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Staff Release Engineer - Release Engineering



London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Location: London (hybrid: 3 days in the office)

Why Deliveroo?

We're building the definitive online food company, transforming the way the world eats by making hyper-local food more convenient and accessible. We obsess about building the future of food, whilst using our network as a force for good. We're at the forefront of an industry, powered by our market-leading technology and unrivalled network to bring incredible convenience and selection to our customers.

Working at Deliveroo is the perfect environment to build a definitive career, motivated by impact. Firstly, the impact that working here will have on your development, allowing you to grow faster than you might elsewhere; secondly, the impact that you can have on Deliveroo, leaving your mark as we scale; and finally, being part of something bigger, through the impact that we make together in our marketplace and communities.

What you'll do?

As a Staff Software Engineer within the Release Engineering team at Deliveroo, your individual work has an organisation-wide impact. You will work closely with adjacent teams to help us build fast, resilient, effective tooling for building, testing, and releasing software across the organisation. You will report to managers and group leads and together deliver the results.


Technical Execution:

  • You will be considered an expert in at least one relevant technical area, sought out for reviews and advice by multiple teams and colleagues.

  • Your work will also include forecasting and managing project timelines and risks, and setting a sustainable and incremental team pace.

  • It means that you will define the technical solutions for important business problems and understand the context in which large company decisions are made.

Collaboration & Leadership:

  • A part of the Staff Engineer's scope is aligning non-adjacent teams and disciplines to resolve unstructured and ambiguous challenges. This extends to coaching other folks across all levels and supporting up-and-coming leaders in the team.

  • You will lead the technical direction of their team, and influence the strategic direction and build non-adjacent team relationships.

  • Staff Engineers are calibrated to lead all types of engineering interviews, to help guide the understanding of the Deliveroo bar for all lower levels which often requires contribution in other recruiting areas outside of interviewing.

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

  • Experience writing web-based applications in any language, and an interest in learning (Go, Ruby/Rails, Python, Scala, or Rust)

  • Familiarity and practical experience with relational databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL)

  • Familiarity and practical experience with web architecture at scale (20krpm and above)

  • Familiarity and practical experience with "NoSQL" data backends and key-value stores (Redis, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch, Memcache)

  • Familiarity and practical experiencesolving logistical problems with software

Workplace & Diversity

At Deliveroo we know that people are the heart of the business and we prioritise their welfare. We offer multiple great benefits in areas including health, family, finance, community, convenience, growth and relocation.

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 startups in an exciting space.

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