Engineering Lead

We are the leading e-hailing app in Europe. Our vision is to create everyday magic in city movement

Job details

Apply now

Sign up to apply

Or sign up to refer and earn a reward of €300


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 

Main requirements

  • 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
  • Gym membership
  • 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! 

Apply now

Sign up to apply

Or sign up to refer and earn a reward of €300