Lead Developer - Java/React/AWS (English speaking)
Are you an English-speaking Java/React/Spring boot coder and solution architect? Are you deeply ingrained in your new work-from-home status, now that you have a year’s supply of toilet paper? And now that you are in your most comfy chair and have the peace to concentrate on your current well-being in your current job, you are likely surfing the web for greener pastures, no? Enter: Working at OP as a Software Developer!
Last year OP began a fascinating cultural transformation, embarking on an overall path towards Agile, dubbed OP Ketterä. While we continue getting closer and closer to ‘tribe’ and team autonomy, our focus has simultaneously headed towards technical alignment and sustainable development, building a real engineering and developer culture. Less a bank and more a technology house, we have started seeing tangible improvements and increased efficiencies, while our internal cohesion and fulfillment is actually, joyous! Imagine that.
One of the strongest points to mention about joining OP’s future as technology house is about balance: coming to work here is easy in that you will have balance, between work and life. Need to work from home one day? Need to leave by 3 to pick up your kid? Need to come in early so you can join your running club in the afternoon while it’s still light out? OP is the right place for you. We work to live. It’s in our Values: People First.
Now to explain who we are within OP:
Our Tribe is Wealth Management
Our team (called MIDAS) within this tribe is small, a few young but clever internal developers, a couple external developers, a test engineer, a solution analyst, and a few from digital marketing. We are renewing/replacing current backend systems with new ones, so there is no Legacy work here. The spirit of the team is good, in fact this tribe has the highest scores on our internal ‘employee satisfaction’ surveys! The team is diverse, and we are in a very interesting phase on both development (on team level) and in our agile transformation (on whole company level, as described earlier).
50% coding in Java, Springboot, React, some cloud. You will work on op.fi development, meaning you will get to work on services that are used by millions of people. Your work and the result of your code and the decisions you’ll make will influence a huge amount of people. The remaining parts of the job are in design, solution architecture, mentoring the small but clever team, and making other important strategic choices and decisions. The small cloud part for example, can have a big impact, as you will partly get to decide how we move forward with AWS.
You will develop requirements, you will code, design, implement. This is not a PM role, rather you will lead the vision of technical things with normal technical work, coding (50%), problem solving and in analyzing production problems while we constantly improve our methods. You will get to influence how we work, not just what we are building. You will work with several other highly talented teams of developers, with plenty of opportunity for you to think and practice what you’ve learned.
Who are you?
You understand architecture, you know how to lead technical development. You understand cloud solutions, you are a versatile developer from a wide background, and you are excellent at coding. You have strong interest in improving quality and processes related to the development of technology solutions. You need to understand how to design and implement good APIs. You are interested in figuring out how the whole system works, across multiple teams.
· Java, J2EE
· React, Spring boot
· AWS or other cloud development
· Independent thinking but great team player
· Technical Leadership; people are drawn to you
· Excellent English
· Background in financial systems / applications
· Finnish language
Wash Your Hands then Apply Now!
Please apply here with your English CV! 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 direct them in your cover letter, and they will be answered by one of our recruiters. 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/en
Thanks, good luck, and stay safe out there!