Back-End Software Engineer

London (Central)
£45,000 -£80,000 gross per annum
18 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Schibsted Media Group is an international media group with 6800 employees in 31 countries. From Mexico to Malaysia, from Brazil to Norway – millions of people interact with Schibsted companies every day. We ensure that new and old sofas can be sold. News reports are read and watched when, where and how consumers want. Weather reports are checked with quick online services. Carpenters are found through a couple of clicks. Prices are compared and the latest fashion is browsed... these examples are just some of the ways our services empower people all around the world in their daily lives.

Schibsted Products & Technology is a new technology start-up within Schibsted, with offices in London, Stockholm, Barcelona and Oslo.

Our philosophy is built on keeping an open mind, challenging ourselves, and the status quo. The goal is to shape the future of our industry. To achieve this we recruit attitude in addition to technical skills. If you are driven, ambitious, not afraid of challenges and thrive on finding new solutions, we want to hear from you.

The overall mission of Schibsted Products and Technology is to develop the common global product platforms and technology infrastructure necessary to create data and identity based ecosystems; empowering local entrepreneurs, delighting users, and driving Schibsted’s future growth. With over 250 million monthly active users under our belt, we're able to harness huge amounts data to provide insights on a global scale. Together with our deep local expertise, we've got a winning combination.

You will help build state of the art systems and data infrastructure to power Schibsted’s digital transformation. Data from over a hundred of diverse sites will power great user features for our media and classified sites. This is a unique opportunity to help design, build, and scale a brand new data infrastructure system to power everything from better articles and classified recommendations to more relevant ads, as well as build production systems that improve user experience.


  • Engineer and implement highly scalable systems, using the best development practices and tools.
  • Help define our development environment, and communicate the best development practices within the organisation (i.e. code reviews, testing, etc).
  • Continuously monitor the quality of our systems, design measurements to monitor their health (both the engineering systems and data quality).
  • Keep on top of the latest and greatest developments in the distributed systems, the cloud, and data science fields.
  • Work closely with other teams (Data Science, Product and UX) at Schibsted to drive product development.


  • Expert knowledge in Computer Science (or similar)
  • You have experience in multiple development languages such as Java, Scala, Python or C#
  • You have a deep understanding of systems design, algorithms, and data structures.
  • Experience with distributed computing technologies
  • Experience having improved performance and speed of a complex system.
  • You are comfortable working with multiple stakeholders from different parts of the organization toward a consensus.

Posting date 18 October 2016    

Closing Date 15 November 2016