も⁠し⁠か⁠し⁠て⁠あ⁠な⁠た⁠は未⁠来⁠の⁠.⁠.⁠.  (Senior) Engineering Team Lead, AdTech


Berlin, Germany · Stockholm, Sweden · Helsinki, Finland


We are looking for an experienced Engineering Team  Lead or Senior Engineering Team Lead to build our AdTech development team. You’ll focus on building a platform for Brands to advertise within our surfaces. 

The AdTech team has been building and growing over the last years and is quickly becoming an important revenue centre within Wolt. We have two teams, one focusing on serving our Merchants, and one focusing on Brands, of which the Brands team in particular is much earlier in the journey and still building a foundational platform. These two teams have the awesome responsibility of creating an advertising platform that will allow brands and merchants to connect with our highly engaged audience through our food delivery and other verticals. 

In terms of tech, Kotlin is the main backend programming language of the team, TypeScript and React for frontend, Swift & Kotlin for Native Mobile.In terms of architecture, we are taking into use event-driven solutions more and more (Kafka etc.), and it’s a work in progress so you will get to be part of making that happen for your team and the group. As for databases, we use PostgreSQL & Redis and collect lots of data into SnowFlake. Our SRE stack is built around DataDog. and it’s a work in progress so you will get to be part of making that happen for your team and the group. We work in a cross-functional environment and right now the team consists of backend, frontend as well as data scientist & analyst and a Product Lead and we’re rapidly growing our ranks by looking to add more frontend and mobile competence during the year.

About You

You’ve built a lot of software – shipped products, created platforms, tools and modules, worked with every framework under the sun and have worked on Adtech products serving thousands of users both as an engineer and later, a lead. You’re as excited as we are about learning every day, and solving really hard engineering problems that no one else is. You've also operated services and/or scaled software at a high level, ensuring customer up-time and safety are your foremost tenets.

You're passionate about software quality, repeatability, testability and maintainability in production. When you need clarity, you go to the product owner – or even a user – and talk to them until you get it. When you need results, you are relentless in getting results, and never throw your hands up in defeat because your slack message goes un-replied, but instead find ways to get what you need.

As the leader of the team, you inspire, facilitate and enable the team to do what they do best. You have experience in all levels of team leadership - from the low level stuff like running the development cycle, providing insight on technical solutions, and solving day to day problems for the team. You know how to operate a service, and can interrogate the metrics and dashboards of your software to personally understand when things aren’t working and surface them to the team. You can train your team to do this too. You understand the challenges associated with operating a large-scale system in production, and your designs and architectures reflect that understanding. Shipping on time with high quality makes your heart feel warm.

You also have experience as a mentor and coach - you hold regular, meaningful 1-1’s, and prioritize the time of your team members over the churn of an often full calendar. You know how to challenge and keep your team accountable to audacious goals, while also providing a support network for people to feel safe failing and learning in their growth journey. You provide actionable and insightful feedback for the team, tied to your own personal experience and anecdotes to provide context and grounding. You would never ask your team to do something you aren’t willing to do yourself, although the times when you do touch code are likely few and far between. 

You also know how to operate on a high level as the face of your team. You understand how to take the raw estimates and timelines of team projects and build a crisp and clear narrative about your team for leadership. You know how to manage expectations and communicate to your stakeholders in the language that they understand, whether that be design, product, engineering leadership, or business partners. With stakeholders and team members you are diplomatic, persuasive, and usually right. You’re skilled at brokering agreements between teams that can, frankly, often have competing priorities and roadmaps, so that you get your stuff shipped. You keep stakeholders as accountable as your own reports, and are creative in finding technical solutions that prevent your team from getting blocked. You never blame a missed timeline on a dependency that doesn’t come through in time, because you understand that it’s your responsibility to find a path forward. 

You don’t believe your body odour is perfume, and remain open minded when challenged. When you’re wrong, you’re happy to learn something. You’re humble in the face of your team's misses, and able to think on your feet and move the team in the right direction when new information challenges your previous plans. You protect your team from direct blame, while still holding them accountable to learn and grow from failure.

Feel free to check our Wolt Tech Talks here.

This role can be based in one of our tech hubs in Helsinki or Stockholm, or you can work remotely anywhere in Finland, Sweden or Estonia. Read more about our remote setup here. 🌍


As an engineering leader in Wolt, expectations are high. We’re hoping that you are the next great leader to join us and raise the bar for the Adtech team ever higher. For this role in particular, we are looking for someone who can run not only a single team but in the future, take responsibility for the Adtech organization across two or more teams, and be the engineering face of a critical part of Wolt and DoorDash’s future product suite.


  • You’ve been developing software for more than 10 years

  • You have 3 or more years of experience as a team lead or manager. Experience leading larger or multiple teams preferred

  • Experience in the Adtech space preferred


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).





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