Wolt is looking for a Python Backend Engineer to join the Purchase Platform team. The team is responsible for the complete purchase lifecycle in the core of Wolt’s consumer backend. The Purchase Platform team is small yet highly proficient, and we're eager to add more talent to our dynamic group of skilled engineers.
Purchase Platform has full ownership of purchases, a core concept in Wolt's backend. As part of the team, you will get right into the guts of Wolt’s systems and help make sure we are able to continue scaling the business and have a solid foundation that other teams can build upon. The team is responsible for developing back-end components with a balanced touch of writing code, DevOps, and software reliability engineering (SRE), all while maintaining and continuously improving the scalability and robustness of our systems. Examples of tasks you will work on include extracting parts of a monolith into a new service, building internal APIs for other teams, and optimizing old flows inside the backend to be more efficient and scalable.
We have a strong Python community at Wolt and modern Python (FastAPI, Flask) is our bread and butter. We strive to always use the latest Python version in our services which allows us to benefit from the latest language features. Feel free to check out our Python tech talks here. If you are a Pythonista and would like to be surrounded by like-minded people, we have a lot to offer.
New team members are welcome to either of our tech hubs located in Helsinki or Stockholm or you can work entirely remotely anywhere in Finland, Sweden, Estonia You can read more about our remote setup here.
Our humble expectations
We are looking for someone with a strong professional background in building backend services using Python (or similar technologies) and delivering modern, testable and maintainable code. In addition we expect high emotional intelligence, a willingness to take ownership beyond the obvious, motivation to learn new things and to teach others, and a willingness to collaborate with different teams across the organization.
Aside from technology, we expect you to be a product-oriented problem solver, a good communicator, willing to collaborate with people in- and outside of your own team, and keen to bring up issues in a constructive manner to the team and to Wolt at large. We work with high ownership in small teams where each team member works around the whole software development life cycle. Each and every one of our product team members has a say in where we are going and what solutions we implement.
The position will be filled as soon as we find the right person, so make sure to apply as soon as you realize you really, really want to join us!
The compensation will be a negotiable combination of monthly pay and DoorDash RSUs. 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 - Severi Kausola (severi.kausola(at)wolt.com).