Front End Software Engineer, Audience Targeting Engine

Schibsted, London

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Schibsted Marketplaces empower the world’s economy and promote sustainability by enabling anyone to sell and everyone to buy, connecting people to new opportunities and great deals every day. Our goal is to provide fantastic value to all of our 30 million daily users across 22 countries, with effective and safe online classified ads.

Schibsted Marketplaces is one of the two business divisions of Schibsted, an international organisation with more than 7,000 employees in 19 countries. For nearly 200 years, Schibsted has been a trusted name in media, with leading daily newspapers in Sweden and Norway and a trusted family of digital consumer brands.

Our 3000+ employees in Schibsted Marketplaces focus daily on solving real problems for our users. With leading generalist marketplaces across Europe, exciting growth companies in Latin America and Eastern Europe, and technology hubs in Barcelona, London, Oslo and Stockholm (to name a few), our teams balance local insight with global scale to develop innovative products and features on the leading edge of digital.

Day-to-day Duties

  • As a Front-End engineer, you will help build state of the art systems that have real revenue-generating impact
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team here in London and alongside colleagues throughout Europe
  • Be creative and experiment with new solutions but pragmatic and committed to code optimisation, maintainability, and quality that can scale to a large user base
  • Help define our development environment, and communicate the best development practices within the organisation (i.e. code reviews, testing, etc)
  • Work closely with other teams (Stakeholders, Product and UX) to drive product development
  • Leading discussions and contributing to technical architecture decisions


  • Excellent experience in web development
  • Deep expertise in Javascript and it’s various cross-platform and cross-browser quirks
  • You have experience in multiple development languages, and are interested in learning more
  • We’re looking for smart people who can work with the right tool for the job – right now we’re building microservices using React, Node.js, Webpack and Jest
  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, RESTful APIs
  • Strong understanding of web performance, scalability, and implementation constraints
  • High comfort level working with multiple stakeholders from different parts of the organisation
  • The cloud is your friend. Experience with AWS, Google Cloud, or any proprietary clouds
Description of the team you will be joining; The Audience Targeting Engine enables us to classify our users into different groups (a.k.a. segments), based on their online activity. Those segments can then be used for advertising, by helping deliver targeted ads that are relevant to our users. The technology we’re building will be used outside of advertising as well, in areas such as marketing, personalisation and experimentation.
Team Size: 30 Engineers
Why join this team: Join a team building a high-visibility, data-driven product handling billions of events every week with single digit millisecond response times, built as a set of microservices. They work closely with data scientists building predictive models; Be part of self-organising groups that build and run their software with full control and ownership. Learn from your mistakes and from the mistakes of others and strive for continuous improvement.

Salary: Competitive

Opening date: 6th September 2018

Closing date: 5th October 2018

About Schibsted

About us SHAPING THE MEDIA OF TOMORROW. TODAY. Schibsted is an international media group with 7,300 employees in 22 countries.Our strategy to become a global leader within our fields is bold. It consists of three elements that work seamlessly together: Classifieds, Growth and Media Houses. We aim to be a global leader in online classified marketplaces and offer the best solutions and services for our users. We invest in great entrepreneurs and help scale their businesses locally and internationally by leveraging the Schibsted ecosystem. We are building world class digital media houses that will shape the media landscape for years to come. Schibsted Media Group has a global reach with both global challenges and global opportunities. We are constantly looking for great talents to help us challenge the present: Developers in Paris, UX-designers in Stockholm, sales people in Sao Paulo and key account managers in Madrid. Why don't you check out the opportunities we are currently offering? We want to hear from you!

Want to learn more about Schibsted? Visit Schibsted's website.