Blocket · Publicerad 10 nov 2020

So we are looking for a CTO - a very special one. One that cares not only for tech but also for business, teams, speed and the environment. Want to do good during business hours, enabling consumer behaviour change from linear to circular? Really make some impact with products that are used by kind of everyone? At the same time keep our millions of users and customers happy and loyal, since our goal is to continue to be the market leader in Sweden. Piece of cake? Not at all. Window of opportunity? Definitely! We are creating next generation marketplaces, endless opportunities for everyone and contributing to a sustainable society. What else could you ask for in a role!?

We are Blocket, Sweden's largest and most popular marketplace with around 12,3M monthly active users generating 100 million sessions. We are proud of our work to enable second-hand trade in Sweden and our contribution to a positive environmental impact.

Want to get a feel for the Blocket vibe? Check us out on Instagram & LinkedIn and read more on Begagnateffekten!

Since our next CTO might be busy the coming months, we are also looking for interim candidates who are available asap and up for leading the tech team for the coming 6-9 months.

What you'll be up to

Your mission in this role is to create a strong tech culture, build strong teams, set the strategy roadmap, set its direction and with passion inspire, motivate and challenge our teams to take Blocket into the future being the number one marketplace in Sweden. Quite a super important role, not only for our Blocketeers but for all of our users. Did we mention they are five millions every week? No pressure, but that is a lot.

As a company we are focusing on product development and tech leadership. We have one foot in the cloud as well as evolving our systems to a service-oriented architecture.

We've been around since the 90:ies (oldies but still goldies), so there might be some legacy to deal with. Including some "silvertejp". But you will probably bring in some colourful patterned monster glue that once and for all creates the magic as we migrate into the future with some old-school retired code in the backpack.

Who you are

You are a business minded techie, super updated on product and engineering solutions and have experience as well as a gut feeling for what is working and yields competitive and true business value.

It is totally ok if you dream big (we do), are a visionary, have a passion for thinking big and love disrupting the status quo. We are actually expecting it. In addition you have a passion for inspiring, motivating and involving Blocketeers. In a way like a preacher but with two ears. Listening to the organization, stakeholders, our users, our customers, the environment etc is another key. With that said, challenging them all when needed, is yet another. We believe in teams, in diversity, in collaboration. We believe in moving fast, in taking responsibility and being brave. That is how we create WOW. You walk the talk by building a strong culture. Not only internally but externally within our Group Schibsted and the Swedish technology community.

As our CTO you will continue to build and manage Blocket's cross-functional engineering team consisting of 100 tech Blocketeers, specifically coach and guide our senior tech leaders (six direct reports) in order for them to do the same.

  • Academic Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • +10 years experience related to IT/Tech solutions and delivery including leading teams
  • Experienced in experimentation, continuous delivery and agile methods, specifically in consumer facing products
  • Fluent in English
  • Marketplace knowledge
  • Knowledgeable on cloud platforms and highly scalable infrastructure
In short, you have a solid leadership experience, deep technical expertise and ability to identify, evaluate and/or implement market leading solutions related to end-users. Having a proven track record related to lead-time and quality improvements in a tech unit is essential.

Hello there, we are your Blocket Leadership colleagues!

We (Martina, Maria, Johan, Catharina, Andreas), are an open-minded, tight and very engaged team that wants to reach hard challenging goals es and do it together. You will probably laugh a lot, cause we do. What makes us jump out of bed in the mornings are our purpose and the fact that what we do makes a sustainability impact. We are actually contributing to a better world. That with a product and brand that is truly beloved and makes a difference for customers and users - the people in Sweden. This, in combination with a healthy business, an ambitious business strategy and the challenge in catching up in the technical development. But above all, we are a value-driven company with the Blocketeers and their well-being in focus. Pernilla as manager is super engaging, encouraging and brave. She both challenges and supports. In fact, she is the strongest cheerleader for all Blocketeers, a true peoples person who leads with both brain and heart.

Welcome to Blocket! We are very much looking forward to be brave, take responsibility, collaborate, move fast and create WOW - together with you.

Hi, I am your new manager!

My name is Pernilla and I have been the CEO of Blocket for almost two years. I am a change leader, passionate about creating committed and forward-thinking organizations. I truly believe the way to go is through a strong company culture. As a person I am outgoing, results-driven and customer-focused. Important keywords for me in my leadership are responsibility, shopping windows and courage. In addition, I think it's very important to have fun at work! I look forward to leading Blocket into the future together with you and the rest of the Blocketeers!

Listen to Pernilla in the pod CEOs and culture.

Interested in joining the Blocket world?

We look forward to hearing from you! Send your CV or apply with your LinkedIn-profile and let us know what makes you tick. We would love to get to know you a bit better! Questions - feel free to reach out to



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Om företaget
The Blocket journey began in Skåne 1996 - since then the concept of Blocket has been exported to over 40 other countries. Today, Blocket, which is owned by the media group Schibsted, is Sweden's largest online marketplace. There are approximately 600 000 items, vehicles, jobs and housing being advertised and discovered by its 5 million visitors every week. The value for all advertisements in 2018 amounted to SEK 714 billion - equal to 15 percent of Sweden's GDP. Thanks to second-hand trading at Blocket, 0.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases can be avoided every year. The output being equivalent to if Stockholm's city roads stood empty for about a year. Blocket has approximately 240 colleagues and the office is located in central Stockholm. Together, we are passionate about second-hand trading, the environment and the continued growth of Blocket - one of Sweden's largest sites. We are proud environmental heroes, https: // ... and enjoy working together,
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29 nov 2020
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