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Hands-on Engineering Manager, Curate, Core News Product

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm +1 more

Curate builds tools and services for automating and personalising news feeds.

Curate sets out to revolutionize how we distribute the right content to the right user at the right time. It’s as simple as that.

The team has the mandate and space to experiment and radically change our publications main assets - their front pages.

In Curate you’ll be part of a highly dedicated and extremely competent cross-functional team with everything it needs to realize its mission, including skills within engineering, UX, product management and data science/machine learning.

The team has proved the founding bet: that an automated front-page can perform better than a manually curated one, and we are now in the process of scaling and improving the offering.

There is a long journey ahead, but our work has already been recognized with prestigious awards like the INMA Award for “Best in Europe”.

The whole industry is learning and watching closely as we undertake one of the biggest changes in how readers experience journalism, and if you are seeking impact, this is the role for you.

As Engineering Manager, you will partner up with Maria, the teams’ PM and lead the work in building and scaling the product beyond the current offering. You will have the opportunity to influence culture, facilitate technical delivery and work with your team on strategy and execution.

We don’t have full-time managers in our smaller self-organizing teams. You should be comfortable being hands-on in the daily work (code and tech leading). It is a balancing act that requires judgment and maturity, we don’t want you to compromise your engineering management responsibilities.

We think the ideal candidate is a very driven senior engineer that today acts as an informal leader in her/his setting. You should see this as an opportunity to get experience in engineering management, in a very safe environment, while still not leaving the software craftsmanship behind. You can also be an engineering manager that wants to get back to the craft. Best of two worlds?

Work with great people

Veronica Heltne
Head of UX, Schibsted Product&Tech
"Schibsted is a place where you both get to work with digitization and further development of established media houses, as well as innovation and user insight connected to new products and services."
Michel Dahlberg Traore
Project Manager Internationalization, Lendo
"At Schibsted you get to work with high achieving and talented people who at the same time don’t take themselves too seriously."
Christian Horn Hanssen
Investment Manager, Schibsted Growth
"Working with talented people from all backgrounds, seeking the ideas of tomorrow. What's not to like?"
Tove Strander
HR Specialist, Schibsted
"I work with talented who contribute to taking the independent press into the digital future and making a positive change in people's daily lives"
Helena Siegbahn
Digital Marketing Specialist, Schibsted Growth
"Schibsted gives me the opportunity to work with motivating colleagues in an inspiring environment!"
Mikaela Saletti
UX designer
"I feel like Schibsted Sweden is an organisation that truly cares about it’s people."
Veronica Heltne
Head of UX, Schibsted Product & Tech
"Schibsted er et sted hvor man både får jobbe med digitalisering og videreutvikling av etablerte mediehus, samt innovasjon og brukerinnsikt koblet til nye produkter og tjenester. "
Michel Dahlberg Traore
Projektledare Internationalisering, Lendo
"På Schibsted får du jobba med högpresterande och begåvade människor som inte tar sig själva på för stort allvar"
Christian Horn Hanssen
Investment Manager, Schibsted Growth
"Att arbeta med begåvade människor från olika bakgrunder, som söker morgondagens idéer. Vad är bättre än det?"
Tove Strander
HR Specialist, Schibsted
"Vi vill tillsammans ta den oberoende journalistiken till den digitala framtiden och göra en positiv förändring i människors dagliga liv."
Mikaela Saletti
UX designer
"För mig är Schibsted en organisation som verkligen bryr sig om sina anställda."
Helena Siegbahn
Digital Marketing Specialist, Schibsted Growth
"Schibsted ger mig möjligheten att arbeta med motiverade kollegor i en inspirerande miljö!"

