Software Engineer – Backend

  • Engineering
  • Gurgaon, India

Software Engineer – Backend

Job description

Who are we?

Zomato is an online platform that is responsible for powering amazing dining experiences for our users daily both in home and whilst dining out. We started with a vision to ensure that no one ever has a bad meal! Over 10 years Zomato has steadily built both a search and discovery platform that fuels stable and growing transaction businesses. Today Zomato has multiple products and services that ensure our users have a great experience whilst improving the food industry.


The last 5 years is where most of Zomato’s growth has happened, our mission has also evolved to something exponentially greater than being a restaurant reviews and food delivery platform. We are already taking baby steps towards being the biggest farm to table food company in the world.


Every month, Zomato connects more than 52m users with 1.3m restaurants globally. Zomato continuously aims to serve a bigger purpose of providing better food for more people! In order to do this, we need to ensure that users have access to a wide assortment at quality restaurants that are available and accessible.


Zomans live by this, it’s our bible and we aim to change industry standards based on these four factors – Availability, Assortment, Accessibility and Quality. Users need food, they need variety, they need access to it and most importantly they need it to be high quality!


We are constantly developing a combination of a healthy user ecosystem, great content and an innovative product that makes us a game changer in our field – we are transforming our markets into kitchen-less spaces that give our users a choice of cooking because they want to, not because they have to! As an employee of Zomato, you will be helping us build this vision.


Please see our blog for more: https://www.zomato.com/blog/10-years

 

Zomato's Momentum

  • Zomato annual revenues increased by 45% in FY'18
  • Zomato Gold launched in November 2017 and already has 3000+ restaurant partners that serve our ever-increasing subscriber base of more than 400,000 people.
  • We strive to constantly enhance our technology at a phenomenal pace
  • Zomato food ordering business has been growing at a considerable rate since inception and currently grows by 2x every 3 months!
  • To make sure we match the increasing number of orders with smooth delivery and customer satisfaction, we are supporting this function with a fleet of 50,000+ riders

Please see our blog for more: https://www.zomato.com/blog/annual-report-fy18


We’re looking for seasoned back end engineers who build advanced and innovative systems that can keep up with the crazy traffic and the feature-rich Zomato website and apps. If building fast, scalable systems, and deep diving through frameworks to figure out how they work is your thing, you'll feel right at home at Zomato.


Zomato will be providing you with

As a Zoman, you will be immersed in a culture of people who take pride in their company and their ability to change the lives of millions of people daily. We place Zomato first in our daily tasks with a high level of honesty, ownership and judgment on a foundation of constant and real time feedback.


You will be challenged daily to be a better thinker and problem solve using a first principles approach.


We promise you, in addition to the quest for 0 bad meals, you will also have an infinite amount of interesting days as a Zoman – if you have passion and see yourself in our vision, go ahead and send in your application!

Requirements

Here's what we are looking for (Technical Skills)

  • 2+ years of experience with a significant consumer-facing website or service
  • Strong command over at least one of PHP / Golang / Java / NodeJS / Python including debugging and performance analysis
  • Experience working with Relational and non Relational databases and understanding their data models and performance tradeoffs. Strong database design and query writing skills with a commitment to performance and efficiency
  • Worked with real time web applications and event driven architectures
  • Understanding of caching techniques and systems like Memcache / Redis
  • Comfortable with search engines like Solr or ElasticSearch
  • Knowledge of service oriented architecture, micro services, and distributed systems
  • Knowledge of REST paradigm
  • Solid engineering principles and clear understanding of data structures and algorithms


Here's what we are looking for (Soft Skills)

  • Passion for products, empathy for users, and aspiration to make big impact


Your typical day as a Zoman

  • Design and build efficient, scalable systems that are used by millions of people across the globe from day one
  • Own what you build as you create, test, and refine what’s under the hood of our pages and services
  • Work closely with iOS, android, and web developers to develop back end services that meet their needs
  • Be proactive in finding ways to improve the performance, architecture, and development processes for the high performance computation system
  • Investigate production issues pertaining to customer features to determine root cause and implement solutions
  • Investigate performance issues/scalability bottlenecks, existing queries and/or write new queries with performance optimization in mind
  • Identify libraries and technologies worth experimentation
  • Be responsible for developing predictive systems, creating efficient algorithms, and improving data quality in the context of clinical trials