Poyan, Wolt’s Courier app developer: “What drew me in is the emphasis the company puts on tech”
Did you know that Wolt’s tech stack is a lot broader than a single mobile app? We build all our tech in-house and wanted to write a bit more about what we do, and who actually does the developing here. In this blog series, we’re interviewing our engineers to give you a glimpse into the dev life at Wolt.
Today we’re featuring Poyan Nabati, who is an app developer for the courier side.The courier product development team strives towards the perfect experience for our hard working courier partners. The team is responsible for the app that our couriers use in their everyday work, but they also build multiple internal tools for courier lifecycle management. Wolt has over 10 000 courier partners.
What do you do here?
I am an app developer for the courier-side of things. We have three apps: courier, customer, restaurant. What I appreciate the most about the courier app, is that as a dev, you have really engaged users, and you quickly get feedback.
How long have you been at Wolt?
I’ve worked here for 6 months now.
Why did you choose to work here?
I think what drew me in was that there’s an emphasis on tech here. People have time to think about difficult things. Also I really liked all the people that I met. I was interviewing with companies in Germany as well, but I really enjoyed the relaxed and casual Nordic working culture and moved to Helsinki. Apart from the dark winter, it’s a great place.
“We have time to think about difficult things here. Also, I really like the people.”
What’s the most interesting technological challenge you’re currently working on?
What’s the most difficult technical problem you’ve encountered during your time at Wolt?
What technologies do you use?
React, react native, TypeScript, io-ts, redux, redux/redux-saga, styled-components, Storybook, CodePush
Favorite programming language and why?
How can developers develop themselves at Wolt?
Generally, I think that the more senior you become, the less other people will be able to teach you directly and you have to reach out to that next level on your own. What I like about Wolt is that people generally don’t stress you to rush to a conclusion, and honestly, at this stage, I think learning for me is more about getting the time for doing deep work rather than getting “taught” by other people. With that said, I’m really appreciative of the fact that I have quite competent colleagues and just having them as mental sparring partners is a great way to challenge your thinking.
Want to join Poyan in building more great things at Wolt? Check our openings at https://wolt.com/jobs