Skills & Requirements

Responsibilities include:

  • Helping the teams' engineers to grow and driving continuous improvement in the team.
  • Advocate and advance modern software development practices and help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices.
  • Ensure incremental value delivery and high-quality standards.
  • Attract, onboard, and retain diverse top talent.
  • Develop people through coaching and mentoring. Conduct regular 1:1, goal setting, and feedback conversations with engineers to ensure their well-being and team health, and support them in their growth. Continuously work to improve inclusion and belonging on your team and within our organisation.
  • Maintain high levels of teamwork, transparency, and efficiency in collaboration with other development teams.
  • Foster great collaboration with other teams in the organisation in order to reach ours and their goals.
  • Help build robust systems and processes to ensure reliable delivery of our systems that are the backbone of our newspapers main assets.
  • And as the senior engineer you are, contribute in the product development

About You

  • Coding will not be your full-time job, but depending on your profile and interests we can tailor the job to contain more or less of opportunities for hands-on contribution.
  • Our services are mainly written in Node.js (TypeScript) but we also have some implemented in Java and Python. We run everything on AWS. You should be comfortable with these technologies or be eager to learn.
  • You bring experience working in a distributed environment.
  • You are knowledgeable about modern software engineering practices and how to apply them based on the context. You believe in agile and lean values. You have a track record of using these methods in practice and continuously delivering business value.
  • You thrive on developing people and building an inclusive team.
  • You bring action orientation and thrive on continuously improving with your team.
  • You’re an effective communicator and bring strong feedback skills to your team. You’re proficient in English in verbal and written form.
  • You have experience with building distributed systems. Having written services that handle high amounts of traffic is a plus.
  • You have experience with best practices for building highly available systems. This might include things like metrics, monitoring, circuit breaking, fallbacks and tracing.

Great Place to Work

  • Learn and develop within Learning Lab

  • Empowering body and mind with Schibsted Life

  • We embrace diversity

  • Media - The Power of Journalism

  • The second hand effect through our marketplaces

  • Work with products that matter in people's lives

  • 8000 fantastic colleagues in over 20 countries

  • Local and global career opportunities

  • Innovation, it’s at our core

  • 8000 fantastiska kollegor i över 20 länder

  • Jobba med produkter och tjänster som berör

  • The Second Hand effect bidrar till bättre miljö

  • Media – och The Power of Journalism

  • Lokala och globala karriärmöjligheter

  • Innovation i fokus sedan 1839

  • Personlig utveckling och lärande inom Learning Lab

  • Var del av en mångfaldig, inkluderande arbetsplats

About the company

Schibsted Media combines a long and proud publishing tradition stretching back to the 19th century, with digital innovation and entrepreneurship. Schibsted Media is an independent division that comprises all of Schibsted’s media businesses, including brands such as VG, Aftonbladet, Aftenposten, Svenska Dagbladet, Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad, Fædrelandsvennen, and seven local newspapers.

The division also includes Schibsted Growth, which is home to start-ups and growing businesses such as Lendo, Prisjakt, Let’s Deal, Bynk, Fronteer Solutions, and Kickback. Growth is always searching for smart founders with ambitious ideas, scalable business models – and a mission to empower people in their daily lives.

Schibsted Media was established in the autumn of 2017, and the division contains 4000 employees who are based across Norway, Sweden, and Poland.


1839Christian Michael Schibsted founded Schibsted Forlag

1860Christiania Adresseblad was founded - Later changed named to Aftenposten

1966Schibsted acquired VG

1996Schibsted aquired Aftonbladet

1998Schibsted aquired SvD

2001Finn.no and Schibsted Growth is Established

2003Schibsted aquired Blocket

2011Schibsted Product & Tech Polska is established

2015Schibsted Media passes 1 million paying subscribers

2017Schibsted becomes organised in two divisions, Media & Marketplaces

1839Christian Michael Schibsted grundar Schibsteds förlag

1860Grundas Christiania Adresseblad - som senare bytte namn till Aftenposten

1966Schibsted förvärvar VG

1996Schibsted förvärvar Aftonbladet

1998Schibsted förvärvar SvD

2001Finn.no och Schibsted Growth etableras

2003Schibsted förvärvar Blocket

2011Schibsted Product & Tech Polska etableras

2015Schibsted Media passerar 1 miljon betalande användare

2017Schibsted organiserar sig i två divisioner, Media & Marketplaces

Mark Pasternak, Head of Engineering, Core News Product. | Hiring Manager

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