Info about Refined, our people, and our passions | Refined

Come change the face of software

We started Refined in 2009 with a simple idea: Enterprise software doesn’t have to be boring. Since then, Refined has evolved from a handy theming tool into a full-fledged site builder, helping more than 4,000 companies worldwide transform their Atlassian Confluence and Jira instances into beautiful, branded sites users love. We credit our can-do mindset,  collaborative culture and attention to thoughtful design for getting us this far, but there’s much to be done yet.

Get to know us

Refined is a diverse and growing crop of engineers, product managers, marketers, support gurus, customer success stars, and more. Our team hails from all corners of the globe, and our varied interests – we’re talking House DJs, wine connoisseurs, trivia stars, triathletes, politics junkies… we could go on – means dull moments are hard to come by around here.

We’re a curious, creative, ambitious bunch, and we’re passionate about the software we build and the users it serves. We believe that thoughtful design and constant iteration can drive better outcomes for us and for our customers.

We are good corporate citizens. We’re incredibly proud of the gender balance on our tech team, not to mention our pledge to donate 1% of company profits to charities and nonprofits like Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Cool Earth.
When we’re not tinkering with Refined, you’ll find us on the ping-pong table, at afternoon group-stretch sessions, grabbing fika, and having beers on Friday afternoon.

Things we care about

Reine the Rhino.

Refined are proud sponsors of Reine the Rhino who’s future is made brighter thanks to the hard work of Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Ol Pejeta work to protect southern white rhinos in the wild.

The planet.

Refined support Cool Earth, a non-profit organisation working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and climate change. We also invest in Trine, an investment company dedicated to growth of solar energy markets.

The people.

Refined support The Hunger Project. An organization on a mission to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption.

Pledge 1.

Refined are proud members of Pledge1 to give 1% of our profit and 1% of our products to charities and non-profit organizations.

Join our team

We hire ambitious, down-to-earth, solution-oriented people who thrive in collaborative settings. We think empathy and curiosity say as much about a candidate as university credentials, and we weigh ambition as high as we do talent. We believe that the best work happens when people put their heads together without ego or pretense to arrive at clever solutions, so we look for people who have a demonstrated history of getting stuff done in teams. Sound like you?

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Working with us means


We believe work should fit into life and not the other way around. We’re flexible about where you work and when so that you have the freedom to take care of your personal life first.


We have a track record of hiring and promoting the most qualified candidates, regardless of factors like nationality, race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, which, if you ask us, have no bearing on one’s ability to do the job.


Our employees grow as we grow. We promote from within, and we’re committed to professional development so you leave us with more knowledge than you came with (but don’t leave us!). We grow day to day by taking risks and learning from our failures as much as we do our successes.


We celebrate our success. Every product release gets a proper celebration at Reine’s—our office bistro—replete with oysters, Champagne (only the good stuff) and other treats. Plus we host tons of other events (totally optional, we get it if those aren’t your thing) like quiz and game nights, ping pong tournaments, theme days, and more.

A damn good office

We’re proud of our office in the center of Malmo. A few of its perks: a barista-grade espresso machine, a fully stocked beer and Champagne fridge, a ping pong table, and a spectacular view of Malmo harbor.

Employee Q&As

Dennis Andersen
Product Manager, Data Center

Refiner since: August 2011

I’m the guy between the customers and developers, making sure the roadmap for our server products comes to fruition.

Best part about working at Refined:
Is definitely the people. It’s a very supportive work environment where everyone respects and values each other. Refined is continuously evolving, and for me it’s been great riding along for the journey (I’m going on 10 years!) through each chapter in the company’s history.

When I’m not at Refined you’ll find me:
Spending time with my family, most likely renovating something around the house. When time permits I’ll brew a batch of beer or try my hand at growing bonsai trees.

Janette Hagerlund

Refiner since: September 2017

I make sure we stay organized, efficient, secure and true to our values as we grow as a company.

Best part about working at Refined:
I truly appreciate the work-life balance and flexibility that allows me to have a job I love without making compromises in my personal life. I’ve also been entrusted with amazing opportunities over the years (like the COO role I’ve been promoted to), which I am very thankful for.

When I’m not at Refined you’ll find me:
At the stables — I’m a lifelong horse enthusiast, so most of my free time is spent there. I also live very close to a forest, so I try to take a walk there every day with my dog to organize my thoughts and wind down.

Raj Sehmi
Customer Success Manager

Refiner since: Sep 2018

I make sure our customers are happy and stick around, and that their voices are heard internally.

Best part about working at Refined:
Refined provides me with an environment where I really can grow professionally and personally. I have the opportunity to contribute to shaping the customer success department from scratch, which is both highly rewarding and challenging at the same time. And the work environment in general—I have a lot of fun with my colleagues, from the after-works, to the video games and stretch sessions, to the release celebrations and company-wide get togethers. It’s a great group of people to be around, and a fun culture.

When I’m not at Refined you’ll find me: Cooking and trying out new foods, making and DJing dubby electronic music, trying to tame the curls in my beard.

The team

Ville Tampio L’Estrade


Customer Success Specialist at Refined

Raj Sehmi

Customer Success Manager

Buddhi De Silva

Support Engineer

COO at Refined

Janette Hagerlund


Seth Petersson

Product & Support Specialist

Erkki Lepre

Engineering Lead

Emil Pedersen


Mahmud Hossain

Support Engineer

Product Manager at Refined

Therese Alburg

Product Manager

Jimmy Lundström


CEO / Co-founder of Refined

Emil Sjödin

CEO / Co-founder

Eric Hong

Principal Product Manager

Test Automation Engineer at Refined

Sankar Saravanan Subramanian

Test Automation Engineer

Philip Garrity

Product Marketing Manager

Bugra Altan


Viktor Malmberg


Test Automation Engineer at Refined

Antti Peltola

Test Automation Engineer

Product Manager at Refined

Daniel Kloek

Product Manager

Developer at Refined

Jenny Adeholt

Senior Developer

Matilda Aistre

Senior Product Designer

Dennis Andersen

Product Manager

Marketing Manager at Refined

Jonas Svensson

Marketing Manager

Miika Mäkiniemi


Benjamin Chen

Support Engineer

Chris Matkaris

Support Engineer

IT Specialist at Refined

Johannes Laatu

IT Specialist


Could this be you? We have open positions

Product Manager at Refined

Martin Pedersen

Product Manager

Developer at Refined

Axel Österman


Product Lead at Refined

Julia Nilsson

Tech Lead

Karthikeyan Deenadayalan


Daniel Fridgren

Design Manager

Ella Källman

Engineering Lead

Visual Designer at Refined

Olle Dahl

Visual Designer

Technical Writer at Refined

Madzy Soetman

Technical Writer