Software developer - Associate Program 2023 - Stockholm

Salary Competitive

We are looking for software developers who are students or soon-to-be graduates and are motivated by working on software that has a measurable impact on business. You have already gained some hands-on experience with different programming languages and have a growth hacking mindset. With us, you’ll get to grow professionally amongst over 150 exceptionally talented people while helping our customers grow their businesses. Wouldn’t this be just the ideal way to start your software consulting career?

Who we are

In 2016 Columbia Road was founded to challenge the old ways of doing digital business and running online sales – we exist to help our clients sell better in the digital era. This means we don’t do IT projects like most other companies, instead we work to improve our clients’ business results in a measurable way. Design, development, strategy, marketing and data engineering just happen to be the tools with which we create our impact.

A key part of our mission is to be an excellent place to work. We are a community-led organisation, which means that we trust our employees to make the best decisions about their work themselves. This company model is based on transparency and low hierarchy. All employees have the opportunity to be involved in company-wide decision-making, and the chance to become an owner of Columbia Road by investing in company stocks. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of how we define ourselves and everyone at Columbia Road is committed to these values. We come recommended with a 4.9/5 score on Glassdoor and are always looking for new ways to be better.

Job description

As a software developer, you are interested in what happens under the hood of modern digital sales channels. You are familiar with one or two technologies such as JavaScript, Typescript, React, Node.js, iOS/Android, ReactNative, Clojure, Scala, PHP, Python or some other front-end or back-end technology. Both backend and front-end development interest you — but of course we don't expect you to know it all — it's much more important that you are eager to learn new technologies and ways of working.

You’ll get to work together with other Columbia Road consultants in a cross-competence team building and growing new digital businesses for our customers in various business domains. This means you may collaborate daily with designers, digital marketers, strategy consultants, as well as our clients' stakeholders and specialists. You’ll have a top-of-the-class development team to support you in learning and you’ll have the ability to create real impact in our clients’ business.

If you're looking for a workplace where you get a lot of responsibility and where you get to learn new things fast from more senior experts, you'll find it here. You will get to grow with us, nurture your own ambitions and learn new skills within digital sales.


aka. here's how you know you're a good fit:

  • You are a student or recent graduate with some work experience or projects related to software development
  • You are self-driven, active and want to continuously learn new things
  • You understand the basics of digitalisation and you approach problems in an analytical manner
  • You would love to work in a fast-paced environment solving real-life customer problems from various business domains and your motivation comes from the results and impact your work creates, rather than just the technical beauty of your code
  • You are comfortable communicating matters related to your own work and you enjoy working with other people in an agile environment – it’s not a problem for you to present your own ideas to a small group of people from time to time, for example in a workshop
  • By nature, you are analytical and like to solve problems
  • We don’t expect you to have multiple years of experience or be in the final year of your studies – lots of positive energy and a “get things done” attitude is the winning combination

Location: We value close and constant collaboration in our teamwork – whether with customers, fellow Roadies and/or consultants from other companies – as it enables us to learn from each other and work more efficiently towards a shared goal. Often this is achieved best by working from the same location. Hence, we can only consider candidates who live (or plan to move) within commuting distance of Stockholm.

Note: We are currently not able to offer visa sponsorships for Sweden, so, unfortunately, we can't consider applications from outside the EU/EEA.


  • A community-led organization with a high level of autonomy
  • 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)
  • Recurring training & learning sessions to support your professional growth
  • A diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace
  • Office in downtown Stockholm (Vasagatan 28)
  • Preferred choice from a selection of market-level (or above) equipment
  • Extensive health care services, including dental and mental health
  • Insurance for travel and free-time
  • Mobile phone subscription
  • Weekly breakfasts & healthy daily refreshments
  • Recurring Roadie-ideated events and activities
  • Compensation for working on open source or social programs in your free time
Please look at our Culture Code to get to know us better.

Recruitment process

The deadline for applications is January 31st, 2023 (Tuesday). The interview process consists of a short phone screen and one interview round where you will meet two of us. Both phases will be conducted for selected candidates in January/February. After sending your application, you can expect to hear back from us by February 10th, and you will be notified of the status of your application at each stage.


The program starts latest in April, either working full-time or part-time. You can also start working part-time earlier on in the spring. The start date and possible holidays during the summer will be discussed and set together with the selected candidates. After the summer, if expectations have been met from both sides, you can continue part-time while you finish your studies (or full-time if you're graduating).

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

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