Software Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Bristo
    Just Eat

    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 []. 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.

    The opportunity

    Position:   Software Engineer

    Department:   Technology

    Reports to:     Technology Manager

    Location:   London
    The Opportunity

    We’ve created a world of choice and built a robust tech platform working with over 115,000 restaurant partners to serve everything from pizza to sushi, burgers to burritos.

    That was just the beginning, and we’re super proud of it. But the best is yet to come.

    Nobody offers more variety when it comes to bringing people food. We welcome our customers in to our amazing and expanding selection of cuisines with fresh ways to experience the food they love, and find food we know they’re going to love.

    While our teams are busy building the world’s greatest menu, we’re busy delivering that menu to our customers.

    As the team responsible for the entry point to the Just Eat platform being fast, efficient and reliable are our priorities. The aim is to make serving millions of API requests a minute look easy, so our engineers can focus on what our customers need.
    Key Responsibilities

    We don’t divide responsibility for development and operation of our platform, so you and your team will support the changes you make all the way through to operating successfully in production at peak times.

    Our product development teams are growing because we have a huge number of ideas on how to improve life for our internal customers.. As an Engineer, you will need to play a key role in turning those ideas into reality. You’ll need to

    • Track the progress that you are making towards the wider goals of your team, and transparently communicate that progress to your team and Technology Manager.Keep to the processes, standards and designs that your team has agreed.
    • Ensure you and others continuously improve by proposing and then implementing new processes, designs and engineering practices that make your team more effective.
    • Contribute to the definition of product features, including in workshops with other product development teams.
    • Work with other product development teams to solve their problems serving up their APIs to the world. Then ensuring we have tooling in place to make using those solutions easy.
    • Take responsibility for supporting your changes all the way through to proving that they work well – and continue to work well – in production.

    Your Profile & Experience

    • Interested in multiple languages and technologies
    • C#
    • dotnet core
    • Experience of HTTP APIs and REST
    • Linux
    • Amazon Web Services or similar e.g Azure, Google Cloud
    • JavaScript or Typescript
    • Working in Microservices Architecture

    Our Engineering Principles

    • Design and build great software
    • Move fast with confidence
    • Secure, stable, scalable, fast and reliable platform
    • Trust, control and transparency

    Required skills and experience

    Why work at Just Eat 

    Just Eat is 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 24 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.     

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    Perks & benefits

    Bike Loan
    Casual Dress
    Dental Benefits
    Private Health
    Team Outings
    Gym Discount