Lead Engineer, Courier Group

Remote or Helsinki, Finland

We are in a phase of rapid growth, and now we are looking for a Lead Engineer to make sure we drive forward the product vision and scale while maintaining engineering quality.  

In this role, you own the Courier Group’s tech domain, facilitate the engineering roadmap for this group, and plan ahead in scaling, performance, and productivity alongside taking part in hands-on coding. You are passionate about quality engineering and push us all forward. You make sure engineering tasks are prioritized as you are part of the prioritization on a group level. 

The hard work of the teams in the Courier Group comes extremely visible once the customer has made the order: The Logistics team develops the routing service that makes our deliveries fast and efficient by tuning the routing algorithms, researching and testing different routing solutions, and improving scalability as the load in the system grows exponentially. The Logistics team is responsible for making our logistics scale with the insane growth phase and connecting people and hard-working couriers in global cities of millions e.g., Tokyo & Berlin. The Courier Team strives towards a perfect courier partner experience at Wolt: they build solutions that scale with the fast increase in the number of users. The Supply & Demand team is improving the automation and tools for courier supply and customer demand. The team is responsible for predicting the right number of courier partners that we would need online at any point in time to meet Wolt customers’ demand while achieving excellent service levels. The Supply & Demand team owns several ML models to forecast customer demand, incentivise couriers through dynamic compensation mechanisms, and help couriers maximise their earnings.

In these teams, the primary backend language is Scala: we strive to always use the latest and best Scala libraries in our services. If you are a functional programming enthusiast and would like to be surrounded by like-minded people, we have a lot to offer.  Our backend software is powered with Kubernetes in AWS.

Lead Engineers at Wolt own their ownership area and technological competence with a passion, sharing best practices, ensuring scalable systems, mentoring developers, and facilitating their expertise relentlessly. They make sure we scale while maintaining engineering quality and produce uncompromising results from the product vision. Lead engineers work as individual contributors in high criticality projects in their domain and help champion success. They participate in business-critical projects and ensure the projects in the area are successful and well built to scale. Lead engineers share the knowledge and influence engineers and teams across the group and beyond. 

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 set-up here

Our humble expectations

We are looking for an extensive background in experience in designing and building top-class software and APIs, and you understand what it takes to build and operate scalable software services in production. Preferably you would have been in a Lead Engineer / Staff Engineer role previously. Background as a coding architect is genuinely relevant as well. In addition, you should have experience in system architecture, and functional programming experience is a must.

Naturally, excellent communications skills, capability to drive change and get things done are crucial.

Next steps

The position will be filled as soon as we find the right person, so please apply quickly! 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 Noora Markoff, noora.markoff(at)wolt.com 💙

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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