Senior Java Developer - Schibsted Tech Polska
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Senior Java Developer


Curate Team

About us

Join us for the opportunity to directly impact the success of some of the biggest newspapers in Norway and Sweden by improving the experience for millions of daily users.

You will be a key member in a highly dedicated and competent cross-functional team. The product you will be working with offers algorithms that enable our newsrooms to optimize the content offering on their front pages through automation and personalisation, combining data science and the expertise of front editors. The goal is to deliver front pages that give the users the most important news and that are also highly engaging!

About the role, team and technology stack

You will be part of a team consisting of 6 Software Engineers, a Data Scientist, a Product Designer, an Engineering Manager and a Product Manager distributed across Poland, Sweden and Norway.

The team is responsible for both a frontend used by the editorial staff in Schibsted’s media houses as well as rankers. Based on collected data and through data processing the rankers aim to provide the most optimal order of the content shown on the front pages. Your primary responsibility will be to develop these rankers together with the team in collaboration with the Data Scientists working in the media houses.

The tech stack you will be working with consists mainly of applications for processing data, written in modern Java (17) as well as TypeScript Node.js APIs. We currently have a Kafka cluster at Aiven but everything else runs on AWS. The team is responsible for its products end-to-end so you can expect to be involved in everything from designing the architecture, the actual development and implementation, to hosting and improving the infrastructure (availability, reliability, and maintainability).

About you

  • You have at least 5 years previous experience of working as a developer or software engineer.
  • You are an experienced Java developer but you won’t have problems contributing to our Node.js web APIs as well.
  • You are comfortable and efficient in a fullstack team and in an environment where the team also owns the infrastructure.
  • You are not afraid to take initiative. We expect you to be able to work autonomously.
  • You are a team player. You understand it’s essential to our success that we are transparent and share knowledge and progress with each other.
  • You are able to build and maintain relationships, and influence others. You’re a good communicator that knows how to utilize cross-functional environments

Additionally, it is not required but would be nice if

  • You are able to write complex SQL queries (we use Snowflake) to analyze vast amounts of data containing millions of users
  • You have experience with Kafka Streams, Apache Flink or similar
  • You have previous cloud (we use AWS) experience
  • You have an interest in Machine Learning
  • You are interested in solving Data Preprocessing challenges.

Place of work: You will join our office in Kraków. We can offer a hybrid workplace solution where you can choose to work from home 2-3 days a week and the other days from the office.

Contact person Anna Gruca

Our recruitment process - fully online!

Recruiter phone call

We are curious to get to know you and thus will ask you a few questions about your experience, motivation and expectations, as well as tell you more about Schibsted and our projects.

Technical interview

Now let's meet and talk about your knowledge and skills - we'll start from reviewing your task and then move forward to more complex topics. Don't forget asking questions too!

Team fit interview

Have a chance to meet the Product or Engineering Manager you will be working with. During this step we'll focus mostly on soft topics - your work style, approach to software development and other.

Our perks


Training budget

Fully flexible. Books, conferences, online courses, you name it.


In-house trainings

Improve your business, tech & soft skills during working hours


Tech Jump

Mentoring program that helps you to learn completely new frameworks and programming languages.


Social package

Benefit points transferrable to tickets, discounts, multisport, medical care or a prepaid card.


Four extra days off

We’re not minimalist. That’s why you get 4 days more than Polish law requires.



Sometimes you need to do your stuff without being at the office or start a day later thanks to flexible working hours.


Top-notch equipment

Most modern stuff with MacOs or Windows on board & mobile with either Android or iOS.


Home office supplement

Financial support to your home setup to make your WFH more enjoyable and healthy.


Mental health support

A voucher for 3 online sessions with a professional therapist and a series of mental health oriented webinars.


Electric scooters

We do have our own electric scooters ready to be borrowed for the work commuting.


Tech Talks

Internal and external meet-ups held by our employees or invited speakers.


Tax-deductible costs

50% of tax-deductible costs for IT creators

Life at Schibsted