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Storytel is one of the world’s leading audiobook and ebook streaming services. We offer unlimited listening to consumers in 20+ markets, with several new markets launching in the coming year. Our vision is to make the world a more empathetic place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere, anytime. Storytel, a Swedish company founded in 2005, is both a digital platform provider as well as a comprehensive publishing group. 

About the role

As a developer at Storytel you will work with experienced colleagues across a wide field of technologies. Our team builds and maintains the back office and studio tools that bring so many great stories to our platform. We host our services in Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform using a variety of languages including Java, C#, and Go. Strong believers in trust and freedom - we have established a culture to enable experimentation and learning.


Our teams are distributed geographically between Umeå, Stockholm, Karlstad, Lund and Copenhagen. It is possible to work from any of these locations. 

Your Profile

To be successful in this role we believe that you have 

  • Experience coding HTTP services in typed languages - Java, C#, Go, etc.
  • Experience writing appropriate and useful Unit Tests
  • Ability to write understandable, secure and maintainable code
  • Relational Database schema design and querying - MySQL, Postgres, etc.
  • Quick to track down bugs and implement fixes in complex systems

These are some of the fantastic areas that we work with and it's a plus if you have experience in some of them. If you don't, we're happy to help you develop within them.

  • Git
  • Shell scripting
  • REST
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Service-based architectures
  • Messaging frameworks - Pubsub, Kafka or similar
  • No-SQL databases - Google Datastore, MongoDB or similar
  • Unix/Linux - Mac OS, Ubuntu or similar
  • Cloud experience - Google Cloud Platform, Azure, AWS or similar
  • Continuous Integration

What we can offer you

  • Work with experienced developers in an open and caring high-tech environment
  • Participate in developing a top-notch streaming entertainment platform used by over a million users worldwide
  • Plenty of autonomy and responsibility
  • Your own yearly education budget
  • A workplace that values creativity and personal initiative
  • Limitless audio and ebooks from our own service
  • An international team of super-talented colleagues
  • Explore, work and implement some of the newest and hottest technologies
  • A company full of book lovers
  • Possibility to grow at Storytel, take on responsibility or transition to other roles within the company
  • And many, many more.

If you feel like Storytel is the place where you could thrive let us know and we will contact you as soon as possible. If you have some code or contributions attached to your GitHub account, please link to that in your application.

Usually responds within two weeks

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Tryckerigatan 4
111 28 Stockholm Directions


Umeå Directions


The Storytellers in 4 words?
Friendly, Welcoming, Helpful, Innovative.

Amount of coffee and tea cups per day?
Impossible to know, we like our hot beverages.

Number of orange headphones?

Times we celebrate?
Whenever we have something to celebrate. Which is quite often, we like to celebrate - preferably with cake. 

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