Backend Engineer, Finance Group

  • Arkadiankatu 6 Wolt, Helsinki, Finland
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Engineering

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.

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

Do you have a sweet spot for designing and building top class software? Would you like to work in one of our teams that have a significant impact in conquering new markets and growth of our business? We might have just the right role for you as we welcome engineers with different amounts of experience from several years to senior or lead level!

We are looking for Backend Engineers to join our engineering teams in the Finance Group of product development (8 engineering teams in total), working on e.g. enabling smooth money flows (in and out), country operations and ensuring locally compliant financial invoicing. As Wolt operates internationally in over 23 countries and over 120 cities, we have to meet local requirements and have the best tools available in financial matters. This group of engineering teams also make sure that our product is ready to enter new markets by building integrations for invoicing and taxation and automating financial processes for local country teams. In addition, they have an important role whenever we expand to new business domains, such as retail and Wolt Market grocery chain. Naturally they work closely with our operative teams of expansion, legal and finance to make this happen.

Cool stuff about our teams:

Ownership: We handle the whole development process (business logic, testing, database & data streaming, CI/CD, analytics, cloud) ourselves in an autonomous manner. Don’t worry, we’re not alone: We have support from central teams when we need help.

Technology: We use modern tools and technologies. Current stack in use: Kotlin (Spring Boot), Python (Flask & FastAPI), TypeScript, React, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Kafka, GitHub Actions, Jenkins, AWS, Docker and Kubernetes.

Autonomy: We make the decisions as a team and group of teams! We are free to choose the technology stack and tools and make architectural decisions together. No top down decisions!

Growth: There is a lot of room for learning, teaching and growing together. We will support you with the tools and materials you need. 

Creativity: We’re building lots of new stuff with minimal technical debt so you can focus on developing new features.

Flexibility: You can choose whether you want to work fully remote, from the office or hybrid. It’s up to you and we don’t monitor people. We have a dedicated relocation partner to help you move to either Finland or Germany. If you are currently living in Estonia, Denmark or Sweden there is no need for you to relocate should you want to work from home but we will help you if you do want to move.

Diversity: We have different people with different backgrounds. Cultivating diversity and maintaining different opinions is the key to our success.


Our payment flow is written in Python (FastAPI, Flask) but we’ve started to build new services in Kotlin. Thus we are looking for the ability to develop production-level Python and/or Kotlin but find strong expertise in other - especially JVM - backend languages relevant as well. 

Our Engineers have wide responsibilities over the whole development lifecycle so knowledge of tools such as PostgreSQL, Docker, K8 and AWS will become handy. We are looking for engineers who can solve problems together, think about big problems such as scalability and availability and sometimes go against the current to also challenge the common decision. Understanding Fintech will help you succeed, but please don’t let it get in the way if it’s a new area for you -  we’re sure you’d get a grasp of things quickly once you start! 

In addition to technical expertise we value taking ownership beyond obvious, your motivation to learn new things you don’t yet master, ability to make decisions together with your team and willingness to collaborate with different teams Woltwide. 

Additional Information

The position will be filled as soon as we find the right person, so make sure to apply as soon as you realize you really, really want to join us!

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 Talent Acquisition Partner, Severi Kausola, at [email protected] at any given time.

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