Senior Backend Engineer (Scala), Retail

Remote or Helsinki, Finland

Wolt is in a phase of rapid growth. Last year, we started expanding our delivery offering into new verticals with a variety of deliverable goods. Some of these verticals include groceries, merchandise, flowers, clothes, and toys, all referred to as “Retail”. 

We are now looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the retail merchant team. For our retail partners, we build products and tooling to help them onboard smoothly, manage their assortment on Wolt, and keep their in-store operations running efficiently.  The retail merchant team is responsible for making Wolt a great platform for the retailers. Over the past year, the team has focused on projects like building a tailored app for the retailers, automatic refunds, supporting venues with a huge number of items, and keeping track of the venue's inventory. And we have just started!

The team has built their new backend services with technologies like Scala, Kafka, Kubernetes, AWS, and Websockets. The cross-functional team is relatively small and consists of frontend and backend engineers, a designer, a product lead, and a team lead. We value autonomy and ownership and hope all our new team members enjoy that kind of environment too. Each and every team member has a chance to be part of the product decisions, priorities, ways of working, design, or any other topics. There is a huge opportunity to make an impact as retail will be one of the key parts of Wolt’s business as we have just started our journey in expansion to the retail side.

We welcome the new team member to our tech hubs in Helsinki or Berlin or you can work entirely remotely anywhere in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, or Denmark. You can read more about our remote setup here.

Our humble expectations

In order to succeed in the role, you’ll need several years of experience building top-class software and API s. You should have strong experience in functional programming, preferably in Scala but other functional experience will also work if there is an interest towards working in Scala. Some of the work in the team is done in Python. 

We value an attitude of constant improvements and also the ability to create entirely new features from scratch. An entrepreneurial mindset of taking ownership of what you've built is a must. Join us with a huge opportunity to impact how the Wolt operations scale! 💙

Next steps

The position will be filled as soon as we find the right person, so please apply quickly! 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, noora.markoff(at) 💙

About Wolt

Wolt is a technology company that makes it incredibly easy to discover and get the best restaurants, grocery stores and other local shops delivered to your home or office. Wolt works together with over 30,000 restaurant and retail partners as well as with over 60,000 courier partners across 23 countries and 129 cities.

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 more than €707M in financing from renowned U.S. and European based investors, such as ICONIQ Capital, Tiger Global, DST, Prosus, KKR, Coatue, 83North, Goldman Sachs, Highland Europe and EQT Ventures & EQT Growth, among others. 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, the Financial Times named us Europe’s second fastest growing company. We’re still expanding rapidly and are looking for more talented individuals to join us. If you are passionate about cutting-edge technology, great food, and making an impact in your city, then Wolt just might be for you.

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 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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