“We want to contribute to a better gender distribution in tech”

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At Svenska Spel, technical excellence has long been a business-critical part. Now the company is also taking the next step in terms of home and telework – employees do not even have to be attached to a specific office.

You have probably already noticed it – the need for different types of skills with some kind of tech profile is enormous. And it will not decrease. A report from the IT & Telecom companies shows that companies ‘and authorities’ need for IT skills will increase sharply in the coming years. It is estimated that 70,000 new jobs with a tech profile will be created before 2024.

The reason is the ongoing digital transition – but the pandemic has accelerated the transformation towards digital solutions with everything from video conferencing to cloud services, homework and an increase in e-commerce.

For Svenska Spel, digital products and video conferencing are nothing new, but the pandemic has created new conditions for the company as an employer. Many of the jobs at Svenska Spel can be performed remotely and it is now not a matter of course that a new employee is in one of the company’s offices in Solna, Visby or Gothenburg. The majority of new hires are in tech.

– Today we are as much a tech company as we are a gaming company and our business is growing – especially in tech, says Joakim Karlsson, Head of Talent Acquisition at Svenska Spel.

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Svenska Spel was formed in the late 90s after a merger between the two state gaming services Tipstjänst and Penninglotteriet. Since then, the company has grown into a group with 1,400 employees with games in several different areas. Still with the goal that games should be to the delight of everyone involved – for the customers, for sports and society at large.

– Working at Svenska Spel is fun and you get the opportunity to develop, I think that is an important part. Then we have one of the world’s most advanced gaming systems that handles about 10 million transactions every day, which places great demands on everything from security to user-friendliness and everything in between. If you want to work with large amounts of data and advanced technology, we are a good match.

– Then we take care of our staff, we have a health coach, all employees get a personal pot of SEK 10,000 per year to use for products and services that make their lives easier and we have a great focus on sports and health. We are also Sweden’s largest sports sponsor, so if you want to work close to sports, we are also a match.

Svenska Spel has joined as a partner Talent Match to help reach the hard-to-reach group of talents with a tech profile.

– Trying new solutions is a bit in our DNA, so we are super excited to see how Talent Match can contribute to our recruitment work. We want to offer a unique insight into what our everyday life looks like and provide inspiration.

Joakim Karlsson mentions in particular Svenska Spel’s collaboration with Tjejer Kodar, an organization that wants to inspire women and non-binaries to apply for a career in the tech sector.

– We would like to contribute to a better gender distribution in tech. It is one of several topics we would have liked to have brought up with the talents we meet within the framework of the collaboration with Talent Match, preferably in the form of various happenings.

Svenska Spel about working in tech with them

Working with tech at Svenska Spel is basically about creating, developing and constantly refining the technical conditions needed to give customers good and safe gaming experiences. The company works with open source and always strives to work with the latest technologies. With us, you get to work actively to find new technical opportunities in everything from system development and service design to analysis and quality assurance.

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5 unexpected qualities that make you a good developer

1. Humility

– I assume that everyone else knows more than I do. It makes me learn things. You should be aware that you do not know everything, says Vivin Paliath, senior developer at Infusionsoft.

2. The ability to listen

– Listen to your customers, users and employees. The further I get in my career, the more I understand the importance of empathy, says Colin Mitchell, developer at Bandzoogle.

3. Be fearless

Vivin Paliath emphasizes the importance of not limiting oneself, but leaving one’s comfort zone and learning new things.

Be able to learn new things

Creating new types of applications is one aspect of learning things, but not the only one. The best try to learn new things all the time, in all situations.

5. Flexibility

– Skilled developers understand that there are several different solutions to a problem and that there is no tool, language or framework that is best in all situations, says Vivin Paliath.

Source: IDG

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