Jobs

At Polar we say ‘Every body has a story’. By helping people listen to their body and understand the story it’s telling them, we can help them improve their fitness and health goals. Joining the Polar team means you have the opportunity to help make their stories, and your story, a big success.

We are constantly looking for the most gifted individuals to join our global company. For us, it’s important that we find the right person for the right vacancy. That’s why we ensure that the candidate’s specific needs and expectations closely match the job requirements.

With interesting tasks, excellent resources, exciting benefits and a unique team spirit, it’s an ideal environment for candidates wanting to challenge themselves and develop their skills. And who knows, our next winning candidate could be you!

Please send your open applications to recruitment@polar.com

Polar as an employer

So what is Polar like as an employer? Well, we’d like to think a good one. Just look at our continuous investment in employee development. Or the fact that, to us, the well-being of each team member is of the utmost importance. It’s all part of our dedication to finding new ways in which our employees can improve their skills and be motivated in their work.

Vacancies

UX Designer

Job description
Polar is looking for a UX Designer to join our UX design team in Kempele / Oulu, Finland. You will be working closely with other UX designers and our mobile application development team creating and maintaining great user experiences for our next generation Polar service products, such as Polar Flow app.

We offer you a unique opportunity to be part of a team that provides sports related solutions to our customers from top athletes to active fitness customers all over the world. Polar offers a comprehensive range of features to help people track their training, daily activity, sleep and recovery; in order to gain a better understanding of how their lifestyle affects their performance and overall wellbeing.

You will be part of UX design team that delivers designs with user centric approach to a wide range of service products and wearables. This position offers you an excellent possibility to get familiar with ecosystem thinking in practise and develop your skills in designing solutions that set the stage for high quality customer experiences across a variety of hardware and service products.

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Experience in designing for digital service products: Practical experience in detailed interaction design and graphic design for user interfaces
- Experience in working closely with developer teams launching mobile apps
- Prototyping skills
- Desire to solve problems ranging from big picture to the tiniest details
- Empathic approach to the needs and challenges that our customers face in their daily lives
- Willingness to collaborate and learn
- Good communication skills
- Experience in user centered design methods and service design is considered as an advantage

Candidates must share a portfolio showing a representative collection of recent work samples to be considered for this role.

Location
The position is located in Kempele / Oulu, Finland.

Further information
Position will be filled when suitable candidate is found.

For further information please contact Mr. Pertti Puolakanaho (pertti.puolakanaho@polar.com). Please send your application and portfolio to recruitment@polar.com with the title of ‘Puolakanaho/ UX Designer’. Online portfolios are also accepted. Applicants proceeding in the recruitment process will be asked to complete a practical assignment.

Database Engineer

Application closing date
07/12/2017

Job description
Polar DevOps Unit is looking for talented Database engineers to join our Database development team at Oulu, Finland. You will be part of development team that has full responsibility to plan, implement and maintain our multiple set of user data.

As a team member, your main objective is to ensure that you and your team will deliver top quality technology solutions. You have proven track record of working in modern SW technology team or project and you have personal passion to develop yourself as part of your daily developer routines.

As Polar DevOps unit – we offer you a unique opportunity to be part of the team who provides sports services technologies to Polar customers from top-athletes and teams to active fitness customers all over the world. Polar Services offers comprehensive range of features to help people to track their physical activity including sleep analysis, and that way helping people to learn and make them understand more about their lifestyle and body.

You will be part of Polar ecosystem development and thus we offer you an excellent opportunity to develop yourself not only as Database Engineer but getting familiar with the latest sport system web, mobile and device SW technologies.

Responsibilities:
- Development, maintenance and administration of MariaDB clusters and MongoDB clusters
- Design and implementation of cloud migrations
- Guide and support development teams

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Solid understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases
- Good understanding of Amazon Web Services
- Experience in using variety of Open Source technologies
- Passion for continuous learning
- Excellent collaboration skills
- Good written and spoken English

Location
The position does not include travelling and is located at Kempele/Aeroportti Oulunsalo.

