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Backend Developer - Tori

  • Application Deadline: Oct. 20, 2021
  • Helsinki
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 20, 2021
  • Helsinki


Company? Schibsted, which gathers together Tori, Oikotie, Rakentaja & Sähkövertailu. 221 colleagues in Finland and 5000 in the Nordics want to steer innovation to empower the millions of people interacting with us on daily basis.

Role? Backend Developer join to the renewal of Tori.fi, the biggest marketplace in Finland, in its entirety. Designing and implementing the backend microservices, APIs, data storage solutions in a cloud environment (AWS) to serve our different platforms (Web, IOS, Android).

Requirements? Experience in one or more modern programming languages or mainstream languages and working with cloud based (preferably AWS) environments. Knowledge & understanding of relational databases. Curious & problem-solving mindset, willingness to learn & share your learnings to others.

Tech stack you will be working with: Go, Amazon Aurora, AWS, containers with orchestration. We also believe in modern software delivery practices: CI/CD, Pairing, Everything as Code, Microservices, Software craft, TDD.

Why us? To be a part of both building and having an impact on Tori’s future. Dedicated, fun, and driven colleagues cracking jokes. Community that embraces curiosity, a problem-solving mindset, and continuous learning. We believe to be a good fit for you if you have a growth mindset, bring a smile with you and care about sustainability. Community embraces curiosity, team work, a problem-solving mindset and continuous learning.

Sounds like your cup of tea? Check out the details below!



As a member of the Tori modernisation squad, you are one of the key contributors to the renewal of our leading marketplace and have a direct impact on our 3+ million monthly users' Tori experience! As a part of the Modernisation team you will actively participate in the renewal of the whole Tori platform and our core components like our Search, Configuration, Listings Lifecycle etc. Your main focus is on delivering readable code and clear documentation while ensuring the quality of our services through diverse practices like efficient logging, unit testing with code coverage.

Designing and implementing backend microservices, APIs, data storage solutions in a cloud environment (AWS) to serve our different platforms (Web, iOS, Android) is on your desk too.

Furthermore, your expertise is needed in building further our development culture and our backend excellence by proposing relevant solutions to your squad and by supporting your squad mates to reach objectives.

Your first opportunity is to shine by working with a squad that develops and modernises the new Tori core services. The Q4 this year is all about the listings lifecycle and making sure that our modernised Motors site gets free from the legacy components. In the beginning of 2022, the fun part kicks off when we attack the Tori site and start supporting the creation of the new Tori site. Our pioneering goal is to completely renew the web experience and tooling with a modern tech stack and practices. How do we get there, it is up to you and the squad.

In the long term, we hope that you can continuously help us to improve our software delivery process towards Continuous Delivery and ensure relevant observability on our microservices (i.e. monitoring, metrics gathering etc.). You ensure the quality of our services through diverse practices like efficient logging, unit testing with code coverage.


Our Schibsted family with 82 people in Tech is eagerly awaiting for your arrival! You will be a valued member of our Modernisation team and your closest partners in crime are the squad team members: 1 Software Architect, 2 Project Managers, 1 Solution Architect, 5 Backend Developers and 2 QA Engineers.

Our team is spread across Finland and we are very flexible of the location of your headquarters (as long as it's in Finland/The Nordics or you have a plan to move to Finland). You have also a possibility to work at wonderful office premises right in the very heart of Helsinki.

When getting to know us, you notice quickly that, we truly live and work based on our three key values: we win together when working on cross-functional squads around the PEAK model, we encourage each other to be curious and actively develop ourselves and share the knowledge & learnings with each other, and we are empowered to have courage to share ideas and challenge ourselves. We believe that if our way of living resonates with you, this could be your dream place to work!

Work with great people

Gözde Yigit
Product Manager
"What I love about SMF are the people, team spirit, challenging work, the sense of humor and the kindness. It warms my heart knowing that our work really makes a difference for the environment."
Samuli Paavilainen
Sales Director Jobs
"The possibility to work with such a diverse talented people creates this unique culture that inspires me every day. I would describe our culture with the words: openness, empathy and good boogie."
Sari Nieminen
Content Producer
"The best thing in Schibsted is its community and workmates. You are welcome to join any conversation and your opinion is accepted and valued."
Agustí Pellicer
iOS developer
"We are a welcoming bunch of people and everyone has been very friendly to newcomers. We even have a tech forum to share what we learn and present them to everyone who is interested."
Ruth Richman
Data Analytics Specialist
"What I enjoy most about my work is problem solving and always learning something new. It’s also really rewarding to see your work shape how the company changes and develops."

