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Javascript Developer - Blocket Fordon Pitcrew

  • Stockholm


My name is Niclas and I’m an engineering manager at Blocket Fordon. We’re currently looking to expand our tight knit team of developers with more talents.

Our team is building web applications and systems used daily by the majority of Sweden’s vehicle dealers as well as developing one of the largest marketplaces for buying and selling vehicles in Sweden.

Tech stack
Our team is at the forefront of Blockets technical transition to a micro service architecture, with all of our current systems running as decoupled services in Docker containers.

We use C#, Python, Javascript, Node and Go for our services with frameworks such as .NET Core and Flask for backend services and modern Javascript frameworks such as React, Redux and Webpack for building frontend applications, communicating via REST and GraphQL APIs.

We use a multitude of software to keep our ecosystem pumping, such as Postgres, MySQL and Redis for storage, RabbitMQ as our message bus and rely on Elasticsearch as a base for all our search APIs. We do this using a modern CI/CD pipeline based on Git and Jenkins.

We’re currently moving our production environment to AWS and the next step for our infrastructure is to move our container orchestration from Docker Swarm to Kubernetes and possibly Amazon EKS.

Relevant experience
For this position, we’re looking for a Javascript developer who’s well rounded in modern Javascript both for the browser and the server, as our Javascript team build both GraphQL-apis and server side rendered React applications.

Previous work experience in AWS, Docker or a micro service architecture is highly desirable. A relevant education, years of self-reflected experience and knowledge of our tech stack will be duly considered assets during the selection process.

To thrive and succeed in your role
If you join our team, you’ll find a welcoming environment where ideas are discussed in an open forum. You have to be a social person, thriving in supporting your colleagues and be ready to ask for help from others when needed as we expect no one to know every part of our infrastructure.

We are looking for team members who are as open minded and bold as us, ready to attack new challenges head on. You should be hungry to learn new things, wanting to understand the business and be used to quickly grasping new technologies as they are continuously assessed in the team.

Our team is located across three offices in Sweden; Stockholm, Örebro and Bollnäs, and communication between offices are mainly performed through video calls in groups or in person throughout the day. We want all members of our team to feel included and physical location shouldn’t be a barrier for working together.

Who am I as a manager
I recently took on the role as a manager, coming from the developer team myself. Nowadays I put my focus on supporting my team members through coaching and removing any hindrances. I trust the team to make the technical decisions that make the most sense for the task at hand, while still joining discussions and sharing experiences whenever I get an opportunity.

Blocket and Schibsted
Finally, I think you should know that Blocket is owned by Schibsted, a Norwegian holding company with marketplaces including both Blocket and Shpock and media houses such Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet in Sweden. Schibsted companies cooperate a lot with each other and we promote internal mobility, so joining Blocket means gaining access to a lot of opportunities for professional and personal growth.

My colleague Robin is helping me with this recruitment. Should you have any question please forward them to him robin.solem@schibsted.com and together we will come back to you as promptly as we can!


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

Från lokal prylmarknad i Skåne 1996 har Blocket-konceptet exporterats till mer än 40 andra länder - idag är Blocket, som ägs av mediekoncernen Schibsted, Sveriges största marknadsplats på nätet. Här finns dagligen cirka 600 000 saker, fordon, jobb och bostäder som annonseras ut och upptäcks av 5 miljoner besökare varje vecka. Värdet av alla annonser 2017 var 750 miljarder kronor vilket motsvarar cirka 16 procent av Sveriges BNP. Tack vare begagnathandeln på Blocket kan 0,8 miljoner ton växthusgaser undvikas varje år. Det motsvarar som om Stockholm stads vägar stod tomma i cirka ett år. Cirka 240 medarbetare jobbar på Blocket vars kontor finns i centrala Stockholm. Tillsammans brinner vi för begagnathandel, miljön och att vidareutveckla Blocket - en av landets största sajter. Vi är stolta miljöhjältar, https://www.blocket.se/inspira... och trivs med varandra, https://www.blocket.career/

Robin Solem | Hiring Manager

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