Junior System Developers (functional programming) to Helsinki


We are looking for three Junior Developers to start their career in an energetic, young and driven company that is growing fast and looking for young professionals to grow with them. If you have former experience (from your own projects or work) in functional programming (for example Clojure, Haskell) and a desire to learn more from the best in their field, read further as this might be the job opportunity for you!


Academic Work is looking for 3 Junior System Developers (functional programming) to our client, a versatile and fast-growing IT consultancy founded by young professionals.

This job is a staffing position, which means that you will be employed by Academic Work and work as a consultant at our client. The name of the client will be told to candidates continuing in the application process.


In this position, you will become part of a new team that is assigned to create a completely new customer data system for the company’s client. You will be part of the project from the beginning until the end and focus on utilizing and developing your skills in functional programming. Your job consists of planning, developing and testing the product. You will get full support from the project owners who are top performers in their field.

This position suits you who has some experience in functional programming from internships or your own hobbies and a great desire to learn more. You will become part of an ambitious team where the slogan is: “young heart, senior skills”. Are you ready to put all your efforts in becoming a true professional?


Our ideal candidate has former experience from functional programming (for example Clojure, Haskell, Elixir, Erlang, Python you name it) from your own projects or work. You also have some knowledge of databases, SQL or NoSQL. You have good mathematical skills and most of all; you are passionate about coding and learning more.

Apply for this position if you have:
- Preferably a bachelor degree attained from a relevant educational background
- Practical experience from functional coding (from example Clojure, Haskell, Elixir, Erlang, Python or ML languages) from your own projects, summer work, internships or work; and an ability to show your skills
- Some knowledge of databases, SQL or NoSQL
- Fluent communication skills in English
It is also seen as an advantage if you have knowledge of GraphQL, Docker, Go, Rust, API’s, or AWS-cloud services but it is not mandatory. Most important is your will and ability to learn more about functional programming. Our client will give you the tools for your growth.

Start: When the right person is found
Working hours: Full-time, can discuss part-time
Employment period: 12 months
Location: Helsinki city center
Salary: According to agreement and experience
Published: 11.12.2017

In this position you will be employed by Academic Work and we take care of all the legal responsibilities of an employer such as salary payments, insurances and health care. It is important for us that you feel well and perform in your job. Your consultant manager will be in regular contact with you during the assignment and guides you on your career. Academic Work is an authorized staffing and recruitment agency and our employees are extremely satisfied, something that we are very proud of. We are here to help you succeed!


To apply for the job click on “Apply here” below. Remember to attach your CV into your application! We only handle applications through our website but if you have questions about the position you can reach us via email in hel03@academicwork.fi. Please write the advert ID in the subject and paste the advert link in the mail. We are continuously screening and contacting candidates so make sure to send your application as soon as possible. Please notice that the advert can be removed before eventual last dates on our external advertising pages. When the advert is being removed it’s either due to that the processes is finished or because we have many qualified applications and are continuing in the selection/interview phase.

We are the Home of the Young Professionals. We are experts in recruitment and staffing university students, recently graduated and professionals in the beginning of their career. You can be employed by us as a consultant in one of our client companies or be recruited directly to our client via our recruitment co-operation. You can read more about us at www.academicwork.fi.

When employed at Academic Work you will have your own dedicated Consultant Manager, whose role is to answer your questions, support your career development and ensure you enjoy your place of work.


Our client is a versatile IT consultancy founded by young professionals. They handle every detail related to complex and modern applications from frontend and backend programming, API and database design, DevOps and cloud infrastructure, data pipelines and analytics. Software and environments built by our client are running in production in several multi-million dollar businesses. They value open-source and follow best practices such as the Agile manifesto, API-driven design or the Twelve-Factor App.