Skills & Requirements


  • You have experience in one or more modern programming languages (e.g. Go, Kotlin, Scala, etc.) or mainstream languages (e.g. Java, Python, TypeScript).

  • University degree in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent degree. Usually studies give you a great & solid basis for theory and basics that are needed to succeed in this position.

  • Experience with Relational Databases (e.g. PostgreSQL) or NoSQL Databases.

  • Experience with Cloud based (AWS) and Linux based environments.

  • Fluency in written & spoken English, as it is our company language.

  • As a person, you are a curious problem-solver with a growth & team focused mindset. You feel at home with our values and you have the courage to speak your mind and contribute our common ways of working. Here is a motivated, development-oriented bunch of positive thinkers waiting for you, we hope you find our way of living as inspiring as we do.

These will be seen as a strong plus (but not mandatory):

  • Experience with ElasticSearch.

  • Familiarity with message-broker software.

  • Event-driven programming experience.

  • Experience with development tools such as: Git, Agile JIRA, Confluence.

  • Experience in Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration process and tools.

GOT YOUR ATTENTION? Let us hear from you!

If you are looking for a workplace and the role in which you could share your knowledge and expertise, learn, get inspired, be yourself, and feel good, let us hear from you! We are happy to receive your application by 20th of October, 2021.


Our Head of Engineering of Tori Saana Eriksson ([email protected]) is happy to tell you about the daily work and answer any questions you might have about the position.


1. 45 min meeting with Saana, the hiring manager (get to know each other, role goals & expectations, your background & skills).

2. 45 min meeting with the team (get to know each other & the daily work and understand your skillset better) + possibly a separate home assignment.

3. 30-45 min chat with the People & Culture Specialist Elisa (company culture, values & learning and development) and 30 min chat with CFO Nicolas (Tech team overall).

In every interview we have saved 10-15 minutes for You to interview our employees. So think about the things you would like to know beforehand and have courage to ask difficult questions too! The recruitment decision always has two sides: it’s our decision, but most importantly, it's your decision on where you would like to work in the future. This way, we want to make sure that all your questions are answered and you have the best possible tools to make your own decision.

Great Place to Work

  • Lunch benefit

  • Recreational benefit

  • Weekly game nights

  • Extra curricular activities & events

  • Table tennis and Klask

  • Good Life Coffee office cafe

  • Office library

  • Support for individual learning & development

  • Extended insurances

  • Heltti healthcare services

  • Baby bonus

  • Up to date devices

About the company

You might know us from our leading brands Tori, Oikotie and Rakentaja. We have a great bunch of over 180 talented professionals, who are working towards empowering people to make smart choices in their daily lives.

We like to describe ourselves as curious, kind and happy people. We invest in well-being and learning, and we put all our effort into delivering great products for a more sustainable future. We firmly believe in our company’s mission “Empowering people in their daily lives” and we live by our values: “Win together, Be curious, Have courage”. We have great professionals with various areas of expertise to work with and we highly value and nurture our diverse community.

Our culture is based on trust, working together, always learning more and challenging the status quo, in a nice and friendly atmosphere. We encourage our employees to lead a sustainable way of life both professionally and personally. All in all, we believe this is a pretty awesome place to be. But the thing is, we are just getting started! We need more smart and curious people to join our journey – so if this description of us resonates with you, please continue getting to know us more. We also want to get to know you, so if you are interested in working with us, leave your contact information with an open application.

Read more about us on our Career page.

Our valuesOur Schibsted Finland values are:

Win togetherWe are all in! We take part, share and include others. We use differences as a strength. We are kind and trust in good intentions.

Be curiousWe find new ways and we seek ways to delight our users, customers and co-workers. We move fast to learn fast, mistakes are part of growth. We are eager to always learn more.

Have courageWe aim high. We believe in ourselves and in people around us. We speak up and share our solutions. We are ready to offer and receive help.

Elisa Ryynänen | Contact Person

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