Team Leader - Schibsted Tech Polska
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Team Leader


Ads API Team


As part of the Ad Engineering unit, the Ads API is one of the teams responsible for development of the in-house advertising system, used by the internal sales organisation across Schibsted and offering direct booking of advertising campaigns to external customers. Our mission critical systems are accounting for around 150 million Euros in advertising revenue for the Schibsted group.

Our team is a key link between the booking systems and the adserver, delivering Scala-based solutions such Booking, Inventory and Publisher APIs and providing support to other parts of the Schibsted’s ad ecosystem.

The team currently consists of 3 backend developers, based in Cracow, but we are looking for at least two more to join it. The development team is fully responsible for the product from the technical point of view, being able to decide on the architectural choices, libraries used and solutions built. We collaborate closely with other teams within our business unit and with the ad-serving solution of choice – Xandr.



We are looking for a competent Team Leader, with a previous history of managing the team or being the Tech Lead with some people responsibility.

We want you to guide and support the team, by improving the processes and practices and helping the team members to develop and grow.

Ideally, we would want you to not only handle the managerial responsibilities but also actively participate in technical discussion, working with the team on the technical evolution of the system, its scaling and simplification. Being business-oriented, ability to proactively collaborate with business counterparts and previous experience with ad serving systems would also be a plus.



  • In your current role, you are a team leader or a tech lead with some people responsibilities
  • You like improving processes and helping others grow; you are also a learner yourself
  • You probably have solid previous experience working as a JVM (Scala/Kotlin/Java) backend developer
  • You are well-versed in distributed systems based on microservices architecture, you are also familiar with event sourcing and DDD or eager to deep dive into it
  • You understand and cherish functional programming principles
  • You have experience working with some of those technologies: AWS, Kinesis, AWS Lambda, Docker, Kubernetes, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB; knowing common Scala tools and libraries such as Http4s as well as Cats framework is a plus.
  • You have a full professional proficiency in English
  • It would be great if you have experience working with ad tech, ad-serving in particular
Contact person Ewelina Piłat

Meet the Team

Our recruitment process - fully online!


Fill out the form and send us your CV - don't forget to mention all the things you are proud of! Once your CV is qualified for the next step of recruitment, you can expect contact from our recruiter.

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.

Programming task (optional)

Time to show off your practical skills during a home assignment - we don't want to stress you with onsite programming. Every solution is then carefully reviewed by our technical recruiters.

Technical interview

Now let's meet face-to-face 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.


Usually we need some time to summarise the process and then - yay, the offer is on the table! You have just received the opportunity to join one of our teams and work together with us :)

Our perks


Training budget

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


Social package

Each month you receive benefit points transferrable to tickets, discounts 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.


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.


Mental health support

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



Choose the level that suits you and pick up your favorite sports venues.


Medical care

With flexible plans tailored to you or your family.


Electric scooters

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

Life at Schibsted