LONDON & STOCKHOLM – November 16, 2017 – Today Spotify confirms that it is to significantly expand its Research and Development capabilities in London, and is actively seeking to recruit talent across all functions in engineering, product, design, data, research and insights.
London will become Spotify’s latest R&D hub, adding to the existing global footprint of hubs in Stockholm, Gothenburg, New York, San Francisco, and Boston.
“London has made the decision of where to grow our next R&D hub an extremely easy one. It has a vibrant start-up community, and a wealth of great tech talent, making it the perfect location in which to build out our talented R&D team,” Jason Richman, VP Product at Spotify commented. “London will be one of our major hubs where we’ll house key investment areas including expansion of our subscription-commerce capabilities.”
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London is the best place in the world for ambitious businesses looking to expand and our technology sector continues to go from strength to strength. Spotify is the latest in a long line of companies who realise that London simply cannot be beaten for innovation, with a deep pool of tech talent and a complex business ecosystem that can’t be replicated anywhere else.”
The initial roles available in London will span all R&D functions with emphasis on engineering across front end, back end, machine learning, data and leadership. The company is also looking to match this rapid growth in the product, design and insights functions as they scale up this new location.