About FREE NOW
Do you want to proactively contribute to designing the future of mobility? Are you interested in optimizing and developing a key component of the FREE NOW business in a challenging role with a lot of responsibility?
If the answer is yes, then we have the right role for you based in the heart of Barcelona.
FREE NOW was founded as mytaxi in June 2009 and was the world’s first taxi app that established a direct connection between a passenger and a taxi driver.
In July 2019, mytaxi rebranded to FREE NOW as part of a global mobility brand family and set itself up as a multiservice mobility provider.
With 14 million passengers and more than 100,000 drivers, FREE NOW is one of the leading ride-hailing providers in Europe.
Since February 2019, the service is part of the FREE NOW group, the ride-hailing joint venture of BMW and Daimler.
FREE NOW today works with more than 700 employees in 26 offices and is available in over 100 European cities. Eckart Diepenhorst is leading the operational business as CEO Europe of FREE NOW.
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Engineering Lead (m / f / d) for our tech hub in Barcelona.
What are your responsibilities :
You and your team build the FREE NOW driver-applications in close collaboration with your product peer
You are the technological and disciplinary lead of currently five development teams
You are responsible for currently at least five agile development teams (currently around 40 people)
You will lead your Lead Developers and Scrum Master as well as their iOS, Android and Back-end developers
You work independently and are responsible for the continuous functional and personal development of the team members (e.
g. through regular feedback talks) as well as the expansion of your teams
As part of your responsibility, you will act as an important communication interface between your team and many stakeholders in our headquarter in Hamburg
Create a network within the local developer scene to position FREE NOW as the first choice for developers in Barcelona and representing FREE NOW as a great innovative company in the local tech community (e.
g. University cooperation, Meetups, Conferences, etc.)
Proactive expansion of our work processes
You are responsible for the selection and recruitment of new employees together with the Talent Acquisition recruitment team
Willingness to travel regularly to our headquarter in Hamburg
Degree in Computer Science or similar background
Experience in disciplinary and technical leadership of employees
It is in your nature to identify challenges directly
You are an emphatic communicator and motivator
Knowledge in mentoring and training of employees
Experience in selecting new employees (conception of tests, conducting a job interview, etc.)
In several years of agile software development you had the chance to proof your hands-on mentality already
Fluent proficiency in English
Nice to have
Spanish is a big plus
Experience in an international company or team away from your home country is a plus
Flexible working hours and intensive Fridays
Quarterly team-building activities (karting, bowling, laser tag, escape rooms, barbecues / calçotades,etc.)
Yearly off-site hacking weeks
Hacking days and occasional trips to our HQ in Hamburg
Weekly free buffet breakfasts in the office
Health insurance with basic dental coverage
25 days annual leave plus your birthday off
A monthly mobility allowance for free taxi rides
The opportunity to use the latest technologies and implement your own ideas
Working with agile methodologies following Spotify's engineering culture
Flexible learning and development opportunities through internal and external workshops, events and conferences
Be part of a motivated and innovative team with flat hierarchies
Free language lessons
Beautiful office at the heart of Barcelona
All the usual start-up goodies like free fruit, unlimited drinks, after-work beers and many more!