Lead Engineer, Consumer Search



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. 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

The Consumer Search engineering team of Wolt is focusing on developing venue & item search for our consumers. This team is all about experimenting, testing, and fine-tuning our complex search feature, including filtering and sorting, relevancy scoring, as well as taking care of the end-to-end consumer search architecture to create the best possible search experience for our customers. The team consists of a Team Lead, Product Lead and five experienced software engineers who are eagerly waiting for you to join them and bring your expertise to the table.

As a Lead Engineer at Consumer Search, you’d get a unique chance to bring your competence and experience from building similar search features in scale into use. Together with the experienced, small but growing team, you’d have full ownership of the search feature, used already by 10+ million customers. This role would be primarily hands-on and leading by developing high-quality code. In addition to programming, you’d share the best practices, ensure the building of scalable solutions, mentor other developers, and facilitate their expertise relentlessly around the search domain. Your handprint would surely be visual in producing an uncompromisingly good search feature which we are almost building from ground up. With Wolt expanding beyond restaurants enabling several kinds of Retail experiences, it becomes increasingly important and challenging for us to help consumers find what they need. A universal Search feature sits at the center of the organisation’s wider product strategy. 

The teams are currently based in Helsinki HQ and Berlin offices. We welcome both on-site & remote new members from Finland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, or Estonia! Note that we only have relocation support for Helsinki & Berlin for the time being. 🌍


The ideal candidate would have an extensive background in designing and building top-class software, especially similar search features at scale. We expect you to have strong knowledge of Elasticsearch or similar tools. Preferably, you’d have previous experience as a Senior Engineer / Lead Engineer role in the search domain at a large consumer org. History as a coding architect is genuinely relevant as well. The team writes mainly Python (Flask, FastAPI) but we assume you can handle it with up-to-date skills from any other modern language and framework.

Naturally, excellent communications skills, capability to drive by technical expertise and get things done are crucial.

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, Severi Kausola, at [email protected]

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