Senior Backend Engineer, Merchant

Remote or Helsinki, Finland

There would be no Wolt, without the restaurants and retailers. We live in symbiosis, and we are dedicated to serving our merchants in the best possible way - in the best cases, we've multiplied the revenue of our merchants and improved their market reach. The Merchant team is responsible for enabling smooth cooperation by building both external and internal tools related, and providing our merchants with insights into their business. The menu "model" is often thought to be one of the most complicated things Wolt has built/builds in the Engineering organisation. We currently have more than 40,000 venues on Wolt, but that number is scaling FAST, so it's more important than ever to develop our merchant facing products. The work you do will be utilized in all of the 23 countries we are currently present in from big global chains to cosy ramen places in Tokyo. 🍜

Ease of use, robustness and reliability are as important if not more so than in any other team at Wolt - without a good experience for the merchants we have no venues for our customers to order from.

As a Backend Engineer in the Merchant team, you'll be making our beautiful dream of multiplying the number of venues a reality. The team works on all the tooling we offer our restaurants and retailers, like our Merchant iPad application (with which the merchants receive their orders), Merchant Admin (a platform for the merchants with our Menu Editor and business analytics) and internal Merchant management tools.

The team is currently based in Helsinki HQ, Estonia and Berlin (working remotely at the moment) and welcomes new members to the Helsinki HQ or working entirely remotely elsewhere in Finland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, or Estonia now and in the future! 🌍

Our humble expectations

You might be the one we are looking for if you are an engineer with experience in designing and building top class software. More important than any specific programming language is your expertise in building systems at scale. However senior level experience with either Python or Kotlin (for backend development) and MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Kafka, AWS comes in handy.

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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