Sanoma Media Finland (SMF) business technology is an organization operating at the very heart of the fast-paced media world. We develop digital services and create innovations for Nelonen Media, Helsingin Sanomat, Ilta-Sanomat and tens of other leading media brands. Our experts also take care of the development and continuous operations of Sanoma's infrastructure and business applications.

Sanoma Media Finland has set data as a strategic key enabler for the coming years. Data has a vital role in the digital Sanoma products such as Helsingin Sanomat, Ilta-Sanomat, and the video-on-demand service Ruutu, just to name a few. We value the principles of modern data architecture, serverless, and microservices. Our vision is to provide a real-time view to our internal customers to enable our analysts and customer service to provide an ever-improving customer experience to our readers, viewers, service users, and media sales customers. Our media reaches most Finns every week, and thus making the data usable and accessible is a strategic goal for our business. We delivers and develop data products and services with modern technologies to meet business-specific needs.

The SMF data platform is a cloud platform created for collecting, analyzing and harmonizing data from all SMF business units and serving it forward as per business need. Your role will be to act as a Lead Developer in our B2B Data team, helping the B2B (i.e. media ad sales) business organization in their journey towards an increasingly digital future. Working together with the dynamic B2B business with modern technologies will give you a great opportunity to develop your technical skills and gain a great view on the fast-moving and exciting media industry.

As a lead developer you will develop solutions, design software, manage the agile process and create and maintain best practices working closely together with business stakeholders, lead developers from other teams, data architects and the rest of the data team. You will work in a devops fashion, following agile based sprint logic and utilizing a streamlined CI/CD pipeline.

We are looking for:

  • A mindset looking to continuously improve practices and processes and the ability to facilitate change 
  • Broad experience in data integrations and pipelines
  • Mandatory technical skills: Python, SQL, Docker, Cloud Technologies (AWS preferred)
  • Experience of productizing data services to scalable APIs
  • Important other skills: GIT, CI/CD basics (Jenkins Preferred), agile work practices (Scrum, Kanban…), data modelling
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English

Extended nice-to-have wish list:

  • Nice-to-have technical skills: Scala, Spark, Javascript/HTML, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform
  • Understanding of E2E testing throughout the development process
  • Experience acting as a Scrum master
  • Understanding cloud cost optimization
  • Media industry experience
  • Knowhow in Digital Advertising backend or front end pipelines
  • Fluent Finnish language skills

Why Sanoma? We:

  • Promise challenging, interesting and varying projects in a quickly evolving business environment
  • Offer modern tools to work with
  • Emphasize work-life balance
  • Take flexible hours for granted
  • Work on a wide set of data, from more traditional sources to increasingly real-time data from digital environments
  • Provide an excellent viewpoint into the dynamic media business
  • Have an expert team to support you


Interested? Make your move and apply now or at latest on 14.12.2021. Please note that we are reviewing and interviewing applicants already during the application period.

We are working in a post covid hybrid model, and onsite days will take place in Sanomatalo in central Helsinki. Thus a Finnish work permit and ability to occasionally travel to Helsinki is a requirement.

If you have any questions, please contact B2B Data team lead Janne Eränen (email, phone 050-369 59 86). Email any time, phone call Tue 13-14:30 Finnish time


Finland, Helsinki

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