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Team Tech Lead to Team Discovery

  • Stockholm
  • Stockholm

Want to impact your code for millions of users for one of Sweden’s most well-known brands? Work with a circular economy and at the same time save around 800 000 tons of greenhouse gases yearly? Cool, then keep on reading!

In the beginning, there was only köp&sälj. At the time in ancient tech history, some 25 years ago, this diamond was born. Not to brag, but it was a success from the start. A masterpiece that has been cloned and exported to +30 countries. A famous and very loved product by people all over the world. And by nature. Oh dear, what good it brings to Mother Earth. Today, this part of Blocket is still the core of everything. No köp&sälj, no Blocket.

The greenest part of our red heart now needs its new Tech Team Leader. And even if we have been around for a while, there are as many exciting things ahead of us in this marketplace jewel. Just as it was in the beginning.

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 !


What you'll be up to:

We are on the road again. This time trying to find an extra smooth way for our users while they are discovering the fantastic world of Blocket. Our mission is to make it easy peasy for people to buy second-hand products by providing a smooth and optimised search experience that helps users to find and evaluate all the treasures they are looking for.

Enjoying the ride on this road is easy. And being on it is both fun and rewarding, fantastic, some might say. We are now looking for more people to join team Discovery and Blocket, where you can make an impact with your code for millions of users and contribute to a more sustainable future during your working hours. Pretty great, right?

So, if you’re up to helping us to make sure the users can just sit back and relax while enjoying the fantastic search experience, as well as building some smarter code, we would love to hear from you.

Skills & Requirements

Who you are

We believe you are either a senior engineer with some experience beneath your belt and ready to take the next leap or that you’ve already had some experience working as a team tech lead. You have a holistic approach to development and a focus on the backend, although you are also comfortable working across the entire stack, depending on the project phases and workload.

Simply put, you enjoy building new things and can independently lead the development of new features across the stack and enjoy discussing and debating code & solutions with your peers. You like sharing your knowledge with your cross-functional team and helping more junior developers grow, and above all, you are curious and continuously strive to learn new things. We are often working in pairs, so collaboration is another key. Finally, you should feel comfortable collaborating with non-tech teams and communicating effectively with different stakeholders - tech and otherwise.

Background/skills

  • Go (This is a must-have)
  • Docker & Kubernetes
  • Cloud environment (ideally AWS)
  • Kafka
  • Linux
  • Distributed systems & Microservices

Bonus:

  • Python
  • Elastic Search (not essential)
  • Some architectural experience
  • Good communication skills

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!

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.


Vanburn Kirwan | Contact Person

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