we’ve implemented it and [...]

    Published by Yukio Mizuta (Sr. Backend Engineer) and Nurit Izrailov (Software Engineer)
  • October 25, 2022

    Bringing the Climate Fight to Your IDE

    TL;DR As part of Spotify’s goal to reach net zero emissions by 2030, we’ve made climate action one of our [...]

    Published by Tyson Singer, Head of Technology and Platforms
  • September 15, 2022

    Scaling Translations at Spotify

    Last year, we added support for 36 new languages to our products in one go, for a total of 62 [...]

    Published by Tommy Tynjä (Senior Engineering Manager and Project Engineering Lead) and Martiño Prada Díaz (Director, Localization)