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Backend Engineer

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Do you want to work with one of Sweden’s most well-known brands and largest websites? Do you want to make a daily impact for millions of users, connecting thousands of buyers and sellers every day, helping to avoid 0.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases every year?

My name is Joakim and I'm the Engineering Manager for Team Klirr, the development team responsible for Ad insertion and Payment, two of Blocket’s most crucial functions. Are you a driven and curious backend developer who wants to be a part of taking Blocket to the next level? If so, please continue reading.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a new colleague who is creative and pragmatic. At Blocket we enjoy collaborating and working together, both inside and outside our own competence areas and we always go the extra mile to support our colleagues. Developing a product like Blocket is truly a team effort and caring for each other is one of our core values.

Curiosity is very much encouraged. Learning new things, sharing findings with others, and being generous with feedback and support is a part of our way of becoming the best workplace in Sweden for engineers.

We think that you:

  • Have a great passion for backend development.
  • Are analytical and see where improvements can be made.
  • Like the concept of Clean code.
  • Are communicative and like having contact with other teams.
  • Are positive, curious, open-minded and continuously want to grow and learn more.
  • Are used to work in an agile environment.

Some buzzwords about our development environment and techniques: Python, AWS, C, Golang, PHP, Jenkins, Kafka, PostgreSQL, Docker, Micro services, CI, CD, Scrum.

What will you be working on and with who?

Team Klirr owns two of the most fundamental functions at Blocket: the Ad insertion flow and the Payment flow. We develop high-performance transaction-intensive fault-tolerant solutions that is online 24/7. The team is cross-functional and consists of frontend and backend developers, QA, UX, PO and an Engineering Manager.

We strive to continuously improve, both our product, our team and they way we work, as well as ourselves, both as colleagues and individuals. We test, learn and improve in short cycles, focusing on creating customer value and giving a top-class experience. We work agile in two-week sprints and do PI plannings together with all other teams in six-week cycles.

During the autumn we will, among other things, be working with moving the whole Blocket platform from today's on‑premis­es hosting into Amazon AWS and go all in on cloud hosting. If you have experience from working with AWS, that is a plus, but either way, we think that you are as excited about this as we are!

Blocket and Schibsted

Blocket is owned by Schibsted, a Norwegian holding company with marketplaces and media assets in dozens of countries with close to 10.000 employees. In the Schibsted concern you find companies like Aftonbladet, Svenska Dagbladet, Lendo, Prisjakt and Compricer.

Schibsted companies cooperate a lot with each other and we promote internal mobility, so joining Blocket means gaining access to a world of opportunities for both professional and personal growth.

At Blocket we believe that a variety in backgrounds and perspectives is beneficial for our workplace and product – together we make a difference and create a sustainable future!


Please send us your application as soon as possible. Interviews are performed on a rolling basis.

If you have questions, please contact my HR colleague Robin at robin.solem@schibsted.com and we’ll get back to you as fast as we can.

We are looking forward to hear from you!


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 is Sweden’s largest online marketplace with more than 5 million visitors every week. There are approximately 600 000 items, vehicles, jobs and housing being advertised. During 2018 the value of all advertisements amounted to SEK 714 billion - equal to 15 percent of Sweden’s GDP.

Blocket has approximately 240 colleagues and the office is located in central Stockholm. Thanks to second-hand trading at Blocket, 0.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases can be avoided every year, which is equivalent to if Stockholm’s city roads stood empty for about a year.

Read more about us here: https://blocket.career

Joakim Jamte | Hiring Manager

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