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. It began with our founder Will, arriving in London in 2004 and finding it almost impossible to order great food, despite the wealth of incredible restaurants in the city. In 2013 Deliveroo was launched. Fast forward to 2020 and we operate in 12 markets with over 60,000 riders who deliver orders from 60,000 restaurants in over 500 cities worldwide.

And we're just getting started.

The Role

  • Reporting to one of our Engineering Managers, work as part of a full stack product team to develop solutions to ensure optimal experiences for our customers, riders, and restaurants
  • Utilise a variety of backend technologies to build scalable products
  • You'll take part in decisions related to how we undertake new projects
  • You'll gather requirements and scope out projects.

Our skills include:

We want to emphasise that 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
  • 5+ years professional experience writing web-based applications in any language working with Ruby/Rails, Go, Python, Scala, or Rust
  • Experience with TDD environments (RSpec, Minitest, Capybara or Selenium)
  • Experience with relational databases (PostGreSQL, MySQL) and key-value stores (Memcache, Redis)
  • Experience with front-end web technology, (such as React)
  • Experience with web architecture at scale (20krpm and above)
  • Experience with PostGIS, or any geography-heavy applications
  • Experience solving logistical problems with software

Life at Deliveroo

We are a growing team, with very large impact, looking to answer some of the most interesting questions out there. We move fast, we're always looking for new ideas and we're very transparent about the decisions we make and why we make them.

There are so many questions we need to answer and plenty more we haven't even encountered. How can we predict what someone wants to order for dinner long before the idea has even crossed their mind? At Deliveroo these are just some of the tough problems we are solving - and there is no challenge that cannot be yours. No solution is owned by one team, which means the scope for growth and personal impact is enormous.

Diversity

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.

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