Interested in a junior position?

Perfect! We're regularly looking for the rough diamonds, experts in the making. We always aim to hire the best potential out there. Scroll down to learn more about our junior positions and what it's like to work at Reaktor.

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Get to know some of our previous junior talents

“I feel that the right attitude took me far in the recruitment process. I wasn’t (and you don’t have to be) a ready-made expert to land a junior job at Reaktor, if you are keen on learning and have a good basic understanding of software development.”

Say hello to Riku. Riku spent the summer of 2020 at Reaktor as a software developer and recently joined us for his second Reaktor summer. While with us, he’s been honing his consulting and software development skills in e.g. building an integration layer between a MaaS provider and Helsinki archipelago ferry operators.

“I value the proactive way Reaktor takes care of its employees. The company is built around a sense of community and people’s wellbeing is a top priority. People actually want to know how you are doing.”

Meet Mira. Mira joined Reaktor as a UX designer already back in 2018. Before joining us full-time, she spent three summers with us helping our clients on multiple projects regarding UX design. She’s also been training internal and external stakeholders about accessibility.

“My initial idea was to come here and just type code. However, as it turned out, my job is so much more than that. My day-to-day tasks include everything from onboarding new team members to deep tech conversation and designing new features.”

Meet Ilari. Ilari has spent two summers at Reaktor as a software developer. His primary focus has been on developing an application tracking system from scratch for Reaktor’s recruitment purposes.

“Before applying to Reaktor, I was highly skeptical about its reputation as a company where everything is perfect. I didn’t think it could be possible, and yet I was welcomed by genuinely empathic and talented people who’ve helped me to learn and develop my skills.”

Say hello to Samuli. Samuli joined Reaktor as a software developer last year. During his time with us, he’s been wearing many kinds of developer hats while working on our internal and external projects. Recently, he has found his passion for frontend development and is specializing in that.

“I like working in an autonomous environment. The project teams at Reaktor have the authority to make decisions within the team or with the client, and thus can truly affect the outcome and success of the project.”

Meet Riku. Riku joined Reaktor as a software developer in the spring of 2020. Since then, he’s been helping our clients to build better software in the telecom and aero industries, as well as our internal tools team in creating the best internal tools there can be.

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FAQ

Didn’t find an answer? Drop us a line at juniors@reaktor.com

As a junior employee, why should I apply to Reaktor?

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, summer, or fall. Our previous junior employees have worked on projects. e.g. for adidas, YLE, Finavia, and Aava.

P.S. If you’d like to get tips for landing a junior job at Reaktor, check out our Github.

Do I need to speak Finnish to land a junior job at Reaktor?

Not necessarily! Due to our current project portfolio, fluency in Finnish is a plus. However, in some cases, an English-only developer with good programming skills can easily land a job. As to junior designers, it is a bit harder for us to offer projects in English but we hope that wouldn’t prevent anyone from applying. We’re evaluating the situation always case by case and looking into every candidate’s profile as a whole and not solely focusing on language skills. 

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What kind of tasks do your junior employees do?

As a junior 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 or service designer, you’ll conduct user research, design digital services and work 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.

Are your junior employees getting paid?

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. 

Are you hiring junior employees in your offices outside Helsinki?

Sometimes we are! In addition to our year-around junior positions in Helsinki, we’re occasionally hiring summer developers in Turku. However, in 2021 all of our summer jobs are located in the Helsinki capital area. 

I’m under 18 years old. Can I apply for a junior position?

Unfortunately, not yet. Currently, we employ junior developers and designers over 18 years old only. However, we encourage you to keep on honing your programming or designing skills and apply once you’re a bit older. Until then, you might want to check out our tips for learning. 

I’m not a developer nor a designer. Can I still apply for a junior position at Reaktor?

Sadly, we’re usually 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 developer/designer job, you can check out reaktor.com/careers if we have other trainee positions available.