Schibsted to add muscle to tech team

08 Dec 2016

Schibsted CEO Rolv Erik Ryssdal wants to go on the offensive against Facebook by hiring even more technicians.

In an interview with Reuters in Oslo, he announced Schibsted will hire another 200 technicians to bring its staff complement to 2,000.

This might come as a surprise to investment analysts of the company, who are asking when the efficiency and rationalization effects will start kicking in, after Schibsted had centralized its tech and development divisions.

Last year, the company started implementing the decision to move from a conglomerate to a single company with two platforms – one for publishing and one for advertisement – and with hubs for common development and tech teams in Oslo, London, Krakow, Barcelona and Stockholm.

It is quite a task finding new developers and offering the right kind of workplace. Salary is not the only byte.

Finn in Norway already has 130 technicians and developers, and are looking for another ten. Those positions seem to be difficult to fill. The company has an open invitation to apply, and hires as often as it finds the right people.

To attract them, Finn offers benefits, such as critical illness insurance, treatment insurance, and medical insurance. But, that might not be the first thing these young developers are looking for.

More interesting might be free access to the local gym three days a week, a free massage twice a week, access to company cabins and discounts on products of Schibsted. Some might (even) appreciate the free subscription service on newspapers.

So, why not take a look at their long list of open positions at Jobs.Schibsted.

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Lars Herlin

Lars Herlin is an AIM Group senior analyst for Europe, and our expert on Schibsted. He had a long career in journalism at Expressen, Svenska Dagbladet and VeckansAffärer, and served as managing editor and later managing director of Gotlands Allehanda.