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Engineering Manager - Data Foundations

  • Application Deadline: Nov. 26, 2021
  • Oslo
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 26, 2021
  • Oslo

Schibsted Data Foundations are solving exciting problems at scale, spanning from gathering up to 950 million events per day while keeping users privacy and data security in mind, to building high quality predictive machine learning models. Our services are powering critical use-cases in Schibsted such as producing insights about our customers, segments for the online advertising on our sites, and personalization of our news.

We are looking for an engineering manager for the Data Management and Distribution team (M&D) in Data Foundations, powering Pulse Tracking - Schibsted's own Web Tracking platform and a part of the Data Foundations product portfolio. The team is responsible for the software and infrastructure and tooling used to ingest, transform and distribute a terabyte of data per day, with maximum five seconds latency in some pipelines. This enables web analytics, data collection and tag management for Schibsted brands all across the Nordics. It is used to drive both insights, online advertisement and news-room decision support.

As engineering manager for the M&D team you will be part of the Data Foundations leadership team, and you will be responsible for a diverse, engaged and competent team of engineers involved with a set of high throughput, high velocity services built on Kafka, Spark and AWS. Even though we deliver an internal product, we need to meet the diversity of Schibsted with a product and developer experience mindset.

In this role you will:

  • Manage a central team of software- and data engineers, delivering major impact across all of Schibsted
  • Be responsible for development of our data collection services
  • Help build low latency processing services leveraging Kafka, and a suite of downstream connectors writing data to various data destinations, such as Amplitude, Google Analytics, Kafka, AWS Kinesis, AWS S3
  • Advocate and advance modern software development practices and help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
  • Help build robust, scalable systems and processes to ensure reliable delivery and operations of our systems
  • Ensure incremental value delivery and high-quality standards
  • Work in a distributed environment leading a team based in Oslo, Norway.
  • Collaborate with engineering and product counterparts in the Data Foundations team.
  • Maintain high levels of teamwork, transparency, and efficiency in collaboration with other development teams both in Data Foundations and in other parts of Schibsted
  • Develop people through coaching and mentoring
  • Attract, onboard, and retain diverse top talent.
  • Work with stakeholders across the company to balance and accommodate competing priorities

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."
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."
Egil Martinsson
Machine Learning Engineer
"Schibsted is an awesome place to work with Machine Learning at scale. We really try to foster a culture of high ambition & lots of fun"

Skills & Requirements

You ...

  • Have led a team before, and when we talk to you about recruitment, team dynamics, team development and performance enablement you can line up relevant examples from your journey as a leader.
  • Have a solid technical experience in data science or data engineering, with experience with state of the art “big data” technologies such as Spark and Kafka.
  • Appreciate a “you build it, you run it mentality.”
  • Keep our customers - other software professionals - in mind and have the ability to relate to them and understand their feedback.
  • Thrive on developing people and building a diverse and inclusive team.
  • Are an effective communicator and bring strong feedback skills to your team.
  • Are proficient in English in verbal and written form.
  • Have a track record of delivering successful products as an engineer and a team lead.
  • Have experience guiding continuous improvement of process and technology.
  • Have a strong sense of ownership and take responsibility for the success of the team.
  • Have an ability to take smart risks and champion new ideas.
  • Have the ability to thrive on a high level of autonomy and responsibility.

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 is a family of digital brands with a strong Nordic position, and more than 5,000 employees. Millions of people interact with our companies every day through our leading online marketplaces, world-class media houses. We also help new promising businesses grow. Our joint mission of empowering people in their daily lives is rooted in the values of our media heritage and a legacy of bold change. At our best, we are a fearless force for change in a society built on trust and transparency.

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.

Amanda Dahl | Contact Person

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