Senior Java Developer - Marketplace Pricing - Milan or Remote
FREENOW (formerly Kapten)

FREENOW (formerly Kapten)

Senior Java Developer - Marketplace Pricing - Milan or Remote

  • Permanent contract 
  • Milan

The company

FREENOW (formerly Kapten)

FREENOW (formerly Kapten)

  • Mobile Apps, Mobility
  • From 250 to 2000 employees

The job

Senior Java Developer - Marketplace Pricing - Milan or Remote

  • Permanent contract 
  • Milan

Who are they?

The French app Kapten joined FREENOW in September 2020.

FREENOW is a multimodal mobility platform offering private hire vehicle (PHV), cab and micro-mobility services (bikes, scooters). It is available in more than 100 cities in Europe (London, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Barcelona, Milan, Vienna, Dublin…).

Every day, it connects 50 million passengers with 930,000 partner drivers.

The application offers a tailor-made, reliable and safe mobility experience to its users for their business and personal travels thanks to its various features and services available (choice of vehicle range, loyalty program, choice of favorite driver…).

In France, FREENOW offers a PHV, scooter and electric scooter service in Paris, Lyon and Nice. The application has 3 million users, 30,000 partner drivers and 3,500 corporate clients.

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Job description

Backend Engineer - Marketplace

It’s a match!

In our team, we are connecting our best drivers to passengers in order to provide them with the perfect ride experience.We build and optimise our dispatching algorithms with the goal to guarantee a fast pick-up of our customers and lowering the amount of empty kilometers for our drivers.In order to achieve that, we are solving an optimisation problem and need to choose the right trade-offs to detect the sweet spot between multiple criteria.

By efficiently utilising our available fleet, while maintaining a great user experience, we are one of the core contributors to the success of our company.

In a perfect world the dispatching system is a win/win for our environment, drivers and passengers.

We aren’t there yet – which is why we need you! Join our team if you have a passion for complex systems and love to create the magic that happens in the background.

Your day-to-day responsibilities:

  • Design and develop systems based on product requirements or refactoring
  • Own the feature, own the code – feel responsible for what you create. This covers
    • bringing in your own feature ideas
    • high quality software development
    • testing
    • deploying your code to test and live systems
    • monitoring the feature
  • Collaborate with your team members in an agile environment, contribute to and live our agile ceremonies
  • Be accountable for all topics above, but work together with the team on them
  • Stay on top of the latest technology trends, apply the best practices to our daily work

Qualifications you should bring:

  • Passionate about Java and/or Kotlin, writing good and clean code and relevant experience as software engineer
  • Familiar with the quirks of Spring (Boot) or similar frameworks
  • Experienced (or eager to learn) about distributed systems
  • Keen about principles and practices of scalable web applications, such as RESTful API’s, dealing with transactions and resiliency
  • High level of creativity, there’s all the freedom to think outside the box
  • Degree in computer science or similar
  • A great plus if you have familiarity with taxi dispatching problem
  • Fluent proficiency in English

The process consists out of 4 interviews and should be completed in less than 4 weeks:1st - Interview with one of our Talent Acquisition partners - this will be a get to meet you interview, sharing more details about you and discussing the role and FREE NOW in general

2nd - Live Coding Session. Two of our Senior Engineers will do a live coding session with you. You will receive a file beforehand so you can make sure the project will work on your computer. On the day of the live coding session you will then start with the task and we ask questions and try to get into a conversation and challenge things to find out more about your technical understanding.We are a non-egocentric organisation; we expect to be challenged all the timeORTake Home Test + an additional Tech Talk if the test fulfils our requirements (expect process length to be extended)3rd – Hiring Manager. Meet with the HM to discuss your career, what is important to you, and what FREE NOW can do to make you successful.

4th – Meet the Team. Get to know your team and what makes these people tick.

Diversity and inclusion:

At FREE NOW, we commit to being an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age. We celebrate diversity and have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. Together with passionate, creative and collaborative colleagues, we are following our purpose of making mobility available for everyone.

Move like you

At FREE NOW we have colleagues from over 70 nations! We value open communication and welcome everyone as they are. We are all one team and follow the same goals – that’s why we share our insights and results to get on track together every month.

Your wellness and work-life balance matters to us. We offer trust-based and flexible working hours as well as the option to work from home. In the office, you can enjoy our free drinks and daily fresh fruit. Do you like to be active? Take part in our subsidised gym membership. Bigger plans? Take a sabbatical leave and get out there!

Let’s grow together! We believe in a transparent career growth plan, quarterly development sessions with your team lead as well as regular 1:1s to help you thrive! For your own ideas, you’re welcome to set up initiatives and projects.

Need a lift? We offer Udemy e-learning platform, subsidised language classes, internal peer-to-peer trainings and more to support your learning & development opportunities.

More Benefits? 👏 Monthly mobility budget for FREE NOW rides, quarterly team events, company-wide onboarding days at our HQ in Hamburg, relocation assistance for internationals, birthday-off, kudos and many more!

About FREE NOW:

FREE NOW is Europe’s leading multi-mobility platform backed by BMW Group and Daimler AG. Next to ride hailing, FREE NOW also offers micro-mobility services such as e-scooters, e-bikes, e-vespas as well as car sharing. It consists of the services FREE NOW (10 European markets) and Βeat (5 Latin American and 1 European market). Summed up, those services currently attract 50 million users in 16 markets and more than 150 cities. FREE NOW is therefore the biggest multi-service mobility provider in Europe and the fastest-growing ride-hailer in Latin America. FREE NOW works with various third party providers to offer their customers an even wider range of options to get from A to B. In total, around 1,900 employees in around 35 offices work for the services of FREE NOW, which is led by CEO Thomas Zimmermann.

FREENOW (formerly Kapten)

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