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PHP (to be JVM) Developer (Identity)

  • Kraków
  • Kraków

With over 9 million users in Norway and Sweden, the Identity team in Schibsted is responsible for the largest identity solution in Scandinavia. We operate at the core of Schibsted’s digital business model, and are responsible for empowering user login across well known digital consumer brands such as VG, Aftenposten, Finn, Blocket, Aftonbladet, Svenska Dagbladet and Omni. Now, we are looking for a new back-end developer to further strengthen our team in Kraków.


We are a distributed backend team located in Stockholm and Kraków, operating independently within the Schibsted group. How to organize the work and what tools to use is up to us, and we have a big influence on what’s being built. We have a modern micro-service architecture and an end-to-end responsibility (automations, deployments, 3rd line of support). Our tech culture includes automated tests & code reviews as a rule. Additionally among other engineering practices we do pair&mob programming within a lightweight Scrum-based agile cooperation.


You are, apart from being a back-end developer, also interested in the development process as a whole, from the idea stage to launching it in production. Your base coding language is probably PHP but you want to gradually move to JVM stack.

You have:

  • Experience with backend development using PHP plus optionally other: Scala, Java, Python or similar programming languages
  • Passion for learning and experimenting with new technologies
  • Understanding of system design principles, algorithms and data structures
  • Experience with at least one SQL and/or NoSQL database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, DynamoDB, Cassandra)
  • Some knowledge about functional programming and tried out Scala

It would be awesome if you also have:

  • Experience writing Scala/Kotlin code before
  • Experience with AWS, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Operations/devops experience, including deployments, monitoring, and automated testing


  • Help us move out of our PHP monolith project (already heavy refactored to couple Scala services)
  • Collaborate with and enable other teams to provide smooth user login experience across multiple popular websites.
  • Continuously improve our existing user login solution, by refactoring it into a Scala micro-service architecture.
  • Design, develop and improve backend services with a focus on high availability and scalability.
  • Deploy services on AWS using modern deployment tools such as Spinnaker.
  • Be responsible for the services created by the team, potentially taking part in an on-call rotation.

Great Place to Work

  • Social benefits (multisport, health care etc)

  • Individual training budgets

  • In-house English lessons

  • Flexible working hours

  • Relocation package

  • 4 additional vacation days

  • 2 additional weeks of paternal leave

  • Modern tools and needed equipment

  • Ergonomic workplace

About the company

Schibsted Tech Polska is a programming hub, creating mobile & web applications for the best Scandinavian start-ups & media companies. With more than 200 employees combined in Kraków & Gdańsk, we're focused on developing news, marketplaces web & online applications, as well as helping Scandinavian startups to improve their business.

We're a Scandinavian company in mind - with a flat structure, modern technology stack and a mutual trust as a pillar of our great atmosphere.

Katarzyna Schierle | Contact Person

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