Software Engineer, Technical Risk Mitigation

Deliveroo, London

Your favourite restaurants, delivered fast to your door.

Job title: Software engineer, TRIM

Location: Cannon Street, London

Compensation: competitive

Closing date: 8 December 2018 


We're looking for an experienced software engineer to help us identify, create, and run processes that will maintain high levels of reliability across all our applications. You'll be working with product teams, designers, product managers, engineers, and commercial teams and will be involved in the feature creation process in order to ensure that we are keeping highest quality standards by finding engineering solutions to mitigating risk.

As a Software Engineer (TRIM) you will:

  • Work as an integral part of our broader engineering group in a newly formed, multidisciplinary team that is tasked specifically with mitigating the risks associated with releasing and maintaining our products
  • Be willing to question the conventional understanding of software development lifecycle and define what a risk based approach to releasing fast means in a modern software company
  • Use a data driven approach to look for the quality gaps in our products and processes and define engineering solutions to those problems
  • Be involved in creating tools for a better, faster and more reliable platform by, for example: defining critical business facing metrics we can use to alert on problems with our products and building dashboards to alert us of failures, improving A/B testing tools, improving existing CI/CD pipelines by automating different parts of the development workflow, developing techniques for testing in production, automating aggregation of user feedback, reducing code complexity, synthetic monitoring
  • Help shaping and improving the development process at all levels through automation or tooling
  • Mentor less experienced team members, helping them learn and grow
  • Be involved in the interview process as we grow the team

Things we are looking for in an engineer:

  • Ability to work in an investigative manner
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Pride in readable, well-designed, well-tested software
  • Desire to build tools for other engineers
  • Solid experience in software engineering roles
  • Experience in or knowledge of distributed systems
  • Knowledge of microservices architecture and HTTP/REST
  • Knowledge of relational databases and key-value stores

Nice to haves:

  • Knowledge of implementing established testing methodologies within an agile workflow (continuous integration/delivery)
  • We use Ruby, Scala, Go, Python, Kotlin and Swift primarily - if you are proficient in any of these languages then that’s a bonus
  • iOS, Android or web development experience
  • Previous experience in quality or testing
  • Experience in building internal tools from scratch
  • Knowledge of Docker
  • Experience with TDD environments


  • Fantastic exposure to scaling a tech team at a unique pace
  • Work at our new headquarters right by Cannon Street Station. The office has a prayer room, nap room, onsite gym, and a rooftop garden overlooking Tower Bridge. We hold firmwide meetings on our basketball court
  • Flexible working, including parent friendly working hours, flexible hours, working from home days - all made easy by our great use of tech including video conferencing, slack, workplace
  • Maternity/paternity leave and shared parental leave
  • An internationally diverse, sociable, dynamic team to work alongside
  • Conferences (attending and/or speaking) and learning resources
  • Company benefits including: discounted private healthcare and a pension plan with employer contributions, childcare voucher scheme, cycle to work scheme, charitable giving, subsidised gym membership, cycle parking)
  • Company wide tech talks with internal and external speakers, and a calendar of tech meetups hosted on the premises
  • Regular team off-sites
  • Access to Deliveroo Plus (no delivery fee on all orders)
  • Every Friday we order lunch for everyone from restaurants on the Deliveroo platform


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.

About Deliveroo

About us 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 roll-outs, 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.

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