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Engineering Manager to Blocket Köp & Sälj

  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2022
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2022
  • Stockholm

Are you the kind of leader who really loves making a difference? The leader who makes an impact for individuals, teams, business, well for everyone. And maybe you also want to change the world and make it a little little better every day. At Blocket our cross functional teams actually enable consumer behavior change from linear to circular. Our tech teams really make impact when building products that are used by kind of everyone. So voilá! It is karma for real.

We are Blocket, Sweden’s largest and most popular marketplace with around 12,3M monthly active users generating 100 million sessions. We are proud of creating the code that enables second-hand trade in Sweden and its contribution to a positive environmental impact.
Want to get a feel for the Blocket vibe? Check us out on Instagram & LinkedIn and read more on Begagnateffekten!

Blocket services are for everyone and so is our workplace. We have an inclusive culture and we see diversity as a great advantage to create great services for our users and clients. We still have more to do and welcome your perspective.

What you´ll be up to
We are in exciting times at Blocket, going through a huge transformation both technically and from a business perspective. The two teams you will be leading are actually the ones that lead the transformation. That’s massive. And huge. But Don’t worry, you are of course not alone. The responsibility for making it happen is shared by a trio, the Troika, consisting of you, a Product Manager and a UX person. In that way we make sure the products are getting love and attention from all perspectives. You will together make sure the products are built, the strategy and direction set. Your responsibility into the Troika is the tech part and having the manager role for the awesome engineer stars in the team.

Life at Blocket also contains change. Constant change. So in order for you to thrive and really enjoy it, you need to appreciate change, speed and pace. You are a leader with a strong perspective that inspires change and motivates engineers to develop simple solutions to sophisticated problems. You work with your Troika throughout the organization and act as an advisor, in order to improve ways of working, technology, the products and engineering practices. The Troika has a big impact on what is built and how it’s built. If you build it, you run it.

Skills & Requirements

Who you are

You love connecting with different kinds of people, building online products and all things tech. As our EM, you´ll focus on constantly growing our engineers while solving complex technical problems that deliver impact on our products and business on a daily basis. The business mindset, the ability to translate tech business strategy and needs, into language anyone can understand is also a key to success.

  • A background in software development would be great, but as long as you understand your team and get their buy-in, any background in tech could be useful. What we however would like to see is your manager skills, which of course are fabulous. You follow your promises and are transparent with your failures. You communicate to build trust. We need leaders who take active roles in shaping the future of Blocket while embodying our core values. In addition, you are used to driving one-to-one and one-to-many communications with the ability to make a strategy come alive. You want to challenge yourself and us by questioning status quo.


  • You are a passionate collaborative leader with a solid experience of leading engineers in a high-paced and agile environment
  • You are a change manager and you thrive in organizations with a large portion of ambiguity
  • You are a collaborative communicator, yet improvement-driven and hands-on when needed
  • You have the ability to remove impediments, improve efficiency and raise the delivery pace

Nice to have

  • Experience from building online products
  • Experience from automation and CI/CD

  • Architectural knowledge

Interested in joining the Bl ocket 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]

Buzz: Development Manager, Tribe Lead, Software Engineer, Developer, Fullstack, Research, Backend, Frontend, Agile, Kanban, Mob Programming, Scrum, Systemutvecklare


Great Place to Work

  • 30 days holiday

  • Fun events including awesome Kick Offs

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities

  • Generous annual wellbeing allowance and much more

  • Parental leave premium

  • A great, modern office in central Stockholm

  • Breakfast every Monday and fika on Fridays

About the company

The Blocket journey began in Skåne 1996 - since then the concept of Blocket has been exported to over 40 other countries. Today, Blocket, which is owned by the media group Schibsted, is Sweden’s largest online marketplace. There are approximately 600 000 items, vehicles, jobs and housing being advertised and discovered by its 5 million visitors every week. The value for all advertisements in 2018 amounted to SEK 714 billion - equal to 15 percent of Sweden’s GDP. Thanks to second-hand trading at Blocket, 0.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases can be avoided every year. The output being equivalent to if Stockholm’s city roads stood empty for about a year. Blocket has approximately 240 colleagues and the office is located in central Stockholm. Together, we are passionate about second-hand trading, the environment and the continued growth of Blocket - one of Sweden’s largest sites. We are proud environmental heroes and enjoy working together. Read more on our career page.

Maria Sandgren | Contact Person

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