ICTOulu recently had the chance to chat with Mika Leppänen, Sales & Business Developer, and Anni Keränen, Head of Talent Acquisition, at Unikie.
Unikie is a large software design company with over 1,000 personnel. They specialize in the Internet of Everything (IoE), AI, and 5G, making software for clients from the automotive industry, manufacturing companies, and much more. Most of their workforce is based in Finland, with around 600 personnel based in offices in Oulu, Helsinki, Tampere, Turku, Kuopio, and Kokkola. Additionally, they are rapidly expanding with sites in overseas territories such as Poland and Estonia.
Unikie’s unique work culture
Employees have a substantial amount of autonomy over their projects. People work independently according to their own hours and are matched with projects that are of interest to them, in order to best utilize their individual talents and strengths.
There is also lots of scope for personal growth within the company. Whilst project work is a big part of day-to-day, there are various opportunities for employees to develop new skills. This sense of independence and freedom is reflected in the fact that Unikie is a flat organization – a business that operates without too much hierarchy.
Growing the Unikie team
Recruitment is active and continuous, with 150 new individuals joining the team in the last year. In Oulu, the number of personnel has risen from 5 in 2018 to 70 in 2022.
some of the current open positions:
- Full-Stack Developers
Enthusiastic and motivated individuals are required to lend their expertise to selected customer projects or in one of the numerous delivery teams.
- Data Engineers
The right applicants will be responsible for designing, implementing, and verifying the data component(s) in diverse SW solutions for customers.
- 3D Software Developers
There is a particular need for senior-level professionals with proven experience with C/C++ and fluent English communications skills.
There are several other open positions on Unikie’s website. You can also send an open application if you can’t find a position that exactly matches your profile. You can also check out their LinkedIn page for news of any positions that become available in the future.
Beyond having the right set of skills for a given job role, competence is valued above all else when searching for new personnel to join their expanding team. Additionally, it has become viable these days to work in English, as there is an increase of employees originating from different countries and cultures. With that in mind, applications are encouraged from all backgrounds.
If you are looking for a new challenge in your career or wanting to develop your skills, Unikie could be the next step you are looking for!