Developer, Design Systems
OP is a financial services group with strong visions for the future. We are constantly hiring new colleagues to OP Financial Group’s central cooperative where even the most ambitious career dreams can come true. We are strategically building a culture that allows you to work with bold, transforming solutions and, as a member of our pioneering team, make a difference in the lives of millions of people in Finland.
How about choosing a better career so you won’t need such a dramatic unplugging! It’s not your fault though, we realize this. It’s all good, just think about this as considering a ‘new’ and ‘improved’ modern developer culture with pure software development practices and DevOps methodologies, intertwined into a stable and progressive resource-rich Technology House……in a state-of-the-art campus in Vallila! Ahhh……you can almost smell the coffee brewing company across the street :)
Developer, Design Systems
We are looking for a skilled Developer to join our Design Systems Team in Helsinki. Design Systems Team is responsible for developing OP Design System (OPDS) that offers centralized solutions for UX design and UI development for multiple platforms e.g. web, iOS and Android. You, together with the team develop and maintain design tokens, component libraries, guidelines and toolkits to make other teams work faster and easier. The products of your team implement OP’s visual brand and help to comply the accessibility requirements of digital service law. Here you can listen to Antero’s (Design System Owner & Design Lead) thoughts about Design Systems and why they are so important (tech podcast episode is in Finnish).
At OP we put emphasis on Agile in the whole group, including banks. Our teams utilize Scrum or Kanban based on their own needs. Agile ceremonies are followed, but common sense is used on implementation of them, according to the business function in question. That's why we hope that you enjoy working in a team and you are an active team member. Improving our practices is a task for us all.
OP is currently executing a large-scale DevOps transformation. Teams are improving solution architecture, automating CI/CD pipelines and taking in increasing amounts ownership of service operations. We embrace the 70:20:10 rule and reserve time for improving day-to-day working and learning. Digital Platforms tribe is committed for the DevOps transformation based on OP’s DevOps transformation framework. Check out what DevOps means to us and how your working days might look like in the future.
What we hope from you
In this Developer position, you need to have some previous work experience within front end software development and technologies. We are mainly using these:
- Testing: Mocha, Enzyme, Chai, Sinon
You need familiarity with agile methods and fluent communication skills in English and Finnish (you are able to communicate work related issues in Finnish).
What we see as advantages
- npm packages
- DevOps culture
What we offer to you
Our corporate culture and every-day operations are based on our core values: People First, Responsibility and Succeeding Together. These core values have enabled our cooperative success through decades, and they will also form the cornerstone of our future corporate culture.
Our values are present in OP Design System development as well. People First; Design Systems team’s main goal is to deliver best customer experience for all OP Financial Group corporate and household customers via OP Design System.
Responsibility; Design System team wants to deliver best employee experience for all web and mobile development teams utilizing OP Design System products e.g. design tokens, component libraries (design and dev) and well written documentation and guidelines. We appreciate that you have a life outside of OP as well, and we encourage you to that. It’s important that you have a good work-life balance! OP wants its customers to be able to live their lives to the full, as nothing is irreplaceable except life. That’s why we want our employees to be able to live their lives to the full as well.
Succeeding Together; Design Systems team develops all OP Design System products as internal open source projects in collaboration with OP Group brand, design and development teams. The team works actively to communicate their releases, collaborate with other teams, and keep active discussion between participants. All OP Design System products are widely utilized in OP Development tribes and they are in use of our 2 million owner-customers.
We have extensive benefits:
- Competitive compensation level
- A work environment that embraces agile way of work
- Company culture that appreciates its employees’ well being
- Chance to work with digital services that have an impact on the everyday life of millions of people
- Possibility to enhance your own skillset while working with highly talented team members
- Comprehensive occupational healthcare
- Benefits and discounts on OP’s own products
- Sport and cultural benefits
More information and application instructions
Please apply here as soon as possible and latest by 20th of September 2020! And don’t wait, we will interview and hire the best candidates without delay. If you have questions about this position or what it's like to work at OP, please contact Antero Meuronen, Design System Owner & Design Lead, +358 40 480 1695 on Wed 2nd of September at 15:00-15:45 or 9th of September at 15:00-15:45 and 10th of September at 14:30-15:30.
If you are a solid fit, we will expeditiously set up a brief 'phone screen' with you where we will get to know you, qualify your background and match you to the particular position (or a different one if we find your background is more suitable for something else). After that, we will manage your candidate experience to be sure you are thoroughly prepared for every interview step you will participate in, and to be sure you are enjoying the process (and not too stressed out: a job search can be hard!) Keep in mind that you will eventually need to 'create a candidate profile' on our careers page, go through a coding assignment, psych assessment and background/medical check prior to employment. These won't take long, and are a necessary step considering the billions of euros our company manages for a majority of Finns :) For more information about data privacy, our principles of recruiting and our values, please explore our careers page https://op-careers.fi
Thanks, good luck, and stay safe out there!