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Engineering Manager to Foundations

  • Stockholm
  • Stockholm

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 !

Blocket tech foundations, the foundations of our core, the foundations of tech. The common ground to everything our tech teams need. We built it last year and it went live 6 months ago. Now it is time to iterate it a bit; we are creating three cross-functional teams out of two in order to create even better focus and clearer missions for these teams. This also means we need new Engineering Managers.

So 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 (karma for real). The mission in the roles, are to make sure our tech teams have the perfect foundations to deliver according to strategy and business plans, really make that impact in the heart of the business where they operate.

These three teams are all about the following:

Team Data Foundations
The team is responsible for all data infrastructure components within Blocket Product & Tech such as Kafka, Elastic Search, Schibsted Pulse and Schibsted ATE. The team’s mission is to enable the use of data infrastructure components for all Blocket Product & Tech teams.

Team Client Foundation
The team is responsible for creating, developing and maintaining Blocket’s design system for web and apps, as well as the client frameworks to be used within Blocket Product & Tech. The team's mission is to create a solid foundation for Blocket’s customer experience and all the users of Blocket.

Team Developer Experience
The team is responsible for the tooling and cloud provisioning of all of Blocket Product & Tech components and applications. The team’s mission is to create a smooth developer experience for all Blocket’s engineers by developing solutions that enable Blocket teams to be productive, agile and efficient.

What you'll be up to:

You will work in fantastic cross-functional and agile teams led by you, a Product Manager and a UX designer. A trio that will help be ahead of it all; the business, the strategy and the problem solving.

The troijka’s responsibility is to be the expert in understanding what our users, customers and business needs are and translate those into action. However, in these teams it also means delivering on what our tech teams need in order for them to deliver in their missions. These foundation teams will therefore work closely with all Blocket’s tech teams to identify and solve key user problems. You will run experiments to test your hypotheses and iterate your way towards your goals. In addition, it is you, together with your troijka-partners who are responsible for developing the team's vision, mission strategy, and goals.

So what we are trying to say is, that as Engineering Manager at Blocket, you are the most important person. Not only as the glue in the cross functional teams, the key for the future business success, but for bringing great value to our 5 million users every week. At the same time, you will contribute to creating a sustainable Sweden. Such a great side effect!

Skills & Requirements

Who you are

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 throughout the organisation and act as an advisor, in order to improve ways of working, technology and engineering practices. You have a big impact on what we build and how we build it - you build it, you run it.

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 business strategy and needs into language anyone can understand, is also a key to success. Not to forget the collaboration - one of our values and another key in order to have the troijka be successful.

You probably have a background in software development, but as long as you understand your team, what they are into, their problem and solution space, and get their buy-in, your background isn’t that important. What we however would like to see is your manager skills, which of course, are great. 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 communication with the ability to make a strategy come alive. You want to challenge both yourself and us by questioning the status quo


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


  • Experience in hands-on software development
  • Skills in solution design and architecture
  • Knowledge of client frameworks
  • Skills in event and data driven design principles
  • DevOps, tooling and cloud infrastructure such as AWS

Hello from you Manager!

I’m Niklas, Engineering Director of Blocket Foundations, which I lead together with the Product Director and Head of UX of Blocket Foundations. I joined Blocket not so long ago. The reasons why are many. I really buy into the Blocket brand and how Blocket supports the circular economy, but also since I got to know that Blocket just has started a new journey within Product & Tech, creating a new organisation, a new way of working, rebuilding the tech stack bottom up, and aiming for a brand new Blocket customer experience. To my experience product and software development are very much about people, interaction and teamwork. I like to see and help people and teams grow, and how everyone involved can contribute to what we do and deliver. Come join the team, looking forward to meeting 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! Questions? Reach out to [email protected]

Please note that, due to summer holidays, we will have longer processing times than usual. If you do not hear from us before, we will get back to you latest by August, when we will be processing applications as usual.


Buzz: m anager, engineer, tech, leadership, development manager, team, lead, agile, scrum

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.

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