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Lead developer

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Espoo
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Espoo

Oriola has deep roots in Finnish and Swedish wellbeing sector. While the industry may seem quite traditional, we are more and more turning into a technology company. With everything we do, there’s always a digital angle.

The Situation:

During the next few years a lot is going to change in Oriola's IT landscape. This requires us to develop many new things and rethink critically the existing. Like any company, we have some technological debt to tackle but mostly the digital landscape has been developed during the past few years, so you can expect quite modern tech stack. We need to provide best possible user experience to our +10 000 end users. That's why we are looking for a Lead developer / team lead.

We will have all key development & design positions in-house. Of course, different development partners will be crucial part of our digital future also, but all core competencies should be on Oriola side. We need to continue to develop our capabilities in ways of working, code, lead, testing, design and launching new services and partner management.

We operate our digital services in modern serverless AWS cloud environment. Applications have been developed mostly with React.js and Node.js, and couple Ruby on Rails applications also. Development team is owning the solutions and operating in DevOps model, including delivery pipelines and increasing amount of automatic testing around our releases.

Skills & Requirements


You are person that understands architecture, agile and knows how to lead technical development. You come with a wide background in cloud solutions and software development. You love improving ways of working, high quality and automation. You want to understand the whole picture, but not afraid of dirty little details. When the team is in need, you are ready to get you hands dirty.

The job:

As a lead developer, you will be crucial part on managing expectations of stakeholders, coordinating development activities, planning backlog, and participating on different preparations of future development and taking part in day-to-day activities hands on when needed. You are not alone since you will work closely with our product owner, designer, businesspeople and Director of B2B Digital and Data to build the organization to match our needs.

You help us to ensure that development teams are efficient and make smart choices. You spar people and teams around you to always improve their ways of working. You bring your technological view to our service development and work side-by-side with design & business.


  • React, Node.js, AWS, Serverless, SaaS, APIs
  • DevOps knowledge, CI/CD pipelines, good practices like pair-coding, test automation, incremental development
  • Independent thinking but great team player
  • Technical Leadership; people are drawn to you
  • Strong English and Finnish/Swedish: you can express your thoughts well
  • Experience in managing people

Bonus Skills

  • Knowledge in pharmaceutical industry

Apply Now!

Don’t wait, we’ll interview and hire the best candidate without a delay. If you have any questions, please contact us [email protected] / +358 400 640 171 (hiring manager) and we’ll get back to you briefly. We try to do this first step as smooth as possible. Keep in mind that you will eventually need to 'create a candidate profile' on our careers page, go through a coding assignment, psych assessment and background/medical check prior to employment. These won't take long, and are a necessary step considering the crucial part Oriola has in Finnish and Swedish pharmaceutical landscape.

About the company

Oriola is a Finnish listed company with a solid expertise within the pharmaceutical sector. We have more than 100 years of experience in medicine distribution in Sweden and 70 years in Finland, and we unite all actors in the field from pharmaceutical companies to consumers in a unique way. With our 4,300 employees, we promote the wellbeing of people and animals by ensuring that medicine as well as health and wellbeing products are delivered in a safe and customer-friendly manner – whether through pharmacies, veterinarians, retailers, online channels or dose dispensing. Our expert services support pharmaceutical companies throughout the product’s entire lifespan. In Sweden, Oriola owns Kronans Apotek, the third largest pharmacy chain in the country. With us, you will have access to a wealth of expertise and inspiring opportunities in all our businesses.

Our purpose is ‘Health for life’. With us you will join an open and collaborative culture. We support and care for each other, our customers and our communities. To thrive with us you will need to be open, proactive and responsible – and we will help you to develop your strengths and progress along your professional journey. At Oriola, we cherish openness, taking initiative and responsibility, and working together.

Do you want to work towards an even healthier future? Join us!


TWe treasure people’s health and wellbeing. We deliver medicines and other health and wellbeing products to more than 2,200 pharmacy and other operators, adding up to 29,000 boxes per day.

TWe are market leader in dose dispensing with 120,000 patients. We not only help their daily life but also support society to reduce healthcare costs. ​

TOriola is today a company of nearly 4,300 professionals and it offers the widest range of health and wellbeing services in Finland and in Sweden​.

TApproximately half of the pharmaceuticals used in Finland and Sweden pass through Oriola.

TWe serve around 65 000 unique consumers in our Kronans Apotek’s pharmacies and online store in Sweden on a daily basis.

TVi värdesätter människors hälsa och välbefinnande. Vi levererar läkemedel och andra produkter för hälsa- och välbefinnande till mer än 2 200 apotek och andra operatörer, vilket ger upp till 30 000 backar med varor dagligen.

TVi är marknadsledande inom dosdispensering med mer än 117 000 patienter. Vi hjälper dem med deras läkemedelsanvändning varje dag men hjälper också samhället att sänka sjukvårdskostnaderna.

TOriola är idag en koncern med nästan 4 300 experter och erbjuder det bredaste utbudet av hälso- och välmåendetjänster i Finland och i Sverige.

TCirka hälften av läkemedlen som används i Finland och Sverige kommer via Oriola.

TEdistämme ihmisten terveyttä ja hyvinvointia. Toimitamme lääkkeitä ja muita terveys- ja hyvinvointituotteita yli 2 200 apteekille ja muille toimijoille Suomessa ja Ruotsissa – päivittäin meiltä lähtee yhteensä noin 29 000 kuljetuslaatikkoa.

TOlemme markkinajohtaja annosjakelussa ja palvelemme yhteensä 120 000 potilasta. Helpotamme potilaiden päivittäistä elämää, mutta autamme myös yhteiskuntaa vähentämään terveydenhuollon kustannuksia.

TOriolassa työskentelee lähes 4 300 ammattilaista ja palveluvalikoimamme on toimialan kattavin Suomessa ja Ruotsissa.

TNoin puolet Suomessa ja Ruotsissa käytetyistä lääkkeistä kulkee Oriolan kautta.

TPalvelemme päivittäin noin 65 000 asiakasta Kronans Apotek -apteekeissamme ja verkkokaupassa Ruotsissa.

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