Senior Python Backend Engineer, Supply and Demand

Remote or Berlin, Germany

We’re looking for a backend engineer to strengthen our ranks in the Supply and Demand team! At the moment the team consists of data scientists, backend and frontend engineers, and UX designers, so in other words, we’re a group of product developers whose mission is to build tools for maintaining the balance between demand and supply of delivery services at any given time and place. Some of the themes we’ll be working on to maintain that balance include demand and supply forecasting, courier compensation models, demand throttling, and dynamic pricing (some of these also involve greenfield services that are yet to be built).

Currently, we’re building our supply and demand forecasting systems for the future, and we need your help in doing so! So, if you’re an experienced Python charmer with an interest in tackling scalability challenges and building some cool stuff, then be sure to drop us a line. 🐍 Also, you’ll get a chance to work closely together with our brilliant Data Scientists (seriously, this is a great chance to learn a lot about data science if you have a knack for it)!

Still not sure? As a backend engineer, you will have a big impact on the team: you will be a key player in building a new service for supply and demand forecasting and many other projects we’re working on, designing and implementing APIs, helping data scientists integrate their new ML-based models, as well as setting up data pipelines between our backend and data warehouse.

Lastly, this role can be based in one of our tech hubs in Helsinki or Berlin, or you can work remotely anywhere in Finland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, and Estonia. Read more about our remote setup here. 

Our humble expectations

  • Fluent programming skills in modern Python
  • Experience in setting up backend microservices
  • Docker and Kubernetes for containerization and orchestration
  • Familiarity with database technologies, such as PostgreSQL
  • Several years of experience building production-grade software
  • Analytical and curious thinking, self-starter with the drive to get things done
  • Comfortable working with real-world data and its different nuances 

Experience with the following technologies and languages is highly desired but not mandatory:

  • Kafka
  • Airflow
  • Scala

Next steps

Join us for an exciting journey!

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.

For any further questions about the position, you can turn to Product Talent Acquisition Partner Noora Markoff at 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 52,000 restaurant and retail partners as well as with over 110,000 courier partners across 23 countries and 210 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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