At the beginning of May, 9 women from across Gousto’s Technology function attended the We are Tech Women’s tech conference. The event began in 2015 with three key objectives; to afford women either in technology or looking to transition into it, the opportunity to learn, to network and to discover new perspectives. With over 100 speakers available on demand and 5,000 delegates, Rianne, Frances and Harshna take a moment to share their key takeaways from the first WATW virtual conference!

Covid: We are now living at work
Unsurprisingly, Covid was a key theme discussed across the events. The last year has…


Have you ever wondered what goes into making a great engineer? Have you ever looked at a fellow developer and thought gosh they look crispy, how did they achieve that crunchy golden exterior with soft pillowy insides? Did they use goose fat or vegetable oil? Well, look no further as we’ve been meddling away in the Gousto test kitchen to bring you the exact recipe for success as a Gousto engineer!

Don’t worry if this is your first time making a great engineer, we love a bit of proactive self-development here at Gousto, so give this recipe a try!

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This post is the fifteenth in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post, we meet Olga Dominguez Gil who is an Android Software Engineer in our Radishes squad

Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

Hi, I’m Olga. I’m a senior Android engineer in the Menu tribe, I’m part of a squad that works within the menu which is one of the core parts of the Gousto product. I’ve been working as an android developer for around 8 years now.

How long have you been at Gousto?

I started around 10 months ago. It was during lockdown so I still haven’t been to the office.

Can you tell us a little about your journey before arriving at Gousto?

After graduating with a Computer Science degree in Spain I started working in consultancy for a couple of years before moving to the UK. I worked for Ocado for 4 years writing software for the automated warehouse…


This post is the fourteenth in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post, we meet Christian Naykene who is an Apprentice Software Engineer in our Rockets squad.

Off the back of our successful apprenticeship scheme, we are launching the GoustoTech Talent Academy this year. This is our home for all juniors who join. It offers a focus on how we set them up for success from a skills, support and career path perspective. Each junior will join a highly accommodating team with a buddying system from day one and will be backed up by mentoring and structured learning pathways.

Photograph of Christian Naykene
Photograph of Christian Naykene

Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

Hi, I’m Christian and I’m an Apprentice Software Engineer at Gousto. I started out in the Jalapeños squad who are responsible for long-term customer retention and resurrection; the…


Most people are pleased to see the back of 2020 and very few will want to relive it. The Data team here at Gousto are no different. And although 2020 was a challenging year for us, as we did our best to support the ever-changing landscape of Gousto, we’re able to look back proudly at everything we’ve achieved. …


This post is the thirteenth in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet Kyle Braithwaite who is a Platform Engineer in our Potatoes squad.

Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

Hey, my name is Kyle and I am a Platform Engineer on the Platform Team here at Gousto. The Platform Team is responsible for building and maintaining tooling that enables our engineering squads to easily build, test and deploy their applications to AWS.

How long have you been at Gousto?

I started here in March 2019, just over a year and a half ago at the time of writing this.

Can you tell us a little about your journey until arriving at Gousto?

After studying Computer Science at the University of Greenwich back in 2013, I was lucky enough to join NBCUniversal where I spent the following five years working in their International Digital Team helping build digital products for…


This post is the twelfth in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet Sian King who is a Product Designer in our Radishes squad.

Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

Hi, I’m Sian. I’m a product designer, currently working in the Menu tribe but I’ll be moving to the Growth tribe shortly to start leading the design for the Beetroots Acquisition squad. We’ll mainly be focussing on Conversion Rate Optimisation which basically means improving the user sign-up journey to encourage more prospects to sign up.

How long have you been at Gousto?

I started in May 2020 during lockdown so my entire Gousto experience so far has been virtual. The onboarding was much better than I expected. I had a package arrive in an Addison Lee with all of my equipment. I liked that the onboarding is…


This post is the eleventh in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet Joe Wood who is a Software Engineer in our Carrots squad.

Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

Hello my name is Joe and I’m a software engineer in the Carrots team. Our main mission is to enable customers to order a Gousto box when and wherever they like.

How long have you been at Gousto?

I’ve been working at Gousto for eight months now. Wow. It has gone so fast.

Can you tell us a little about your journey before arriving at Gousto?

I started out as a broadcast engineering apprentice straight out of sixth form with the BBC. I got to travel around the country a fair amount, that was great and even worked on the 2015 general election. I did that for three years and then my brother suggested I should give this programming thing…


This post is the tenth in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet Kira Slobodina who is a Software Engineer in our Haricots squad.

Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

I’m Kira, and I joined Gousto as a Junior Software Engineer at the end of November 2019. It’s been an exciting and challenging journey so far, not only because Gousto is a great company to work for, but also because this is my very first role in Software Engineering… yes, another story of a complete career change (hopefully, eventually it will be a successful one :) )

Can you tell us a little about your journey before arriving at Gousto?

Well.. I wish I could say that I studied Computer Science & always knew what I wanted to do… but I didn’t. I initially took a social sciences route, worked in some customer-focused…


This post is the ninth in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet Razvan Spatariu who is a Lead Software Engineer in our Haricots squad.

Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

Oh hi there! I’m Razvan and I’m a haricot. Yep, you read that right. Actually, I am part of a squad called Hacking Haricots. I am the Lead Software Engineer of this squad, which to be fair, is a very easy job as my colleagues are very talented engineers. I mostly just have to nod and approve their ideas and then go to meetings and validate them. Another part of my job is shaping the direction of our frontend ecosystem alongside my fellow frontenders. …

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