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Backend Developer

  • Application Deadline: Oct. 25, 2021
  • Helsinki
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 25, 2021
  • Helsinki


Company? Schibsted, which gathers together one of the most well-known brands in Finland Tori, Oikotie, Rakentaja & Sähkövertailu. Over 200 colleagues in Finland and 5000 in the Nordics want to steer innovation to empower the millions of people interacting with us in their daily lives.

Role? We are looking for a Backend Developer to join our Core Services & Integrations team. Our role is to develop centralised services to support business verticals on their road to success. As we are in the beginning of an architecture renewal of the platform, it’s more than a great timing to hop on!

Requirements? Experience in backend environments, integrations, APIs and databases. Ability to work in a team, yet independently.

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.


Responsibilities & projects

As a Backend Developer you will focus on the platform of core services and integrations. Team is responsible for multiple projects with different technologies and approaches, so you enjoy jumping from a sandbox to another and getting variation to your everyday work.

The so called weapons available include (but are not limited to) NodeJS, TypeScript, PostgreSQL, PHP, AWS and Docker. For basic graphical interfaces at our maintenance, we use Vue.js. You may have some other techs on your belt and we are happy to evaluate them.

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.

Together we will continuously develop all aspects of our daily work and your opinions are heard. By teaching each other new tricks, our team will thrive!


Over 200 members of our Schibsted family are eagerly awaiting for your arrival! Our team has a bunch of professionals (Miro, Olli, Pepe, Juha, Jussi) ready to welcome you into an adventure worth your time.

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!


  • Experience in at least one of these: NodeJS, Javascript, PHP.

  • Experience with relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL / MySQL).

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

  • As a person, you are a problem-solver and not afraid of the unknown. You feel home with our values: win together, be curious and have courage. With steady steps forward, we will achieve our goals together.

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

  • Experience with cloud based (AWS) and Linux based environments

  • Experience with development tools such as: Git, 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 25th of October, 2021.


Our Development Manager of the Core Services & Integrations team Miro Sundholm ([email protected]) is happy to tell you about the daily work and answer any questions you might have about the position.


1. 45-60 min meeting with Miro, the hiring manager (get to know each other, role goals & expectations, your background & skills)

2. 60 min meeting with the team (get to know each other & the daily work and understand your skillset better)

3. 30-45 min chat with the People & Culture Specialist Elisa (company culture, values & learning and development) and 30 min chat with CTO 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.

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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