Senior Kotlin Backend Engineer, Wolt Market



Helsinki, Finland
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

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 30,000 restaurant and retail partners as well as with over 60,000 courier partners across 23 countries and 129 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. 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!


Job Description

Do you want to work in a start-up within a start-up?

If you do, then come and join our Wolt Market teams and dive deep into Kotlin to develop from scratch our backend services.

Wolt Market is a chain of dark grocery stores available on Wolt’s well known delivery platform. Wolt Market delivers groceries to our users within 30 minutes, and now we’re looking to take a leap forward with a dedicated product offering for Wolt Market. The area will consist of multiple teams, which are still to be hired and built.

The teams will collaborate closely with our Retail, DaaS, and Merchant (integrations) teams, share knowledge, best practices and infrastructure on AWS.

Kotlin for us a success story; we started using it in our Fintech team but now it has spread to multiple teams across product development for building our microservices.

If you haven’t used Kotlin so far, that’s ok, we are happy to consider anyone who has experience with a JVM language such as Java or Scala.

Since it is early days in the project, you will play an integral part in defining the way the team will work, participate in architecture, CI/CD discussion meetings and decide on tools and best practices.

The team will be based in Helsinki HQ (working remotely at the moment) but welcomes new members to the Helsinki HQ or working entirely remotely elsewhere in Finland, Germany, Denmark, or Estonia now and in the future.


We are looking for people who have several years of experience building high-quality software, APIs and integrations and can handle the whole development cycle all the way to production. We find strong expertise in other JVM backend languages like Java and Scala genuinely relevant as well. Other relevant technologies are MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and we deploy on AWS. 

We value an attitude of constant improvement and the ability to create entirely new features from scratch. An entrepreneurial mindset of taking ownership of what you've built is a must. Join us with a huge opportunity to impact how the Wolt operations scale!

Additional Information

The positions will be filled as soon as we find the right persons, 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 Wolt stock options. The latter make it exceptionally easy to be excited about our company growing and doing well, as you will 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 Talent Acquisition Partner, John Tsintzos, at [email protected] at any given time.

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