Ramon van Alteren

Ramon van Alteren

Principal Product Manager at Spotify

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My next available slot is
  • Tuesday 6th Dec4:30 PM

Building highly scalable, maintainable, high performance environments for internet companies within tight deadlines Specialties: High availability clusters, linux, webbased computing, server based computing, network architecture, performance analysis, database design & management, clustering

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Principal Product Manager


Sep 2022 - current

Principal product manager for Security tribe @ Spotify

VP Product/Engineering


Nov 2021 - Jul 2022

Responsible for the engineering and product teams at Xentral, a B2B startup focussed on rethinking ERP for small & medium business from first principles.

Head of Engineering Miro Platform


Oct 2020 - Oct 2021

Responsible for the engineering teams that build platform and integrations for Miro, a collaborative whiteboard product that helps you create the next big thing.

Interim VP Infrastructure King


Jan 2020 - Aug 2020

Interim VP of Infrastructure @ King responsible for the infrastructure teams that keep the backend for Candy Crush and other King Titles up and running. Included the team focussed on build & test infrastructure for the gaming teams.

VP Product


Aug 2018 - Jan 2020

Product manager for log analystics product

Director of Engineering Security


Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Tribelead for the newly minted security tribe at Spotify responsible for all technical security. Leading the strategic technology procurement team

Program manager Google cloud migration


Sep 2015 - Aug 2018

Program manager for transition of Spotify's entire backend from datacenters to Google Cloud Platform. Responsible for program creation and management, internal stakeholder management and managing team of roadmanagers / project managers for the entire migration to GCP from start to finish. Management of partnership/relationship with Google, negotiation of legal and commercial terms, operational and strategic reviews throughout the partnership. Deeply involved in all aspects of migration program from reliability, backend services migration, data processing migration to closing remaining datacenters.

Senior Product Manager Infrastructure


Feb 2012 - Sep 2015

Product manager for infrastructure products, several roles as product manager including: - Operational tooling and test & build infrastructure - Head of product for SRE group - Senior product lead for global capacity delivery: network, compute & storage capacity, container backend platform, test environment, backend technology procurement and datacenter maintenance for Spotify's backend

Techlead system engineering


Oct 2005 - Feb 2012

Teamlead System Engineering department for one of the top 5 internet sites of the netherlands, responsible for the system engineering team and the 3000+ serverfarm that runs the site. Linux expert on all related issues including development, storage and HA. Actively involved in day-to-day administration, strategic planning, hard- & software procurement, strategic technology choices. Managed, designed and implemented a system engineering platform which scaled from 50 servers to 3000 servers with a team of less than 8 people. Pushed storage, database backend and webfarm performance and scale to the absolute maximum and beyond.

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