Klarna & THM Combined Study Program (StudiumPlus Engineering) 2021 in Giessen

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 smoothest shopping experience. We serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 250,000 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 17 different markets, hosted by 4000+ employees from 100+ nationalities.

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 optimize for quality, flow, fast feedback, focusing on end-to-end ownership, continuous improvement, testing, monitoring and experimentation. We aim for teams that are inclusive and helpful, with 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 are now seeking talented high school graduates who are passionate about becoming an engineer to join us on a permanent contract in the context of our Combined Study program in cooperation with the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen.

What you’ll get to do

  • Work on specific problem spaces critical to Klarna’s current needs where you will design, develop and deploy frontend and backend services with a focus on scalability, high availability and low latency
  • Receive technical training, so that you understand the technical ecosystem at Klarna
  • Collaborate and grow in a dynamic and autonomous environment while working in small, agile and cross-functional teams
  • Use the latest technologies to solve real problems for our customers at a massive scale
  • Share your knowledge and build creative solutions while helping the team evolve best practices

Depending on your team, some of the technologies you’ll get to learn about will include

  • Javascript, React, React Native or Redux
  • Java with Spring or Spring Boot 
  • Splunk, Jenkins, and Docker
  • PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch
  • Microservices architecture on AWS

  • We value open source, here’s some of our work - ​https://github.com/klarna

You should have

  • Strong interest in learning Java, Javascript or other object-oriented or functional programming languages; first experience in any programming language may be of advantage but is not a prerequisite
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Working proficiency in English
  • Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed
How to apply

Send over your CV in English and include your German university entrance qualification or high school diploma

What we can offer you

Culture - You'll have an opportunity to work with talented people from 100+ different countries in our brand new German/English speaking offices in Giessen. 

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

Compensation - 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 recognize 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).