Salary Competitive

Columbia Road is looking for software developers to advise, design and implement the tech needed to drive our clients’ business forward.


Who we are

Columbia Road builds seamless and commercially effective customer journeys that create impact. We help our clients get more revenue and more customers, but also to sell better. Our tight-knit team consists of business consultants who understand software and of highly talented business-driven design and technology specialists. We believe that technology is a tool that we need to master, but the actual business impact of the service is the first thing we want to understand and select proper tooling after that.

Take a look at our Culture Code & People to get to know us better. We come 100% recommended on Glassdoor with a 4.8/5 score.

Columbia Road is a part of the Futurice family of companies.


The job & what you’d be working on

As a software consultant at Columbia Road, you will be working in a high-impact role in the core of our clients’ businesses:

  • You’ll code, build storefronts, and work with APIs and integrations

  • You’ll consult, plan, and implement the tech needed to drive business results forward

  • You’ll get to actively develop your craft and consulting skills in complex and professionally rewarding digital sales environments in both B2C and B2B

  • You’ll have various means for accelerating your professional growth and learning through extensive learning opportunities such as recurring training, tech learning sharing sessions, certifications and interesting project work to mention some


Columbia Road’s focus on digital sales still means that we are tackling a large variety of projects ranging from ecommerce platforms and data platform projects to site optimisation and mobile development. To mention a few:

  • We help Elisa run modern online sales in a fully integrated team

  • We’re helping Vahterus on their digital sales transformation journey

  • We’re working with Posti on a scalable ecommerce platform.


Our ways of working

Roadies work in teams of designers, developers, and marketing technology experts tailored to each project. As we believe that best results arise from employee freedom, all teams have wide latitude to choose the best tools and ways of working for themselves and the people in the client organisation. This also means that your technology stack and specific role may vary between projects.

We offer a wide range of learning opportunities as continuous learning is one of our core values, therefore you will be offered various learning opportunities in your daily work as well as internal learning events, training, and meetups to share and enlarge your knowledge.

Even as your focus is likely on some part of the stack (frontend, backend, integrations or other), we value people who aren’t too afraid to get their hands dirty with the other areas when necessary.

All of our consultants work directly with client stakeholders to build a good understanding of their business and its challenges. While development is probably where most of your time goes, we are in the business of creating impact for our clients, and that means spending some time to understand how the business functions.

We help our clients in translating business opportunities into actionable plans and concrete solutions. Read more about how we code and design high performing digital sales channels. When it comes to remote versus on-site, we are flexible and always work according to what’s best for our clients - we hope that you can commit to spending at least a few days a week at our client’s premises.


Professional benefits for you

  • Working in the core of our clients’ businesses; advising, designing and implementing the tech needed to drive the business forward

  • Working directly with the client - no middle management involved

  • A clear focus on digital sales, in both B2C and B2B

  • You'll have the best people to work with and learn from in a truly flat organisation

  • A diverse and inclusive workplace

  • We pay extra attention to professional growth and learning at Columbia Road, and we do this proactively. Our internal learning opportunities come in many forms: events, courses, certifications, and weekly learning sessions, to name a few.


Requirements

  • Work experience from a previous position in software development

  • Experience in building web services and familiarity with both frontend and backend development. Your focus can be more on the frontend, backend or broader systems but you aren’t afraid to jump in at any point. Languages familiar to you could include e.g. JavaScript (and frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue.js), Scala, Go, Python, Java, or PHP.

  • Understanding of the entire web development process (design, development, deployment, operations)

  • Great communication skills

  • Analytical mindset and problem-solving skills

  • Past experience in consulting or digital commerce would be very valuable but is not necessary


Recruitment process

The recruitment process usually has 1-3 steps during which we get to know who you are and what motivates you. You will learn more about Columbia Road and get to meet different people from our company. You'll have the opportunity to present highlights from your career and tell us about your skills, roles, and learnings.

We’re committed to creating a good match between you and our organisation, and want to spend time to get it right. Sometimes, an assignment might be given to you to complete between interviews.

When we’re done with the face-to-face discussions, we’ll contact the people you have chosen as references.

We hope to hear from you soon!


Benefits

  • As a Columbia Road employee, you have the option to buy stocks of the company through the common employee share program

  • A yearly bonus based on company performance (equal to all full-time Roadies)

  • Brick-n-mortar office in downtown Helsinki and flexible remote working.

  • Even in a hybrid work environment, we create new ways to interact with other Roadies; exclusive exercise and outdoor activities, breakfasts at our Eteläesplanadi office, and remote workspaces for individual teams are a few examples of this.

  • Lunch benefit

  • Phone benefit

  • Pick the laptop and phone of your choosing

  • Health care & service, including dental and mental health

  • Childcare services when your child falls ill

  • Insurance for travel and free-time

  • Recurring training & learning sessions

  • Wellness and personal development (tools, events, etc.) reimbursement

  • Weekly breakfasts & healthy daily refreshments

  • Sports, culture, massage & commute vouchers

  • Bike benefit

  • Company-wide excursion trips

  • Option to have housing as a part of total compensation (tax-deductible)

  • Compensation for working on open source or social programs in your free time


Currently, we have over 20 nationalities working in the company and the official language is English. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of our essence and everyone at Columbia Road is committed to these values.

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.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

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Working at
Columbia Road

Columbia Road is a digital growth consultancy challenging the old ways of running digital businesses. We exist to increase our clients’ revenue and help them get more customers in the digital era. Our team consists of business consultants who understand business-driven design, tech, strategy and growth. We believe in giving a lot of responsibility and freedom to our employees. There’s a common misunderstanding that happy and satisfied employees are automatically motivated employees. We don’t see things that way. Happy and satisfied employees are an important priority for us, but we think causal relationship is reversed: people are happy and satisfied when they have work that motivates them. For us, an employee’s happiness is the primary goal, not a tool for raising productivity or profitability. We want to empower our employees to become a better version of themselves and to have more of an impact on the world. We see happiness & satisfaction as end goals, not starting points. That being said we love to laugh a lot, play some tunes at the office and grab a few drinks after work. What kind of work is motivating in our context? People yearn for purpose in their work and want it to have meaning that creates value: purpose, for people and organisations, comes from making an impact on the world. Meaning & significance comes from providing value to someone else — in our case, clients. Clients (not us) define the value of our actions, always. Jobs at columbiaroad.com/careers

Read more about Columbia Road

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