Careers

Qvik is not only about beautiful code. To develop truly amazing things you need to combine it with courageous business thinking, thoughtful design, and the perfect growth engines. We want to create things people feel they can’t live without, and the most important thing is that you like what you’re doing. Join us, won’t you?

At and beyond work

In 2008, Qvik started out as a group of friends hoping to deliver saucy code and digital services, yet have an awesome time while doing so – and the spirit of those startup-like times is still strongly with us. Today we are a team of tech-curious, agile, fun-loving problem-solvers. Our everyday work usually happens at our clients’ offices, many times in a multi-vendor environment. We prefer to take the lead and use our expertise to make our clients shine.

In spring 2017, we asked Qvikies about their relationship to work and their values. In the responses, there was heavy emphasis on work being meaningful and contributing to the person’s overall well-being. Respect and trust are things that we highly value in each other. We also feel that our sense of community comes from being friends and enjoying each other’s company at and outside of work as well as working together on challenging projects. Pretty cool results, we think.

The Culture

Building meaningful digital services that have a lasting purpose means constantly evolving both as individuals and as a collective. Relaxed office environment, an open culture and self-organising teams ensure we all find the way to our most desired direction. We’re not all the same, which lets everyone contribute to the mix in their own personal way.

We are really proud of our culture and to keep it, we actively work on it, internally and through recruiting. Our first interview is about our community, ways of working, culture, and how well candidate’s and our expectations meet. Mastering one’s own core competence naturally plays a major role in our hiring decisions but we only hire people who share our values.

What we offer

This part is clear: we offer some pretty cool projects for our developers and designers. We have clients from start-ups to major, international corporations in different fields, such as travel, media and healthcare. We make our customers’ priority projects happen so a major part of our competence development comes naturally through our everyday work.

We offer our low hierarchy culture; opportunities to try, fail and succeed; as well as a chance for you to concentrate on your actual work. That’s what you would come here for, right? Our benefits package is also pretty nice with the work equipment of your choice, lunch coupons, commuter and sports benefits, occupational health care with extra insurance, company-paid massage, and many sports and hobby possibilities with other Qvikies. We also have many get-togethers and other internal events throughout the year, in Finland and abroad.

What we expect

We expect a lot from Qvikies because we believe that if you have high expectations, you also deliver better and develop faster. In addition to sharing our vision of a company culture, the level of professionalism and core skills have to be high.

We expect you to be used to recommending and comparing different tech or design solutions. You gladly bounce your ideas with your colleagues and mentor juniors. Due to your expertise, you can take the lead in projects. You also understand the nature of consulting business and what it is like to work as a consultant. We also expect you to ask questions, take chances, be silly and be yourself. That’s all.

Pizza&Beers @ Qvik

We host a monthly Pizza&Beers event in which we get a chance to hear about the hot topics in tech and design. And stuff ourselves with pizza and have beverages. Last spring our P&B topics included, for example, relevance design, recommender systems and AR / VR. We’re now on a summer break but will continue in August 2017! Woop!

Get to know us!

Jerry Jalava

Jerry is a real wild card full of surprises. He’s our Senior System Architect and Nordic’s first Google Developer Expert – but he has also worked in a circus for about 10 years as a magician, and had the World’s first USB-prosthesis. What the… – right? Jerry is constantly looking for new backend friends – so if you’d like to work with Jerry, contact us!

Liisa Stenberg

As Qvik’s AD, Liisa designs digital experiences and balances beautifully between making the most awesome products there are and realizing what’s not going to happen within the time and resources measured for the project. At her spare time, Liisa pours her gushing creative energy taking photographs and writing books – like, actual books that will get published.

Matias Pietilä

Matias is Qvik’s own modern renaissance man. He’s our head of design, and as a member of Qvik’s board he’s also there navigating Qvik’s overall direction – but in addition to that, he helps to boost our marketing and sales whenever necessary. If you need a professional opinion, feel free to ask Matias. Also, if you want to hear a joke told with a poker face, ask Matias.