Why Deliveroo?

Why Deliveroo? When you first think about Deliveroo, you probably think of getting great food to your house in less than half an hour. Awesome right? But behind the scenes is the real story. This story is one of high growth, huge challenges and an enormous opportunity ahead of us.

We want to be the definitive food company - the app you go to any time you have a hunger pang. We are transforming the way people think about food. We’re a technology driven company at the forefront of the most rapidly expanding industry in the world, so come and join us for the ride.

And we’re just getting started

The scale of the opportunity ahead of us is immense. The global food market is valued at £7.7 trillion but only 1% of it is currently online. Contrast that with the digital disruption of countless other industries - from banking and travel to retail and communications - it's clear that our journey in the food sector has only just begun.

We are already a multi-billion pound company that has grown rapidly. Deliveroo came top in the FT's' list of Europe's fastest growing 1000 companies in 2018, and we were the first company ever to win Deloitte's 'UK Top 50' two years in a row. Yet most of the extraordinary value this company will generate lies ahead of us.

We want to be the definitive food company - the app you go to any time you have a hunger pang. We are transforming the way people think about food. We’re a technology driven company at the forefront of the most rapidly expanding industry in the world, so come and join us for the ride.

 

The Role

At Deliveroo we have a world-class Data Science organisation, with a mission to enable the highest quality human and machine decision making. We work throughout the company, in product, business and platform teams to answer some of the most interesting questions out there.

To make all of this possible, we need a state-of-the-art platform which allows us to quickly iterate on our machine learning models, train them on the data collected by our systems, validate their correctness, and reliably deploy them to production. The Machine Learning Platform team works on the tooling and best practices that supercharge ML at Deliveroo, in a close collaboration between software engineers and data scientists. 

People in our team utilise a variety of backend technologies to build scalable products and design complex distributed systems. You could be a good fit to join us if you have experience with the complexities involved in productionising machine learning models; are interested in both the data processing and the production side of the problem; and are passionate about taking the possibilities of machine learning to the next level.

We’re looking for Staff Software Engineers who are experienced in leading projects, taking accountability from start to finish, with full in-team ownership over the technical roadmap. You should be a strong collaborator with a keen interest in mentoring and coaching other engineers or teams.

 

Our skills

We need skilled software engineers who enjoy solving infrastructure problems with code. We don't expect you to meet all of the below but would love you to have experience in some of these areas.

  • Pride in readable, well-designed, well-tested software
  • Professional experience writing infrastructure services and applications in any language, and a willingness to quickly get up to speed on our stack (Ruby/Rails, Go, Scala)
  • Experience in leading and taking accountability for projects
  • Understanding of the infrastructure necessary for machine learning, such as training pipelines and feature stores
  • An understanding of Data Engineering concepts and best practices
  • Ability to coordinate technical changes across multiple teams and engineering groups.
  • Experience with VMs, containers and serverless compute platforms. (We use AWS for compute, e.g. EC2, ECS and Lambda)
  • Experience with distributed services and event streaming (we use Kafka)
  • Experience with operating systems, configuration management and "Infrastructure as Code". (We use Terraform)
  • Experience with SQL (we don't need you to be an expert, but you need to be willing to understand and craft some more complex analytics queries when needed)
  • Experience with data processing pipelines (such as AWS Step Functions) and stream processing (such as Flink)
  • Experience with monitoring Web applications (We use Datadog, Sentry)
  • Experience with managing databases, caches and message queues. (We use Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis)
  • Ability to work with unfamiliar codebases, including internal, open source and 3rd party code we depend on

Benefits and Diversity 

At Deliveroo we know that people are the heart of the business and we prioritise their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, convenience, growth, time away and relocation.

We believe a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be. That means we have no judgement when it comes to any one of the things that make you who you are - your gender, race, sexuality, religion or a secret aversion to coriander. All you need is a passion for (most) food and a desire to be part of one of the fastest growing companies in an incredibly exciting space.

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