Back-end Chapter Lead (Java)

mytaxi
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Intro

mytaxi encourages a strong team spirit and simple company culture. Our teams organise themselves in established agile working environments. People at mytaxi work flexibly and independently. Every single employee is a part of our success story and so, open communication and a fair feedback culture come naturally to us.

We are passionate problem-solvers who listen and understand before we act. By working together – with each other, customers, drivers and cities - we make things better. Besides a lot of fun and potential to make a real difference, you will have the opportunity to work with the best team in the world (we know, everybody says so, but at mytaxi it’s true)!

As of now, we are looking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Back-end Chapter Lead (Java) for our new development hub in Barcelona.

You will work in an agile and interdisciplinary team, closely and remotely together with our product department in Hamburg and lead the development of your chapter. You will have the opportunity to allow us to scale our products to a completely new level.

These will be your responsibilities and challenges:

  • Lead your team and your chapter’s teams
  • Write code. We mean it!
  • Coach your chapter’s software developers. Help them with their weaknesses and foster their strengths
  • Set goals for your chapter software developers. Coaching by providing them with frequent feedback
  • You will work with the recruiting team not only on attracting but also on retaining and onboarding new chapter members
  • Develop and perform great engineering practices (infinite loop)
  • Evangelise modern software development practices
  • Collaborate and work closely with other Chapter leads and the Tribe Lead
  • You will make data-driven decisions

Main requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science or a similar background
  • 8+ years of professional experience in back-end development
  • 3+ year of experience in technical leadership and coaching software developers
  • A thorough understanding of the SDLC process
  • Experience in Scrum or Kanban
  • You are fluent in English
  • Very good knowledge of Java
  • Professional experience in microservices using Java and Spring Boot
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes (or similar), AWS (or similar)
  • Experience running high-traffic websites/APIs and strong focus on performance optimisation, scalability, and reliability
  • Proven experience designing and maintaining distributed systems at scale, from service discovery to CQRS
  • You are a software craftsman/craftswoman
  • Willingness to travel

Nice to have

  • Spanish is a plus

Perks

  • Great learning and development opportunities through internal and external workshops
  • Free language courses
  • Monthly mobility allowance for free taxi rides
  • Healthcare and dental insurance package
  • Working with agile methodologies following Spotify's engineering culture
  • Be part of motivated and innovative team with flat hierarchies
  • Have your birthday off!
  • Flexible working hours
  • 4 Team events per year
  • 1 Team week per year
  • All the usual start-up goodies like fruit, unlimited soft drinks, after-work beers

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