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CTO/VP Engineering to Schibsted Data & Technology

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

How old were you in 1839? That was the year when Christian Schibsted founded a printing house and laid the foundation of what would become Schibsted. A lot has happened since. Our brand’s sites and services have 780 million visits per month and we are now looking for a new VP Engineering who can ensure we deliver world class products to our brands and consumers.

The VP Engineering position is part of the Data & Tech management group and reports directly to the Chief Data & Technology Officer Sven Størmer Thaulow. You will manage Schibsted’s development and operation of common production systems, including our data platforms, serving Schibsted’s many business entities.

Your responsibilities include communication and collaboration with users of Schibsted’s common solutions as well as a corporate wide responsibility to define which common components and common platform solutions we need to establish to succeed with our strategy. Our new VP Engineering should also facilitate innovative and strong business development, supporting the company's growth initiatives.

You will contribute to modern technology being utilized in the best way for the whole value chain, and make sure that Schibsted invests in the right and relevant solutions optimizing the return on investment in the short and long term. You are a strategic thinker and have a strong ability to get things done.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and execute on the strategy for the Data & Tech organization
  • Ensure that services, systems, and tools provide good business support to the whole value chain
  • Proactive evaluation of system technology for use in the value chain and balance buy vs. build
  • Follow up suppliers and collaborators/stakeholders within the technology area
  • Stay up to date on technology trends, recommend technology investments and prioritize development roadmap for the unit
  • Close cooperation with other product and tech environments - along with the start-up environment in Schibsted
  • Participate in technical due diligence when Schibsted evaluates acquisition targets

The VP Engineering we are looking should have experience in:

  • Leading leaders
  • Leading, developing, and motivating engineering teams
  • Working in a strategic role but still like to be operational and to take action
  • Working with both Technology and Data Science
  • Business and organisational development
  • Negotiation with suppliers, ordering and following up on delivery

We also think that you are:

  • Curious and future-oriented, with an interested in technology and trends
  • An excellent communicator in English. Skills in Swedish or Norwegian is a plus
  • Passionate about Schibsted’s mission: Empowering people in their daily lives
  • Holding a minimum B.Sc. degree in Computer Science or equivalent. Lower degree can be compensated by experience.

We offer you an exciting and developing role in a dynamic, innovative and inclusive environment. We treasure cooperation, fun and openness, and have a culture built on four pillars:

  • We have integrity
  • We are innovative
  • We are a team
  • We are here to win

Come join us and help us shape the media of tomorrow. Today.

Please contact HR Director Susanna Edler, susanna.edler@schibsted.com or CDTO Sven Størmer Thaulow, sven.thaulow@schibsted.com for more details if needed.

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

  • Career opportunities within the Schibsted family

  • We embrace diversity

  • Work with products that matter in peoples lives

  • Personlig utveckling och lärande inom Learning Lab

  • Var del av en mångfaldig, inkluderande arbetsplats

  • Karriärmöjligheter inom Schibstedfamiljen

  • 5000 fantastiska kollegor i fyra länder

  • Schibsted Life erbjuder fysisk och mental träning

  • Jobba med välkända produkter och tjänster

  • Personlig utvikling og læring i Learning Lab

  • Bli del av mangfoldig, inkluderende arbeidsplass

  • Karrieremuligheter i Schibstedfamilien

  • Mer enn 4500 fantastiske kollegaer i 4 land

  • Styrke kropp og sinn med Schibsted Life

  • Jobb med anerkjente produkter og tjenester

About the company

Schibsted Data & Tech is a central product and tech unit that serves all of Schibsted. We are about 250+ people in Oslo, Stockholm and Krakow, and collaborate closely with other product and tech teams in all units in Schibsted. Areas of responsibilities include data & technology strategy, privacy/data trends/responsible data & machine learning, information security and internal IT.


1839Christian Schibsted
founds a Printing House.

1860Aftenposten is established,
 soon becoming a favoured
 and trusted media channel.

1966Schibsted acquires VG

1996Schibsted buys Aftonbladet,
 today the primary news source 
in Sweden.

1998Schibsted acquires Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s leading national quality newspapers.

2000Finn.no is founded.
 The marketplace has 
been enormously popular 
in Norway ever since.

2003Blocket is acquired. Today
 the number one marketplace 
in Sweden.

2005 – 2008Schibsted Growth 
starts investing in
 various digital brands.

2006The international expansion of 
Schibsted classified business is
 starting.

2009Fædrelandsvennen, Bergens Tidende and Stavanger Aftenblad are fully incorporated in Schibsted.

2009-2019Schibsted Growth expands the portfolio,
 by 2019 it consists of more than 20 brands.

2019Adevinta is listed at Oslo Børs. Schibsted’s international Marketplaces is spun off into a 
separate company.

1839Christian Schibsted grundar tryckeriet Schibsted Förlag

1860Aftenposten etableras och blir snabbt en prioriterad och betrodd mediekanal

1966Schibsted köper VG

1996Schibsted köper Aftonbladet, Sveriges primära nyhetskälla idag

1998Schibsted köper Svenska Dagbladet, en av Sveriges ledande nyhetstidningar

2000Finn.no grundas. Norges mest besökta marknadsplats.

2003Blocket förvärvas. Den dominerande marknadsplatsen i Sverige idag.

2005 - 2008Schibsted Growth börjar investera i digitala bolag

2006Den internationella expansionen av Schibsted Classified startar

2009Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad och Fædrelandsvennen blir helt integrerade i Schibsted

2009 - 2019Schibsted Growth utökar portföljen som vid 2019 består av över 20 bolag

2019Adevinta listas på den norska börsen. Schibsted’s internationella marknadsplatser etableras som ett eget bolag.

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