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Are you hungry to learn and improve your skills, while also interested in building tools that will actually improve the productivity and daily lives of thousands of Finns? Our ‘team within a team’ of 20 people is heavily involved in Agile modern software development with modern tools and modern practices, looking for more engaged Devs. If you are genuinely interested in learning, and working with other positive people, this could be the job for you:
SOK IT, Development & Design
We are a collection of 400 unique and diverse talents in Finland inside the 40,000 person S-Group which is Finland’s largest private employer. We are tasked with providing expert and strategic guidance to all of S-Group, its cooperatives and its owners, who are ultimately, millions of regular Finns. So essentially our shareholders, are you! We are therefore motivated to excel not by increasing profits for a small group of the 1%, rather to help our neighbors, our families, our fellow Finns and ex-pat neighbors, ourselves.
We are uniquely positioned inside S-Group with billions of rows of data from multiple use cases and business domains, all intimately connected to Finns as they/we go about our daily routines. We build SW products, apps and services highlighted by the regular dialogue between digital and IRL worlds, which genuinely makes our work consistently intriguing. We are design conscious, we believe in community internally and externally, pride ourselves on our open source commitment, our blossoming DevOps culture, and our use of modern tools and democratic development standards for an holistic philosophy to modern and pure software development practices.
We are developing apps, services and tools for our retail employees, their daily tools that they use all day every day. These are all about backend, database, web apps, mobile apps revolving around the customer path in our stores, the platform for launching apps and using an IR scanner, and other intuitive products that are essential for our employees to collect and share data.
Our team of 20 has around 10 devs along with designers, QA and business experts. We all share positive energy and the willingness to grow and help others. We have a complex setup with many systems working seamlessly together. Our collective effort works and we thoroughly enjoy what we do.
There are two parts to this job, web side development, and our own Android device mobile platform too. Ideally you can work on both, but we are prepared to hire a second person if we identify a specialist on one or the other! The point is that we are looking for some joustava, fluid, flexible, willing to do whatever, however, bring us your technical curiosity and we guarantee we will give you technical challenges!
All that being said, you will be developing group-level systems and Android-based apps for our store staff. Your team will be working with web applications, native Android mobile apps, backend systems and integrations with many of the S-group’s backend systems. Your work will help these different services and systems merge into one easy-to-use and functional whole for the user.
Your work will vary greatly relating to these different systems and tech from mobile to mobile, and cloud too. We use React, Node.js, Typescript, native Android, Kotlin, Docker, AWS Fargate, AWS Aurora and AWS DynamoDB. The goal is high quality work that is extensively tested in an automated way and helps our employees in their daily work.
Strong software development in cloud services, or Android mobile development, plus backend service development
Strong desire to develop and expand your tech expertise
Strong collaborative abilities and interaction skills to work with others
The more of these you have experience with, the better, willingness to learn those you do not know is key: React, node.js, Typescript, native Android, Kotlin, Docker, AWS
- An opportunity to improve and have influence on the daily lives of millions of people
- 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
- Influence and responsibility. Our engineers have a lot of freedom in their work, but they also live with their solutions, and so do 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).
Are you ready for a new adventure?
Please submit your English CV and cover letter here. One of our recruiters will be in touch with you! (Summer schedule of course, meaning there will be a delay). Once contact has been made, you will have the opportunity to ask what questions you may have about this job, our people, and what your future could look like at SOK.
Our interview process is comprehensive, and relatively painless. You will meet our hiring manager, your future teammates, and our HR team to give you a realistic picture of what it’s like to work here. As with our working culture, our candidate process exudes a nurturing environment of psychological safety coupled by a qualitative and quantitative analysis of your compatibility, technically and socially. In short: we are good people, looking for more, good people.
We look forward to meeting you!