Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Amsterdam


About us

Βeat is a mobile app that transforms the way people move in their cities. Tap a button on your smartphone and you get a ride in just a few minutes. Beat’s mission is to become part of people’s everyday life by making transportation more affordable, convenient, efficient and safe, while providing enormous economic opportunities to thousands of people who wish to earn extra income as drivers.

Beat is part of the FREE NOW group, the ride-hailing joint venture of BMW and Daimler. The app was founded in Athens, Greece, starting its life as “TaxiBeat”. Within 3 years of operations in the Greek capital, Beat extended its service in Latin America, starting from Peru. Today, it’s the fastest growing ride-hailing service in this region, serving millions of rides every day. Beat is currently available in Greece, Peru, Chile, Colombia and Mexico and has a Tech Innovation and Engineering Hub in the Netherlands.

About the role

We constantly strive to innovate. Our systems are written in a modern, testable and object-oriented manner that promotes reusability, generic functionality and high performance. We are in the process of redefining our backend by re-architecting some of our core services as microservices. At the same time, we are integrating high throughput pipelines throughout our platform to enable rich insights for our data science and business intelligence teams. We seek people capable, willing and enthusiastic about participating in both maintaining our systems as well as building the next generation systems for our service.

Are you a Senior Go Backend Engineer who has excellent problem solving skills and loves technical challenges? Can you deliver under pressure, take initiative, work well as part of a team? If yes, then join us and participate in building an amazing product with international reach!

With the various tools and communication technologies we're using, you'll feel connected to your team from wherever you are in the world. Our remote workforce always has the option to travel to our headquarters for meetings, events, and team bonding—or they can join virtually. Whatever works best for you and your work style.

What you'll do day in day out:

- Design, develop, manage, and support microservices written in Golang.
- Solve scalability and performance issues at an operating environment that constantly evolves and grows.
- Consume internal and 3rd party RESTful APIs.
- Debug and resolve issues and perform resolution follow ups.
- Participate in project planning including research and development. What you need to have:

- Expert understanding of OOP and Design Patterns in at least one of the following languages: Go, PHP, Python, C#, Java or Kotlin, with more than 5 years of proven, production-grade software development expertise
- At least 2 years of hands-on experience with the design and implementation of large Golang based production systems
- Understanding of SOA and RESTful web service design, implementation and maintenance
- Experience with MVC development frameworks and cascading modularity
- Solid understanding of HTTP and Event Driven Architecture
- Knowledge and experience (modelling and architecture) of SQL and relational databases (MySQL)
- Some knowledge (and experience) of non-relational databases (one or more of MongoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch)
- Solid experience with Software Testing
- Experience in version control (Git preferable) What it's nice to have:

- Some knowledge (and experience) of non-relational databases (one or more of MongoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch)
- Experience with CI/CD / microservices orchestration / Jenkins deployment
- Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
- Experience with Message Brokers (Kafka, RabbitMQ) or Message Queueing
- Open source contributions
- Experience in AWS or Google Cloud What's in it for you:

- Competitive salary package
- Flexible working hours
- Opportunities to participate in cutting edge trainings and conferences of your choice
- High tech equipment and top line tools
- High quality daily lunch on a very low cost
- Commuter Benefits Program
- A great opportunity to grow and work with the most amazing people in the industry
- Being part of an environment that gives engineers large goals, autonomy, mentoring and creates incredible opportunities both for you and the company As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Beat is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

  • git
  • java
  • mysql
  • php
  • sql