Director of Engineering, Stockholm

Director of Engineering, Stockholm

We have a new CTO in the house and this means a new role is entering the Blocket building. Let us present - Director of Engineering. Come join in an important role where you will be part of the core of our tech leadership as we enter the next generation of marketplaces. At the same time you will reduce the carbon dioxide footprint, change consumer behaviour from linear to circular and make a difference with products that are used by grandmas, fathers, kiddos, lovers, farmers, neighbours, step mothers, car dealers, careeristas, fashionistas ... you name it - everyone is blocketing! What you do and design will take us to the next level in a role that makes impact. Huge impact.

We are Blocket, Sweden's largest and most popular marketplace with around 12,3M monthly active users generating 100 million sessions. We are proud of our work to enable second-hand trade in Sweden and our contribution to a positive environmental impact.

Want to get a feel for the Blocket vibe? Check us out on Instagram & LinkedIn and read more on Begagnateffekten!

What you´ll be up to

You could call us oldie, we prefer to be called goldie. And you got it right about the legacy. After all, we are turning 25 this year. So it is sometimes a bumpy road of handling duct tape with all great new features that will help us glue the old parts. Believe it or not, there is actually still a lot to be done with platforms with this respectable age. The technology is still evolving, big time. So it is not only make up we're doing, it is actually legacy face lifting. Life at Blocket also contains change, constant change so in order for you to thrive and really enjoy it, you need to be and bring the change, speed and pace. You are a leader with a strong perspective that inspires change and motivates through other leaders all the way to each and everyone in the tech organization. Your message is crystal clear, right on spot and helps the engineering managers to coach our engineers to develop simple solutions to sophisticated problems. You work throughout the organization and act as a tech lead advisor by improving ways of working, technology and engineering practices. Your decisions and tech roadmap will have a big impact on what we build and how we build it.

Who you are

Your passion and love lies in connecting business, people and tech. As our Director of Engineering, you bring innovation and inspiration that is translated into business impact for our clients and users as well as our employees. The business mindset, the ability to translate business strategy and needs into language anyone can understand is also a key to success. As a true engineer (or engineer wannabe) you are a highly passionate data advocate with tons of experience of using data to measure and drive effectiveness. You are used to working in high growth organisations where you've influenced, led and driven change.

You might have a background in software development, but as long you understand your team and get their buy in, your background isn't that important. What we however would need to see is your leadership skills, which of course are great and have developed over the years. You follow your promises and are transparent with your failures. You communicate to build trust. Our leaders take active roles in shaping the future of Blocket while embodying our core values. In addition, you are used to driving one-to-one and one-to-many communication with the ability to make a strategy come alive. You like challenging and questioning your own ways as well as ours and you love learning and sharing knowledge and encourage others to do so as well.

  • passionate leader with a solid experience of leading managers in a high-paced and agile environment
  • change manager and you thrive in organizations with a large portion of ambiguity
  • visionary communicator, yet improvement-driven and hands-on when needed
  • strategic height, helicopter view on things and a well proven business acumen
  • the ability to remove impediments, improve efficiency and raise the delivery pace
Nice to have
  • Experience from building online products
  • Architectural knowledge
Hi I am your new Manager!

I am Blocket's CTO but super new and have not yet started. However, I am so happy that I will be part of the company, which will happen in May. As a manager and colleague, it is important to me that we have fun at work, that we can trust each other and that we all feel that we have a purpose for what we do. Working with Tech is the best I know, as I am completely convinced that it is Tech that drives market development forward and that an efficient and competent tech organization is the key to all companies' success.

It will be so much fun to get to know you, our future Directors of Engineering, and I am absolutely sure that we will have a really exciting time ahead of us!

Interested in joining the Blocket world?

We look forward to hearing from you! Send your CV or apply with your LinkedIn-profile and let us know what makes you tick. We would love to get to know you a bit better! Questions - feel free to reach out to

Buzz: Engineering Director, Development Director, Tribe Lead, Software Engineer Director, Developer Director, Leader, Change Manager, Fullstack, Research, Backend, Frontend, Agile, Kanban, Mob Programming, Scrum

Mer info
Område Stockholms stad
Yrkesroll Data & IT, IT-Chef
Typ av anställning Heltid
Sista ansökningsdag 18 apr 2021 (6 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

The Blocket journey began in Skåne 1996 - since then the concept of Blocket has been exported to over 40 other countries. Today, Blocket, which is owned by the media group Schibsted, is Sweden's largest online marketplace. There are approximately 600 000 items, vehicles, jobs and housing being advertised and discovered by its 5 million visitors every week. The value for all advertisements in 2018 amounted to SEK 714 billion - equal to 15 percent of Sweden's GDP. Thanks to second-hand trading at Blocket, 0.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases can be avoided every year. The output being equivalent to if Stockholm's city roads stood empty for about a year. Blocket has approximately 240 colleagues and the office is located in central Stockholm. Together, we are passionate about second-hand trading, the environment and the continued growth of Blocket - one of Sweden's largest sites. We are proud environmental heroes and enjoy working together. Read more on our career page.