Full Stack Developer - Stockholm, Sweden
Who we are
Columbia Road is an independent subsidiary of Futurice, the leading company in digital products, emerging technology, agile software development and lean organisational change. We are on a mission to challenge the old ways of running ecommerce and digital business. We exist to increase our clients’ revenue and help them get more customers in the digital era. Our tight-knit team consists of business consultants who understand software and highly talented business-driven design and technology specialists.
We believe that technology is a tool which we need to master. However, the actual business impact of the service is the first thing we want to understand, and select proper tooling after that.
We, like Futurice, are a great place to work. Our company spirit is one of a true start-up, but with a twist of hard-core experience. We believe in giving a lot of responsibility and freedom to our employees. We love to laugh a lot, play some tunes at the office and grab a few drinks after work.
Columbia Road was founded three years ago in Helsinki, Finland. The Helsinki office has grown to 70 people and we're excited to start growing the team in Stockholm as well. People joining at this point will have a huge impact on what this office will be like – we're sure it's something different but equally amazing as our first one.
You build businesses: storefronts, APIs, connecting the core systems together. You are looking for an opportunity to change the digital commerce ways of working into a more agile direction: instead of platforms we should speak more about business impact. Instead of waterfall, ecommerce should be lean.
You are a full stack developer with experience in eCommerce or in full-stack development in general. We don’t expect you to have years and years of experience with a particular eCommerce platform – lots of positive energy and a “getting things done” attitude is the winning combination.
You understand that technology is a means to an end: the business problem we are solving defines the technology stack that is best for the case – not the other way around. This means that the variety of technologies we may be use in a customer case may vary quite a lot.
By nature, you are analytical and like to solve problems. You are able to bring clarity to uncertain and chaotic situations. You are ambitious and results-oriented in everything you do, but you like to have fun as well.
You will have a great chance to grow with us, nurture your own ambitions and learn new skills.
Skills and experience we expect you to have:
- Analytical mindset, ability to see outside the box
- Good communication skills
- Ability to divide a large problem to smaller pieces and find the relations between them
- Earlier experience with software development projects
- A growing toolbox, with proper tools for solving the problem at hand
- Willingness to learn new tools and technologies
First interview: before diving deeper into your skills, we want to know who you are and what motivates you. This is also an opportunity for you to learn more about Columbia Road. We also let you present highlights from your career and tell us about your roles and learnings.
Second interview: you get to meet more Columbia Road people, and the conversation will zoom in to the areas that we’ve identified as most interesting in the first meeting. We’re trying to get a solid understanding of your skills and ambitions. You will understand better how you would potentially fit into our team. This round may be conducted over a video call with someone in our Helsinki office.
Sometimes it’s useful to have a third round. After all, we’re making a match between our organisation and you, as a human being. We want to get this right.
When we’re done with the face-to-face discussions, we’ll contact the people you have chosen as references.
We hope to hear from you soon!
What we promise you:
- Best people to work with and learn from in a flat, zero-hierarchy organisation
- A role where you get to help build a world-class developer team
- Meaningful ways of working and the possibility to influence them
- Tools to balance your work with the rest of your life in the best possible way
- Competitive salary
- Pick the laptop and phone of your choosing
- Recurring training & learning sessions
- Company excursion trips (e.g. last autumn to London)
NOTE: We are currently not able to offer visa sponsorships for Sweden, so unfortunately we can't take applications from outside EU/EEA forward.