Lead Web Developer, Sokos Hotels

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Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 19.2.2021

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Here at SOK Digital Development, we want to develop our services on the world-class level and aim for high quality and usability. For the past two years we have been building our renewed digital development team at SOK Digital Development; we brought the developers, designers and the business people together and started working as one team, focusing on solving challenges and helping each other, instead of defining formal structures or boundaries. Everything is not ready yet (and probably never will), but we are on the right path, and this is where you jump in, we hope!

The past year has been a rough ride for the hotel business, but it has further highlighted the need for the digital services we continue developing further. We are renewing our sokoshotels.fi site, which is the biggest on-going IT project of S Group’s travel and hospitality business. Together with our hospitality professionals, we are working with the most charming task: we create happiness. We are building digital services for the delight of the travelers staying in S Group’s hotels to ensure a smooth and delightful experience for our customers on their getaways at S Group’s hotels. We also serve our employees who work everyday on the field to exceed our customers’ expectations.

About the role

Sokoshotels.fi provides solutions for sales, reservations, pricing, checking in and out, selling additional services, registering member’s benefits and paying the purchases. The site has integrations for several other S Group’s back-office systems, self-service channels and 3rd party systems not to mention its connections to reporting and analytics. We know there are a lot of dependencies and the working environment is quite complex, but in our opinion it only gives a nice and spicy challenge to our daily work!

Your daily work includes discussing technical and business issues with your fellow developers and product owners, for example. You will identify and map out different kinds of solutions and share your insight and recommendations and make architectural decisions. You will also do some hands-on developing and mentor other developers in their work about technical choices and best practices. Technology-wise, for the frontend our tools are React, TypeScript, Next.js, GraphQL. The code editor will be your primary tool. For styling we use CSS-Modules and Styled Components, and Jira for project management. AWS is our cloud service provider.

What we hope from you

  • The hands-on experience on modern web development and styling

  • Ability to produce clean architecture to solve complex issues

  • Ability to work independently and recognize what is relevant

  • Vision on technical choices and willingness to share your insight not only with technical people, but also with business people

You have a true team player mindset; we work together and succeed together! In this kind of environment communication is the key, so we hope you have a communicative working style. It would be great, if you have previous experience of mentoring others and giving feedback about technical aspects and choices. If not, genuine interest will do! As mentoring is a profound element in this role, ability to delegate challenging-enough tasks and share responsibility with fellow developers, is very much appreciated. And every now and then, a strong stomach for pressure, ability to prioritize things and calming presence might be needed.

What’s in it for you?

On top of respectful salary, superb company benefits and the finest colleagues, this is what we offer in 


  • An opportunity to create and support the new normal and new future ways of traveling, like 

  • contactless traveling, domestic traveling, workation or staycation!

  • Concrete and rewarding end-results, which you can experience yourself by using S Group’s 

  • services, when doing your grocery shopping, fueling or staying in a hotel, for example. For many of us, the dialogue between the digital and IRL worlds makes our work extremely intriguing. 

  • Influence, and responsibility. Our developers have a lot of freedom in their work, but they also have to live with their solutions, and so will millions of users too. 

  • Ownership. You’re creating services directly for the end-users. You’re not visiting a project; you own the product.

  • Control. Our ways of working are not set in stone. You will be continuously improving how the products and services are developed in the biggest private employer in Finland. 

  • Reasonable workload. You can choose your daily work rhythm and location. 

  • An opportunity to gain know-how on technical competence on wide-ranging development areas and technology domains (like web, mobile and cloud) and businesses (restaurants, hotels, online retail and service stations).

How to apply

Were we able to catch your attention? If yes, we would be glad to talk with you and entertain you with the idea of joining our ranks! Please apply on Sunday 14.3.2021, the latest. We will contact you as soon as we have processed your application, so no need to loiter with your application!

If you want more information about the role, the team, SOK in general or something else, please contact our IT Talent Acquisition Specialist Anna Ruokamo, (anna.ruokamo(a)sok.fi, +358 44 564 2794). 

SOK in short

SOK belongs to S Group, which is a customer-owned Finnish network of companies in the retail and service sectors, with more than 1,800 outlets in Finland. SOK Corporation comprises Suomen Osuuskauppojen Keskuskunta (SOK) and its subsidiaries. SOK is a central cooperative which produces expert and support services – such as chain management, product range, procurement, and marketing services – for the cooperatives of S Group. SOK is also responsible for the strategic guidance of S Group and the development of the business chains. Through its subsidiaries, SOK engages in the travel and hospitality business in Finland, St. Petersburg, and Estonia, as well as in supermarket trade in St. Petersburg and Estonia.


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  • Ilmoitusnumero: 1427851
  • Tehtäväalue: IT
  • Työsuhde: Vakituinen työsuhde
  • Työn tyyppi: Kokopäiväinen
  • Hakuaika päättyy: 14.3.2021
  • Hakuosoite: www-osoite
  • Sijainti: Helsinki