Thanks to a new job listing, Spotify has choreographed plans to join tech companies like Amazon and Snapchat in building its own music hardware. First spotted by Zatz Not Funny, the posting for a senior product manager indicates it is seeking someone to lead an "initiative to deliver hardware directly from Spotify to existing and new customers."
According to Spotify, the "category defining product" will be "akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and Snap Spectacles." Further, the new product manager would "define the product requirements for internet-connected hardware, the software that powers it, and work with suppliers/manufacturers to deliver the optimal Spotify experience to millions of users."
The Stockholm-based role will partner with hardware initiative program managers to develop the product (or products), then team with engineers and designers, as well as suppliers and manufacturers to make sure everything gets done. The manager will also be tasked with sticking with the product through its life cycle, and deciding if/when it should be retired.