Spotify Opens London R&D Site and Needs 300 New Staff

By Gary Cutlack on at

All those £9.99s a month we pay to stream the same seven songs we used to like in the 1990s are being reinvested in the London job scene, with streaming kingpin Spotify opening its expanded London R&D site this week -- and it needs masses of fresh, intelligent, management-grade meat to sit at all the lovely new desks.

A total of 550 people will soon work in Spotify's new London office in the Adelphi Building, with the staff rota including all of its 250 existing London-based employees; leaving a huge gap of around 300 new tech roles that need filling.

There are loads of very hard technical jobs advertised on the music streamer's London jobs portal, including those for senior software engineers, iOS engineers, legal counsels and jobs that make no sense and require PhDs, but there are some interesting low-ish-level jobs that us commoners might be able to do -- like facilities manager which is basically just a posh janitor role, a low-level engineer job you could blag your way into if you've ever rooted your phone, or even someone to just sit around and make playlists.

Spotify's UK MD Tom Connaughton said: "The UK is famous all over the world for the musical talent that originates here and the strength of the music industry here. As one of Spotify's biggest markets, it makes perfect sense to expand our team here, and to tap into the large and diverse talent pool to be found in London." [Spotify via Business Cloud]