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Engineering Manager - Integrations & Display Ads

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • 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 is evolving, we create new teams and optimise the ones we have. Every team has a clear scope and a mission as a basis for reaching goals, and teams are all cross functional to be able to take full ownership of their deliveries. The Engineering Manager has a key position in planning, staffing, coaching and competence development of the tech team members. In the daily work the EM pairs up with the Product Manager and UX designer to lead the team.

So, are you the kind of leader who really loves making a difference? The leader who makes an impact for individuals, teams, businesses, well...for everyone. And maybe you also want to change the world and make it a little better every day (karma for real)?

The team

Integrations & Display Ads manages the commercial placements and 3rd party integrations at Blocket. You will work closely with an array of partners both within and outside Blocket and Schibsted. We help other companies integrate with Blocket, we provide a CMS that our editors use and we build products and manage placements for commercial advertisements.

The team consists of three web developers, two backend developers, UX and is currently recruiting two app developers - Android and iOS - to be able to produce even better performance on our integrations and display ads and take full ownership of the team scope. The team is part of Blocket Foundations, which brings core services and components to all of Blocket’s marketplaces.


What you'll be up to:

You will work in a great cross-functional and agile team 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 trio’s responsibility is to be the expert in understanding what our users, customers and business needs are and translate those into action. You will run experiments to test your hypotheses and iterate your way towards your goals. In addition, it is you, together with your trio-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 have a crucial role. Not only as the glue in the cross-functional teams, the key for 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 means constant change, so in order for you to thrive and really enjoy it, you need to appreciate change, collaboration, 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 make the trio 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.

Background/skills

  • You are a passionate leader with a solid experience in leading engineers in a high-paced and agile environment and at least 2 years in a management position
  • 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

Bonus

  • Experience in hands-on software development
  • Skills in solution design and architecture
  • Skills in the event and data-driven design principles

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, and the reasons why are many. I really buy into the Blocket brand and how Blocket supports the circular economy, and also I got to know that Blocket just 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 - a journey that really caught my interest. In 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]

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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