Backend (Scala) Developer, Courier products


Helsinki, Finland

Full time

Jan 9

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We are looking for a Backend (Scala) Developer to join our Courier team. The team strives towards the perfect Courier experience at Wolt for our hard working courier partners. The courier team is responsible for the Courier application that our couriers use in their everyday work, the internal tools for courier lifecycle management and the server side code to support both of these. We have over 20,000 courier partners on our platform, but this number is only growing as fast as Wolt is.

The team strives to both technical excellence and thoughtful design. The courier tools are crafted to Wolt's specific needs and the team is passionate about architecting the code to last. As a part of the team, your role would be to take high and independent responsibility for developing and improving the backend for the courier tools in close collaboration with the other team members. The data you get to play around with is diverse; ranging from real-time operations data to masses of historical data to be connected with. You would be one of the key persons for developing the future of the courier tools, whether that be helping create tools to balance the demand and supply ratio or implement dataflows between microservices.

Our humble expectations

We use Scala on our courier backends, so production level experience with Scala would be preferable but at least experience with some other JVM languages is a must have. We value an attitude of constant improvement and having no fear of taking a bunch of legacy code and making it better. On the other hand, the ability to create completely new features from scratch is highly appreciated. Entrepreneurial attitude of taking ownership of what you've building is a must.

Next steps

The compensation will be a negotiable combination of monthly pay and Wolt stock options. The latter make 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 Product Talent Acquisition Partner, Severi Kausola, at at any given time.

About Wolt

Wolt is a Finnish technology company and we’re best known for our food delivery platform. On our mobile app or website, customers can order their favorite meals from our restaurant partners, and either pick their order up or have it delivered by our courier partners.  

We’re currently active in 23 countries and more than 90 cities, servicing over 5 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 €258M 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 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 has 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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