Senior backend developer to Hemnet (the world's most popular property portal) at Hemnet (Stockholm, Sweden)

Senior backend developer to Hemnet (the world's most popular property portal) at Hemnet (Stockholm, Sweden)

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Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-04-10 05:00:38

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Hemnet (the world's most popular property portal per capita) is many Swedes' favorite place online. Here people find joy, inspiration and – most important - their new homes. As a developer at Hemnet you will face fun challenges when developing ideas for products affecting people's lives in a positive way. Our team Property Search is now looking for a new colleague. 

Software and product development at Hemnet

The product development teams at Hemnet are self-propelled and cross-functional, which means that you’ll be part of the entire product development cycle. We work data-driven in close collaboration with each other - exploring, testing and iterating. Thanks to our large amount of traffic, we quickly validate against real data and learn from new insights. As a backend developer in our team you will: 

  • Be an important part of a cross-functional team with joint product responsibility - together we bring the product forward.
  • Make quick decisions with an experimental approach. 
  • Develop and maintain our products from idea/vision to production.
  • Be part of an agile team where continuous improvement and continuous delivery are part of the everyday work life.
  • Work in a friendly and caring company culture where transparency, work-life balance and well-being are high up on the company's agenda. 

Team Property Search

You will work in a product development team with a product manager, product developers with back end and front end competence, a UX designer, a digital analyst and a development manager. The team’s mission is to build a trusted, complete and easy to use marketplace for our consumers. In other words - make Hemnet the best place to find and research properties and give our consumers all the information needed to evaluate their next home. Team Property Search is, among other things, working on how to discover locations, search tools, recommended listings and notifications. 

As a Backend Developer in team Property Search you will contribute to all stages in the product life cycle: design, implementation, testing, deployment and maintenance. Together with us you will have the ability to have a big impact on what we build and how we build it, as each team is in control of their own product decisions. 

Our team is responsible for the entire tech stack: backend, frontend, web and app and we believe that the best code is written together and therefore encourages mob and pair programming. As a team, we work towards goals and in doing so we believe in sharing both success and failure, we learn from our mistakes.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is an experienced backend developer with great understanding of modern product development, preferably with short iterations and experience of experimental and data-driven ways of working.
  • Has the passion for building great consumer products.
  • Has the personal drive to constantly learn and develop within your role.
  • Puts extra effort in code reviews to ensure quality and knowledge transfer. 
  • Is a true team player.
  • Appreciate a good work-life balance. 

Our tech stack

  • Ruby (Rails).
  • ElasticSearch.
  • PostgreSQL.
  • GraphQL.
  • Javascript (React.js).
  • Docker.
  • AWS.

Are some technologies new to you? No problem! We believe that great developers can pick up new technologies quickly and we support learning as we go. 

As one of our ~ 35 developers…

... you'll have an audience of several million users. We believe in fast iterations and try to deploy as often as possible. Having this much traffic allows us to run efficient user testing where we often get results within a couple of days.

We share and develop our knowledge through breakfast discussions, lab weeks, brown bag lunches, and training to help you grow in your role.

If this sounds interesting and you want to join Sweden's largest property portal and take it to the next level - send us your application today and let’s talk more!

Want to read more about the everyday work life at Hemnet and how we work with product development? Check our blog: