Hey, you look like you might be our new Senior Backend Engineer, Consumer Search
The Consumer Search engineering team of Wolt is focusing on developing venue & item search for our consumers. This team is all about experimenting, testing, and fine-tuning our complex search feature, including filtering and sorting, relevancy scoring, as well as taking care of the end-to-end consumer search architecture to create the best possible search experience for our customers. The team is cross-functional and consists of a Team Lead, Product Lead, experienced software engineers, designers as well as data scientists and data analysts who are eagerly waiting for you to join them and bring your expertise to the table.
As a Senior Backend Engineer at Consumer Search, you’d get a unique chance to bring your competence and experience from building similar search features in scale into use. Together with the experienced, small but growing team, you’d have full ownership of the search feature, used already by 10+ million customers. This role would be primarily hands-on developing high-quality code. In addition to programming, you’d share the best practices, ensure the building of scalable solutions, and share your expertise relentlessly around the search domain. Your handprint would surely be visual in producing an uncompromisingly good search feature which we are almost building from ground up. With Wolt expanding beyond restaurants enabling several kinds of Retail experiences, it becomes increasingly important and challenging for us to help consumers find what they need. A universal Search feature sits at the center of the organization’s wider product strategy.
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📍This role can be based in one of our tech hubs in Helsinki, Berlin or Stockholm, or you can work remotely anywhere in Finland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, and Estonia. Read more about our remote setup here. If you live outside of these countries - not to worry! We provide relocation support to help you make your way to Finland, Germany or Sweden.
Our humble expectations
The ideal candidate would have an extensive background in designing and building top-class software, especially similar search features at scale. We expect you to have strong knowledge of Elasticsearch or similar tools. Preferably, you’d have previous experience as a Senior Engineer role in the search domain at a large consumer org. History as a coding architect is genuinely relevant as well. The team writes mainly Python (Flask, FastAPI) but we assume you can handle it with up-to-date skills from any other modern language and framework.
Naturally, excellent communications skills, capability to drive by technical expertise and get things done are crucial.
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).