HS Datadesk Developer


Do you want to be a vanguard of digital journalism? Do you want to support investigative journalists expose wrongdoings in the society and help the newsroom react to historic events?

Helsingin Sanomat datadesk is looking for a developer to join the team. The goal of datadesk is to be a top of the class creator of digital journalism globally, and good quality software development is a mandatory prerequisite for that.

As a developer in the datadesk you are a part of the Helsingin Sanomat editorial room. Datadesk develops data journalism tools, makes visual special articles and analyses data for the newsroom needs. In a cross disciplinary working environment you'll act as the technical specialist, enabling implementation of ideas and on the other hand offering opportunities that weren't previously available.

The unique addition to traditinoal programming work in the editorial room is the pulse of the news cycle - at times, datadesk develops longer term visions and at times reacts to breaking news.

Having a varied technical background and knowledge of different software development methods and tools helps thrive in this environment. A drive to learn new things is essential in the world of news.

What you will do

- Write high quality, maintainable code and release quality features using TypeScript, React, Vue, Nodejs, AWS, DynamoDB, Docker and GitHub.
- Perform peer reviews and participate in technical discussions both at the team level and product level
- Contribute to technical planning and backlog management
- Help investigate and resolve production issues

We offer you

- Millions of users for the services you develop
- An opportunity to make societally impactful journalism
- Inspiring, inspired and veru professional working environment
- The chance to develop the future of data journalism


Datadesk is located in the Helsingin Sanomat newsroom in Helsinki. Remote work opportunity 60-80% of the time.

Are you interested? Apply now, the position will be filled when a suitable candidate is found. 

Applicants may be required to undergo a security clearance in accordance with the Security Clearance Act (726/2014).

First application date:

Sanoma Tech & Data

Sanoma Media Finland is the leading Finnish cross-media company and a forerunner in the digital transformation of media. Our brands deliver relevant, inspiring and captivating content across media channels and reach almost every Finn every week. Our Tech&Data organisation is operating at the very heart of the fast-paced media world. We have 100+ experts of IT and data based in different cities in Finland.

We develop digital services and create Innovations for Helsingin Sanomat, the leading daily newspaper in Scandinavia, Ilta-Sanomat, the market leader in digital and mobile news, regional media Aamulehti, Satakunnan Kansa and a large number of local and regional newspapers as well as beloved lifestyle brands. Nelonen Media is the leading entertainment house with an extensive video, audio and event portfolio.

We have an open culture and have flexible hybrid working model. You can develop your know-how with versatile responsibilities and our wide education opportunities.Our workplaces are located in the heart of Helsinki and Tampere.

Our mission is to offer Finnish media content also to next generations.

Location: Töölönlahdenkatu 2, Helsinki

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