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Backend Developer 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 tonnes of greenhouse gases yearly? Cool, then keep on reading!

We are Blocket, Sweden’s largest and most popular marketplace with around 12,3M monthly active users generating 85 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 and read more on Begagnateffekten ! ****

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 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 optimized 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 a backend developer with a few years hands-on experience of backend development working in a team. You are able to independently lead the development of new features, and enjoy discussing and debating code and solutions with your peers. You like sharing your knowledge with your cross functional team and also more junior developers and above all, you are curious and continuously strive to learn new things. We are often working in pairs so collaboration is another key.

Essential Skills

  • Golang

  • Elasticsearch (absolute must-have)

  • Relational Databases

  • Linux environment

  • Cloud environments (AWS)

  • Distributed systems and Microservices


  • Python

  • Kubernetes

  • Kafka

  • Postgres

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! Have a link to some neat stuff on GitHub? Make sure to include a link when you apply.

Blocket services are for everyone, and so is our workplace. We have an inclusive culture, and we see diversity as a great advantage in creating great products and services for our users and clients. We still have a lot more to do and, therefore, really welcome your perspective. _ _

Buzz: backend, software engineer, golang, kafka, relational databases, distributed systems, microservices, kubernetes, discovery

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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