THE OPPORTUNITY IN A NUTSHELL
Company? Schibsted, the product company, gathering together brands Oikotie, Tori, Rakentaja & Sähkövertailu. We are over 250 in Finland and 5000 in the Nordics to steer innovation to better serve the millions of people interacting with us.
Role? Full Stack Developer contributing to the future of Oikotie Asunnot, one of the leading real estate marketplaces in Finland with 1M monthly visitors: designing and implementing scalable and robust web services, APIs and databases in a cloud environment.
Requirements? Experience in agile development with object-oriented programming, writing testable code and developing web platforms. Eagerness to take part in the product discovery.
Tech stack? OOP with Zend and Slim frameworks, AngularJS, Ecmascript/Typescript, and relational databases (MySQL/Aurora). Environments are run in AWS, and CI/CD pipelines are used to automate builds, run tests and make deployments.
Location? The office is located a few steps away from the Helsinki railway station. Our future is hybrid so you can be based anywhere in Finland. Currently, our squad is spread between Helsinki, Tampere and Oulu!
Why us? To work with Finland’s leading real estate marketplace with 1M weekly users! We work independently on our Finnish products in a flat hierarchy and environment that values creative approaches and open communication. Also, we are lucky to have a Nordic Schibsted community with whom to share ideas and learn from. Our community embraces curiosity, a problem-solving mindset, and continuous learning.
Sounds like your cup of tea? Check out the details below!
WHO ARE YOU?
Experience with OOP with Zend and Slim frameworks & writing testable code. Our release is fully automated end-to-end, thus we aim to produce clean code.
Understanding or experience with Git Flow or Trunk-based development.
Fluency in English , as it is our company language.
Potentially even experience from high-load SEO dependent environments and/or CD/CI process & tools. Don’t worry if they are new to you, we’re sure you can pick them up easily!
As a person , you are a curious self-starter willing to develop yourself and take on challenges with a problem-solver mindset. If you are inspired by problems and creating something new from scratch, we believe that our working culture is a great fit for you! Here is a motivated, development-oriented bunch of positive thinkers waiting for you. We hope you find our way of thinking as inspiring as we do!
WHAT’S THE JOB LIKE?
Responsibilities & projects
As a member of our growing Oikotie Asunnot tech squad, you are one of the key contributors to the new features development and the renewal of the marketplace’s architecture. Your focus is on designing and implementing scalable and robust web services, APIs and databases in a cloud environment. Furthermore, you ensure the quality of our services in the complex hi-load environment through diverse practises like monitoring, efficient logging, automation and unit testing with code coverage. We do discovery work, conceptualization and experimentation guided by OKRs (Objectives - Key Results), we develop in sprints, and release on-demand.
Key technologies in use are Zend and Slim frameworks, AngularJS, Ecmascript/Typescript and MySQL/Aurora. Our containerised and serverless environments run in the AWS and CI/CD pipelines are designed to deliver code into production a few times per week. You jump into a moving train since we are currently transitioning our already modernised stack to an even more modern one. We are still on the move forward and you will be a part of the journey. An open mind for new tech, best practices and methods are celebrated and learnings are guaranteed, as this is a pivotal moment for the Oikotie tech organisation.
During your first six months, we expect you to get on board, settle in the team, gradually take over your role and collaboratively start building new features for Oikotie Asunnot. Further down the road, we are eager to see you not just finishing backlog tasks but also contributing to building our vision, strategy and work methods. Your expertise is for example needed in the product discovery initiatives where you would act as a tech expert. How do we bring even more traffic and new listings on our real-estate platform, it’s up to you and to the team!
Not everything is sweet, so here is the main opportunity for improvement
As we are scaling up our software architecture and collaborating across teams, we aim to modernise the architecture and make it more loosely coupled. Thus, your expertise is needed in analysing the current situation and throwing in ideas. Are you ready to hop along on the development journey?
Here is a 98 member tech family eagerly waiting for you! Our Oikotie Asunnot Tech team gathers together 12 bright experts: developers, a tester, designers, a lead developer, Product Managers & a Development Manager. We are a growing team, thus new colleagues will be welcomed in the near future! We are mature in agile practises and our work is paced by two-week sprints and OKRs in a network of empowered cross-functional squads. We expect everyone in our team to improve our common ways of working and share learnings & best practices since we believe them to enable both individual and team growth.
When getting to know us, you notice quickly that, we truly live and work based on our three key values: we win together when working on cross-functional squads around the OKRs, we encourage each other to be curious and actively develop ourselves for example with the help of LinkedIn Learning -platform, and we are empowered to have courage to share ideas and challenge ourselves. If our way of living resonates with you, we believe that we are a dream workplace for you!
GOT YOUR ATTENTION? Let us hear from you!
If you are looking for a workplace and the role in which you could share your knowledge and expertise, learn, get inspired, be yourself, and feel good, let us hear from you! We are happy to receive your application by Monday, January 31.
Our Development Manager (Oikotie Asunnot) Yevgeniya Nättilä (yevgeniya.nattila(at)schibsted.com) is happy to tell you about the daily work and Modesta Paulauskaitė, Talent Attraction Specialist, (modesta.paulauskaite(at)schibsted.com) can share insights about our company culture!
1. 30 min meeting with the Recruiter Modesta (your background & skills in short, your career goals, Schibsted as an employer)
2. 45 min meeting with Yevgeniya, the hiring manager (diving deeper into your background & skills, role goals & expectations)
3. 75 min technical interview with a few colleagues (time to show what you got!)
4. 30 min chat with the Head of Engineering Juha ( Tech team overall ) and 30 min with the HR Manager Elisa ( company culture, values & learning and development)
In every interview, we dedicate 10-15 minutes for you to interview us. So think about things you would like to know and have courage to ask difficult questions! The hiring decision always has two sides: we make our choice, but most importantly, you are also making a big decision for your future. Hence, we want to make sure that all your questions are answered and you have all the necessary tools before taking your next career step. #LI-MP1, #LI-Hybrid
Up to date devices
Weekly game nights
Extra curricular activities & events
Table tennis and Klask
Good Life Coffee office cafe & barista
Support for individual learning & development
Heltti healthcare services
MyWeek - your own wellbeing week
You might know us from our leading brands Tori, Oikotie and Rakentaja. We have a great bunch of over 180 talented professionals, who are working towards empowering people to make smart choices in their daily lives.
We like to describe ourselves as curious, kind and happy people. We invest in well-being and learning, and we put all our effort into delivering great products for a more sustainable future. We firmly believe in our company’s mission “Empowering people in their daily lives” and we live by our values: “Win together, Be curious, Have courage”. We have great professionals with various areas of expertise to work with and we highly value and nurture our diverse community.
Our culture is based on trust, working together, always learning more and challenging the status quo, in a nice and friendly atmosphere. We encourage our employees to lead a sustainable way of life both professionally and personally. All in all, we believe this is a pretty awesome place to be. But the thing is, we are just getting started! We need more smart and curious people to join our journey – so if this description of us resonates with you, please continue getting to know us more. We also want to get to know you, so if you are interested in working with us, leave your contact information with an open application.
Read more about us on our Career page.
Our valuesOur Schibsted Finland values are:
Win togetherWe are all in! We take part, share and include others. We use differences as a strength. We are kind and trust in good intentions.
Be curiousWe find new ways and we seek ways to delight our users, customers and co-workers. We move fast to learn fast, mistakes are part of growth. We are eager to always learn more.
Have courageWe aim high. We believe in ourselves and in people around us. We speak up and share our solutions. We are ready to offer and receive help.
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