As the Database Engineering Team Lead, you will play a crucial role in architecting, designing, and maintaining the core database infrastructure that powers our platform. You will lead a team of skilled Database and DevOps engineers and collaborate closely with feature engineering teams to ensure seamless integration of database solutions into our products. Your technical expertise in MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and Kafka, coupled with your leadership skills, will drive the efficiency, reliability, and scalability of our database systems at Wolt.
Among responsibilities and challenges:
- Lead a team of Database and DevOps engineers in the design, implementation, and maintenance of our database systems
- Collaborate with feature engineering teams at Wolt to understand their requirements and ensure the databases support their needs efficiently
- Architect and optimize database solutions for performance, reliability, and scalability to meet the demands of a fast-growing company
- Design and implement database security measures, including access controls, encryption, and data privacy
- Monitor database systems to identify and address performance bottlenecks, troubleshoot issues, and optimize query performance
- Lead efforts to ensure data consistency, integrity, and availability across various database systems
- Stay up-to-date with industry best practices, emerging technologies, and trends in database engineering to drive continuous improvement
- Educate and empower the organization by sharing database best practices, providing technical guidance, and delivering training sessions to foster a deeper understanding of database technologies
- Mentor and develop team members, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and technical excellence
- Contribute to strategic planning and decision-making related to database technologies and architecture
📍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.
- Proven experience in database engineering, with a deep understanding of MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and Kafka
- Previous experience in a team lead role, guiding and mentoring engineering teams
- Strong expertise in database design, optimization, performance tuning, and troubleshooting
- Familiarity with cloud-based database solutions and deployment (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP)
- Excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to addressing technical challenges
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across cross-functional teams
- Experience working in a fast-paced, agile development environment.
- Knowledge of data privacy and security best practices
- A passion for staying current with the latest trends and advancements in database technologies
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 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 - Anna Pivovar (email@example.com).