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Tech Lead - Backend L4

Cobee

Cobee

Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024
Tech (Global) · Madrid · Fully Remote

Tech Lead - Backend L4

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🌟 About us 🌟

At Cobee, we believe that compensation is people’s most important financial relationship, and our vision is to become the most desirable solution for employees to get compensated at work, making them financially healthier and more engaged with their companies. To achieve it, we are radically changing the complex world of employee benefits and flexible remuneration with our product, making it simpler, easier and automating our companies' admin tasks.

Welcome to Cobee: One of the hottest fintech based in Madrid and Lisbon- and recently named one of the future unicorns in Spain-. From our foundation as a startup in 2019, Cobee has grown backed by world-class investors from some of the tech's fast-growing companies in Europe.

About the role

A Technical Lead represents the technology aspect in a product team, leading the technical direction, and guiding developers. Technical Leads have a large amount of technical experience working across multiple systems as well as great communication skills, and prioritization masteries. They have the architecture, platform vision, patterns and practices always in mind.

Main responsibilities

As a Technical lead you’ll be responsible for:.

  • Improve Team Effectiveness. Focus on making all the team operate at their high level of efficiency and effectiveness, and not just yourself
  • Getting Team consensus. Really good at communicating with the team and making them participants of decisions and getting clear buy-in, not by seeking control or impositions.
  • Help Team when things get hard. As TL you would help your team through hard situations, making them feel you can always be counted on, encouraging them, meeting and pairing, solving problems together and keeping stakeholders informed.
  • Being Team representative. You’ll interface with the rest of teams and stakeholders, always with the team’s voice, not your own. You’ll get the team consensus on decisions, defend team members when needed, showing confidence on Team members and working in solving problems together, and publicly congratulating Team and showcasing Team work.
  • Get Work Done. You’ll be focused on and responsible for the team's productivity and collective impact, delivering on time and planning for the whole team.

    Main challenges

    As a Technical Lead you will work on:

    • Facilitate Agile Team Work, focusing on a lean product development mindset and XP development values and practices.
    • Guiding the product technical vision
    • Planning and management of technical debt.
    • Design and define SLAs, metrics & Observability in your services.
    • Designs processes to create an effective pipeline of work into the team.
    • Knows how to break software features down into components that can be developed in parallel work by them and other engineers and then reassembled successfully into a cohesive feature launch.
    • Understands how to make technical trade-offs between short-term vs. long-term technology needs combining incremental flow of value and technical excellence in your team.
    • Guide the team to deliver high-quality products.
    • Mentor and guide developers.
    • Improve reliability, scalability, and performance of our services so they always meet their SLAs.
    • Working together with the Product and Design teams to build the best UX for our customer

    As a Senior Backend Engineer L4 you will work on:

    • Produce simple, maintainable code and in the meantime search for ways to improve it.
    • The platform requires special attention on performance, given the complexity of the data structures and the amount of requests the services are handling each day. You will be responsible for well testing your code (unit tests, acceptance tests, integration tests, load tests, performance tests) and propose/implement performance improvements.
    • Understand the capabilities and limitations of existing architectures and evolve them to satisfy future product requirements.
    • Learn and help others learn how to write great quality code
    • Definition and implementation of technical safety measures in the Organization
    • Supervision of access rights to the Organizations resources based on ISMS.
    • Work according to the ISMS applicable policies, processes, and procedures.
    • Responding to threats and security incidents in the Organization in relationship with the Security department
    • Maintenance of ICT infrastructure and resources based on the Operational Activity Process following the security guidelines of the ISMS.

    Our daily stack is:

    • Technical stack: TypeScript, Node.js, React, React Native, Auth0, AWS, k8s, terraform, postgreSQL, MongoDB (Atlas).
    • We add tests to everything. Also, we log and monitor what's going on internally using Sentry and Datadog. We track and analyze product analytics using Amplitude
    • We have our CI/CD with GitlabCI and we deploy several times each day.
    • Code collaboration: GitHub, Gitlab. Design tool: Figma
    • Work management and knowledge: JIRA, Notion.
    • Communication: Slack, Meets

    What are we looking for?

    • Outstanding software engineering skills
    • Product Engineer mindset.
    • Experience in defining, refining and slicing work, identifying frequent value delivery approaches for designing and following up an incremental and iterative plan.
    • Experience working with multiple teams and coordinating dependencies between them to assure achievement of team goals.
    • Ability to work with uncertain requirements and to define and propose scoping, requirements, and development plans when necessary. Flexibility and adaptability upon changes. Knowledge of when to trade technical excellence for delivery.
    • You can design and build stable and performant software, which is easy for others to contribute to, is extensible and maintainable.
    • Experience in developing medium/large-scale web applications and distributed systems.
    • Adhere to standards and best practices.
    • Inspires trust and Leading by exemplariness
    • Learn from feedback and help others learn to write better applications.
    • You’re passionate about what you do.

    Why you should join Cobee

    • Excellence - We are driven by building great and impactful solutions to change the employee benefits industry in the long run. In everything we do, we go for the excellence approach.
    • Sustainable growth - We always keep a bootstrap mindset while we keep growing! We do this in a very sustainable way and with a lot of substance: growth and profitability are not a contradiction, and we love to find the right balance.
    • Non-hierarchical innovators - We listen to everyone. No matter their position. We try to ensure that the people who implement are part of the decision-making.
    • Flexible Benefits - Paid flexible benefits (meals, transportation, nurseries) with paid health insurance and a specific budget to spend in an annual budget for training.
    • The estimated pay range for this role is 60.000€ to 70.000€
    Department
    Tech (Global)
    Role
    Tech Lead
    Locations
    Madrid
    Remote status
    Fully Remote
    Contact Alicia Gómez Talent Acquisition & PBP Global – People (Global)

    About us

    At Cobee, we believe that compensation is people's most important financial relationship, and our vision is to become the most desirable solution for employees to get compensated at work, making them financially healthier and more engaged with their companies. To achieve it, we are radically changing the complex world of employee benefits and flexible remuneration with our product, making it simpler, easier and automating our companies' admin tasks.

    Welcome to Cobee: One of the hottest fintech based in Madrid and Mexico City - and recently named one of the future unicorns in Spain-. From our foundation as a startup in 2019, Cobee has grown backed by world-class investors from some of the tech's fast-growing companies in Europe.

    About Cobee

    Founded in November 2018
    Co-workers +170
    Tech (Global) · Madrid · Fully Remote

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