Senior Kotlin Backend Engineer

Remote or Remote, Germany

Are you interested in being part of building a service that is unique to the tastes of our over 10 million users? Wolt is looking for multiple backend engineers with Kotlin skills to join our different engineering teams across the product development organization. Kotlin is one of our newest language additions, already in use in a multiple teams across the product development when building new services. Now we want to welcome enthusiastic like minded engineers in this new journey also remotely!

Examples of teams using Kotlin as their main language in the backend development:  

  • The Merchant Integrations team making sure our merchant partners can benefit more and more from their cooperation with Wolt. The team has been building custom integrations to major franchises, but we’re now getting ready for the 2nd phase of building open API’s to enable more of our merchant partners to reap the benefits. You will be building new APIs, allowing merchants to integrate into our system. These are not only restaurants but also big chains such as supermarkets - in terms of business scope we’re talking about a large scale. The work is extremely impactful, and also includes direct communication with several stakeholders. Instead of firefighting, you will mostly be building new solutions in our small, autonomous team.
  • The Payments team is a part of our financial services group and focuses on incoming payments from consumers. The team has the ownership of the whole payment flow and handles all integrations to payment providers and makes sure that the desired payment methods are available for consumers. What makes things unique is the payment landscape which is constantly evolving and requires local adaptation in different countries. If you’ve worked with payments before, you know the thrill. But if you haven’t, you might want to give it a try! 
  • The Localisation team is part of our financial services group, focusing on making sure we are meeting the local requirements for receipt and invoice compliance, taxation and business model to mention a few. The team works closely with our expansion, legal and finance teams to make sure our product is ready to conquer new markets. That also mean close cooperation with the other engineering teams, to make sure product isn't a blocker for new markets. 

The teams are based in Helsinki HQ (working remotely at the moment) but welcome new members to the Helsinki HQ or working entirely remotely in elsewhere Finland, Germany, Denmark, or Estonia now and in the future! Note that we don't have relocation support for other locations than Finland at the time, so we hope you are based in one of these locations when applying for remote role.

Our humble expectations

We are looking for someone who has several years of experience building high-quality software, APIs and integrations and can handle the whole development cycle all the way to production. These teams have a background in developing their services with Python (FastAPI, Flask) but building new services in Kotlin. Thus knowledge in Python comes handy but most importantly, we are looking for the ability to take on production level Kotlin at short notice. We find strong expertise in other JVM backend languages genuinely relevant as well. Other relevant technologies are MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and our environment is AWS. 

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 positions will be filled as soon as we find the right persons, so make sure to apply as soon as you realize you really, really want to join us!

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 Talent Acquisition Partner, Severi Kausola, at at any given time.

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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