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Backend Developer (Search)

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About the job

Would you like to be part of building the most sought-after streaming service in the Nordics – with the ambition to become the European streaming champion? Launching our fantastic product in new markets is a NENT corporate strategy and a top priority.  

We are now looking for a new Backend Developer with search function experience who will play a big part in improving this function in our platform to enhance our user experience and create the next generation of streaming services. Are you our next colleague? 

The position 

As a Backend Developer – Search, you will be joining our Inspiration & Navigation team within Viaplay and be a big part of developing the search function in our platform. Our search today is a Java-based service using Lucene directly. We are now in the journey of migrating from Java and Lucene towards Node.js and Elasticsearch which will allow us to do a greater range of fast experiments on new search features. 

You will be involved in the whole development lifecycle (definition, development, maintenance, etc.) and everyday work will consist of development, design, complexity assessment, test and deployment and much more. We thrive in using cutting edge technology, always keeping up to date and constantly challenging status quo. 

You will join a kick-ass cross-functional team – with client and backend developers and product management – and deliver engineering solutions aligned with technical and product long-term visions. The team delivers on clear goals based on our customer journey and are fully autonomous in how to create the best solutions to reach their goals. In other words, if you are into working in an innovative way and done with just delivering on Jira tickets all day - we have an offer you can’t refuse! 

The journey ahead 

During 2021, we have brought Viaplay to the Baltics and will also go live in Poland and the US. You will join the Inspiration and Navigation team and deliver search solutions to our video content platform. In building our search function migration you will be one of the important driving forces into increasing the user experience. 

Some of your daily challenges will include - but not be limited to: 

  • Be the innovative and curious developer building our cutting edge search solutions 
  • Create customer value by building resilient and high performing micro-services. 
  • Utilize real time customer behavior data and machine learning based recommendations to improve the search experience for over 3 million customers. 

What we are looking for 

To be our next colleague, we believe that you are an experienced programmer that enjoys taking responsibility for your own work. You have experience in building strong search functions and enjoys a role where you will take the initiative and working with and explore new technology to improve our content platform.  

 Successful candidates also meet the following requirements: 

  • Strong search experience. 
  • Experience in search platforms for example Lucene, Elasticsearch or Solr 
  • Familiarity with Node.js or Java 
  • Interest and motivation to work with modern frameworks. 
  • Experience in analyzing customer behavior data 
  • A team player that wants to grow within the craftmanship.  

Bonus requirements that will make you stand out from the rest: 

  • Experience in developing services in the cloud, preferably AWS 
What we offer you 

Our HQ is in Stockholm, but our market is the Nordics. You will become part of an amazing company with great people, content and culture. Some of the benefits we offer you when working here are:    

  • An agile approach, freedom to try out new things and independent decision-making by our autonomous teams. 
  • A place to grow and learn from our mistakes. We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training and regular internal technical talks, pair programming and mob programming. 
  • An innovative environment with hackdays two times a year.  
  • An international and diverse environment with people from all over the world working here. We have 35+ different nationalities in the office coming from different backgrounds. 
  • An attractive offer with a beneficial occupational pension plan, insurance plan, health care, 30 days of paid vacation, flexible work hours and parental leave pay lift. 
Hit Play on your career! 

If this feels like your kind of challenge, please apply and attach your CV and cover letter. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our recruiter Karl Saeter at

Nordic Entertainment Group AB (publ.) (NENT Group) is committed to equality and diversity and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and marital status. We want to make sure your recruitment experience is the best it can be – so, if you’re selected for an interview, please let us know if there are any adjustments we can make that would be helpful for you. 

Nordic Entertainment Group AB (publ.) (NENT Group) is the Nordic region’s leading entertainment provider. We entertain millions of people every day with our streaming services, TV channels and radio stations, and our production companies create content that is experienced around the world. We make life more entertaining by telling stories, touching lives and expanding worlds – from live sports, movies and series to music and original shows. Headquartered in Stockholm, NENT Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘NENT A’ and ‘NENT B’). 

  • Perk: New technologies New technologies
  • Perk: Team work Team work
  • Perk: Hackathon Hackathon
  • Perk: Wellbeing allowance Wellbeing allowance
  • Perk: Competent and fun colleagues Competent and fun colleagues
  • Perk: Parental leave premium Parental leave premium
Who are we

Streaming services, radio networks, TV and production companies. It's our mission to create compelling stories that reach beyond media outlets and touch people's lives.

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