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Spotify to enter the Web3 space; looking for senior backend engineer

Spotify seems to be considering entering the Web3 space as it is looking for a senior backend engineer who can take advantage of new technologies, including Web3, for the company’s Freemium R&D team. Web3 has become a catch-all term for technologies that will be part of the next generation of the Internet, which is envisioned as a more decentralized network than what we currently have with Web 2.0.

According to the job description posted by the company on LinkedIn, the vacancy is on the Edison team within Freemium, which is an experimental growth team.

“We are working on a high-potential idea that can reach new audiences, by performing deep exploration, building it, and testing it with real users; through A/B testing, we make data-driven decisions to connect artists and fans,” reads the full job description.

The new appointee will build and run experiments while delivering user-facing functionality. According to Statista, Spotify had up to 406 million monthly active users in the last quarter of 2021, including 180 million premium subscribers paying for the service.

The job description also mentions some experience prerequisites including experience building large scale backend projects and advanced understanding of high volume distributed services, JVM (Java Virtual Machine) concepts. It also requires experience designing, implementing, and scaling cloud-native software components.

Spotify’s move to Web3 technologies comes just weeks after YouTube announced its entry into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the metaverse. The Google-owned video streaming platform wanted to leverage Web3 and its elements to connect with audiences “on a deeper level.”