Software Developer - Stockholm

Salary Competitive

We are looking for software developers who are motivated by working on software that has a measurable impact on business.


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.

Currently, we have over 20 nationalities working in the company and the official language is English. Our company spirit is one of a true start-up, but with a twist of hard-core experience. We believe in giving a lot of responsibility and freedom to our employees. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of our essence and everyone at Columbia Road is committed to these values.

Columbia Road has grown from 0 to over 140 exceptionally talented people in 6 years and in two countries. We are proud of the high customer satisfaction we have achieved as a result of focusing on people and creating concrete, measurable business impact for our clients every day.

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. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our essence and everyone at Columbia Road is committed to these values.

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


Job description

As a consultant at Columbia Road, you will be working in the core of our clients’ businesses; advising, designing and implementing the tech needed to drive the business forward. You build businesses with code. You build storefronts, APIs and the integrations needed to glue them together. Your focus is likely on some part of the stack, be it frontend, backend or something like complex integrations but you aren’t too afraid to get your hands dirty with the other areas when necessary. You are comfortable working with a variety of programming languages and technology stacks - or at least you are interested to jump in and learn new skills. Columbia Road is not trying to provide the same solution to everyone, and sometimes that requires quite a bit of adapting from our side.

The focus on digital sales still means that we are tackling a large variety of projects. These range from ecommerce platforms and data platform projects to site optimisation and mobile development. For a few concrete examples of our tech cases, take a look at the Servaali case of a new microservice business-to-business shop, the full webstore renewal project for Oura, and our work for Matsmart in the optimisation of an existing store.

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.

We work as diverse teams of digital sales experts, tailored to each project. In some projects, this means working as part of a larger development team, while sometimes the setup needed is a growth team. 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. This also means that your technology stack and specific role may vary between projects. We see this as a great opportunity for professional growth and are looking for colleagues who also value this. The more experience you have, the more you'll be able to take responsibility for your client projects and help other Roadies grow as well.

We pay extra attention to professional growth and learning at Columbia Road. We encourage you to follow your own points of interest, and we do this proactively. Together we'll continuously think about the best career advancement possibilities for you, both during and in between your client projects. Our internal learning opportunities come in many forms: events, courses, certifications, and afterworks, for example.

Requirements

  • Experience in building web services and familiarity with both frontend and backend development. Your focus can be more on 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
  • We offer a wide range of possibilities to shape your own role as you see best fit for your personal development goals and growth
  • You'll have the best people to work with and learn from in a truly flat organisation
  • Meaningful ways of working and the possibility to influence them
  • Tools to balance your work with the rest of your life in the best possible way
  • Competitive salary
  • Additional pension (7% of monthly salary for full-time employees)
  • Wellness benefit
  • Pick the laptop and phone of your choosing
  • Recurring training & learning sessions
  • Company excursion trips (e.g. last autumn to London)
  • Compensation for working on open source or social programs on your free time


NOTE: We are currently not able to hire outside of Sweden, so you need to already live in Sweden to apply.

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

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