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System Architect

Are you an experienced software/system architect? Do you possess a combination of technical expertise, strategic thinking, and effective communication skills?

Then we have the right job for you!

Who we are:

Podme was founded in 2017 with a vision to enrich everyday life by taking podcast entertainment to its full potential. Podme is your go-to place for quality podcasts and brings you a fresh selection of curated content, including popular titles found nowhere else.

Part of Schibsted Media, the largest media group in Scandinavia, we are now on a growth journey which requires us to strengthen the tech excellence in our company.

About this position:

As a System Architect at Podme, you will be a key player in shaping the future of our digital content delivery platform. This role involves designing, implementing, and evolving the end-to-end architecture to ensure a seamless, scalable, and innovative experience for our users. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into robust and sustainable technical solutions and practices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and development of high-performance, scalable, and reliable streaming platforms and applications.

  • Lead the Architecture Forum and work closely with Tech Leads and Data Leads to align architectural decisions and design systems that can efficiently scale to meet growing user demands.

  • Define system specifications, guidelines, and architecture standards.

  • Provide guidance and training to other engineers on architectural principles.

  • Conduct regular system audits to identify areas for improvement.

  • Research and evaluate emerging technologies and existing tech stack

  • Integrate new technologies and third-party services seamlessly into the existing architecture.

  • Implement performance monitoring and optimization strategies to ensure a responsive and enjoyable user experience.

  • Optimise data storage systems for scalability, reliability, and performance.

  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for system architecture, workflows, and best practices.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.

  • Proven experience (2+ years) as a System Architect or a similar role in the development of digital content delivery platforms.

  • Expertise in designing and implementing scalable, distributed systems.

  • In-depth knowledge of audio streaming protocols, content delivery networks (CDNs), and data storage solutions.

  • Experience with mobile app architectures

  • Experience in technical research and picking a suitable technology stack for a given problem.

  • Experience in creating, managing and delivering technical strategy.

  • Familiarity with security best practices in digital content delivery.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts effectively to non-technical stakeholders.

Why Join Us?

We are a vibrant team dedicated to advancing the world of podcasting. As a System Architect, you’ll work alongside passionate professionals at a growing company shaping the future of audio content.

  • Dynamic Work Environment: Thrive in a fast-paced, innovative culture where your work fuels our mission to elevate the podcast experience.

  • Collaborative Team: Contribute to an inclusive atmosphere centered around knowledge-sharing and teamwork, where your insights are valued.

  • Impactful Work: Play a vital role in building and maintaining data infrastructure to empower creators in producing high-quality podcasts.

  • Continuous Learning and Growth: Develop your skills through networking with the Architecture community within Schibsted Media. Contribute to tech talks, hack days and other events that foster creativity.

  • Flexibility and Work-Life Balance: Balance remote work with 2-3 days per week in our Stockholm office.

  • Wellness and Healthcare: Enjoy comprehensive healthcare insurance and wellness allowances.

  • Access to Premium Podcasts: Gain insider access to Podme's premium podcasts and learn from the content you help create.

Note: Relocation package is not currently available.

If you're ready to help shape the future of podcast entertainment and join a passionate team, we'd love to hear from you!

Work with great people

Anniken Ore Larssen
Product Manager
"At Schibsted you meet people who cheer each other on, creating great products facing millions of consumers every day."
Larry Parker
Junior Developer
"I feel extremely inspired and fortunate to work with talented colleagues, many of whom had decided to return to Schibsted after a period of working elsewhere."
Stina Janson
UX Director
"Schibsted has the fantastic combination of having the strengths of a large organization and being a place for innovation, growth and new initiatives."
Eoin Falconer
Data Enabler
"Schibsted allows you to turn your passion, energy and expertise into real-world solutions that touch millions of users."

Great Place to Work

  • Learn and develop within Learning Lab

  • 5000 fantastic colleagues in over 4 countries

  • Empowering body and mind with Schibsted Life

  • Work with products that matter in peoples lives

  • We embrace diversity

  • Career opportunities within the Schibsted family

About the company

Podme is a fast growing nordic podcast platform where you find some of the biggest, most liked and best (according to us) podcasts. What makes us unique is that we give our listeners access to our Premium podcasts which are exclusive and ad-free. Think Netflix, but for podcasts. We launched our service 2017 and today we have a great team of 50+ people that are focused on growth and further innovating the experience for our listeners.

Simon Hansson Wennersten | Contact Person

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