Further information
For further information please contact Jarkko Nisula, tel. +358 40 032 8637. Please send your application to recruitment@polar.com by December 7, 2017 with the title of ‘Nisula / Database Engineer’.

DevOps Engineer

Application closing date
10/12/2017

Job description
The ideal candidate has solid grasp of DevOps from a point of automation, servers, containers and cloud. Web technologies and programming experience is much appreciated while solid scripting skills is a hard requirement. Team player who is at home in a dynamic hi-tech environment. You are either experienced professional with proven track record or a young talent with great ambition and attitude.

Responsibilities:
- Design, operate and support development team CI tool chain
- Plan and execute workload migration between hosting environments
- Work as part of the team to build solutions and solve complex problems

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Curious of new technology with ability to learn and adopt
- You have good reputation delivering results and helping others
- Solid understanding of Cloud technologies
- Excellent Linux and server infrastructure skills
- Service provisioning, automation and monitoring experience
- Web technologies, programming and scripting
- In depth understanding of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery
- Strong social and communication skills
- You are able to document your work for your colleagues and stakeholders

Location
The position is located in Kempele, Finland.

Further information
For further information please contact Mr. Jarkko Nisula by email (jarkko.nisula@polar.com) or tel. +358 (0)40 032 8637. Please send your application to recruitment@polar.com by December 10, 2017 with the title of ‘Nisula / DevOps Engineer’.

Full-Stack Developers

Job description
We are searching for talented Software Experts to join our Polar Service Development Team. You will be part of our highly skilled and enthusiastic development program focusing to deliver high quality smart coaching tools and solutions to our great customers covering all lifestyles, in every activity level.

You will take care of web solution development from requirements to production with good command of technical skills and strong willingness to complete your daily tasks with can-do attitude. In addition to different project stakeholders, you will be working closely with software development team members; product owner, scrum master, testing specialists and UI designers to ensure high quality solutions to our customers worldwide.

If you feel that you are ready to take the next step in your professional career –apply now! We offer you a truly once in a life time opportunity to create totally new sporting solutions and concepts to Polar customers. Don´t just watch the games from your couch, but be part of the game and join the Polar team!

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Experience in web development tools and technologies (such as Java, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, React library, Play framework, RESTful systems, microservice architectures, etc.)
- Strong understanding of agile software development methodologies
- Continuous integration and test automation development experience
- Fluent use of Git, Jenkins, Bitbucket Server and Jira
- Good written and spoken English
- Strong cooperation & problem solving skills

Location
The positions are located in Jyväskylä or Kempele/Oulu Finland.

Further information
Please note that positions will be filled when suitable candidates are found.

For further information please contact Mr. Teijo Himanen (teijo.himanen@polar.com). Please send your application to recruitment@polar.com with the title of ‘Himanen / Full-Stack Developer’.

Senior System QA Engineers

Job description
We are searching for talented Quality Assurance experts to join our Polar Service Development team. You will be part of our highly skilled and enthusiastic development program focusing to deliver high quality smart coaching tools and solutions to our great customers covering all lifestyles, in every activity level.

As a Senior System QA Engineer you will play key role for ensuring Polar Service Products quality level and targets by utilizing modern software testing tools and methods. In addition to different project stakeholders, you will be working closely with software development team members; product owner, scrum master, testing specialists and UI designers to ensure high quality solutions to our customers worldwide.

We offer you a truly once in a life time opportunity to being part of the team to create totally new sporting solutions and concepts to Polar customers. Don´t just watch the games from your couch, but be part of the game and join the Polar team!

As a Senior QA Engineer – you will be working with
- Web and mobile tools and technologies
- Developing and executing feature, system and E2E level test cases
- Test Automation Development and execution
- Defect reporting and management
- Non-functional tests

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- 3-5 years’ experience as quality assurance engineer / lead
- Experience of working in modern SW projects (Agile, SAFE)
- Knowledge of web and mobile (iOS/Android) related technologies
- Test Automation tool experience (TestNG, Robot Framework, Selenium, Appium or equivalent)
- Good written and spoken English
- Can-do attitude and strong problem solving skills

Location
Positions are located in Jyväskylä or Kempele/ Oulu Finland.

