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HUMAN RESOURCES | Staff Reporter, UK
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Just Eat looks to employ 150 tech jobs in biggest recruitment drive in three years

The company is looking to grow its tech team.

Just Eat, a global platform for takeaway food delivery, announced that it is recruiting 150 tech-focused roles, 80 of which are newly created, to support its growing technology team.

The jobs are spread across Just Eat’s two UK tech centres. The investment will increase the size of Just Eat’s UK tech and product teams, with 80 brand new roles, and represents the platform’s largest recruitment drive in three years.

The newly-created roles span all levels – from entry level to highly experienced – and include associate engineers, principal engineers and technology managers. The bolstered technology team will focus on further enhancing user experience for both customers and restaurant partners, as well as offering greater performance insight to help better support its 28,900 restaurant partners in the UK.

Fernando Fanton, Chief Product & Technology Officer, said: “As the market leader in online food delivery, technology and data is absolutely central to the service we provide to our 22.8m customers and 87,500+ restaurant partners globally. It’s our job to understand and serve the Just Eat customer. Adding 150 people to our tech team in the UK this year will turbo-charge the great work we have already done to personalise the app experience and help us serve every customer’s takeaway moment.”

“We are constantly looking for ways to push technology boundaries and look forward to bringing even more highly skilled and talented individuals to our world class team as we continue our a mission to create the world’s greatest food community.”

In the past 18 months, Just Eat has hired over 200 engineers, developers, and data scientists globally. Once the 150 Bristol and London-based roles have been filled, Just Eat’s UK technology team, based across both sites will consist of almost 650 people.

In addition to the standard company benefits, Technology Just Eaters also enjoy perks such as a £1,000 training budget, an extra five days off for job related training, a choice of their own hardware, quarterly hackathons and great social events. The company’s tech team also boasts of higher than average retention findings, with an impressive 92% retention in its Bristol tech centre.

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