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Chief Technology Officer

  • Copenhagen +1 more
  • Copenhagen +1 more

So we are looking for a CTO - a very special one!

One that cares not only for tech but also for business, teams, speed, and the environment. Want to do good during business hours, enabling consumer behavior to change from linear to circular? Really make some impact with products that are used by everyone? At the same time keep our users and customers happy and loyal, since our goal is to continue to be the market leader in Denmark. Piece of cake? Not at all! The window of opportunity? Definitely! We are creating next-generation marketplaces, endless opportunities for everyone, and contributing to a sustainable society. What else could you ask for in a role!?

We are Schibsted Denmark,

We operate Denmark’s number one marketplace with more than 2 million unique monthly users, while Bilbasen is Denmark’s leading marketplace for trading cars. Bilinfo is the preferred dealer management system in Denmark, serving as a strong link between Bilbasen.dk and the car dealers. In total, we receive around 32 million visits per month.

DBA, Bilbasen and Bilinfo are now in great company with Nordic marketplaces such as Blocket in Sweden, FINN in Norway and Tori.fi in Finland.

Schibsted is investing in sustainability and green transformation. We hope our ability to innovate will help us develop DBA and Bilbasen market positions further and help us reach the objective of creating the strongest trading ecosystem in Denmark.

What you’ll be up to

Your mission in this role is to maintain a strong tech culture, build strong teams as we grow, set the strategy roadmap, set its direction and with passion inspire, motivate and challenge our teams. You will plan, communicate and make the necessary investments to align the organization with its vision for its technological needs. You are expected to take Schibsted Denmark into the future being the number one marketplace in the country.

You’ll collaborate very closely with the Chief Product Officer to define and deliver the Product Roadmap and you’ll be an integral part of the Danish Management Team. You’ll be also the company responsible for Privacy in collaboration with the Schibsted Privacy team. The role reports directly to the Danish CEO.

Who you are

You are a business-minded techie, on product and engineering solutions and have experience as well as a gut feeling for what is working and yields competitive and true business value.

You communicate with transparency and set up clear deadlines and protocols.

It is totally ok if you dream big (we do), are a visionary, and love disrupting the status quo. We are actually expecting it. In addition, you have a passion for inspiring, motivating, and involving all the teams. Listening to the organization, stakeholders, our users, our customers, the environment, etc is another key. With that said, challenging them all when needed, is yet another. We believe in teams, in diversity, in collaboration. We believe in moving fast, taking responsibility, and being brave. You walk the talk by building a strong culture. Not only internally but externally within Schibsted and the Danish technology community.

As our CTO you will continue to build and manage a cross-functional engineering team, specifically coach and guide our senior tech leaders in order for them to do the same.

Background/skills:

  • +10 years experience related to IT/Tech solutions and delivery including leading teams
  • Experienced in experimentation, continuous delivery, and agile methods, specifically in consumer-facing products.
  • Academic Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Knowledgeable on cloud platforms and highly scalable infrastructure
  • Fluent in English

Bonus: Marketplace knowledge

In short, you have solid leadership experience, deep technical expertise, and the ability to identify, evaluate and/or implement market-leading solutions related to end-users. Having a proven track record related to lead-time and quality improvements in a tech unit is essential.

I nterested in joining the Schibsted Denmark world?

We look forward to hearing from you! Send your CV or apply with your LinkedIn profile and let us know what makes you tick. We would love to get to know you a bit better! Questions - feel free to reach out to [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."
Larry Parker
Junior Developer
"I feel extremely inspired and fortunate to work with talented colleagues, many of whom had decided to return to Schibsted after a period of working elsewhere."
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."
Eoin Falconer
Data Enabler
"Schibsted allows you to turn your passion, energy and expertise into real-world solutions that touch millions of users."

Great Place to Work

  • 5000 fantastic colleagues in over 4 countries

  • Empowering body and mind with Schibsted Life

  • Work with products that matter in peoples lives

  • We embrace diversity

  • Career opportunities within the Schibsted family

About the company

Schibsted is a family of digital brands with a strong Nordic position, and more than 5,000 employees. Millions of people interact with our companies every day through our leading online marketplaces, world-class media houses. We also help new promising businesses grow. Our joint mission of empowering people in their daily lives is rooted in the values of our media heritage and a legacy of bold change. At our best, we are a fearless force for change in a society built on trust and transparency.

Product & Tech is responsible for product development and technology platforms for News Media brands. The unit consists of product managers, software engineers, UX experts, and user researchers. Most of our teams work distributed, with colleagues in Oslo, Stockholm, Krakow, Gdansk, Bergen, and Stavanger.


1839Christian Schibsted
 founds a Printing House.

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

1966Schibsted acquires VG

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 marketplace 
in Sweden.

2005 – 2008Schibsted 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.

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

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