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Delivery Hero — Behind the scenes

Founded: 2011
Tech stack: Scala, .NET, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, PHP, C++, Go, Node, Java
Employees(#): 6000 (400 techies)
Headquarters: Berlin

Now it’s time to tell everything about Delivery Hero! What problem are you solving?

Delivery Hero is the world´s largest network of online food-ordering service operating in over 40 countries. We promote delivery service in the digital age, helping our customers find their favorite foods easily and conveniently from home, from work, or on the road. Through our website or via our app, we provide an overview of all the restaurants and delivery services. Delivery Hero was founded 2011 and is on a mission to create an amazing takeaway experience. We’re going through a big transition from a traditional start-up to growth-stage mastery.

What do you do and makes your service exciting?

We are transforming the way people order food online and ensure convenience and quality at all times.

What kind of talent are you looking for?

We grew fast and this is down to the fact that we only hire those talents that we feel we can offer the best environment to grow in. When we hire, we look not only for your talent, certain skills and ambition, but also if you would feel at home in our family of heroes and whether Delivery Hero is the right place for you to nurture your talents.

Can you describe the work environment at Delivery Hero?

You’ll find a company which values strong relationships between team members and is all about connecting with each other on a professional and social level. We encourage cross-departmental communication and bring teams closer together to work in synergy towards their individual and our company goals and projects. At Delivery Hero, you find international flair and we work closely with all our entities all over the world. But, it’s not all about business. It’s also about socializing. It’s about meeting other heroes at one of our social events and making new friends. And above all, it’s about being a hero and helping each other out. And food! It’s always about food! https://www.linkedin.com/company/delivery-hero

What growth opportunities do you offer to your employees?

Since we know how important it is for you to grow on an individual level, too, we have made sure to offer you a comprehensive training programme. How do we know it’s important for you? Well, we ask. We’re interested in our heroes’ experiences, expectations and opinions and foster an open feedback culture.

What’s the tech scene like in Berlin? Are you happy to have started Delivery Hero there?

Soon all will forget Sillicon Valley , because Berlin has been one of the most talked about start up hub in the world for some years now. Berlin is extremely dynamic and one of Europe’s most international cities. We have access to incredibly smart and driven people from all over the world that come here to work in the thriving Internet sector. This special setting also makes it increasingly easy to attract international talent for a company like Delivery Hero. We are now more than 1100 employees in our Headquarter and we have over 70 different nationalities working in Berlin.

Prove that you’re The One. What would attract candidates to work for you?

  • A dynamic, fast paced environment in a recent-IPO company
  • Collaborative and goal oriented environment with experienced colleagues
  • A modern workplace in Berlin-Mitte and an international working atmosphere
  • Corporate benefits like a private pension scheme, daily fruit baskets, free coffee and soft drinks, napping room, various team and group events and various discounts
  • Development opportunities through flexible structures and training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours

What’s the future of tech careers?

As more companies undergo digital transformation, in-demand IT roles will shift by 2020 to include positions focused on advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning. Apart from typical tech roles, industry will need people who would offer both technical and soft skills such empathy and emotional intelligence.



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