Further information
Please note that positions will be filled when suitable candidates are found.

For further information please contact Mr. Timo Vuolteenaho (timo.vuolteenaho@polar.com). Please send your application to recruitment@polar.com with the title of ‘Vuolteenaho / Senior System QA Engineer’.

Manager, Social Media and Content

Application closing date
11/12/2017

Job description
Do you think in #hashtags? Did your latest ab workout involve face swapping or the perfect reaction gif? If so, awesome! We would like to hear more from you!

Polar is the pioneer of wearable sports and fitness technology. We are also the ones that “totally rock”, as one of our community members put it. We’re looking for a Social Media and Content Manager to join our HQ Community and Partnership team. You will be part of a small but mighty bunch of professionals that plan, create and publish engaging content on Polar’s social media presences. This position is ideally suited to you if you have a genuine talent and passion for online sport community engagement.

Job description:
- Develop and implement Polar's social media strategy
- Optimize and oversee Polar’s local social media presences
- Drive awareness, advocacy, storytelling and campaigns to engage both current and prospective users
- Build and execute organic social media marketing campaigns across social platforms
- Lead social media campaign planning, content creation and execution
- Build social influencer marketing campaigns and tap into new target consumer communities that provide growth opportunities for Polar
- Analyze social media activities and their impact on business results
- Track KPIs for Polar’s social media campaigns, as well as benchmark competitors, tying key social metrics back to core business objectives
- Manage our athlete partnership activities on Polar’s social media presences
- Monitor and manage trends in social media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy
- Support Polar blog global content planning and creation
- Engage with new audiences to generate brand awareness and sales growth
- Analyze content performance and execute tactical improvements
- Create a cohesive Polar brand presence through collaboration with the global and local marketing teams (e.g. brand social media and content guidelines)
- Be innovative and willing to be scrappy, creative, and unconventional

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Excellent competence and understanding of Facebook business manager, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube
- Proven experience coordinating global and local market activities from HQ
- Proven experience managing international social media presences (minimum 3 years)
- Ability to manage data to produce reports according to KPIs
- Experience in working with product management and product marketing
- Proven capability to create engaging content and execute online marketing campaigns
- Proven experience using social media management and monitoring tools
- Ability to interpret campaign briefs into exciting and compelling messages for our online community
- Genuine interest and know-how in sport, health, fitness and wearable technology
- A flexible approach to working, this position requires that you’re able to work weekends, evenings and holidays occasionally
- Efficient worker with a positive, proactive and energetic personality
- Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team
- University degree in marketing and/or communications or a similar relevant field
- Native level English skills
- Graphic design skills are also seen as an advantage

Location
The position is located in Espoo, Finland.

Further information
For more information about this position please call Jimmy Adamson, tel. +358 (0)8 5202 422 on Friday December 1, 2017 between 10:00 – 12:00 (Helsinki time zone UTC+2). If this sounds like you, then we'd love to hear from you. Please send your application to recruitment@polar.com by December 11, 2017 with the title of ‘Manager, Social Media and Content’.

Senior Designer, Verification & Validation

Application closing date
11/12/2017

Job description
In your position you will be leading test project(s) as part of Polar Devices program(s). Your tasks will include test leading for software and systems, electronics and mechanics. You need to possess good problem-solving skills and analytical way of thinking. Good communication skills are also vital as you will be working in close co-operation with other team members and development teams. You will work in the Devices Verification & Validation team in our Product & Services organization.

