Full stack developer

Playvation Ltd Helsinki Full-time
Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated
Playvation Ltd. is a Finnish EdTech company focusing on digital language learning solutions. Our flagship product Moomin Language School is offered to students around the world. We combine various fields of expertise and our team includes linguists, teachers and early educators, to name a few. Language skills are essential in the modern global world, yet millions of children lack access to high quality teaching and learning content. We are about to change this.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a software developer to join us on working with our e-learning application for kids. We have already gotten some strong evidence that our application works, and we would like you to join us in the next step, which is transforming the codebase into something that can scale up to millions of users, meeting various boundary conditions along the way.

We have just recently finished our seed round of funding, and are transforming our engineering team from consultancy-based to an in-house team, led by our senior engineer Ville.

Your main focus would be full stack development encompassing our backend API as well supporting web apps (React + GraphQL + Node.js running on AWS). However, the whole engineering team owns all of the code, so you should be able to also help out (at least with code reviews) on our main product, our Unity-based mobile app as well as the content production system implemented with the Unity Editor (so, C# development).


Skills we value

  • This is a mid-to-senior position. You will not be working alone, but it is a small team so you should be comfortable with a higher level of responsibility and making crucial technical decisions!

  • Experience building and maintaining well-architected, testable code

  • Experience in web technologies

  • Experience with using cloud providers (AWS preferred)

  • Knowledgeable in working with Git, CI/CD

  • Curiosity to further educate yourself in new technologies

  • Fluent English skills (Finnish not required :D)

Extra credit for the following:

  • Unity experience

  • "Infrastructure as code" experience

And even if you don't tick many of these boxes, a good engineer is always a good engineer, just prove it to us somehow!

For more information or questions please contact us at ville.lindholm@playvation.com

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Gym access
Gym access

Short, tall, skinny, chubby we like you just as you are. But if you dream about a bum like J-Lo we got you covered.

Gamified office
Gamified office

If we’re not having fun, we’re doing it wrong. Join us for a game of ping pong, chess or Counter-Strike.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

Healthcare insurance
Healthcare insurance

Break a leg! Seriously, we got you covered in our company healthcare plan.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

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Working at
Playvation Ltd

Playvation is a Finnish EdTech company that designs high-quality language learning solutions for early education organizations. Our flagship product Moomin Language School is an immersive digital language learning service for learning organizations with children between the ages of 3 and 10. The service is based on Finnish education principles, various learning theories and research into early language learning, language immersion and child development. Language skills are essential in the modern global world, yet millions of children lack access to high-quality teaching and learning content. We are about to change this. Thanks to our learning application and ready-made lesson plans, any learning organization can start teaching English to the children in their care. Moomin Language School combines the use of a learning application with teacher-led playful lessons to bring children the best of both worlds. With Moomin Language School, any learning organization can start to teach a foreign language to the children in their care. Children use the learning application individually to learn vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation either at the learning organization or at home. The learning application is used every day and the daily practice takes only 5-15 minutes. Our learning application’s time limit makes sure that children get only a healthy amount of screen time each day. Moomin Language School also includes lesson plans for 30-45-minute interactive and playful group sessions once a week for small groups. The lessons reinforce the language learned with the learning application and build up communicative skills, collaboration skills and social skills. The lessons are filled with social interaction, physical activities, songs, stories, and arts and crafts to help children use the new language in various contexts. Moomin Language School uses the flipped classroom model. This means that children first use the learning application to learn about the weekly topic and relevant vocabulary and grammar. After this they have the related playful lesson where they deepen their knowledge and use the language in a real-world setting. This model leaves the teacher more time to focus on communication and connecting with the children, making learning more effective and engaging. It also increases children’s courage to use the language by giving them a chance to practice first on their own using the learning application.

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