Senior C++ Engineer, Logistics Optimization

Remote or Helsinki, Finland

Logistics is one of the most complex parts of Wolt's business and it’s absolutely integral to Wolt, and doing it well can mean the difference between delivering blissful customer experiences efficiently and profitably vs. operational nightmare and a cacophony of late deliveries. Our routing platform is fully automated, with our proprietary route optimization system finding the optimal route for each courier partner, hopping between venues and customers. 

Logistics teams work on several backend service components for route optimization, traffic flow prediction, delivery time prediction and supply/demand control. Scala and C++ are used in the backend services whereas data analysis and machine learning is in Python.

We are looking for an experienced C++ developer to join the ranks of the Logistics Optimization team. The Logistics Optimization team is a group of people consisting of a C++ algorithm developer, an operations researcher, and data scientists. The team ensures that Wolt’s delivery times are both as low as possible and as accurate as possible.

The key to both goals is our in-house route optimizer, written entirely from scratch in modern C++. The route optimizer takes a routing problem, containing our ongoing deliveries and courier partners, as input and generates a solution. Our final delivery time estimates are also generated at this stage. Due to the size of Wolt’s cities, it is vital that the optimizer explores the solution space as efficiently as possible, as our ability to run multiple iterations of the route optimizer has a direct impact on city efficiency.

You would have an impact on Wolt’s overall business as a key player in the next big steps we are taking with the route optimizer. We’re aiming to make significant improvements in the way we use our internal distance matrices, as well as evaluate what makes a route good. As a C++ developer, you would have a chance to work on these improvements, and, depending on your interests, help us run live tests to evaluate the impact of these improvements.

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

  • Fluent programming skills in modern C++
  • Experience in performance-oriented programming
  • Several years of experience building production-grade software
  • Analytical and curious thinking, self starter with a drive to get things done
  • Good communications skills 

Experience in the following domains and technologies is highly desired but not mandatory:

  • Building and setting up web infrastructures
  • Docker and Kubernetes for containerization and orchestration
  • Experience in Python

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. If you want to check up on your application or have any further questions about the position, you can turn to Product Talent Acquisition Partner 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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