The new roles are spread between the two Just Eat technology centres in London and Bristol. This is the firm’s biggest search for talent in the last three years.
Fernando Fanton, chief product and technology officer, said that the firm’s data and technology is absolutely vital to maintain its service to its 22.8 million customers and more than 87,500 restaurant partners.
Adding an additional 150 people to the team that creates the firm’s digital experiences, such as its mobile application, is Just Eat’s way of “turbo-charging” its existing efforts to develop its customer and application experiences, according to Fanton.
“We are constantly looking for ways to push technology boundaries, and we look forward to bringing even more highly skilled and talented individuals to our world-class team as we continue our mission to create the world’s greatest food community,” he said.
Just Eat has been on top of digital advancements over the past year and has been trialling and implementing many types of “food tech”, from launching an application that can be used for Amazon Alexa and Apple TV, to trialling the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) on its consumer side for browsing menus and also on the restaurant/partner side for data visualisation and insight.
The 150 vacancies are on all levels, from entry level to experience management, and include roles such as associate engineers, principal engineers and technology managers.
The additional team members will help Just Eat to provide an overall better customer experience, all-important in a digital world where customers are fickle with their choice of brands and services.
Just Eat has already hired more than 200 engineers, developers and data scientists in the past 18 months, amounting to 650 technology professionals across the UK once the new 150 roles have been filled.
The company benefits are also hugely desirable including a £1,000 training budget, as well as five extra paid holiday days for job-related training, their own choice of hardware and quarterly hackathons. The retention rate in the firm’s Bristol technology centre alone is 92 per cent.
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