IT Program Manager

Helsinki, Finland Full-time

RELEX is a fast growing software company developing its own products that help retail companies plan and operate more efficiently. By accurately forecasting consumption of goods, we reduce inventory costs, increase availability and cut waste. One example of this is helping retailers eliminate spoiled food. To achieve this we use our in-house built terabyte scale in-memory database, which stores tens of billions of rows of data. We operate with agile methodologies in autonomous but flexible teams. We also make use of the latest proven technologies such as Java 8, Kotlin, React, Rails, Haskell and Elm.

At RELEX, we develop and maintain a high performance SaaS solution for supply chain management, running on an in-memory database with terabytes of memory. As a critical part of product development, we maintain an advanced Continuous Integration setup, a set of in-house developed and off-the shelf tools and auxiliary systems for high levels of automation in building, testing, packaging and deploying the software to our customers. We maintain our own internal data centers as well as utilize the public cloud in our offering.

For managing our most complex product development projects, we are now looking for an experienced IT Program manager.

In this position, you’d be working closely with Product Management, Engineering and the Customer Operations team to ensure the smooth transition of software development projects into the products used by our customers. You will be reporting to the head of Engineering, but working closely with other functions and stakeholders.

We're looking for a person who

  • Has 5+ years of experience of managing large multi-team IT projects
  • Has excellent communication skills both written and spoken and in Finnish and English
  • Has experience in building fluent cross-team collaboration
  • Not afraid to raise his/her voice to get issues resolved

The ideal person would have

  • Experience in SaaS business
  • Experience in organizing internal trainings
  • Experience in managing vendor relationships
  • A strong interest in software development as a process and how to improve it
  • Software Engineering background
  • Experience in IT infrastructure
  • Experience with public cloud providers

Every day, sub-optimal planning translates to mountains of food waste and excessive storage needs. Join us in combating this challenge. Apply today (we’ve made it fast and easy)!

Apply by sending us your resume and short cover letter via included form. For questions contact Vice President, Engineering, Ville Hämäläinen, by email (

When hiring, we prefer people who are willing to relocate to the Engineering sites in Helsinki or Stoke. We might consider people working remotely in one of our country offices.

Here at RELEX we work in small teams where everyone’s input is valued. People can move between teams based on required skill set and personal interest. You get as much freedom and responsibilities as you feel comfortable with. We believe in transparency and using common sense; you are free to choose the tools you need to reach our common goals. Here we are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves too seriously. We get excited when facing new challenges where we can put our skills to the test, but make sure to have fun doing it. Now -  if you accept the challenge - we give you the opportunity to experience all this and more.

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