Backend Engineer, Content & Personalisation

Helsinki, Finland

Are you interested in being part of building a service that is unique to the tastes of our over 8 million users? Do you want to be part of making Wolt even more personal? Then joining the Content & Personalisation team as a Backend Engineer might be exactly what you are looking for.

This brand spanking new team currently consists of six people and we are hoping that you would be the lucky number seven. The Content & Personalisation team is responsible for “Your Wolt” -experience. The team researches and develops methods and machine learning models for selecting and presenting the most relevant content to the customers based on their personal preferences at any given time, at any given place. You’d be coming up with and implementing new ways for users to browse content, carrying out A/B tests to learn what matters to our users, building new features to the Content Editor used for managing curated content, and supporting work in personalisation and scoring models alongside a machine learning engineer and a data scientist by providing training data and connecting their models with the user product.

Our humble expectations

So what does it take to get personal with this team? We are looking for someone who has experience in modern Python. We have adopted static type checking (with mypy) throughout our Python code, so some prior experience with static typing in Python or some other programming language is appreciated but not mandatory.

To succeed in the fast pace of the team, great communication skills in English are in order, as well as creative problem-solving skills and a customer-obsessed mentality. You are not someone who is just starting their career but you don’t need to be incredibly senior either.

You get our team additionally excited if you have A/B testing experience, prior personalisation or content delivery experience, machine learning experience and if you’ve used Wolt or similar services before (since that definitely helps in understanding the customer better).

Next steps

The position will be filled as soon as we find the right person, so make sure to apply as soon as you realize that you in fact are that right person for this role.

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, Petteri Tuomimaa 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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