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We are looking for nice and talented people to join our global team of friends and fearless problem-solvers. What gets us out of bed every morning is the quest to answer the harder questions most people steer away from.

If you feel the same way, drop us a line at careers@iona.studio or apply for an open position below.

Open positions

Title

Senior Developer

Location

Philippines

IONA builds transformative customer experiences that redefine industries and brands. We transform companies, innovate new business models and create new products and services, focusing on seamless customer experiences. We work with prestigious international brands and we strive to use the latest technologies to offer the best possible solutions to our clients.

We were born global and we currently operate studios in Davao City, the Philippines, and Helsinki, Finland. We have been profitable since our second week of operations and have the ambition to grow internationally even more.

We are searching for talented Senior Developers to join our team in Davao City, the Philippines. As a Senior Developer, your responsibilities include developing and maintaining functional websites, web services, and eCommerce solutions. To be successful in this role, you should have extensive experience in building from scratch and be familiar with working on specifications and resolving technical issues.

We expect you to be a strong communicator, committed, proactive, and opinionated developer with great problem-solving skills. We are looking for candidates that have a suitable academic background and solid work experience, however, we value shipping products and services more than theoretical knowledge.

Your daily activities would include for example

  • Software development of our new projects, i.e. designing, developing and implementing applications based on specifications

  • Maintaining existing applications

  • Writing functionality tests and debug code

  • Troubleshooting of issues across multiple environments and platforms

  • Mentoring and training other developers, and reviewing their code

Must-have skills & qualifications

  • 5+ years of programming experience, including experience with databases and developing responsive web sites

  • Solid understanding of all aspects of the software development life cycle (specifications, design, implementation, testing, and documentation)

  • In-depth knowledge of JavaScript and HTML

  • Top-notch communication skills in both written and spoken English

  • Great time management and planning skill

  • Eagerness to work in a fast-paced environment and build technical solutions for our clients

  • Positive attitude to learning new skills

Nice-to-have skills & qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of other languages and technologies we work with (i.e. Angular/React.js/Vue.js, AWS, React Native, Flutter, Contentful, Shopify)

  • Understanding of security practices

  • Team management experience

  • Interest in enforcing and improving company best practices, standards and policies related to software development

  • Skills and interest in project management, UX design or quality assurance

We offer an enjoyable and professional work environment, flexible working hours, personal development opportunities, and a competitive salary with benefits.

If you are interested in applying please email us your resume at careers@iona.studio. Please include a few recently shipped projects that you worked on and your personal responsibilities in those projects. Also, include your salary request and potential starting date.

More info:

john@iona.studio

Title

Senior DevOps

Location

Philippines

IONA builds transformative customer experiences that redefine industries and brands. We transform companies, innovate new business models and create new products and services, focusing on seamless customer experiences. 

We were born global and we currently operate studios in Davao City, the Philippines, and Helsinki, Finland. We have been profitable since our second week of operations and have the ambition to grow internationally even more.

We are searching for a talented team player to join our team in Davao City, the Philippines as a Senior DevOps. You will be working with a group of multi-talented, diverse people across different geographical locations. Your responsibilities will include designing, implementing, and maintaining our application environment. If you have experience with containers, AWS terraforming and CI setups, networking, linux fundamentals and scripting, DNS maintenance and etc. we’d like to meet you.

Your daily activities would include, for example

  • Building and setting up new development tools, infrastructure and understanding the needs of stakeholders and conveying this to developers

  • Working on ways to automate and improve the development and release processes

  • Ensuring that systems are safe and secure against cybersecurity threats

  • Identifying technical problems and developing software updates and ‘fixes’

  • Working with software developers and software engineers to ensure that development follows established processes and works as intended

Must-have skills & qualifications

  • Completed Computer Science or Engineering degree

  • Software engineering skills:   strong design, analytical and coding skills must also be able to script in at least one scripting language

  • Data modeling experience

  • Write structured query language (RDBMS or NoSQL)

  • Architect software when required

  • Cloud experience

  • AWS administration knowledge (AWS Certification preferred)

  • Display proficiency with infrastructure as code and monitoring as code

  • Ability to work with multiple internal and external teams in order to drive projects

  • Self-starter and independent go-getter that is able to deal with ambiguity and minimal supervision

  • Containerisation Docker or Kubernetes

  • CI/CD pipelines

Nice-to-have skills & qualifications

  • Source control systems, builds, deployments

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent customer service capabilities

  • Proven skills in pro-actively understanding and resolving technical issues

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to provide timely and accurate solutions to system problems

  • Strong problem-solving skills, with accurate decision-making abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently as well as a team player

  • The ability to pick new concepts quickly

More info:

john@iona.studio

Title

UI/UX Designer

Location

Philippines

IONA is a digital consultancy that discovers new offerings, builds digital products and enables you to sell more online. We currently have offices in Helsinki, Finland and Davao City, the Philippines and employ 45 people full time.

We are now looking for a passionate UX/UI designer to complement our rapidly growing, international team.

You will be joining an interdisciplinary team of strategists, designers and technologists as an individual contributor working on our customer projects. We are in high growth mode so you get to give input in all the phases of a project from beginning to finish – or just focus on bringing our craft in digital design to a higher degree.

Our design team is experienced in working on all levels of the design stack from business design, service design to UX and visual design (both consulting and in-house) so you can learn a lot if you have the positive and can-do attitude we’re looking for in a candidate.

