Helsinki Junior

Junior developer, spring 2021

Are you a motivated junior developer who’s looking for a place to gain experience from real-life projects? We’re hiring enthusiastic learners to join our team in Helsinki for four months from February to May 2021. The application period ends on Nov 29, 2020. 

If you want to know what it's like to work at Reaktor, read the stories of our previous junior employees on our blog:

What we’re looking for

We don’t expect you to excel in everything before joining us, but we do call for eagerness and the ability to learn new things. You can compile your application the way you want, but one thing we require from all applicants along with a CV is:

  •  A hobby/work project(s) to showcase your skills in writing readable and well-structured code. Our assignment for junior developers is tailor-made for this purpose, and we encourage you to try it out. 

You’ll have a head start in our projects, and therefore, an advantage in the recruitment process if you: 

  • Know at least one programming language/stack well. Knowing more languages with different abstraction levels and paradigms will come in handy.
  • Are familiar with web stack (frontend+backend tech, communication protocols, relational databases, etc.). Most of our client projects have aspects involving the web, and thus, knowing the web stack will help you.
  • Have previous experience in teamwork with good development practices (e.g. code reviews) and in using Git. As a junior employee, you’ll be working as part of one of our development teams, so knowing good development practices is a plus. 
  • Make it through the day in English and/or Finnish. The working language in all of our projects is one or the other. When working with our clients in Finland, Finnish is an advantage but not a strict requirement.

If you don’t check every box on the list, don’t worry. We’re seeking potential, not ready-made professionals. 

What we offer

  • Meaningful projects that solve real-life problems. You’ll be spending your trainee period as a part of one of our development teams, working with our leading experts, building solutions that solve actual business or societal challenges.  
  • A passionate community of experts to join. As a Reaktorian, you’ll have talented and experienced colleagues around you, ready to help you whenever you need it. 
  • A workplace where you can feel at home. We’re not looking to hire your work-self, but the person you are as a whole. At Reaktor, we let you be the same person at work as at home.
  • A paid trainee period that is not all about work. We Reaktorians take our work seriously, but we also like to have fun. Thus, we’re having regular team days and doing not work-related activities together.

How to apply

We’re eagerly waiting for your application! The application period ends on Nov 29, 2020. Make sure we receive your application with a CV and code sample by then. 

Here’s a checklist you can follow to ensure you’ve sent us all the relevant materials. You’re all good if your application includes:

  • A link to your assignment solution on GitHub or similar, and a link to your solution running in the internet (Heroku or similar). Your code sample is often the first thing we look at in an application, so make sure it represents your current coding skills. 
  • A cover letter in which you tell us about yourself and why would you like to work at Reaktor. There’s no need to be formal here. We appreciate sensing your personality through the letter. 
  • A CV or a link to your LinkedIn profile that we can see what you’ve done previously. We’re not only after people with tons of work experience under their belt. We’re also interested in development experience gathered from elsewhere be it e.g. hobby projects or studies. 
  • OPTIONAL: A link to one of your previous solo projects that showcases your skills. If your Github is filled with code you’ve written yourself, you can skip our assignment and send us a link to one of your previous projects. However, make sure that your project has enough code for us to actually review it. 

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What happens after you hit “Apply”

Finally, here is what to expect when hitting apply (or technically submit):

🕵️ We’ll go through all the applications once a week. After reading through the applications, we respond to all the applicants individually, so it might take a little while before we get to your application, but we will.  

✉️ After reviewing your application, if we think that you’d be a good fit for Reaktor, we’ll invite you to an interview. If we feel like this is not yet a good time to start our journey together, we’ll let you know the reasons behind our decision. 

👋 Our interview process includes two rounds, both with your potential future team members. You can read our previous junior employees’ comments about the interviews on our blog.

Have a question? Check out our frequently asked questions and answers. We also recommend you to have a look at our more detailed tips on how to land a job at Reaktor in GitHub.