For 25 years, Blocket has delivered an idea and a marketplace where people can contribute to a sustainable future. As one of the first tech companies in Sweden, and still going strong, we right now, are working on patching, repairing and rebuilding the technical platform behind a product and a brand that is hugely popular and loved. Next up on the agenda are new tools and models, and for that we created a new senior Tech role. Or actually, we created three of them. Drum rolls please … Let us introduce the Area Tech Leads!
Oh yes, it is about or actually right on time to bring you into our tech crew. Cause these roles will be of major importance leading the technology way forward. They will be responsible for it, and deliver parts of the solution that will enable Blocket to create even better opportunities for everyone to contribute to an even more sustainable future. Pretty important role not only for us and our millions of users, but for the world and the future. What can we say other than this is freakin’ amazing!
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 second-hand trade in Sweden and our contribution to a positive environmental impact. Want to get a feel for the Blocket vibe? Check us out on Instagram & LinkedIn or begagnateffekten.se.
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 a lot more to do, so welcome onboard, and welcome to be yourself and bring your perspective.
What you’ll be up to
As the Area Tech lead, you will be responsible and lead the tech way forward for one of our bigger areas in Blocket, i.e., Blocket Generalist, Motor or Foundations. You will be the one who plans and drives the development of area specific tech as well as take part in the work with developing guidelines and requirements for the future together with the architecture team. You will not work directly in the team but together with the team tech leads govern the backlog for the area as a while, ensure that best practices are followed and new information communicated.
Who you are
You are a Senior Developer who has worked extensively with backlog related questions. You have a strong grasp of the processes used, the functional and non-functional requirements and can drive the development of area specific tech as well as take part in the work with developing guidelines and requirements for the future together with the architecture team. You will be the one analyzing architectures requirements and translate them into actions for the area. Since you will be working with several cross functional teams but also cross Blocket, communication skills as well as being an enabler for information sharing is of very high importance. Your stakeholders can sometimes be more into business and more or less tech dummies, so being a smooth enabler within the organization is your cup of tea. Or coffee. Did we mention we serve barista coffee? No? Well we do. And for the ones who are more into jolt cola, we actually have a soda fridge.
Solid technical experience
Leadership skills - to be able to lead towards the tech vision
Analytical skills - to be able to analyze architecture’s requirements
Ability to plan & drive the implementation of tech’s requirements
Ability to coach less experienced team members
Background as a tech lead/experience from leading a team
A bit of project management? to be able to plan how to implement the tech strategy in the area & to drive the tech initiatives
Hello from your manager!
Or actually managers. Well, you will report to one of us but since we are a team and we do not know yet to which part you will belong, we thought we will introduce us all. We are Helena, Lina and Niklas - not been here super long. But definitely super enthusiastic to continue to run and develop the world's best tech teams in the best company there is. We believe in collaboration, in taking responsibility, in moving fast, in being brave and in creating WOW. We are on a journey that is very exciting with loads of initiatives in transforming old to new, good to best in class and you will be a very important person in this. With these roles we are also creating a new career path within Blocket which also is exciting and needed. We all need development in our lives, and it is our task to develop the tech organization. Really looking forward to have you onboard and to continue this together. Welcome to Blocket tech, the most exciting place there is! ;)
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! Questions - feel free to reach out to [email protected].
Buzz: senior developer, senior engineer, area tech lead, tech lead, architecture, strategy, analysis, leadership, mentor
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.