Senior Scala Engineer, Retail

Remote or Berlin, Germany

Wolt is in a phase of rapid growth - just last year, we started expanding our delivery offering into new verticals with a variety of deliverable goods such as groceries, merchandise, flowers, clothes, and toys, all referred to as “Retail” and we are now looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Retail Merchant team. 🛍️ In this team we build products and tools to help with the smooth onboarding of our retail partners, manage their assortment on Wolt, and keep their in-store operations running efficiently. So basically, the Retail Merchant team is responsible for making Wolt a great platform for the retailers, and over the past year, the team has been focusing on projects like building a tailored app for the retailers, automatic refunds, supporting venues with a huge number of items, and keeping track of the venue's inventory. And we’ve only just started!

In the Retail Merchant team, we have built our shiny new backend services from scratch using modern technologies that include Scala, Kafka, Kubernetes, AWS, Play, Akka Streams, protobuf, and Websockets. We have a huge Scala ecosystem at Wolt overall and our codebase in this Retail team is quite new (just over 1 year old), so we’re always up to date with the tech stack. We’re a relatively small cross-functional team that consists of frontend and backend engineers, a designer, a product lead, and a team lead,  so we value autonomy and ownership, and hope that our new team members enjoy that kind of the environment too! One of the best things about our team is that each and every member has a chance to have a say in the product decisions, priorities, ways of working, design, or any other topics and since retail will be one the key parts of Wolt’s business as we have just started our journey in expansion to the retail side, there’s a huge opportunity to make an impact 🚀

Last but not least, 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 setup here.

Our humble expectations

In order to succeed in the role, you’ll need several years of experience building top-class software and APIs. You should also have a strong experience in functional programming in Scala. Some of the work in the team is also done in Python, so knowing it is a huge advantage. 

Since we’re building a fairly new product, we value an attitude of constant improvements, the ability to create entirely new features from scratch, and an entrepreneurial mindset of taking ownership of what you've built is a must. So, if you feel that you’ve got what it takes and if working on a cool product in a cool team sounds like something you’d be interested in doing, we’d love to hear from you! 💙

Next steps

Join us for an exciting journey!

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.

For any further questions about the position, you can turn to Product Talent Acquisition Partner Noora Markoff at noora.markoff(at) 

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 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!


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