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Backend developer to team Communication

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Welcome to team Communication! The team that is focusing on the key of keys, the essence of essences, the skill of skills is now growing. Communication, the transmission of a message from a sender to recipient. It sounds simple when you put it that way. But hey, life taught us it’s a way more complex subject due to the fact that it can be affected by a shit load of things like emotions, cultural stuff, the medium used, location, languages and jada jada. Sounds like we’re looking for psychologists here, but actually we need developers that would enjoy making it simpler for Sweden's population to communicate with each other as they are blocketing and saving tons of carbon dioxide at the same time. Kind of saving the world and bringing peace and harmony to it at the same time. It is in this role that it happens!

We are Blocket, Sweden’s largest and most popular marketplace with around 12,3M monthly active users generating 100 million sessions. We are proud of our work to enable the second-hand trade in Sweden and our contribution to a positive environmental impact.
Want to get a feel for the Blocket vibe? Check us out on Instagram & LinkedIn and read more on Begagnateffekten !

What you will be up to
Team communication focuses on building and simplifying the communication between users and communication to users. How do we help our users communicate with each other, how do we facilitate it, what can we do to improve communication and how can we facilitate a safe and secure transaction. It includes the current chat, push notifications and email, but also improving, securing and building future innovative features that will come. You will work in a crossfunctional team with three-four additional developers, as well as UX, data insights, product management and your Engineering Manager.

Skills & Requirements

Who you are
We believe you are a seasoned developer with at least 4 years hands-on experience of Backend development working in a team. You are able to independently lead the development of new features, and enjoy discussing and debating code and solutions with your peers. You like sharing your knowledge with your cross functional team and also more junior developers and above all, you are curious and continuously strive to learn new things. We are often working in pairs so collaboration is another key.


  • Python

  • Kafka

  • SQL (PostgreSQL)

  • Event-driven systems

  • Micro-service architecture


  • Docker

  • Kubernetes

  • ReactJS

Hello from your colleagues Nina and Caroline!
Hey there! Welcome to us! You will be working with such a widely used product that has so many active users. This means that the things we are building will be seen and used by a lot of people every day. It is also a great technical challenge having such a large user base. We constantly get the chance to develop and release new features and updates to make Blocket an even better product. That is inspiring! Another inspiring thing is to work with a product that really lies in time, sustainability is everything these days. The tech stack used by the team is modern, it is really nice to work with an event driven micro service architecture. Frontend and backend work tightly together, we do a lot of pair- and mob programming.
Gustav is our manager and with him you can be yourself with Gustav, perfectly candid and relaxed. He is very invested in the product and the team. Nice with a boss that has been a developer, we speak the same language.

Hi there, I’m your new manager
My name is Gustav and I started at Blocket as an Android developer 7 years ago, but about 3 years ago I decided to step back a bit from hands-on development and try the Engineering Manager role. As a manager I strive to have an open and relaxed relationship with my team and to be there to help out with anything they need. I try to be part of the team and to be present and take part when we plan how to solve problems for our users.
I am looking forward to meeting you and finding out what you can bring to the mix to improve the team!

Interested in joining the Blocket world?
We look forward to hearing from you! Send your CV or apply with your LinkedIn-profile and let us know what makes you tick. We would love to get to know you a bit better! Have a link to some neat stuff on github? Make sure to include a link when you apply. For questions, contact [email protected]

Buzz: backend developer, backend, communication, python, kafka, SQL, postgreSQL, docker, kubernetes, reactJS


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, which is owned by the media group Schibsted, is Sweden’s largest online marketplace. There are approximately 600 000 items, vehicles, jobs and housing being advertised and discovered by its 5 million visitors every week. The value for all advertisements in 2018 amounted to SEK 714 billion - equal to 15 percent of Sweden’s GDP. Thanks to second-hand trading at Blocket, 0.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases can be avoided every year. The output being equivalent to if Stockholm’s city roads stood empty for about a year. Blocket has approximately 240 colleagues and the office is located in central Stockholm. Together, we are passionate about second-hand trading, the environment and the continued growth of Blocket - one of Sweden’s largest sites. We are proud environmental heroes and enjoy working together. Read more on our career page.

Gustav Nordlund | Contact Person

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