Friday , December 8 2023

Deliveroo Careers – Senior Software Engineer

Website Deliveroo

About the job

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer, Android Location: Cannon Street, London Salary: Competitive 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 over 5 years ago and finding it almost impossible to

order great food, despite the wealth of incredible restaurants in the city. Fast forward 5 years

and we operate in 13 countries with over 50,000 riders who deliver orders from 50,000

restaurants in over 200 cities worldwide.

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 are providing people with

limitless access to different cuisines and restaurants, turning cooking from a chore to a

choice, and giving people the freedom to eat what they want, when they want, where they

want it.

We work with riders, restaurants and consumers. We operate one of the most complex three

sided marketplaces in the world and we do this in real time. Millions of customers and

thousands of restaurants and riders rely on us to match them within milliseconds. The

algorithms behind that marketplace are the secret sauce that allow us to deliver our orders in

under 30 minutes.

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 dollar company that is more than doubling in size every year.

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.

The Role

You’ll work as part of our rapidly growing product team building robust, maintainable and

beautiful Android applications for our rider, restaurant and consumer teams.

You’ll take part in decisions related to how we undertake new projects and gather

requirements to scope out projects with the rest of the team. We’re looking for people who

enjoy mentoring others, like tackling problems collaboratively and working closely with

product managers and other engineers to create polished solutions

Our applications have an MVVM architecture with some legacy MVP, using RxJava (which we’re looking to replace with coroutines in time) and Dagger Hilt. We’re well

underway to convert all Android applications to 100% Kotlin. We’re also using Jetpack Compose in production.


  • We want to emphasise that we don’t expect you to meet all of the below:
  • Take pride in readable, well-designed and well-tested software
  • Experience in building Android applications at scale
  • Kotlin and/or Java experience
  • Accomplished in scaling Android architecture
  • Experience with Android development tools like Android Studio
  • Experience working in a cross-functional team
  • Knowledge of the Android SDK and AndroidX
  • Interested in writing Kotlin
  • A bias for action and pragmatism over perfection

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-ups around.

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