YOUR CHALLENGE:

As a Senior Software Engineer - Backend (f/m/d), you will join one of our most innovative teams: Dispatching. This team doesn’t solve your common every-day problems! With the aid of algorithms and graph theory, they define on a daily basis how we utilise our dedicated fleet at Blacklane in the best way possible. With your strong background in software engineering and deep understanding of product development principles, you will play a vital role in the success of our team!

 

Our environment is composed of Java, Go, TypeScript and React. These services are deployed to our Kubernetes cluster. As data storage we use SQL databases. We work together with other teams to ensure a smooth programming experience and use the data available to make the best decisions possible for our customers.

 

Additionally, you will: 

  • Take a leading role in shaping the product, architectural design and development of our systems.
  • Mentor and foster a culture of continuous learning with your colleagues
  • Conduct code reviews and provide feedback to ensure code quality and help your teammates grow
  • Utilise your strong problem-solving skills to solve complex technical issues
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements and emerging technologies and aid their integration into our projects
  • Collaborate with product and design to implement intuitive and visually appealing user interfaces that enhance the overall user experience
  • Lead conversations: Communicate across teams and our stakeholders to understand the big picture as mobile products extend to the services they use 
  • Solve very compelling problems and push the capabilities of our systems further and further.
  • Ensure a good test coverage, write documentation when needed, engaging in code reviews and knowledge sharing.

 

ABOUT YOU:

  • You are proactive, curious, and a team player. You love to solve complex problems and tackle them in a pragmatic manner.
  • You have a strong understanding of product development and are capable of translating our stakeholders needs proactively into new features.
  • You have a solid understanding of algorithms and graph theory.
  • You are comfortable working with multiple programming languages and have a solid understanding of and experience with either Java or Go. 
  • You have a solid understanding of SQL databases.
  • Ideally, you also have an appetite for visualising the state of the systems

 

MORE THAN A JOB:

Blacklane is a scale-up started in 2011, founded by Jens Wohltorf and Frank Steuer who wanted to create the first global chauffeur service. We started by filling chauffeurs’ ‘empty leg’ journeys and have grown with our partners to over €100 million in annual revenue (pre-pandemic). Backed by Daimler and other investors in Germany, Japan, Switzerland, and the UAE, we’re now a trusted brand within corporate travel. 

We believe in ethical business practices and have a strong company culture. 

  • Continuous Learning: We believe that open and actionable feedback is the essential component of continuous development. Set your personal development plan and take an active role in our internal learning communities to progress your career. 
  • Flexible Working: Even the most ambitious Blacklaner needs some time to unwind. Find out what works for you and your team with flexible working hours and home office days.
  • Become Part of the Crew: Get to know your fellow Blacklaners through our regular team socials. Our success comes from a collaboration of more than 350 people from 70 nations and we are looking for more exceptional people to join us! 
  • Employee Stock Options Plan: We want all Blacklaners to benefit from the company's success, so every employee gets virtual stock options.
  • Fair Remuneration: We’ve banded salary levels and matched them to the local costs of living, meaning you’re always paid fairly and you know that the rest of the crew is too.
  • Sustainability: We care for both people and the planet, having launched the mobility's industry-first global carbon offset scheme in 2017. Blacklane has pledged to deliver 15% of its journeys in electric vehicles by 2023.
  • Equal Opportunity: We are committed to inclusion and diversity. A company is only as strong as its crew, so we developed a work environment that is inclusive, inspiring and open. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
  • Blacklane Cares day: Every crew member receives 8 hours of paid leave per year to participate in volunteering initiatives of their choice or lead employee-driven community outreach projects. Utilize your time to lend hands to a cause that drives your passion.

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