Hey Development Manager interested in shaping this site, Oikotie Työpaikat!
You seem to be a fan and a user expert of our jobs marketplace! Did you notice our new features like the improved search and the ad page? Oikotie Jobs’ development squad, Heta, Ville, Joona, Jarno, Hiski & Paavo, along with product experts Noora & Tuukka, are the masterminds behind them!
Thanks to efficient agile working methods, the squad has been successfully self-organised around development since July 2020. That’s when Oikotie joined Schibsted, the home of the leading marketplace brands Tori, Oikotie & Rakentaja. Lately, we’ve been busy modernising our platform and improving our ways of working but now we need a strong agile leader to support our growth. It is time to focus on the future and how we could serve millions of job seekers and employers even better. Do you have a vision of how to do it? Hop along as a Development Manager and empower our tech squad to succeed in this exciting journey!
What would you get to do?
As a Development Manager, you lead the squad of six developers working on our Jobs marketplace, Oikotie Työpaikat. Your partner in crime is Oikotie Job’s Product Owner who prioritizes your squad’s workflow. Your focus is on facilitating the squad’s daily work in a lean and agile way.
In addition to overseeing solutions’ and product features’ planning, coordination, and delivery, you also set targets (OKRs) together with the squad and keep on improving processes and working practices. Most importantly, you ensure the well-being of your squad by clearing out obstacles, providing continuous feedback and guidance when needed. Currently, the squad reports to Jani, Oikotie’s Head of Engineering but our goal is to scale up the team. Thus, you can expect to take on the responsibility for people management in the near future.
We are constantly looking for ways to improve our practices and you are also encouraged to share new ideas if you find inefficient habits or processes.
Our tech buzzwords: AWS, GraphQL, Typescript, PHP, PostgreSQL, JWT, Docker, Terraform, Oracle.
What are we looking for?
Ability to speak both tech and business. You might have worked as a developer yourself and potentially even created consumer-facing web services. Besides mastering product (UX) and business requirements simultaneously, you also handle Lean software development and DevOps processes.
Experience in leading Lean or Agile projects.
Facilitation, scrum master or coaching experience.
Knowledge in cloud services such as AWS and Azure.
Fluency in English since it is our company language.
As a person, you are a self-starter who is not afraid of working in the middle of changes. You enjoy networking and winning it together as a team. Here is a motivated, development-oriented bunch of positive thinkers waiting for you, we hope you find our way of thinking as inspiring as we do!
Got your attention? Contact us now!
If we could offer the 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 Sunday, June 6.
If you have any questions at all, get in touch with us!
Oikotie’s Head of Engineering Jani Iiskola (jani.iiskola(at)schibsted.com) is happy to tell you about the daily work. Jani led the squad for five years until he was appointed to Oikotie’s Head of Engineering in summer 2020. Elisa Ryynänen, People & Culture Specialist, (elisa.ryynanen(at)schibsted.com) can share your insides about our company culture.