Staff Engineer, Payments Alliance (f/m/x)


Posted 2 months ago
Location: Berlin

At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat forever by offering our customers high quality food and recipes for different meal occasions. Over the past 10 years, we've seen this mission spread around the world and beyond our wildest dreams. Now, we are a global food solutions group and the world's leading meal kit company, active in 17 countries across 3 continents. So, how did we do it? Our weekly boxes full of exciting recipes and fresh ingredients have blossomed into a community of customers looking for delicious, healthy and sustainable options. The HelloFresh Group now includes our core brand, HelloFresh, as well as: GreenChef, EveryPlate, Chef's Plate, Factor, and Youfoodz.

The Global Payments team at HelloFresh is responsible for processing payments periodically as a subscription business, ensuring our customers are able to pay seamlessly with their preferred payment method. We also focus on managing customer profitability at the company level by various retention-based initiatives. You will be part of a team that has a direct impact on the customer experience while optimizing for various business KPIs. We build in-house products using modern technologies to handle a massive scale of transactions (> 8.5 million active customers) and are continuously improving the SDLC for fast flow and continuous delivery. 

The role

In this role, you will join as a Staff Engineer on our Payment team.You will have the opportunity to learn and use Agile methodologies, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery practices to deliver incremental and continuous business value.

You will contribute to developing new product features backed by scalable technical solution designs. You will get support throughout your journey via mentorship, workshops, and pair programming.

Above all, we are looking for people who willmake HelloFresh better. We believe there are many different ways of developing skills and we love diverse experiences! So even if you don’t “tick all the boxes” but think you’d thrive in this role, we would really like to learn more about you.

What you’ll do

Work in a cross-functional open-minded team typically comprising 5-7 people using a wide range of technologies and frameworks. Your team will be a place where your thoughts and opinions matter and your contributions will have a tremendous impact on the team's success.

  • Be able to take responsibility for end-to-end software design and development processes, across the entire tech organization when needed.
  • Cooperate with other senior engineers to promote best practices in software architecture, design, development, delivery, and deployment.
  • Foster best practices: DevOps, Pair programming, TDD, BDD, streaming pub/sub, and more
  • Lead teams in ensuring we are adopting and using effectively state-of-the-art technologies.
  • Be involved in large, strategic tech initiatives such as distributed data mesh, streaming data, microservice architectures, code refactoring best practices, API definition, CI/CD implementation, and more.
  • Get your hands dirty and solve complex problems by contributing code and leading by example.
  • Having an in-depth understanding of HelloFresh’s core product and architecture, and acting as an ambassador for software solutions offering support and mentorship to colleagues

What you’ll bring

  • Strong engineering and architecture experience.
  • Deep knowledge of APIs, microservices, pub/sub orchestration, and DevOps.
  • Deep knowledge of some object-oriented programming languages like Java or Golang.
  • Deep knowledge of Docker and k8s
  • Deep understanding of relational and document databases, such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB
  • In-depth working with event-driven architectures using RabbitMQ and/or Kafka
  • Practical experience in CI/CD methods and practices
  • Ability to act as an advocate for best tech practices such as TDD, BDD, DDD, and distributed architectural patterns.
  • Good spoken and written English skills. Ability to articulate complex technical problems in simple terms, translate business requirements into technical definitions as well as act as a bridge between engineering and business.
  • Passion for software engineering, as shown by previous work experience, projects, or publications.
  • Have the urge to develop yourself and learn from your peers.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience working in end-to-end development processes, including unit, integration & functional testing, distributed architecture, application tuning/profiling, and continuous integration
  • You thrive in the opportunity to collaborate and mentor team members, while also sharing practical knowledge and trends

Interacting with front-end developers, designers, product owners and our teams around the world is very much part of our day-to-day, so communication skills are vital. We are looking for strong problem-solvers who can apply their engineering skills to a wide range of platforms and environments, while also acting as an ambassador to coach team members and stakeholders.

What we offer

  • Comprehensive relocation assistance to move to Berlin plus visa application support
  • Healthy discount on weekly HelloFresh boxes
  • Annual learning and development budget to attend conferences or purchase educational resources plus access to the HelloFresh Academy
  • Subsidized childcare with a professional nannying agency
  • Free access to Headspace, biweekly in-house yoga classes (remote since March 2020)
  • A diverse and vibrant international environment of 70+ different nationalities
  • Additional perks include: Free crash course in German, compensation for advanced external German classes, discounts for our neighboring gym & Urban Sports Club, summer & winter parties, discount on our HelloFresh GO vending machines
  • The chance to have a significant impact on one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe in an exciting growth phase


About HelloFresh

We believe that sharing a meal brings people of all identities, backgrounds, and cultures together. We are committed to celebrating all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensuring that everyone feels a sense of inclusion and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to deliver on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population enables us to connect with our customers and turn their feedback into meaningful action - from developing new recipes to constantly improving our process of getting dinner to our customers’ homes. Our culture attracts top talent with shared values and forms the foundation for a great place to work!

At HelloFresh, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. As part of the Company’s commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations, up to the point of undue hardship, to candidates at any stage, including to individuals with disabilities.

We want to adapt our processes and create a safe space that welcomes everyone so please let us know how we can accommodate our process. In case you have any accessibility requirements you can share that with us in the application form.

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