Beat is one of the most exciting companies to ever come out of the ride-hailing space. One city at a time, all across the globe we make transportation affordable, convenient, and safe for everyone.
Today we are the fastest-growing ride-hailing service in Latin America and part of the international FreeNow Group owned by Daimler.
But serving millions of rides everyday pales in comparison to what lies ahead. Our plans for expansion are limitless. Our stellar engineering team operates across several European capitals where, right now, some of the world’s most ambitious and talented People are changing how cities will move in the future.
Beat’s footprint is rapidly expanding with current service in Greece, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina. Our global headquarters are in Athens, and we are building our European headquarters in Amsterdam to attract the best talent in the world.
About the role
As an Engineering Manager at Beat, you will lead an agile team of engineers. The core of the team is 2-3 Backend Engineers that you will manage, and you will collaborate with Designers as well as Frontend and Mobile Engineers depending on the needs of the projects that the team will undertake.
You will be both hands on, contributing to the codebase, and leading the team on engineering practices, processes, and continuous improvement.
You will also collaborate closely with the Product Manager of your team.
Your team is part of the Driver Product Domain, whose mission is to develop and maintain products, services and tools with the aim of creating an unforgettable driver experience as well as aiding any driver related operations from Beat’s side.
Supporting these products is an ecosystem of microservices that we aim to enhance and expand using the latest distributed architecture patterns, practices and technologies.
There is a healthy mix of Greenfield development and feature improvements, so you will be called in to bring ideas to the table on both of these areas.
Your goal will be to lead the team in writing software of high quality (mainly in Go), delivering results within the agreed company time schedules and owning and supporting the systems they build.
At the same time, you will be responsible for your team’s growth and coaching by being a role model and a mentor to them.
What you'll do day in day out :
Lead a team of engineers through coaching and mentoring.
Work with Product Owners to understand desired application capabilities and features.
Establish a suitable team process and a continuous improvement environment, utilizing Agile methodologies.
Lead technical design reviews and code reviews.
Contribute as an Individual Contributor to the features and the tasks of the team.
Own the full lifecycle of components and services in the Beat stack along with your team, including architecture design and planning, development, testing, deployment and production support.
Define and track metrics to assess the quality and performance of the team.
Manage the performance and career development of team members, working with them to define goals, track progress, and give feedback.
Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal & external technology communities, and mentor other members of the engineering community.
Keep your team happy and productive, being responsible for their well-being and the fulfillment of their career goals.
What you need to have :
Expert understanding of OOP and Design Patterns in at least one of the following languages : Go (our choice of language), PHP, Python, C#, Java or Kotlin, with more than 6 years of proven, production-grade software development expertise.
Understanding of SOA and RESTful web service design, implementation and maintenance.
Solid understanding of HTTP and Event Driven Architecture.
Experience with microservice architectures, distributed systems and message brokers (e.g Kafka, RabbitMQ).
Experience with MVC development frameworks and modular architecture.
Knowledge and experience (modeling and architecture) of SQL and relational databases.
Knowledge and experience of non-relational databases (one or more of MongoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch).
Solid experience with Software Testing and a TDD mindset.
Experience in version control (Git preferably).
Experience in working with Agile methodologies.
Experience managing a team of engineers (1-2 years minimum).
Experience in mentoring and coaching engineers, both on technology and on their career path.
Passion for interacting with people and for helping them achieve their full potential.
What is nice to have :
Experience in Domain-Driven Design.
Experience in Machine-Learning.
What's in it for you :
Competitive full-time salary
Private Health Coverage on the Company’s group program.
Beat rides-travel in our city for free, at the tap of a button.
Breakfast, high-quality daily lunch on a very low cost, fruit and snacks all day long
Flexible working hours, top Line tools, Spanish Lessons
Working in a hyper-growth environment, you will enjoy numerous learning and career development opportunities
A great opportunity to grow and work with the most amazing people in the industry.
Being part of an environment that offers challenging goals, autonomy and mentoring, which creates incredible opportunities, both for you and the company.
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Beat is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, colour, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion