Welcome to Sauna Careers!

Software Sauna Careers

The software development workplace in Croatia and the Balkan region.

Ilkka-Cristian Niemi
Ilkka-Cristian Niemi
Founder

At Software Sauna people always come first

Our humble goal is to build the best workplace in the region. We are always looking for exceptional talent and new friends to join us, so come along to build the future of premium remote software development.

We are a team of senior developers with 5 to 15+ years of experience in software engineering.

Our team has solid knowledge of various programming languages and frameworks. Over the years, we have built heavy-traffic web applications and scaled distributed infrastructures. 

We are proud of our work but not obsessed with it. We believe that you should have time to live your life in addition to crafting clean code. At us, you will have flexible working hours, remote work possibilities, equipment of your choice, and endless support by your team.

Sauna values

1

Be transparent

Transparency towards clients and our people is vital to our success. We rely on proactive, direct, and honest communication to help us collaborate efficiently and solve problems. Trust is formed at the beginning and strengthened along the journey. That way, we’re building a solid culture of integrity.

2

Take responsibility

A flat hierarchy reflects proactivity and responsibility. We are open 24/7 for everyone to share company-wide development ideas and suggest fixes for any issues of our own or clients. Every individual is committed to boosting their ideas and making them happen!

3

Never stop learning

Personal growth builds the foundation to serve our clients better. We are not afraid to be curious and experiment! If something needs to be fixed, we are not afraid to pivot and find a way that does.

4

Commitment to excellence

For us, technical excellence is not just another goal; it’s integrated into Sauna philosophy. We breathe it, we think it, we live it. Our technical experts enable this through an uncompromising commitment to top-notch development practices and the highest code quality possible.

5

Put people first

Respect for people is non-negotiable for us. We acknowledge and react to everyone’s opinions and needs. Collaboration and sharing knowledge are the backbone of our work. That way, we can encourage and help each other flourish – the only road we want to take!

Join the heat

Our current open positions for your next career.

Road to your Sauna career

“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”

We would really appreciate it if you took a look at who we are and how we like to do things. You need to check the links section to see if any of it aligns with your software development philosophy. If it does, speak, friend, and enter!

Let’s hop on a video call and chat casually to get to know each other better. Sandra or Adrijana from our HR team will tell you more about our way of working and our team. We’ll talk about projects you have done and tell you more about us and projects we could do together.

This is where we expect you to show your skills, and we will send you our Code Challenge. There is no hard time limit. In other words, don’t just do it to get it done – show us the best version of your code. We will review it and provide constructive written feedback directly from our developers!

You can choose Technical Talk with our developers as an alternative to Code Challenge. It’s a form of pair programming (driver-navigator fashion). Software Sauna’s developer is the driver, and you are the navigator.

Our developer writes the code and answers any of your questions while you ask questions and guide the driver on what to write. The point is to have a constructive discussion, no matter the framework, language, or technology.

Hopefully, you shall pass and join the heat!

Perks and benefits

Competitive salary

Private healthcare

Additional pension fund

Personal learning and education budget

Massage once a month

Cool swag

Team dinners and get-togethers

MultiSport card

Top-notch equipment

Auntie mental health service

Paid kindergarten

Referral program

Meet your Sauna team

Ilkka-Cristian
CEO
LinkedIn

Marko
Principal Software Engineer
LinkedIn

Sandra
Head of Talent
LinkedIn

Mario
Lead Full Stack Developer

Adrijana

Adrijana
HR Specialist
LinkedIn

Maja

Maja
Project Manager
LinkedIn

Joona
New Business
LinkedIn

Lassi
New Business
LinkedIn

Lea

Lea
Senior Frontend Developer

Duro

Đuro
Senior Full Stack Developer
LinkedIn

Ivana

Ivana
Full Stack Developer
LinkedIn

Martina
Senior Full Stack Developer
LinkedIn

Davorin
Lead Full Stack Developer

Zvonimir
Senior Full Stack Developer

Tomislav

Tomislav
Senior Backend Developer
LinkedIn

Bogdan

Bogdan
Full Stack Developer

Ivan

Ivan
Senior Frontend Developer
LinkedIn

Iva

Iva
Senior Full Stack Developer
LinkedIn

Sauna life


FAQ

The short answer: Java, Kotlin, Python, C#, Node.js, JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, React, Vue, Electron, Azure, AWS, GCP.  

The long answer: Although we do not plan to venture in some areas, technologies per se are not that important to us. We actively avoid legacy or outdated technologies for practical reasons. However, the primary skill-set we aim for is related to crafting quality code, knowing what it is and how to get to it from a not-so-good codebase.

We are primarily looking for full-stack developers, but we welcome front-end experts too. By full-stack we mean developers who are comfortable not only with both front-end and back-end coding, but also handling databases, version control issues and deployment pipelines.

We also welcome advanced seniors ready to tackle the agile development process itself using practices like impact mapping, story slicing, BDD, etc. Don’t worry if you’re not an expert in one (or any) of these fields. We’re looking for people who are willing to explore them, not necessarily master them.

Most of our clients are from the Nordic countries, but we welcome challenges from all parts of the world. Our team delivers solutions in a variety of business domains. Mostly our projects are from:

  • Health tech
  • Education tech
  • eCommerce & retail
  • Music Industry
  • SaaS platforms

Regarding our clients’ organisation types, we work with:

  • Product companies – any business domain
  • Leading local software development agencies – the chance to work together with experienced developers from the region e.g. Nordics, Germany
  • Startups – interesting early-stage projects

Totally. We have a flat-organization culture and there is no hierarchy. Our developers are informed of potential new clients and projects. All developers have a say in whether they would like to work on a project or not. Also, any developer may participate in hiring interviews if they wish or have some valuable expertise (like technical skills with which to query the candidate).

Ah, the core question! We are interested in people who want to better themselves and those around them. People who care about the quality of their code and the process they use to produce it.

Software Sauna is dedicated to delivering high-quality solutions to its clients. To get to those solutions we chose the Agile methodology. We are passionate about modern agile practices mostly inherited from Extreme Programming, including but not limited to: test-driven development, behaviour-driven development (a.k.a. specification by example), continuous integration and delivery, merciless refactoring, pair programming, clean code and architecture, evolutionary design.