Make the most out of your summer as a junior developer at Reaktor.
What – A paid summer job
When – From June to August/September 2020
Where – In Helsinki
To whom – Junior developers
Apply by – Feb 28, 2020
That’s a good question! There can be different answers regarding who’s asking. However, we’re proud to say that as a junior employee at Reaktor, you get to work on meaningful projects in which you can learn and develop your substance skills while working with some of the most experienced experts in the field. In addition to seasoned colleagues, we have a broad range of interesting client projects that might offer you a home for the spring or summer. Our previous summer employees have worked on projects. e.g. for adidas, YLE, Finavia, and Aava.
It depends on your forte! Let’s put it like this: due to our current project portfolio, fluency in Finnish is a huuuge plus. As to summer designers, we’re currently only looking for people who are fluent in Finnish. Nevertheless, in some cases, an English-only developer with cosmic programming skills could land a job.
As a summer or spring employee, you’ll work in one of our client projects as an equal member of the Reaktor team. We don’t expect you to know everything; you can always reach out to a more senior team member for advice.
As a developer, you’ll be doing everything from designing, writing and testing code to reviewing it. As a UX/visual designer, you’ll be working with different interfaces, contributing to layouts, prototyping, and user testing – among other things.
You’ll usually work in one client project at a time, and your tasks will most likely vary depending on the project you’re working on. In addition to your Reaktor team, you will also work closely with the client(s), putting your excellent communication skills to use.
Yes, absolutely! We’re following the salary recommendations given out by TEK when determining our junior employees’ starting salaries. Previous work and/or other relevant experience are also taken into consideration and they can positively affect the starting salary.
Yes, we are! Currently, in addition to our Helsinki positions, we have open summer positions for developers in Turku. Depending on the project range and needs, we might also be able to offer some of our summer employees an opportunity to work in our Amsterdam office for a while. This will be considered case by case.
I’m a service designer looking for a summer job. Should I apply?
It depends! Unfortunately, we’re unable to offer summer jobs for designers who are merely focused on service design. Thus, in order to guarantee meaningful client projects for a relatively short period of time, we’re first and foremost looking for summer designers with strong skills in either UX or visual design. However, service and concept design is definitely something we do as a company, so if you have strong UX or visual design skills in addition to your service design skills, we encourage you to apply. Knowledge in service and concept design in addition to UX or visual skills makes an interesting combination.
Sadly, we’re currently able to offer junior positions only for software developers and digital designers. However, we are constantly keen on getting to know new talents. If you’re looking for something else than a spring/summer job, you can always send us an open application.