Are you the kind of leader who really loves making a difference? The leader who makes an impact for individuals, teams, business, well for everyone. And maybe you also want to change the world and make it a little little better every day. At Blocket our tech teams actually enable consumer behaviour change from linear to circular. Our teams really make impact with products that are used by kind of everyone. So voilá! It is karma for real. This is also why we should keep on being the number one market place, as well as the next generations marketplace. And this is exactly where you come in as our new Engineering Manager. You will make sure our tech teams deliver perfectly according to strategy and business plans, really make that impact in the heart of the business where they operate. That place where tech meets product and where our products and services are produced - for all of our users and customers.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. Life at Blocket also contains change, constant change so in order for you to thrive and really enjoy it, you need to appreciate change, speed and pace. You are a leader with a strong perspective that inspires change and motivates engineers to develop simple solutions to sophisticated problems. You work throughout the organization and act as an advisor, in order to improve ways of working, technology and engineering practices. You have a big impact on what we build and how we build it.Who you are
You love connecting with different kinds of people, building online products and all things tech! As our EM, you´ll focus on constantly growing our engineers while solving complex technical problems that deliver impact on our products and business on a daily basis. The business mindset, the ability to translate business strategy and needs into language anyone can understand is also a key to success.
You probably 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 like to see is your manager skills, which of course are great. You follow your promises and are transparent with your failures. You communicate to build trust. We need leaders who 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 want to challenge yourself and us by questioning status quoSkills/background:
Nice to have
- You are a passionate leader with a solid experience of leading engineers in a high-paced and agile environment
- You are a change manager and you thrive in organizations with a large portion of ambiguity
- You are a visionary communicator, yet improvement-driven and hands-on when needed
- You have the ability to remove impediments, improve efficiency and raise the delivery pace
Hi I am your new Manager!
- Experience from building online products
- Experience from automation and CI/CD
- Experience in mobile application development
- Architectural knowledge
HELLO! I'm Fredrik and I've worked at Blocket for almost 5 years and I've been the manager for Blockets Core Engineering Managers for about 2 years now. My two main focus areas are developing our tech leadership skills and working tightly together with our Head of Product to make sure we're always moving in the same direction.
I believe that transparancy, cross-collaborations and autonomy are the key factors for building happiness and engagement and do my best to facilitate it. The one thing I love most about working in tech is the product enabling part of technology - lets build the best online marketplace possible and make the world a better place at the same time!
Outside of your team you'll also be working closely with your colleagues in the tech leadership team. We're a great bunch of transparent, driven, open minded and fun people - come join us!
Oh, when I'm not working you'll most likely find me playing bassguitar (with more enthusiasm than skill), hiking/fishing or playing with my son. Or taking care of plants in the garden, when the season is right.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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