Just Eat is known throughout the UK as a great way to get food delivered to your door, but behind that enterprise is a team of highly skilled techies exploring every possible way to get you the food you want as easily as possible.
This includes developing automated takeaway-delivery robots, chatbots that uses machine learning to guess what type of food you may want from your facial expression, Apple TV applications that let you split the cost of your takeaway between friends, Alexa apps, Hololens apps, Xbox apps, Virtual reality experiences – you name a cutting-edge technology, and Just Eat is exploring the possibilities the tech can offer the food-ordering community.
The company also has a big commitment to open-source technology [https://tech.just-eat.com/open-source/]. As Just Eat says on its website, “Just Eat is constantly innovating and every now and again we come up with something super neat that we can’t find an ‘out-of-the-box’ answer to; which we would like to contribute back to the community in the hope of solving some more of those common problems.”
The Just Eat tech team pride themselves on experimentation and learning from failure. As Craig Pugsley, Just Eat’s Principal UX Engineer says, “We have a wonderfully liberating principle of failing early and failing fast; it’s our job to fail those nine times so that we can get to that one time that is the absolutely killer success.” So, if you are interested in product research using the some of the most innovative technology tools out there, Just Eat’s Bristol R&D department want to hear from you.
It’s our job to understand and serve the Just Eat customer. Who are the people that come to Just Eat to buy their meals online? What do they need? What can we do to make their experiences better? Our Technology department is revolutionising the way people interact with food online every day by exploring new channels, such as voice-controlled ordering and virtual reality. Our team also collaborates with other internal departments to make sure our products and tech are tailor made from top insights and industry expertise.
Position: Associate Delivery Manager
Department: Prod & Tech – Core Pillar
Reports to: Lead Delivery Manager
We are looking for a smart, energetic, and personable individual who is passionate about
the opportunity to work in Agile software delivery teams. A servant-leader that lives and
breathes the values and the principles and understands that learning is more important
than following a recipe. That outcomes are more important than outputs. That improving
today’s work is more important than today’s work.
Your ability to be a team player, be proactive, to organise and communicate will be your
core skills. You’ll be working with an Agile development team to help them visualise and
measure their progress, ensure they are as effective and healthy as possible. You will be
responsible for making sure the team has what it needs and is operating to its full
● Facilitate cadence of team meetings
● Able to highlight and address risks, issues, blockers and follow up with actions
● Support Agile practices which will help the team deliver
● Track and report on team delivery progress and metrics
● Ensure the team is happy and has everything it needs to be effective
● Work with the delivery org to manage cross-functional projects
● Be an involved player of the Just Eat Delivery community
Your Profile & Experience
● Strong communication skills with the ability to liaise with a range of individuals
● Willingness to support everybody around you
● Highly organised, energetic, honest, humble and open style
● Independent thinker, proactive, able to see the big picture
● Highly collaborative, visible and inclusive
● Understanding of technology and methods of software delivery
● Ideally, have experience in being part of a team using any Agile methodology
● Can deal with ambiguity, comfortable with flexibility and changing priorities
Why work at Just Eat?
Just Eat UK is part of Just Eat Takeaway.com, a leading global online food delivery
marketplace headquartered in Amsterdam and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
We’ve built our business on having the widest choice available on our platform –
connecting millions of customers with over 155,000 restaurants across 23 countries – with
over 100 different cuisines from local independents to globally famous restaurants, available to order via our app and website.
We provide the platform and tools to help independent restaurants move online and
reach a significantly broader customer base – to generate increased orders and grow
their businesses. We also provide the insights, advice, and support our growing community
needs to satisfy customers and help raise standards across a vibrant takeaway sector.
We’re built to deliver behind the scenes too. To make Just Eat the great company it is, it
takes a great team of people. Which is why all of our colleagues are welcomed into a
diverse and inclusive workplace where they feel they can belong. We're passionate about
nurturing our people and offer a full programme of training and support to our employees
– helping them to develop their careers in a way that suits them.
No matter who you are, what you look like, who you love, where you are from, religious
beliefs or takeaway preferences you could find your place at Just Eat. We’re a diverse and
inclusive workplace that promotes a sense of belonging, allowing all of our people to bring
their most colourful and complex selves to work every day.