And we’re rolling. The road is there, some bumps everywhere, but with big wheels we keep on turning, and Sten in the team is burning (i.e. on fire as the rest of us. It is really exciting times!). We’re rolling Blocket Motor by building some really great products. You will have the greatest cross functional team with co-drivers to collaborate with in order to build new fantastic, secure and trustable products that will make life much more smooth and lovely for our dear clients and users. And they are many, like everywhere in Sweden. So jump in, seatbelts on, let’s roll!
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 our work to enable the second-hand trade in Sweden and our contribution to a positive environmental impact.
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. However, we are not perfect (yet) and still have a lot more to do in regards to this and therefore your perspective is needed and most welcome. With that said - you do not have to be a motor, car, snow mobile or whatever vehicle fan or expert. We are happy to chit chat about anything. It is actually how great code is developed.
What you will be up to
Exciting times as mentioned, we are on fire! Welcome to Blocket Motor, Blocket’s strongest and financially biggest growth engine. And specifically, welcome to our team where we focus on our private users who want to buy or sell a vehicle at Blocket. Everything from making it easy to find a car that suits your need, displaying the correct information about a boat, making it smooth to enter information about the vehicle you want to sell and creating an ad to promote it on Blocket. Our ambition is to take the user experience to the next level and create new types of values both for our users and for Blocket. That is what we are doing during our working hours. In addition, our work leads towards a more sustainable world, so you will get a little karma in this role as well. Not bad at all.
You will work in a cross functional team with three-four additional developers, as well as UX, data insights, product management and your Engineering Manager.
Who you are
We believe you are a seasoned developer with at least 4 years hands-on experience of Backend development working in a team. You are able to independently lead the development of new features, and enjoy discussing and debating code and solutions with your peers. You like sharing your knowledge with your cross functional team and also more junior developers and above all, you are curious and continuously strive to learn new things. We are often working in pairs so collaboration is another key.
Hello from your colleagues
Hey there! Welcome to us! You will be working with such a widely used product that has so many active users. This means that the things we are building will be seen and used by a lot of people every day. All car dealers in the country are here. Big and small. It is also a great technical challenge having such a large user base. We constantly get the chance to develop and release new features and updates to make Blocket Motor an even better product. That is inspiring! Another inspiring thing is to work with a product that really lies in time, sustainability is everything these days. The tech stack used by the team is modern, it is really nice to work with an event driven micro service architecture. Frontend and backend work tightly together, we do a lot of pair- and mob programming.
Sten is our manager and with him you can be yourself, perfectly candid and relaxed. He is very involved in the product and the team, always up for a chat, good meal or a ride. Although more into roller coasters than Harley's.
Hi there, I’m your new manager
My name is Sten and it’s my job to make sure you develop great stuff, have fun and grow as a person. We have many great challenges ahead of us. Both technical and to create great experiences. As a developer my core competence are within iOS and mobile development but I have wide experience from different phases of the product development cycle.
In my role as manager and coach I like to see everyone in my team to get involved, have fun and grow as both developers and humans. I really would love to work with you :-)
Interested in joining the Blocket 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! Have a link to some neat stuff on github? Make sure to include a link when you apply. For questions, contact [email protected].
Buzz: backend developer, backend, communication, python, kafka, SQL, postgreSQL, docker, kubernetes, reactJS
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
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.