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.
Work experience from a previous position in software development
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
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!
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.
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
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.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.
Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.