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Senior Backend Developer - Oikotie Työpaikat

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Helsinki +7 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Helsinki +7 more

You? Web services’ backend development with TypeScript, relational databases, and basic knowledge of a cloud. Growth & curious mindset, willingness to explore and have an impact.
Role? Senior Backend Developer contributing to the development of Oikotie Työpaikat and to the renewal of the platform’s architecture. Designing and implementing the backend microservices, APIs, data storage solutions in AWS to serve our different platforms (Web, iOS, Android).
Tech stack? Node.js, Typescript, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch. Containerised & serverless environments run in AWS and CI/CD pipelines are designed to deliver code into production several times a day.
Location? We work in a remote/hybrid way so you can be based anywhere in Finland! Currently, our team is spread between Helsinki, Tampere, Lappeenranta, Seinäjoki & Oulu. If you like, our office is there for you just a few steps away from the Helsinki railway station.
Why us? Routine is not for you and you’re more into a variety of tasks? With us, there’s no day alike (cliché we know!) and your playground is tailorable to your ambitions! Development is constantly present in our community and you’re heard when planning the future. And talking about the future, we’re on our way towards a deepened collaboration with the other Nordic Schibsted countries, which translates into even more opportunities for both technical and personal development! Our benefits include among others an extra week of holiday, lunch benefit on top of your salary and flexible working hours and spots!

Sounds like your cup of tea? Check out the details below!


  • Background in web services and backend development with TypeScript.
  • Experience in Relational Databases (e.g. PostgreSQL).
  • Mastering API design and development (e.g. JSON, GraphQL).
  • Ability to work in English (even on Monday mornings ;-). Our official language is English and we gather people together from multiple backgrounds (memes in Spanish, Indian cooking recipes, database parodies, and dog videos circulate on our Slack channels!).
  • Potentially even experience working in a public cloud environment around DevOps & IaC. But don’t worry if they are new to you, we’re sure you can pick them up with our help!
  • As a person , you are a curious problem-solver with growth & user-centric mindset. You have the courage to speak your mind and contribute to our common ways of working. Here is a motivated, development-oriented bunch of positive thinkers waiting for you, we hope you find our way of living as inspiring as we do.


Day-to-day work & projects
As a valued member of our growing tech team, you are one of the key contributors to the renewal of the Oikotie Työpaikat marketplace which covers both B2C and B2B functionalities including an eCommerce platform. Your main focus is on renewing the platform’s architecture (splitting monolith to microservices & changing tech stack). Furthermore, you design and implement scalable & robust solutions in high-load environments and you know your way around how to organise the backend code in a sustainable & maintainable way in large-scale projects. Your expertise is also needed in product discovery initiatives, thus you can be sure to get a chance to collaborate with colleagues outside of the tech bubble! How do we strengthen Oikotie’s services and bring in more listings and traffic to the site? It is up to you and the squad!

During your first six months, we expect you to get on board, settle into the team, gradually take over your role and form an understanding of what works and what needs some more attention. Further down the road, we’re eager to see you taking an active role in defining our OKRs (Objectives - Key Results) and based on your interests, you take ownership of a certain expertise area.

Not everything is sweet, so here is the main opportunity for improvement
You jump into a moving train since we’re currently transitioning our legacy stack to a more modern one. Balancing between being quick and agile but also making smart choices, in the long run, is not always the easiest task to do. Thus, your ideas on how to reorganise the workload are very welcome! Are you ready to hop along on the development journey?

Our Schibsted family with 98 tech colleagues is eagerly awaiting your arrival! Our Oikotie Työpaikat Tech squad gathers together 15 professionals including developers and PMs. The squad is mature in agile practices and operates according to OKRs.

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 and share the knowledge & learnings with each other, and we are empowered to have courage to share ideas and challenge ourselves. We believe that if our way of living resonates with you, this could be your dream place to work!

Schibsted, a product company, gathering together Oikotie, Tori, & Rakentaja reaching +4M users monthly. Over 250 colleagues in Finland and 5500 in the Nordics want to steer innovation on News media, Marketplaces & Growth adventures to empower the millions of people interacting with us in their daily lives. We’re lucky to work with colleagues who share the passion for their work, are friendly and caring. Our community embraces curiosity, teamwork, a problem-solving mindset, and continuous learning. Have a sneak peek at our boogie on LinkedIn & Instagram and get to know the Schibsted Tech & Shetech Communities along with the Schibsted Talks podcast hosted by our very own colleagues.

GOT YOUR ATTENTION? Let us hear from you!
If you’re looking for a workplace and a 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 Sunday, August 14th. Don’t worry if there’s no reply from us straight away, we’ll reach out once we’re back from our summer vacations during the second week of August ☀️

Our Development Manager of the Oikotie Työpaikat team Emma Jurvainen (emma.jurvainen(at)schibsted.com) is happy to tell you about the daily work and answer any questions you might have about the position. And our Talent Acquisition Specialist Alessia Porazzi (alessia.porazzi(at)schibsted.com) can share insights about our company culture!

1. 45 min meeting with the Talent Acquisition Specialist Alessia (your background & skills in short, your career goals, Schibsted as an employer)
2. 75 min technical interview with a few colleagues (diving deeper into your background & skills, role goals & expectations; it’s a time to show what you got & get to know the team)
3. 45 min meeting with the Head of Engineering Pasi (our tech’s future) and 30 min with Venla, the Talent Acquisition Lead (company culture, values & learning and development)

In every interview, we have saved 10-15 minutes for You to interview us. So think about the things you would like to know beforehand and have the courage to ask difficult questions too! The recruitment decision always has two sides: it’s our decision, but most importantly, it's your decision on where you would like to work in the future. This way, we want to make sure that all your questions are answered and that you have the best possible tools to make your own decision. #LI-AP1 #jobsforukraine #LI-hybrid

Schibsted Finland doesn’t accept unsolicited profiles from recruitment agencies and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that doesn’t have a signed agreement with us. If provided, we're free to contact the profiles ourselves.

Work with great people

Gözde Yigit
Product Manager
"What I love about SMF are the people, team spirit, challenging work, the sense of humor and the kindness. It warms my heart knowing that our work really makes a difference for the environment."
Samuli Paavilainen
Sales Director Jobs
"The possibility to work with such a diverse talented people creates this unique culture that inspires me every day. I would describe our culture with the words: openness, empathy and good boogie."
Sari Nieminen
Content Producer
"The best thing in Schibsted is its community and workmates. You are welcome to join any conversation and your opinion is accepted and valued."
Agustí Pellicer
iOS developer
"We are a welcoming bunch of people and everyone has been very friendly to newcomers. We even have a tech forum to share what we learn and present them to everyone who is interested."
Ruth Richman
Data Analytics Specialist
"What I enjoy most about my work is problem solving and always learning something new. It’s also really rewarding to see your work shape how the company changes and develops."

Great Place to Work

  • Lunch benefit

  • Recreational benefit

  • Heltti healthcare services

  • Extended insurances

  • Support for individual learning & development

  • Office library

  • Good Life Coffee office cafe & barista

  • HOMEsted - ergonomic home office

  • Weekly game nights

  • Devices of your choice

  • MyWeek - your own wellbeing week

  • SMF Activities - after work events

  • GoByBike - bike benefit

  • Possibility to work abroad for 30 days/year (EU)

  • Baby bonus

About the company

You might know us from our leading brands Tori, Oikotie and Rakentaja. We have a great bunch of over 250 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.

Alessia Porazzi | Contact Person

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