We have shipped digital products and services in pretty much all industries and domains and our latest deep experience has been in e-commerce and retail, travel & hospitality and the energy sector. We hope you are not afraid of customer-facing: we’re still small, we’re growing fast, so pretty much everyone gets to interface with our lovely clients!


Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience working in agency or in-house role, with shipped projects & products

  • Presentable online portfolio with own contributions clearly stated

  • Intermediate or advanced level of modern design tools (esp. Figma and Sketch)  and frameworks

  • Strong track record of designing modern digital experiences and interfaces (responsive web, e-commerce, native applications)

  • Strong command of visual design and typography

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and commitment to timelines, accuracy and professionalism


Responsibilities:

  • Design digital experiences and products: implement interfaces and user flows from documented user journeys and concept designs

  • Communicate design direction and solutions directly to clients

  • Iterate and validate UI with both client stakeholders and end customers

  • Document elements and modules, prepare and uphold Design Styleguides and/or Design Systems

  • Working closely with other designers on the team in developing design solutions and requirements; sparring and supporting developers in handover and guidance during actual development


Core tools & skills:

  • Figma / Sketch

  • Prototyping and end customer validation

  • User Experience (UX)

  • User Interface Design

  • Interaction design

  • Information architecture

  • Wireframing

  • Mobile Application Design

  • Typography

Interested? Apply now with a recent portfolio, we're looking forward to hearing from you!

Title

Senior QA

Location

Philippines

IONA builds transformative customer experiences that redefine industries and brands. We transform companies, innovate new business models and create new products and services, focusing on seamless customer experiences. 

We were born global and we currently operate studios in Davao City, the Philippines, and Helsinki, Finland. We have been profitable since our second week of operations and have the ambition to grow internationally even more.

We are searching for a Senior Quality Assurance (QA) to join our team in Davao City, the Philippines. The QA technician role plays an important part in our company’s product development process. Our ideal candidate will be responsible for conducting tests before product launches to ensure software runs smoothly and meets client needs, while being cost-effective. If you hold an engineering background and enjoy providing end-to-end solutions to software quality problems, we’d like to meet you. 

We expect you to be a strong communicator, committed, proactive, and opinionated with great problem-solving skills. We are looking for candidates that have a suitable academic background and solid work experience, however, we value shipping products and services more than theoretical knowledge.

Your daily activities would include for example

  • Testing of our new and existing projects, i.e. test planning and control, analysis and design, implementation and execution.

  • Identifying and reporting issues that affect system functionality and performance.

  • Helping developers troubleshoot issues encountered in staging and production environments.

  • Proactively contributing to the improvement of the QA process.

  • Mentoring and coaching other testers on best practices and new testing methodologies.

Must-have skills & qualifications

  • 5+ years in quality assurance and software testing experience.

  • Solid understanding in the fundamental test process.

  • Experience in working with Agile and SCRUM.

  • Solid experience in testing web and mobile applications.

  • Top-notch communication skills in both written and spoken English.

  • Critical thinking and decision making skills.

  • Great time and task management and planning skills.

  • Positive attitude towards learning new skills and technology.

Nice-to-have skills & qualifications

  • ISTQB certification or any certification in software testing.

  • Team management experience.

  • Knowledge in performance testing.

  • Knowledge in security testing.

We offer an enjoyable and professional work environment, flexible working hours, personal development opportunities, and a competitive salary with benefits.

If you are interested in applying please email us your resume at careers@iona.studio. Please include a few recently shipped projects that you worked on and your personal responsibilities in those projects. Also, include your salary request and potential starting date.

More info:

john@iona.studio

Title

Senior Consultant

Location

Helsinki

IONA builds transformative customer experiences that redefine industries and brands. We transform companies, innovate new business models and create new products and services, focusing on seamless customer experiences.

We are now searching for a Senior Consultant to join the team in our Helsinki office. We hope you have experience and a proven track record of combining commercial, strategic and creative thinking. This experience may have been accrued through work in strategic consulting, a design agency, a technology company or from a corporate innovation team.

We believe that meaningful and challenging work is the best motivator so that is what we first and foremost strive for. Our core value proposition is to create value for each of our clients at every interaction. This means the details such as working tools, methods and schedules are completely up to you to choose to best suit the challenges you work on. We value the impact each person who joins us brings to the table and we have a partnership track if that is a component that motivates you.

The key attributes we hope to see in this role are:

  • Understanding the bigger picture of digital transformation and how customer experience contributes to that overall story

  • Have strong skills in creative problem solving and presentation: formulating abstract ideas into concrete concepts and commercial opportunities; communicating these to all levels of client stakeholders

  • Have an interest in latest technologies and experience from working in technical projects with agile methodologies

  • Be analytical and able to crunch numbers in Excel when necessary

  • Be a nice person (seriously!)

Your daily activities will be formed from a palette of:

  • Plan, manage and run research and analysis/synthesis to uncover needs and opportunities

  • Drive the strategy and conceptualising process from initial ideas to delivery of the project

  • Help in winning new business by defining value creation & capture, process redefinitions and tangible outcomes as deliverables

What we appreciate seeing in your resume:

  • 6+ years of relevant working experience

  • Experience in change management and impactful stakeholder interactions

  • A motivated and entrepreneurial spirit

  • Have an innate interest towards consumer trends, popular culture and socioeconomic phenomena

Apply now.

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