Klarna Engineering Graduate Program

Stockholm, Sweden /
Engineering /
Klarna makes shopping smoooth. And we do it with flair because shopping is fun. Every day, we help customers, businesses, and partners explore just how smoooth the modern shopping experience can be. 

It means we’re constantly changing the game. Always trying out new things. And we encourage our people to do the same. To grow. To develop. Because we don’t believe roles have to stay fixed. Instead we inspire our people to take an irregular career path. As a company of 350 dynamic start-ups, our whole business is built for it. So once you’re in, there’s no telling what will happen next.

Engineering at Klarna is an inspired, customer focused community, dedicated to crafting solutions that redefine our industry. Working in small, highly collaborative Agile teams, you and your team will have a clear mission and ownership of an important outcome that supports Klarna and our customers. At Klarna we optimise for quality, flow, fast feedback, focussing on end-to-end ownership, continuous improvement, testing, monitoring and experimentation. We aim for teams that are inclusive, helpful, and have a strong sense of ownership for the things they build.

Our engineers make some of the most significant decisions for the company and we are looking for bold, open and curious developers. As a Klarnaut, you’ll be inspired to contribute to the growth of Europe’s most highly valued fintech and your work will reach millions of users.

Klarna strives to become the world’s favourite way to buy, and you can contribute to reaching this goal! We are looking to hire great people, who are passionate about using their talents to generate success. Software Development is no exception! We are currently looking for graduates to be part of the one year trainee program starting on the 31st of August 2020.

What you’ll get to do;

Klarna’s software engineers develop the next-generation products that change how our consumers and merchants interact with each other. Our products handle our customers money and information at massive scale, and extend well beyond online payments. We need our engineers to understand our customers, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

As a Software Engineer at Klarna you will;

    • Work on a specific problem space critical to Klarna’s current needs with opportunities to switch teams as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve
    • Get technical training, so you understand the Klarna technical ecosystem 
    • Bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, large-scale system design, big data storage/processing, security, artificial intelligence, UI design and mobile development
    • Develop as a professional in an entrepreneurial organisation that provides opportunity to work with your areas of interest
    • Use state of the art technology to solve real problems for our customers at a massive scale
    • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve, you own the full life-cycle of your code - you write it, you own it!
    • Share your knowledge and help the team evolve best practices
    • Work in small autonomous teams with short release cycles.

Who You Are;

    • Strong development ability in Java, Javascript, Python, SQL, Erlang or functional programming
    • Strong problem solving ability
    • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or a related discipline
    • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English
    • Interest and ability to learn new technologies as needed

You should have;

    • Strong development ability in one or more general purpose programming languages
    • Strong problem solving ability
    • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or a related discipline
    • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English
    • Interest and ability to learn other coding languages as needed
What we can offer you

Culture - You'll have an opportunity to work with people from 90+ different countries in our English speaking offices in Stockholm/Berlin city centre.

Learning - We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training, and regular internal technical talks.

Compensation - You’ll receive an attractive salary, pension, and insurance plans, plus we offer all of our employees an opportunity to invest in a RSU program and own a stake of the company. You’ll also receive 30 days annual leave and since we recognise that life is about more than work, we also offer benefits for gym memberships, marathons, and all sorts of activities that promote physical health. We also have generous parental leave (for men and women).

We know diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our teams include women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the college-educated, and people from all over the world.

We also believe in making contributions back to the open source community. You can find some of our work at https://github.com/klarna.

How to apply

Send over a CV, cover letter in English and grades.

We will provide visa assistance if needed when you are offered a position. However, we don't assist with relocation and remote work is not an option for this program.

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then, we’ve changed the banking industry forever. And now we’re creating the world’s smooothest shopping experience. We serve 80 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 190,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world’s leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by +2,500 people from 90 nationalities.