Engineering Team Lead, Performance Engineering & Databases



Berlin, Germany
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. Each and 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

Wolt is looking for an Engineering Team Lead to join our new Performance & Databases team based in Helsinki. The team leads Wolt-wide product problem solving in the fields of databases and performance engineering. They discover and locate possible future bottlenecks and solve them by providing expertise, building tooling and providing best practices for other teams. Databases, their operational planning as well as future architectures is in the core of their work as they bring expertise and vision to our database infrastructure, operations and optimisation. The mission of this team to make sure Wolt runs smoothly as we scale like crazy!

The team is a power squad of four experienced engineers currently and it works closely with our Infrastructure, Platform Services, Developer Happiness and other Core engineering teams.

Our Product Development is based in Helsinki HQ (working remotely at the moment) but welcome new members to the Helsinki HQ or working entirely remotely in elsewhere Finland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden or Estonia now and in the future! Note that we don't have relocation support for other locations than Finland & Germany at the time, so we hope you are based in one of these locations when applying for remote role.


You know what it takes to develop top quality software, take care of people and achieve ambitious goals together. You'll be an inspirer, facilitator and an enabler for the team to do what they do best, by making personal development plans, hosting regular 1on1s and taking part in recruitment. We expect you to be a good communicator, willing to serve people outside of your own team, be a product oriented and a proactive problem solver willing to bring up issues in a constructive manner to the team and the whole Wolt Product team at large.

If you are one of those unicorns, with leadership abilities & development skills, there is room in this position for hands on contribution as well! However, the most important tasks in this role are facilitation, communication, helping high performing engineers to focus and bringing them context. We are thrilled if you have technical expertise in fields such as performance engineering, observability, modern software development or databases.

Additional Information

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 Wolt stock options. The latter make it exceptionally easy to be excited about our company growing and doing well, as you'll 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, Anna Barasinska, at [email protected] at any given time.

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