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Oslo is the best of two worlds

Oslo has a lot of what a big city can offer, and it only takes half an hour and you're out in the forest.

Jan 16x9

Did you know that Oslo is surrounded by nature?
Within minutes you can be in the forest to hike, climb or bike, or ski in the winter? The Oslo region's nature is accessible and the outdoor experiences are always close, even if you’re staying in the middle of Oslo. The region offers open-air activities all year round, and you will notice that Norwegians like to take advantage of that, rain or shine.

Jan likes to take advantage of the green areas of Oslo in the mornings, as he jogs with his colleagues before work. In the video, you see him in both Frognerparken, a large park in Oslo, but also in the new development of Bjørvika close to the fjord. Regardless of where you are in the city, you are never far from nature as Oslo is known as one of the greenest cities in the world.

An active lifestyle is something that Norwegian and Norwegian companies support, and many will give you the time off to exercise, have a gym at work, or give financial support for a gym membership. Several companies are actually a part of a company sports league, where employees can play friendly competition within the company, or externally. Would you like to join a football, basketball, or maybe join a volleyball team? There are also newer sports like padel!

But Oslo is more than nature and work

If you are looking for a vibrant city with great cultural and restaurant offerings, Oslo is a great place. Some of the best restaurants in the world are in Oslo, and there are often international articles about all the things you can do in the city!

Living and working in Oslo as a software engineer has its perks!

Do you want to find career opportunities in Oslo region? Join the Oslo Talent Pool, and get matched with Norwegian companies.

Jan works as a software engineer for Nordic Semiconductor in Oslo, read more about the company below.
They are currently recruiting Software Developers, Front-end developers, embedded software developers and embedded software test developers! Is that you? Register in the Oslo Talent Pool today!


Jan thinks that Oslo has the perks of two worlds. A big city with lots to do, but also quick access to nature

Work in Oslo - Jan software engineer

Jan moved to Norway and really likes the flexibility that employers offer.
"It is easy to stay productive at work, but also have a great life outside of work".

Nordic Semiconductor

Nordic Semiconductor is a Norwegian fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless communication technology that powers the Internet of Things (IoT). Nordic was established in 1983 and has more than 1300 employees across the globe. Our award-winning Bluetooth Low Energy solutions pioneered ultra-low power wireless, making us the global market leader. Our technology range was later supplemented by ANT+, Thread and Zigbee, and in 2018 we launched our low power, compact LTE-M/NB-IoT cellular IoT solutions to extend the penetration of the IoT. The Nordic portfolio was further complemented by Wi-Fi technology in 2021.

They built their market reputation by supplying leading-edge wireless technologies supported by development tools that shield the designer from RF complexity, allowing anyone with a bright idea to build innovations based on the IoT platform. Today, our award-winning, high-performance, yet easy to design-in, Bluetooth LE solutions are used by the world’s leading brands in a variety of products, including wireless PC peripherals, gaming, sports and fitness, mobile phone accessories, consumer electronics, toys, healthcare and automation. Nordic is a member of the ANT+ Alliance, Bluetooth SIG, Thread Group, Zigbee Alliance, Wi-Fi Alliance, and GSMA.

They are over 57 different nationalities, and the working language is English so you do not have to worry about not knowing Norwegian.