Software Engineer (Java) – Search (all genders)

Delivery Hero

Company Description

As the world’s pioneering local delivery platform, our mission is to deliver an amazing experience, fast, easy, and to your door. We operate in over 70+ countries worldwide, powered by tech, designed by people. As one of Europe’s largest tech platforms, we enable creative minds to deliver solutions that create impact within our ecosystem. We move fast, take action and adapt. No matter where you’re from or what you believe in, we build, we deliver, we lead. We are Delivery Hero

Job Description

We are on the lookout for a Software Engineer Specialist (Java) (all genders) to join the Search team on our journey to always deliver amazing experiences.


Search is a crucial part of Delivery Hero’s mission to always deliver an amazing experience- fast, easy and to your door. Search teams are responsible for powering search experience in more than 60 countries and 35 languages, enabling 80M+ searches each day across 4 continents. Our data informed culture helps us continuously improve and provide a high quality search experience to our diverse set of users.

Some problems we are working on in the search domain: 

  • How do we improve the ranking of search results?
  • What is the intent of the user’s search query?
  • How do we reduce the zero result rate for our user’s search queries?
  • How to make search results and search suggestions relevant to our users?
  • and many more such questions…  


As a Software Engineer Specialist (Java), you will be focused on improving the search experience for our users. You will be obsessed with making search results relevant so that users are able to find their favourite cuisine and items easily and faster. 

  • Design and implement cutting-edge search applications, which will transform the food and grocery delivery industry
  • Develop multi-tenant, multi-vertical and multi-language search service, used across more than 45 countries and 25 languages
  • Craft and maintain world-class, high traffic services and APIs in a team of experienced software engineers
  • Contribute to the development of innovative content discovery platforms using machine learning for optimal ranking and query expansion
  • Participate in code reviews and application debugging and diagnosis
  • Practice modern software development methodologies such as continuous delivery, TDD and scrum
  • Collaborate with product managers and engineers to build scalable systems enabling innovative mobile experiences



  • Knowledge and experience in building software systems 
  • Experience with setting up low-latency scalable architectures
  • Extensive knowledge and working experience with Java Frameworks and SQL databases
  • Solid experience in the design and implementation of APIs and design patterns
  • Interest in working with Google Cloud and Microservice architectures
  • Development and co-ownership of applications used by millions of users 
  • Ability to mentor team members and grow their knowledge
  • Degree in Computer Science or any related field
  • Curiosity, creative outside-the-box problem solving abilities and an eye for detail
  • „You build it, you run it!“ mentality along with full ownership of the developed applications
  • The ability to optimize release process to achieve continuous delivery

Nice to have

  • Experience working with Elasticsearch/Solr/Lucene and interest in topic of Information Retrieval
  • Knowledge and experience in developing search applications and systems
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Helm and Terraform
  • Experience with managing Elasticsearch on top of Kubernetes

Additional Information

Ensuring you and all our Heroes are looked after, happy, and healthy is always on the menu. Because if you’re in good shape, then we’re in good shape.

  • Make the most of our hybrid working model and join the team for face-to-face connection and collaboration in our beautiful Berlin campus 2 days a week

  • We offer 27 days holiday with an extra day on 2nd and 3rd year of service

  • Ensuring you and all our Heroes are looked after, happy, and healthy is always on the menu. Because if you’re in good shape, then we’re in good shape

  • Get moving and release those wonderful, mind-boosting endorphins: Health Checkups, Meditation, Yoga, Gym & Bicycle Subsidy

  • Cash. Dough. Cheddar. Whatever you call it, we’ll help you with it: Employee Share Purchase Plan, Sabbatical Bank,  Public Transportation Ticket Discount, Life & Accident Insurance, Corporate Pension Plan

  • Look up and go for it. We will support you in developing yourself and your career: 1.000 € Educational Budget, Language Courses, Parental Support

  • The power of getting together over some food is unrivaled. Here are a few ways to help you do that. All the yum: Digital Meal Vouchers, Food Vouchers, Online Canteen, Corporate Discounts

At Delivery Hero, we believe diversity and inclusion are key to creating not only an exciting product, but also an amazing customer and employee experience. Fostering this starts with hiring — therefore we do not discriminate on the basis of racial identities, religious beliefs, color, national origin, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, age, marital or disability statuses, or any other aspect that makes you, you. Just be yourself and we can’t wait to see what value you bring to the role. We’re as interested in your character as we are in your talent.

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