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Senior Tech Lead

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

Senior Tech Lead

In the last few years, we have seen the emergence of several extremely successful specialists across the markets. The demands for increasingly sophisticated and specialised services mean that one size no longer fits all. Schibsted Nordic Marketplaces are set up for a new nordic direction to enable even better marketplaces for our users, to set us up for the next decade and to make an even more positive impact on societies and the planet.

Our marketplaces have unique and strong positions as market leaders, with FINN in Norway, Blocket in Sweden, DBA and Bilbasen in Denmark, and Tori and Oikotie in Finland. Together we make up Nordic Marketplaces in Schibsted, collectively connecting millions of buyers and sellers every month. Whether you want to buy a car, a new home, find a job or want a pair of new shoes, you can turn to us.

Join us in our mission to empower people to make smart choices for themselves and future generations. We are looking for a talented Senior Tech Lead with a passion for sustainability and technology to join our team at Team Transaction, part of the Recommerce area at Schibsted Nordic Marketplaces (NMP/Blocket).

In this role, you will lead the design and development of high-quality, scalable web and Kafka-based services using Python. You will be responsible for ensuring a smooth and efficient customer and user experience and for developing the team's product strategy in line with the latest digital-driven trends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and development of our transactional services.

  • Ensure smooth and efficient customer and user journeys.

  • Mentor and lead a team of Full Stack Developers.

  • Design systems with scalability and flexibility in mind.

  • Collaborate with the team to improve software quality using Scrum practices such as code review and unit testing.

  • Stay current with the latest technology trends and bring new ideas to the team.


  • 8+ years of experience in building and maintaining high-quality, scalable web applications.

  • Strong proficiency with Python (must), and experience with at least one other programming language (Java, Kotlin, ReactJS, etc.).

  • Expertise in AWS (must) or other cloud platform ecosystems.

  • A collaborative attitude and a strong sense of ownership.

  • Experience leading and mentoring teams of Full Stack Developers.

  • Experience with distributed systems and microservices.

  • Knowledge of cloud-native technology and architecture.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package focused on work-life balance, including flexible working hours, field trips and conferences, digital courses, company health service, and more.

If you are interested in joining our mission and have a passion for sustainability and technology, please apply by sending your CV or LinkedIn profile. Don't forget to include a link to your GitHub account if you have one!

We evaluate applicants continuously, with an application deadline of February 28th, 2023, but please apply as soon as possible.

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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