Mathematically oriented back-end developer (PHP/Python) for a full-time position

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We are currently looking for a Back-End Developer for our client Whitepoint Oy in Helsinki! This is an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge in a growing company with high-quality client projects. If you got interested, keep reading and apply already today!


Academic Work is looking for a Back-End Developer for our client company Whitepoint Oy.

This job is a staffing position, which means that you will be employed by Academic Work and work as a consultant at our client company.


Your duties will include versatile development tasks, mainly on the back-end side. In this position, your tasks will consist of, for instance, execution of calculations and working in our client’s back office, taking care of their systems’ backgrounds. You will be working as a part of a team of about 10 members.

The technologies used in this team include PHP, Python, JavaScript, .NET, and Ajax. The team works in a dynamic way, which means that you will get the chance to work independently but you can also flexibly ask and consult with others in the team. In this position, you will get a chance to grow and expand your skills as a developer in an encouraging environment.


Our ideal candidate has solid coding skills with PHP and Python (the team uses Linux environment). Database knowledge and especially SQL skills are also essential in this position. You have previous experience of similar development tasks from either your own free-time projects and/or previous work experience. You feel confident about working with the coding languages mentioned above. An innovative attitude towards work and programming is one of your strongest assets in this position. In order to succeed in this position you are able to work independently and you communicate fluently in English.

Apply for this position if you have:

  • Relevant academic background
  • Some previous experience of similar back-end development tasks
  • Solid skills in PHP and Python
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Innovative working attitude and ability to work independently
  • Fluent English skills

It is seen as an advantage if you have relevant previous experience. You may also add a link to your Github, or some other sample of your previous work, to your application if you like. This way we also get a chance to see what you’ve been working with.

Start: As soon as possible

Working hours: Full-time

Employment period: 12 months, with the possibility for further employment

Location: Helsinki

Salary: According to agreement

Published: 3.7.2017

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 Please write the advert ID in the subject and paste the advert link in the mail. We are ongoing 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.

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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.


Situated in the Nordic cool Helsinki, Whitepoint offers internationally acclaimed production services, high-end post production and online distribution together with analytics and optimization. From Hollywood to Hakunila, we proudly serve both international players and the local game changers. We are a unique mix of creative talent with experience from the biggest TV entertainment shows, feature films, advertising and corporate storytelling.