Deliveroo is on a mission to transform the way the world thinks about food delivery. It’s not a chicken chow mein and a night on the sofa anymore, it’s your favourite local restaurant, it’s a dinner party, a date.

We’re four years in, and along the way our team have taken hundreds of ideas from brainstorms to global rollouts, like Deliveroo Editions bespoke kitchens designed to host a locally curated selection of restaurants. Editions are our solution to ensuring that our customers have access to the best of the food scene, no matter where they live.

And that’s just what we’re like at Deliveroo, no compromise allowed and lots of food inspired challenges to get your teeth into. Out of the box thinking is actively encouraged and we move quickly to make great ideas happen. We’re energetic, fast paced and blow off steam with free for all Friday lunches.

It’s a formula that’s working too we’re bringing great food to customers in 12 countries and over 100 cities.

At Deliveroo we’re striving to build London’s best engineering organisation.

Our teams are solving unique and difficult problems at scale in an energetic and hyper-growth environment. We’re growing incredibly quickly, and we need experienced Platform Engineers to help our platform engineering team to innovate and scale.

As a Database Engineer, you will play a key role within our Software Tools & Infrastructure (SETI) team. We have a "customer-first, live service-first" mindset, and we enable our teams to affect change with speed, ease & confidence. The reliability of our Deliveroo service, innovation in our production platform, and "engineer happiness" in our toolchain are our biggest priorities. You will need excellent database administration and development skills, a passion for solving the problems of our fellow engineers, to enjoy working in a constantly evolving start-up, and steering the strategic direction of crucial functions like service reliability and infrastructure management.



Your Responsibilities

  • You'll work in our SETI Engineering team, utilising AGILE best practice
  • You'll work with or build new database products and tools and improve our existing ones
  • You'll take part in decisions related to how we undertake new projects
  • You'll gather requirements and scope out projects with the rest of the team
  • You'll work closely with our fellow engineers, designers, QA and others

Things You Love to Do

  • Design and maintain builds that allow the deployment and management of our database technologies (Postgres)
  • Provide tools to effectively monitor, manage, alert on and performance tune our database technologies.
  • Provide advice and guidance to all our teams on issues relating to designing and building data solutions for their services.
  • Be an active team member and push yourself and others (gently) in the process of making all of us better.
  • Support our live service as required outside of standard working hours by participating in 24x7 on-call rota
  • Write good wikis to share the knowledge

Things That Earn Bonus Points

  • Familiarity with an Agile-style working environment.
  • Experience decomposing a monolith application and it’s database.
  • Planning for exponential growth and capacity.
  • Familiarity with Ruby or scripting languages.
  • Working knowledge of containers and Infrastructure as Code
  • Keen interest in automation, scripting, configuration management and delivering continuous deployment of database solutions



  • Free food and LOTS of it
  • Access to Deliveroo Plus (no delivery fee on all orders)
  • A brand new extremely impressive and fun office complete with nap room, onsite gym, basketball court and a roof top overlooking Tower Bridge
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Top-notch kit. Bring your own or we'll get you a shiny new Macbook and stuff.
  • An extremely fun team to work alongside!
  • Abundance of great online learning courses delivered by global universities

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 start ups around.

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