Python Backend Engineer, Content and Personalisation



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 €865M 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

Are you interested in being part of building a service that is unique to the tastes of our over 10 million users? Wolt is looking for multiple backend engineers with Python skills to join our different engineering teams across the product development organization. We have a strong Python community at Wolt and modern Python is our bread and butter. We strive to always use the latest Python version in our services which allows us to benefit from the latest language features. If you are a Pythonista and would like to be surrounded by like minded people, we have a lot to offer.  

Examples of teams using Python as their main tool in the backend development:  

  • The Consumer Experience team, responsible for the development and operations of consumer-facing APIs and backend features.  
  • The Merchant team works on all the tooling we offer our restaurants, like our Merchant iPad application (with which the restaurants receive their orders), Merchant Admin (a platform for the merchants with our Menu Editor and business analytics) and internal Merchant management tools.
  • The Growth team, developing our consumer-facing applications (iOS, Android, and Web) with new growth driving features and building tools for our marketing teams. 
  • The Content & Personalisation team, responsible for “Your Wolt” -experience by research and developing methods and machine learning models for selecting and presenting the most relevant content to the customers based on their personal preferences at any given time, at any given place. 

The teams are 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! 


You might be the one if you are an engineer with several years of experience designing and building top-class software and APIs, enthusiasm towards working with Python is naturally essential. We mostly work with Python (Flask, FastAPI), MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and appreciate it if you understand what it takes to build and operate scalable software services in production. Our massive backend software is powered with Kubernetes in AWS so proficiency in these platforms or similar and cloud infrastructure is a huge plus. 

Aside from technology, we expect you to be a product-oriented problem solver, a good communicator, willing to collaborate with people in- and outside of your own team, and keen to bring up issues in a constructive manner to the team and to Wolt at large. We work with high ownership in small teams where each team member works around the whole SW development life cycle. Each and every one of our product team members has a say in where we are going and what solutions we implement.

Additional Information

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 Product Talent Acquisition Partner, Allan Rauter at [email protected]

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