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Software Engineer - Aftenposten

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Oslo
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Oslo

A well-functioning democracy relies on informed and engaged citizens, and news sites and quality journalism play a crucial role in informing the public and enabling public debate.

Aftenposten is looking for both junior and senior talented full-stack software engineers to join a growing product team with big ambitions for 2022.

Aftenposten is Norway’s largest subscription paper with 250.000 subscribers and more than 400.000 digital readers every day. We’re an industry leader in building long-term relationships with our growing digital subscription base. Working in Aftenposten is an opportunity to create innovative and engaging news products and services that reach a large share of Norway’s population, and directly affect what people are talking about.

As a software engineer at Schibsted Media Products & Technology for Aftenposten, you will be part of a cross-functional team of highly talented individuals. You are relentlessly technical and capable of being a strong individual and team player in a distributed team. As with any engineer we hire, the ability to communicate well is crucial, and you will participate in multiple initiatives with other disciplines across our different locations to build world-class products. In our organization, we have trust by default. You can feel open to share your ideas and thoughts with anyone.

Our organization, Schibsted News Media, has 300+ experts in product management, UX and technology. We build new digital products and technical platforms for Schibsted and Aftenposten, enabling independent journalism to thrive with products people love.

You will work on

  • Using your creative skills and technical competence to build new experiences for our readers.

  • Collaborate with the editorial department and other teams within Schibsted to improve all our products across the company.

  • Continuously improving and maintaining our core products.

We are looking for candidates who

  • Have a team mind-set and is a team player

  • Have a genuine interest in journalism and end-user needs

  • Care about the quality of the products you make

  • Have a product-oriented mindset and enjoy creating user-facing features

  • Are passionate about technology

  • Have an eye for design and accessibility

  • Love to learn and follow technology trends

  • Are results-oriented and willing to share knowledge

  • Collaborate well across large organizations

  • Speak English fluently (Norwegian a plus)

  • Are natural and effective problem-solvers

  • Are comfortable working remotely partially throughout the week, but coming to the office frequently for meetings and social events.

Technical qualifications/experience

  • Writing performant and understandable code

  • Ability to learn both new and old frameworks and technologies.

  • Our stack is mostly Typescript, React/Handlebars, SASS, with Varnish and some Go thrown in.

  • Experience with creating and consuming APIs

  • Working with microservices and backend-for-frontend architecture

What we offer

  • You will be part of a team of inspired and friendly colleagues in the Aftenposten product team while being part of a bigger democratic mission of empowering people in their daily lives.

  • You will also be a part of Schibsted’s large community, working with teams that handle everything from our data analysis platforms to our internal CMS to our native apps.

  • We invest in your growth and your competence by letting you spend 10% of your working time to develop your skills and will offer you a yearly conference budget.

  • At our offices we run multiple internal learning sessions, breakfast seminars, Schibsted Talks with complimentary lunch, and other fun events.

  • Being part of a passionate and professional team producing impactful products.

  • Competitive salary according to your level of competence and experience.

  • Insurance and pension schemes.

  • Regular lunches, dinners, afterworks, and offsites, so that we get stronger as a team together.

Does this sound like the job for you? Send us a cover letter and CV, and join us in shaping the news experience of the future!

For more information, contact:

Espen Tandberg, Engineering manager, Aftenposten News +47 922 30 486 or [email protected]

Work with great people

Anniken Ore Larssen
Product Manager
"At Schibsted you meet people who cheer each other on, creating great products facing millions of consumers every day."
Stina Janson
UX Director
"Schibsted has the fantastic combination of having the strengths of a large organization and being a place for innovation, growth and new initiatives."
Egil Martinsson
Machine Learning Engineer
"Schibsted is an awesome place to work with Machine Learning at scale. We really try to foster a culture of high ambition & lots of fun"
Joanna Eriksson
Data Engineer
"Schibsted is a great workplace with amazing people, interesting technical challenges, and a constant strive to always be better."

Great Place to Work

  • Learn and develop within Learning Lab

  • 5000 fantastic colleagues in over 4 countries

  • Empowering body and mind with Schibsted Life

  • Career opportunities within the Schibsted family

  • We embrace diversity

  • Work with products that matter in peoples lives

  • Personlig utveckling och lärande inom Learning Lab

  • Var del av en mångfaldig, inkluderande arbetsplats

  • Karriärmöjligheter inom Schibstedfamiljen

  • 5000 fantastiska kollegor i fyra länder

  • Schibsted Life erbjuder fysisk och mental träning

  • Jobba med välkända produkter och tjänster

  • Personlig utvikling og læring i Learning Lab

  • Bli del av mangfoldig, inkluderende arbeidsplass

  • Karrieremuligheter i Schibstedfamilien

  • Mer enn 4500 fantastiske kollegaer i 4 land

  • Styrke kropp og sinn med Schibsted Life

  • Jobb med anerkjente produkter og tjenester

About the company

Schibsted is an international media group with more than 5 000 employees. We have world-class media houses in Scandinavia, leading marketplaces and digital services that empower consumers. Millions of people interact with Schibsted companies every day.

