Skills & Requirements
Ready to start the next chapter in your career journey? You’re in the right place. We’re always happy to hear from people who are eager to learn and grow, and share our values. Welcome home.
Are you a developer and you have a strong drive to learn more?
Keep on reading! As a Software Developer at Futurice you get to work in a team of talented people. As an agency we co-operate with different clients in different business fields. This means there are options in terms of projects and technologies you can use when you join Futurice. Depending on your skills, impact and responsibilities we can customise a role fitting for your learning goals and professional aspirations. You can work f.ex. from from Tampere or Helsinki and we have different working modes including remote work in Finland, depending on the projects at hand.
You don’t have to be guru yet. More than that we hope that you are aiming to grow into one. These skills listed down below will support you on your journey at Futurice
You have a solid understanding of modern software development. Understanding and knowing how to build software in a cloud environment from the actual coding all the way to setting up deployment pipelines and understanding the principles well is definitely something that a programmer should know.
You know at least a few programming languages well. You can create something useful with the languages from scratch. You understand the basic paradigms of the languages and know how to connect your code to databases and other external systems. You know their strengths and the weaknesses, and you know where a certain language is used in the real world.
We work with digital services, meaning that we build software for people to use in their everyday lives. So we hope that you put people who use the services first.
You bring something extra to our culture. We are proud of our culture and it defines us. Our shared values are Care, Trust, Transparency and Continuous Improvement. It is the glue that keeps us together, and makes us stronger. You should not just fit in, but embrace and enrich our culture.
What we offer you?
With us you get the opportunity to work with the most motivated and multi talented forces in development, design and strategy. As an agency, we have a versatile portfolio of projects and we solve different kinds of problems that require different kinds of tools – for you this means the chance of a lifetime to follow your learning goals and broaden your skill set. You will be inspired and supported throughout your journey as our aspiration is to be the Ultimate Learning Platform for your career. We are a people-first-company and believe that at the end of the day happy people are the key to great software and happy clients.
We thought there is no better way to tell about a job than hear it from a potential future colleague. So we asked a couple of our full-stack developers their views on their job. Let’s hear what Oskar Ehnström and Carita Niskanen have to say:
"For us, the daily work as full-stack developers is mostly about solving problems. Some days that means figuring out the most efficient algorithm for a particularly tricky piece of code or reviewing PRs. Often it means asking a lot of questions to figure out what the important problem to solve is and how to solve it in the best possible way for the client. Meetings with the team are often part of the day, and keeping them productive and engaging is everyone's responsibility. Finally, discussing with the client and explaining what we’re doing and making sure our work fits with the rest of the organisation.
In addition to client work we can also participate in developing the company by participating in some internal projects and different workforces. All the internal work is based on a person's own wishes and the ability to develop their own skills. At Futurice people are encouraged to actively take ownership of the company and that way you can really get to feel like you are a part of a tight group.”
Besides our overall cultural and organisational model, here are some specific Futurice perks:
- Flexible working hours
- Some are night owls, others early birds – you can work whenever you’re most productive. Also, part-time work (e.g. 80%) is possible.
- Futurice Hybrid Work Model
- Personal IT budget
- Free choice of laptop, phone, tablet, headphones and other work-gear
- Sports & lunch benefit
- Futurice's clubs for freetime activities
- Learning events
- Certification programs
- Social responsibility program
- You can give back to the community and receive sponsorship from Futurice for doing open-source projects in your free time.
- FutuHike: Work in another office for a week
Why join Futurice?
We are very proud of our culture and our lean, flat company structure. It’s not by accident that we’ve been selected as the best place to work in Europe twice. We have four core values, which are also our promises to you as a new employee.
Care: We care about the problems we solve and about each other as human beings. We hire people who intuitively and by default help each other out. It’s a virtuous cycle that creates happy teams and happy clients.
Trust: At Futurice, trust doesn’t need to be earned, it’s given. This means that if you think something makes sense, you can go ahead and do it.
Continuous improvement: We want to help every Futurician get better at their craft every day. This happens through project-work, training and guided self-learning.
Transparency: We believe in being open about pretty much everything. No matter your career level, you can get involved in and informed about any topic company-wide.
Does this sound like the opportunity you’ve been looking for? If yes, that’s great news – please head on over to the next phase and submit your application.
Our application form is about as easy as it gets, just enter your contact information and upload your attachments. We’re hoping to see at least your CV and a few lines about yourself and why you want to join Futurice (for inspiration, take a look here to read our tips on how to stand out from the other applicants). You’ll also have the option to submit links to your LinkedIn and/or GitHub profile or your portfolio, as well as share other attachments relevant to the application.
After we receive your application, we will reach out to you. Those selected for the interview phase can look forward to an initial discussion, both in order for us to get to know you better, and for you to get more familiar with life at Futurice. That will be followed by an in-depth talk with your potential future colleagues to dive deeper into your professional skills, and finally, one more general chat where you’ll discuss things like your potential future projects.
How we work
Ever since Futurice was founded, we’ve been committed to offering a workplace people will genuinely enjoy coming to every morning, Mondays included. We’ve put tons of effort into fostering a healthy and welcoming company culture combined with fair and competitive salaries as well as perks that improve the wellbeing of each Futuricean – take a look here to learn more, check our Culture handbook 2.0 and get to know some of our people through their career stories. Each of our offices also adds its own unique vibe and flavor into the mix. Learn more about our offices here!
At Futurice, new joiners are not expected to fit into a specific mold – people are free to come as they are, regardless of their background. We believe there’s power in perspectives and consider diversity an important part of our success – which is why we have made diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) a key component of our company’s strategy. You can learn more about our DE&I commitment and efforts here.
We are a team of over 800 professionals representing more than 60 nationalities in 6 countries. We help forward-thinking organizations solve their biggest challenges and empower them to make a positive impact on the world. We work with clients from several industries to co-create world-class digital services, both on-site and remotely. And we’d love to welcome you home right here, with us.
About the company
Futurice is a new breed of innovation consultancy that has digital values at its core. We inject life into digital solutions by designing innovative mobile apps and online software – all with a focus on user experience and interaction. We believe that the winning recipe for digital projects is happy people, happy customers, and happy users. We are co-creating the future. Our work has meaning and makes an impact on society. By helping our clients thrive, we co-create a better future.
Founded in 2000 we are over 650-strong and growing. We are all about people. We trust each other and care about each other. We are open and honest. We empower and encourage each other. We are committed to helping you become a better version of you. We challenge each other to find a path of personal growth. We support each other as we learn and grow as people and professionals.
We are cultivating a diverse and proud community, and committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and grow.
As an international company with Nordic roots, our HQ is in Helsinki and we have offices in Tampere, Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin, Munich and Stuttgart. We come from all over the world. Our clients are international, as are the opportunities we provide. Our culture is built on a Nordic heritage of trust and transparency.