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Senior Software Engineer, Back End

The Role


  • 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 with the rest of the team


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 or more years professional experience writing web-based applications in any language, and a willingness to quickly get up to speed on our stack (Ruby/Rails, Go, Python or Scala)
  • Experience with TDD environments (RSpec, Minitest, Capybara, Selenium)
  • Experience with relational databases (PostGreSQL, MySQL) and key-value stores (Memcache, Redis)
  • Experience with front-end web technology, bonus points for React
  • Experience with web architecture at scale (20krpm and above)
  • Experience with PostGIS, or any geography-heavy applications
  • Experience with "NoSQL" data backends (Redis, MongoDB, ElasticSearch)
  • Experience solving logistical problems with software


Life at Deliveroo


We are a growing team, with very large impact, seeking 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 do data and technology help restaurants to grow as consumer habits change? 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 a particular team, which means the scope for growth and personal impact is enormous.


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.

In 2018 we announced our decision to give every employee equity in the company. We did this because we wanted all of our employees, regardless of location, level or role to be owners and because we believe that this is the right thing to do. We believe this helps build a culture where everyone is committed and able to share in the company’s success.

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-up’s around.