Engineering Team Lead
Athens, Attica, Greece
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About us

At Welcome we are redefining the way people travel by offering them the most personalized and complete experience. From the moment our customers step into a new destination, till they get back home, we provide them with the warmest, most informative and friendliest transfer from and to the airport or port, equip them with all the necessary products they will need during their trip (sim card, tickets etc.

connect them with hand-picked tour providers who match their trip profile for things to do during their stay, as well as stand by them for any information they need.

Welcome's model is unique in a global level and our goal is to be the unquestionable leader for the category we are creating.

We are already active in 40 destinations including Athens, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, and Rome, and we keep adding 2 new destinations per month.

In 2018 we served more than 500,000 travelers and we plan to surpass the 1 Million travelers in 2019.


Welcome has the highest travel customer ratings surpassing companies like Airbnb, and Uber and gathering hundreds of 5-star reviews on Reviews.

io and Tripadvisor. The company also received a big financing round recently and has 75 exceptional team members all coming from international behemoths such as Expedia, Booking and others.


Our ambition is to create a truly global travel product altering once and for all the travel experience. If you feel you are one of those stellar A-

players who can join our mission and help us expand Welcome in a global scale we are waiting to hear from you.

None of us is here at Welcome joined the company by chance! We deeply believe in our mission so we work relentlessly to make it happen.

We often catch ourselves talking about Welcome in our life outside the office and being very passionate about its vision.

We stay humble along the way, with a pay it forward mentality, but with big and bold goals.

About the role

The Engineering Team Lead will assume responsibility over the entire group of backend engineers at Welcome, working closely with the Product Managers and providing cross-

team guidance and coordination.

This role involves, among others :

  • Tracking progress of the development teams through the standard Agile ceremonies (Grooming, Planning, Retro meetings, daily stand-
  • ups) as well as in an ad-hoc fashion

  • Ensuring the adoption of best practices in all phases of the development life-cycle
  • Assisting the teams in identifying & overcoming bottlenecks, as well as providing viable alternatives
  • Participating in Pull Request reviews to help maintain consistent code quality and proper use of design patterns
  • Playing a key role in shaping the product architecture, having performance & extensibility as core concerns
  • Improving existing or devising new development processes to address the ever-evolving needs of the Engineering team
  • Coordinating software releases
  • Continuous training of existing engineers and on-boarding of new hires
  • Requirements

    The ideal candidate needs to have extensive hands-on experience in Ruby and the Rails framework and ideally in designing, developing, testing and maintaining APIs for mobile apps.

    More specifically we are looking for :

  • 3+ years of proven work experience as a Ruby and / or Rails developer
  • 6+ years of experience as a backend engineer in general
  • Demonstrable knowledge of front-end technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, CSS and jQuery. The team has dedicated front-
  • end & mobile app developers.

  • Experience developing APIs for mobile applications
  • A firm grasp of Ruby & Rails test frameworks (minitest / rspec)
  • Strong grasp of object oriented design patterns
  • Good knowledge of relational databases (PostgreSQL)
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases / stores & ElasticSearch
  • Ability to coordinate with remote team members
  • MSc degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • A pragmatic mind-set & good problem solving abilities
  • Passion to work in an ever-changing environment and in a company that grows 4x every year
  • Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • An amazing workspace, filled with energetic and hardworking people in Athens
  • The tools & equipment you need to successfully perform your daily tasks
  • Annual training expenses for lessons, seminars & conferences
  • Snacks & refreshments
  • Monthly company drinks & activities
  • Caprice in the freezer!
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