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KSF Media: Data Scientists, Full Stack Engineers


KSF Media, a publisher of newspapers with titles that have been around for more than 150 years, is seeking Data Scientists and Full Stack Engineers in Helsinki Finland.



KSF Media
Company: KSF Media
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Web: www.ksfmedia.fi
Position: Data Scientists, Full Stack Engineers

_Contact_:
Email to Sami Kallinen firstname.lastname@ksfmedia.fi or DM at @sakalli

The Application Form

KSF Media is a publisher of newspapers with titles that have been around for more than 150 years. Our five newspapers are national, regional and local. Four of them are published in Swedish, the minority language of Finland. Hufvudstadsbladet is our best known brand www.hbl.fi. All of our newspaper titles have their corresponding digital brands. Furthermore our portfolio includes brands such as the blogging platform Ratata, the learning app Faktapp plus a few more.

Our digital operations are constantly growing and we are therefore looking for two full stack developers and two data scientists. The developers will be working with our products as well as ad tech. The data scientists will work on improving our products, optimizing operations and develop new revenue sources based on data. Media companies have data that is unique compared to many other industries.

All positions are full-time.

KSF Media

Data Scientists

 
Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis tools (e.g. R, Python, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently paired with strong interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in Swedish or English

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Java, Scala, PHP, tools from Hadoop ecosystem, Spark, Javascript, d3, React JS, Riot JS, and Git workflow
  • Expertise in pattern recognition, machine learning or predictive analytics
  • Experience in web analytics and ad tech
  • Experience of working with content and media behaviour datasets
  • Experience in data enginering and dev ops

Key responsibilities

  • Leverage customer, content and media behavioural datasets in novel ways to derive insights, improve products and solve real problems within the field of media
  • Design new tools and tracking systems for analysis, learning and prediction
  • Take a leading role in reviewing and transforming workflows to make them increasingly data-driven
  • Coach and mentor team members that are eagerly learning data science and engineering

What we offer

  • Unique perspective to a classic industry that is being disrupted quickly
  • The opportunity to work for a classic media brand in Finland
  • An amazing office location. Could not be more central in Helsinki
  • Indoor walking route straight from the Espoo busses or metro to the office. Slipperproof. Even during winter

Full Stack Engineer

 
Summary

Our full stack engineers don’t have a typical day. One day they might be writing HTML/CSS/JavaScript and another they might be discussing the best approach making our web apps work.

We Are Looking For:

  • Ability to work independently paired with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong understanding of at least one popular server side MVC Framework (Django, Twisted, Rails, Pyramid, Codeigniter, Play, etc)
  • Expertise in JavaScript, HTML, PHP and CSS/Sass
  • Comfortably working in a Unix Environment
  • Experience with both backend and frontend performance analysis
  • Good understanding and experience in "building the thing right" and fluent in "building the right thing"
  • Motivation to coach and teach collegues
  • Fluent in Swedish or English

Pluses:

  • Experience with TDD and code review
  • Knowledge and experience in transitioning to micro service architecture
  • WP and/or Drupal hacking experience
  • Active contributor to open source software
  • Experience with both mobile and desktop web application development
  • Experience with Selenium Webdriver
  • Experience in ad tech
  • Experience in data tech

What we offer

  • Unique perspective to a classic industry that is being disrupted quickly
  • The opportunity to work for a classic media brand in Finland
  • An amazing office location. Could not be more central in Helsinki
  • Indoor walking route straight from the Espoo busses or metro to the office. Slipperproof. Even during winter

Full Stack Engineer with a perverse interest in Ops

 
Summary

See above, same as “Full Stack Developer” but with a passion for Ops and the cloud.

For questions contact Sami Kallinen firstname.lastname@ksfmedia.fi or DM at @sakalli

The Application Form

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