Lead developer, personalization

About us

News & Feature Media digital development team is specialized in developing large scale business-critical digital news products for consumers together with business & product owners, designers and other stakeholders.

About the role

In this role, you will

  • Design and develop technical solutions for different data, personalization and analytics use cases, in close collaboration with other teams.
  • Perform peer reviews and participate in technical discussions both at the team level and product level
  • Participate in internal and/or external developer communities
  • Contribute to technical planning and backlog management
  • Help investigate and resolve production issues
  • Mentor and empower other people around you


About you

In our belief, we find the following characteristics important to succeed in the job.

  • Experience. 8+ years of software development experience. You are well versed software development and can manage also in the cloud.
  • Software development. Programming languages are only tools, but you have most experience in the areas of Scala, TypeScript and Python. On databases, you understand the characteristics of relational, timeseries and key-value databases, and have used MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Timescale or others.
  • Cloud development. You can work yourself through in the cloud infrastructure. We are using AWS with CDK/CloudFormation, but your experience can be also from GCP or Azure.
  • Data engineering. You understand and are interested of the usage of machine learning methods and algorithms in commercial products and have hands-on experience of AWS and data pipelines, analytics and MLOps. 
  • Technical leadership. As a senior member in the team of developers, you have been enjoying the opportunities to take the responsibility to support others and make technical and architectural decisions. You can transform business requirements into technical solutions and talk and write about complex ideas concisely.
  • Willingness to learn. As new, interesting, and better technologies evolve, you have the willingness and demonstrated capability to learn new things quickly and share your learnings with others.
  • Team play. You have positive, forward looking attitude, and the ability to work with various types of people. Your written and vocal communication skills are strong.


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.

Could this be the role for you? It’s easy to apply, so do it now or ask for more information from Harri Virtala (harri.virtala@sanoma.com) or Jyrki Hokkanen (jyrki.hokkanen@sanoma.com).

This position requires a work permit and permanent residence in Finland. Applicants may be required to undergo a security clearance in accordance with the Security Clearance Act (726/2014).

First application date:
Employment type: Fulltime

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


Lead developer, personalization

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