About the News Media division

As the largest media group in Scandinavia, our world-class media houses continue to shape the media landscape of today – and tomorrow.

In Scandinavia, our media houses such as VG, Aftonbladet, Aftenposten, Svenska Dagbladet, Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad and seven local newspapers keep people informed and updated on important issues in society.


1839Christian Schibsted 
founds a Printing House

1860Aftenposten is established,
 soon becoming a favoured and trusted media channel.

1966Schibsted acquires VG that
at the time had a financial crises.

1996Schibsted buys Aftonbladet,
 today the primary news source 
in Sweden.

1998Schibsted acquires Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s leading national quality newspapers.

2000Finn.no is founded.
 The marketplace has 
been enormously popular
in Norway ever since.

2003Blocket is acquired. Today 
the number one market place 
in Sweden.

2005-2021Schibsted Growth 
starts investing in
various digital brands.

2006The international expansion of 
Schibsted classified business is
 starting.

2009Fædrelandsvennen, Bergens Tidende and Stavanger Aftenblad are fully incorporated in Schibsted

2009 – 2019Schibsted Growth expands the portfolio,
 by 2019 it consists of more than 20 brands.

2019Adevinta is listed at Oslo Børs. Schibsted’s international Marketplaces is spun off into a 
separate company.

2019Schibsted's international marketplaces are spun off into a separete company - Adevinta

2020Schibsted aquired 100% of Oikotie

2020Adevinta acquires 100% of eBay Classifieds Group creating the worlds largest online classified company

2021As part of the agreement in 2020, Schibsted buys eBay's online classified businesses DBA.dk and bilbasen.dk

1839Christian Schibsted grundar tryckeriet Schibsted Förlag

1860Aftenposten etableras och blir snabbt en prioriterad och betrodd mediekanal

1966Schibsted köper VG

1996Schibsted köper Aftonbladet, Sveriges primära nyhetskälla idag

1998Schibsted köper Svenska Dagbladet, en av Sveriges ledande nyhetstidningar

2000Finn.no grundas. Norges mest besökta marknadsplats.

2003Blocket förvärvas. Den dominerande marknadsplatsen i Sverige idag.

2005-2021Schibsted Growth börjar investera i digitala bolag

2006Den internationella expansionen av Schibsted Classified startar

2009Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad och Fædrelandsvennen blir helt integrerade i Schibsted

2009-2019Schibsted Growth utökar portföljen som vid 2019 består av över 20 bolag

2019Adevinta listas på den norska börsen. Schibsted’s internationella marknadsplatser etableras som ett eget bolag.

2020Schibsted köper 100 % av Oikotie, en finsk multi-vertikal online marknadsplats. Schibsted har ägt Tori.fi i mer än ett decennium. Förvärvet av Oikotie markerar Schibsteds ambitioner att utöka sin närvaro i det finska segmentet av onlinemarknadsplatser.

2020Adevinta förvärvar 100 % av eBay Classifieds Group och skapar världens största onlineklassificerade företag

2021Som en del av avtalet 2020 köper Schibsted eBays onlineklassificerade företag DBA.dk och bilbasen.dk

1839Christian Michael Schibsted grunnla Schibsted forlag

1860Lansering av Christiania Adresseblad - som senere byttet navn til Aftenposten

1966Schibsted kjøper VG som på det tidspunktet gjennomgikk en økonomisk krise

1996Schibsted kjøper Aftonbladet, i dag den viktigste nyhetskilden i Sverige

1998Schibsted kjøper SvD, en av Sveriges ledende nasjonale avis

2000Finn.no blir etablert. Markedsplassen FINN har vært enormt populær i Norge siden etablering.

2003Schibsted kjøper Blocket. I dag den største markedsplassen i Sverige.

2005 - 2021Schibsted Growth starter å investere i ulike digitale selskaper

2006Den internasjonale ekspansjonen av Schibsted classified starter.

2009Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad og Fædrelandsvennen er fullt innarbeidet i Schibsted

2009-2019Schibsted Growth utvider porteføljen, innen 2019 består den av mer enn 20 selskaper.

2019Adevinta blir børsnotert på Oslo børs. Schibsteds internasjonal markedsplasser blir etablert i et eget selskap.

2020Schibsted kjøper 100% av Oikotie, en finsk multi-vertikal online markedsplass. Schibsted har eid Tori.fi i mer enn et tiår. Oppkjøpet av Oikotie markerer Schibsteds ambisjoner om å utvide sin tilstedeværelse i det finske segmentet av nettbaserte markedsplasser.

2020Adevinta inngår avtale om å overta 100% av eBay Classifieds Group, og danner dermed verdens største online rubrikkselskap.

2021Som en del av avtalen i 2020 kjøper Schibsted eBays nettbaserte rubrikkvirksomheter DBA.dk og bilbasen.dk.

Espen Tandberg | Contact Person

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