Data Science Summer 2022 Internship
Wolt is a Finnish technology company established in 2014. We’re mostly known for our food delivery platform that makes it easy for hungry people to find great food from our restaurant partners.🏆 In addition to that, we’ve expanded our offering beyond food into retail: ranging from grocery to clothes, flowers, beauty, and other sectors!
While our 15M registered users enjoy seamless deliveries, our amazing team supports the platform behind the scenes, ensuring a sustainable balance between customers, merchants, and courier partners.💙
To build a better, bigger Wolt, we’re looking for a Data Science intern to join us for summer 2022 in Helsinki. If building tech and services that make cities better sounds like your cup of tea, let us tell you more about the opportunity. 🤩
A look into the Data Science team at Wolt
Data Scientists at Wolt work with machine learning for the most important processes and parts of Wolt’s online delivery platform and business operations that affect all the 23 countries we operate in. 🌍
Our Data Scientists are embedded in our product/business teams. That helps to focus on a specific area together with cross-functional product teams. Hence, Data Scientists at Wolt closely collaborate with Product Leads, Engineers, Designers, and Product Data Analysts. 💪
While being embedded in product/business teams, our Data Scientists have a “home” Data Science team, where they have their own rituals, meetings, knowledge sharing sessions, and support. The Data Science team has a very own team lead who cultivates personal growth and ensures the team does the right things in the right ways.
As a Data Science intern, you’ll be assigned a senior mentor from the “home” Data Science team and will be embedded into a product/business team together. 🚀
The program will last for 4-6 months — you can decide the duration within this frame. We’re also very flexible with the start month — you can join us in April, May, June - you decide!
During the internship, you’ll get hands-on experience with things like owning machine learning use cases as part of a product/business team starting from identifying opportunities to developing and prototyping a solution, all the way to deploying, maintaining, and improving a production-ready solution inside of the embedded product team. 🎓
🤓 Your daily work will include:
• Working closely with your data science mentor to experience the lifecycle of a data science product: from conception to deployment.
• Pair with analysts, engineers, and product managers to identify their needs and translate them to data/models questions.
• Collaborating with other data scientists to develop and experiment with machine learning models and/or methods in Python.
• Being involved with real-world, multi-modal data (e.g. noisy).
• Participating in continuous development and update of models.
You’ll work with our modern Data Science stack (Python, SQL, Spark, Docker, K8s, Snowflake, AWS, Flyte, Seldon Core, Airflow, MLflow, Kafka, Jenkins, Looker), and our team will support you with getting exposed to mentioned technologies. 🥳
What we offer
4-6 months program with a chance to stay with us permanently afterward.
This is a paid internship, and we offer a salary of 3000€ per month.
🌍 Beyond the obvious, we’re happy to bring on the stage:
• Plenty of room for development — you’ll be assigned a skillful mentor to work closely with.
• Growing data science team — we aim to double the size of our current Data Science team in 2022, so there will be many opportunities for you to grow and learn from fellow Data Scientists.
• A company culture where we take ownership beyond the obvious, do common things uncommonly well, think big but stay humble, and treat others kindly.
Our humble expectations
The core requirement for the role is a genuine interest in production-level data science projects - we hope you’re motivated to master each step of the process from prototyping to maintaining and improving production-ready solutions. We highly value relevant educational backgrounds, such as Maths, Statistics, Computer Science, and similar.
From the technical perspective, we appreciate, for example, basic knowledge of SQL and Python through your studies, hobby projects, or previous work experience. It’ll be enough if you understand the basics of programming, can read code, and know how to write syntax.
Since our Data Scientists team closely interacts with the product/business teams, we’re looking for someone who enjoys interacting with people on a daily basis. The ability to search for information and ask relevant questions from various teams will be crucial. 🙌
As Wolt is an international company, our only language requirement is advanced English.
We prefer candidates who are able to continue full-time after the internship period, so this is truly a chance for a career path. Today we have numerous members in different product teams who originally started as interns.🙏
Please note that we’re looking for interns who are able to work in close cooperation with their mentors and team members located in Helsinki as soon as the situation enables. We are unfortunately unable to offer relocation or visa support for internships, so you should be eligible for work in Finland for the duration of the program. If you’re offered to stay with us on a permanent basis after the internship, we’ll take care of your work visa if that’s needed.
Sounds good? Here’s how to apply
To apply for the internship, you don't need to have extensive working experience — you can prove your skills by completing the assignment we have prepared for you!
👀 The process is easy:
1 - Open the assignment. Read through the assignment instructions carefully. When your solution is ready, put it as a zip file to Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive (or similar). Remember to check permissions! If we cannot access the file, we cannot review your solution. Please don’t store your solution in a public GitHub repository during the application period.
2 - Click “Apply now”, fill in the form and attach a link to your assignment.
3 - Send your application.
Please note that the assignment is a mandatory part of the process. Applications without attached solutions won’t be accepted.
The deadline for the assignment is 31st January. We’ll review the assignments and invite successful candidates for interviews within one week.
Do I need to be based in Finland? Do you offer relocation support?
We have our tech hub in Helsinki and we would need you to be able to work at least partly from the Helsinki office with your future mentor and other team members. We don’t offer relocation service for this specific program so you should be already in Helsinki with a valid work permit.
I want to apply; what happens after I send my application?
If you are selected for the first round, you will get an invite for the next step by the latest on the following week the application period ends. We will be in touch with each and every candidate who applied regardless of the outcome. The recruitment process includes the preliminary home assignment, technical interview, and a meeting with your possible team lead. We are aiming to make the decisions during February.
I'm a student/ fresh graduate. Can I apply?
We want to provide long-term career paths so we are looking for candidates who are able to continue with us after the internship full-time. Therefore, we are especially looking for graduated candidates but if you are at the very end of your studies and feel comfortable finishing those while working with us you are welcome!
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!