Backend Engineer, Consumer Services
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Are you up for a challenge and join THE Python team in Finland? Our award-winning consumer application welcomes you to help us make it even better than ever! You would enter the consumer backend team responsible for the development and operations of consumer-facing APIs and backend features.
The team ensures reliable and scalable data services to consumer clients and makes sure we always offer the best customer experience, and evolves our core customer interfaces to the next level. This is a great opportunity to directly impact how the company is providing value to the customers. The team is at the heart of many projects within Wolt product development and works closely with our web, mobile, and retail teams. From a technical perspective, you get to work with tremendous scalability challenges. That sounds like a tempting challenge, right?
Our humble expectations
You might be the one if you are an engineer with experience designing and building top-class software and APIs. We mostly work with Python (Flask), MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and appreciate it if you understand what it takes to build and operate scalable software services in production. Enthusiasm towards working with Python is essential. However, strong expertise in another backend language is genuinely relevant as well. Our massive backend software is powered with Kubernetes in AWS so proficiency in these platforms and infrastructure is a huge plus.
Aside from technology, we expect you to be a product-oriented problem solver, a good communicator, willing to collaborate with people in- and outside of your own team, and keen to bring up issues in a constructive manner to the team and to Wolt at large. If you have prior experience in delivery management and stakeholder management, you will get nice bonus points.
The position will be filled as soon as we find the right person, so please apply soon!
The compensation will be a negotiable combination of monthly pay and Wolt stock options. The latter makes it exceptionally easy to be excited about our company growing and doing well, as you'll own a piece of the pie.
If you want to check up on your application or have any further questions about the position, you can turn to Talent Acquisition Partner Noora Markoff, at noora.markoff(at)wolt.com at any given time.
Wolt is a Finnish technology company and we're best known for our delivery platform. On our mobile apps or website, customers can order their favorite meals from our restaurant partners – or other items from our grocery and retail partners – to either pick up their order or have it delivered by our courier partners.
We're currently active in 23 countries and more than 120 cities, servicing over 8 million customers. Our apps (iOS and Android) have the industry's highest reviews, largely because of our customer-centric approach to how we build our products and operations. For example, our customer service team responds in a matter of seconds, in the customer's own language.
We've raised €267M in financing from renowned U.S. and European based investors, such as ICONIQ Capital, 83North, EQT Ventures, Highland Europe, and Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. We've also been fortunate enough to receive some appreciation and recognition for our hard work along the way: Apple selected Wolt's app as their Editors' Choice, Wired named the company one of the "Hottest Startups in Europe," Forbes included our CEO Miki Kuusi on its 30-under-30 in Consumer Tech list, and the Nordic Startup Awards named Wolt Company of the Year. In 2020 we were recognized as Europe's most promising startup as part of Adyen and TNW's #Tech5 competition, and as the fastest growing tech company in Europe by the Financial Times.
Wolt is more than just a food and retail delivery operation – in fact, we are built upon a solid foundation of state-of-the-art technology. Our internal tooling enables us to ramp up new cities efficiently and provide excellent customer service, our own logistics platform allows us to optimise our couriers' work to get you the food you want as fast as possible, and our restaurant platform allows restaurants to offer exciting food experiences for our customers in an optimal way.
We work in small teams with high ownership, with each team focusing on a key area of the Wolt product stack. Each and every one of our product team members have a say in where we are going and what solutions we implement. We work with a passion, but we haven't forgotten how to have fun along the way!
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