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Engineering Lead (f/m/d)



Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

Engineering Lead (f/m/d)

wefox is a world-leading insurtech company driven by a single purpose: to enable people to be safe by making insurance 10 times better through technology. Together with more than 1300 employees in 8 locations across Europe, we are on a mission to give the world easy access to digital insurance solutions.

We provide our customers with 360-degree advice through our network of advisors and optimise each individual’s risk coverage by offering innovative prevention, assistance, and insurance products. We integrate the extensive know-how built up in the individual countries and the exchange of experience to build strong expertise among the wefox technology experts in our Tech Hubs in Barcelona, Paris, and Milan.

We are looking for an Engineering Lead (f/m/d) with experience building Spring-based microservices to join our Tech team in Spain. Your daily work will primarily focus on leading and managing a squad as it develops and maintains large-scale microservices using Java, Spring, PostgreSQL, Mongo, Kafka, and AWS. Our teams write quality code using TDD and Unit Testing. We use GitHub, GitHub Actions, and a full CI/CD pipeline. You will work side by side with and provide leadership to a multidisciplinary and multicultural team distributed among our different offices around Europe.

What your responsibilities will be:

  • Managing the squad’s daily technical delivery.

  • Contributing code to production systems.

  • Ensuring the squad’s technical solutions are aligned with architectural standards in a way that balances feature delivery and tech debt creation.

  • Providing estimates of the squad’s upcoming and planned work.

  • Ensuring that production support issues are being solved in a timely way and according to established SLAs.

  • Ensuring that OKRs, technical initiatives, and other non-Product initiatives are being prioritised, and that the squads in your domains have bandwidth available to work on non-Product-driven initiatives.

  • Ensuring that QA, Monitoring, Alerting, and product security are prioritised within your domains.

  • Using verbal and written communication skills in a positive, empathetic way.

  • Leading by example and living progressive leadership values.

  • Understanding and documenting each individual squad member’s professional goals; Developing a growth plan targeted at those goals.

  • Documenting and assessing personal performance expectations for each squad member; Measuring, reviewing, and communicating each squad member’s progress toward meeting those performance expectations.

What you bring:

  • 6+ years experience creating Spring-based microservices in a professional setting.

  • Professional experience designing well-formed RESTful APIs for both internal and public consumption, delivering elegant and scalable distributed systems.

  • Professional experience working with SQL and no-SQL databases, API gateways, and microservices based system architecture.

  • Professional experience working with AWS cloud.

  • A deep sense of ownership and a “can-do” attitude.

  • The ability to give instructions and drive clean solutions in a collaborative way.

  • A desire to fully support the various members of the squad, in particular the more junior members.

  • Experience mentoring junior engineers – or a strong desire to be a mentor – is a plus.

  • A deep working knowledge of English is required; proficiency in Spanish or German is a plus.

In our team, being tech-savvy and having great dedication to high-quality delivery are as equally valued as your authenticity, accountability, and team-player skills.

What we offer:

Now, we’ve gotten to the fun part, the part where you get to brag about your company, those perks your friends are so jealous of!

Here are some of them*:

  • Flexible working hours including hybrid working.
  • A stack of the latest technologies and working gadgets.
  • Training and Coaching opportunities.
  • Free coffee, fruit and snacks, because we need fuel!

If you love a less-formal work environment, flexible paid time off, a great compensation package and benefits offering - and most of all, being the authentic you, get in touch, we want to meet you!

To all the misunderstood geniuses, rebels and mavericks looking to change the world for the better. Come work with us!

* Additional Benefits vary between countries and can be explained in more detail by a TA Partner.

Your contact person for this role is Natalia Perez.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

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