Lead Engineer - JavaScript

Klarna makes shopping smoooth. And we do it with flair because shopping is fun. Every day, we help customers, businesses, and partners explore just how smoooth the modern shopping experience can be. 

It means we’re constantly changing the game. Always trying out new things. And we encourage our people to do the same. To grow. To develop. Because we don’t believe roles have to stay fixed. Instead we inspire our people to take an irregular career path. As a company of 350 dynamic start-ups, our whole business is built for it. So once you’re in, there’s no telling what will happen next.

Engineering at Klarna is an inspired, customer focused community, dedicated to crafting solutions that redefine our industry. Working in small, highly collaborative Agile teams, you and your team will have a clear mission and ownership of an important outcome that supports Klarna and our customers. At Klarna we optimise for quality, flow, fast feedback, focussing on end-to-end ownership, continuous improvement, testing, monitoring and experimentation. We aim for teams that are inclusive, helpful, and have a strong sense of ownership for the things they build.

Our engineers make some of the most significant decisions for the company and we are looking for bold, open and curious developers. As a Klarnaut, you’ll be inspired to contribute to the growth of Europe’s most highly valued fintech and your work will reach millions of users.

Want to be part of the change? We're expanding several of our engineering teams, including; teams working on our core checkout product, payment services, fraud prevention, or improving our billing service and shipping credentials to name a few.

This is an excellent opportunity for experienced Lead Engineers to join our office in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden.

What you'll get to do

  • Be a hands-on technical leader for the members of your own team and other engineers around you
  • Envision, drive and implement ambitious software projects that disrupt the financial industry
  • Make architectural decisions affecting multiple teams in order to create highly available products used by millions of customers
  • Question and improve the engineering practices around you to increase the development speed and quality of the products that we build
  • Be the thought leader in engineering - inspire more junior engineers, build communities of practice, shape the engineering culture
  • Create impact with your knowledge not only via direct contributions, but also through speaking at events and holding workshops, both internal and external.

You should have:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Strong coding ability in Javascript
  • Experience with API and product development
  • Passion for writing clean and testable code
  • Successfully applied and are enthusiastic about Agile/XP practices (Pairing, TDD/BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery)
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and move between different tech stacks
  • Team mindset to lift people around you through example of exemplary delivery

Some of the technologies we work with:

  • Javascript
  • React and React Native
  • Redux
  • Node.js and Express.js.
  • AWS, Splunk, Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins, Docker and Kubernetes.
What we can offer you

Culture - You'll have an opportunity to work with talented people from 90+ different countries in our offices in Stockholm city center.

Learning - We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training, and regular internal technical talks.

Compensation - You’ll receive an attractive salary, pension, and insurance plans, plus we offer all of our employees an opportunity to invest in a RSU program and own a stake of the company. You’ll also receive 30 days annual leave and since we recognise that life is about more than work, we also offer benefits for gym memberships, marathons, and all sorts of activities that promote physical health. We also have generous parental leave (for men and women). 

Relocation - We can offer relocation support to Stockholm.

We know diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our teams include women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the college-educated, and people from all over the world.

We also believe in contributing back to the open source community. You can find some of our work here https://github.com/klarna.

How to apply: please send us your CV or LinkedIn profile in English

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then, we’ve changed the banking industry forever. And now we’re creating the world’s smooothest shopping experience. We serve 80 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 190,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world’s leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 18 different markets, hosted by +3000 people from 90 nationalities.