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Head of Engineering - Oikotie Jobs & Real Estate

  • Application Deadline: Oct. 28, 2021
  • Helsinki
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 28, 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.

Roles? We are looking for 2 Head of Engineering: one for Oikotie Jobs and another for Oikotie Real Estate to lead Technology teams of talented software developers and development managers. Empower and motivate the team to reach their full potential and the team ambitious targets.

  • As a Head of Engineering of Oikotie Jobs you will be responsible for Oikotie Työpaikat, Taito (Application Tracking System) and our shared core platform (Core Services & Integrations).

  • As a Head of Engineering of Oikotie Real Estate you will be responsible for Oikotie Asunnot, PDX (B2B system for realtors and constructors) and our shared mobile applications (IOS & Android).

Requirements? Experience of leading & building software development teams, growth mindset, experience working in leadership team and strong background in driving agile and modern software delivery. Read more about the requirements below!

Why us? This is an exciting opportunity to work with Finland’s leading marketplace brands that have millions of users monthly and over 50 million visits each month. We work independently on our Finnish products, but we collaborate internationally with Schibsted Group on common projects every day. Our community embraces curiosity, team work, a problem-solving mindset and continuous learning.

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


Responsibilities & projects

Your mission as a Head of Engineering is to lead a team of talented software developers and development managers and empower them to reach their full potential by enabling development, facilitating wellbeing, supporting them with the employment lifecycle matters and leading by example & being the value ambassador.

You are passionate about creating and delivering value in close collaboration with your product and business counterparts. In this perspective, you spar various ideas and concepts with your colleagues and you are also able to challenge the status-quo in a healthy and trustworthy manner, when needed. In your role, it is needed to be able to build and communicate plans towards delivering sustainable products that will contribute to win in our markets and make our company vision happen.

In addition to company internal collaboration, you will also be actively involved in cross nordics collaboration projects along with our subsidiary companies from Schibsted group. You will be part of our Schibsted Technology leadership team and you are reporting directly to our CTO Nicolas. You will build close relationships with your colleagues from all around the organisation, and you will proactively contribute to our Schibsted Tech community activities.

As a strong agile and lean practitioner, you will also adopt our innovative company ways of working; relying on collaborative goal-setting (OKRs, Objectives-Key Results) combined with our network of empowered squads.


  • You have solid experience in leading and building software development teams. You have a great ability to motivate people and you are able to effectively scale a team and lead the team by our leadership principles. You have the ability to share expertise and lead diversity while navigating in an evolving organisation.

  • You have relevant work experience in a similar position for more than 5 years. You have a broad understanding of various Technology domains and as such, you can actively contribute to technical discussions, asking relevant questions and providing guidance leading towards sound strategic and / or architectural decisions.

  • You have a growth mindset. Outstanding product and engineering instincts and creativity combined with a passion for thinking big and disrupting the status quo.

  • Solid experience from working in a leadership team, creating technology roadmap and direction based on business strategy.

  • You are curious, humble and love to learn from others and you feel at home with our values: win together, be curious and have courage.

  • Strong background in driving agile and modern software delivery (continuous delivery, observability).

  • 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.

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

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

  • Experience in software architecture design.

  • Experience in data management and data-driven organisation.

  • Experience in developing and operating high-traffic internet applications.

  • Experience in public cloud platforms, especially Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Working proficiency in Finnish.

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 28th of October, 2021.

Our CTO Nicolas Aubry ([email protected]) is happy to tell you about the daily work and answer any questions you might have about the position.

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."

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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