Responsibilities
- Test Planning, coordinating and test execution for Device program/projects
- Functional and system tests for Polar products
- test data analysis and reporting
- Continuous development of testing methods and tools

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- At least 3 years of experience in testing of embedded software, software applications and systems
- Earlier experience in HW and/or mechanical testing
- Earlier experience for team leading
- Experience in test automation and test automation tools
- A high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work alone, managing own work and setting sensible priorities according to requirements
- Flexible attitude and ability to perform under pressure.
- Relevant university or higher vocational degree e.g. in engineering
- Good written and spoken English and Finnish

Location
The position does not include travelling and is located at Kempele, Finland.

Further information
For further information please contact Mr. Petri Honkala, tel. +358 (0)8 5202 122. Please send your application to recruitment@polar.com by December 11, 2017 with the title of ‘Honkala/Senior Designer, Verification & Validation’.

iOS Developers

Job description
Polar Service Development Unit is looking for talented software engineers to join our iOS mobile application development team at Kempele / Oulu, Finland. You will be part of software development team that has full end-to-end responsibility to develop and maintain great user experiences to our next generation Polar service products, such as Polar Flow, Team Pro and Club.

As a scrum team member, your main objective is to ensure that you and your team will deliver top quality applications and user experiences to our customers worldwide. You have proven track record of working in modern SW development projects and you have personal passion to develop yourself as part of your daily developer routines. Your daily coding tasks will include all the traditional scrum team activities from code reviews to unit tests but we also appreciate proactive attitude being one of the team builders within the team.

As Polar Service Development unit – we offer you a unique opportunity to be part of the team who provides smart coaching solutions to Polar customers from top-athletes and world-class teams to active fitness customers all over the world. Polar Service Products offers comprehensive range of features to help people to track their physical activity including sleep analysis, and that way helping people to learn and make them to understand more about their lifestyle and body.

You will be part of Polar ecosystem development and thus we offer you an excellent opportunity to develop yourself not only as iOS coder but getting familiar with the latest system backend and device technologies. Close cooperation with Polar Research unit also offers you a unique opportunity to learn more about the data behind the activity numbers and thus makes your developer day much more extensive.

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Experience in Objective-C programming and iOS development
- Swift experience is an advantage
- Experience of modern agile software development practices
- Continuous integration and unit testing experience
- Fluent use of Git, JIRA, Confluence and Jenkins
- Pro-active, can-do attitude for daily task
- Team player
- Reference application in Appstore is considered as an advantage
- Good written and spoken English and Finnish

Location
The positions are located in Kempele / Oulu, Finland.

Further information
Positions will be filled when suitable candidates are found.

For further information please contact Mr. Timo Vuolteenaho (timo.vuolteenaho@polar.com). Please send your application to recruitment@polar.com with the title of ‘Vuolteenaho/ Software Engineers, iOS Applications Development’.

Software Engineer, Java Applications Development

Job description
We are seeking a talented software engineer to join the Device SW development team at Polar. You will be working in a team that has full end-to-end responsibility of Polar’s Java-based applications SW for sport watches. In order to be successful in this position, you must have several years of experience in Java software development and Java programming. If you know what makes good software and have the ambition to pixel perfection and simplicity, this is your chance to join a team that shares the ambition to achieve the best possible user experience for Polar products.

As Polar Devices SW team - we offer you an opportunity to be part of the team who designs sports watches, sensors, training and cycling computers and that are optimized for training and help people to track their physical activity.

If you got interested and believe you are the person we are looking for, please send us your CV and apply now!

Type of employment
Permanent

Requirements
- Several years of experience in Java programming
- A thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies
- Experience in continuous integration and test automation development
- Fluent use of Git and Jenkins
- Reference application e.g. in Google Play store is considered a plus
- Familiarity with Java IDEs like Eclipse or ItelliJ Idea

Location
The position is located in Kempele, Finland.

Further information
For further information please contact Mr. Markku Karjalainen, markku.karjalainen@polar.com. Interviews will be held as soon as suitable candidates are found. Please send your application to recruitment@polar.com with the title of ‘Karjalainen / Software Engineer, Java Applications Development’.