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Junior Backend Engineer - Rider Next Discovery

CDI • Paris, France

Cette offre est lié au département Tech

You can join us either in one of our offices in Hamburg, Berlin or Barcelona or work remotely within the countries we are operating(e)This includes: Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, France, Poland, UK, Ireland, Austria, Greece and Romania.

We as FREE NOW are the biggest multi mobility platform across Europe offering a huge portfolio of mobility options like e-scooters, e-bikes, carsharing or mopeds built upon our roots in ride hailing like taxi and private hire vehicle services(e)We are looking for an ambitious and experienced Backend Developer to build great software for one of our customer facing Multi Mobility Teams. 

As we love our planet, we believe in shared mobility and the freedom to move regardless of your income or your age(e)By reducing the need for your own car, maximizing the usage with shared rides and supporting the next-gen of electric vehicles, we believe we can play a major role to improve the way we move in cities and make them a better, more sustainable place.

Therefore we focus on three main areas in our Multi Mobility Teams:

  • 2 Wheeled Vehicles: This includes shaping the experiences for micro-mobility, integrating with different service providers and creating a seamless user experience.
  • Car Sharing & Shuttle: We believe in a future where an own car is not needed anymore and traffic in the city will be significantly decreased(e)So whether you decide on a pooled ride or want to rent your own car we will provide the right solution for you.
  • Public Transportation: The missing part to reach everyone is the integration of Public Transport in the Cities, creating synergies between vehicle types and being able to offer a intermodale journey for everyone.


Your responsibilities:

  • Own the Feature, Own the Code, Own the Microservice – feel responsible for what you create(e)This starts with bringing in your own feature ideas, includes coding, testing and ends in deploying your code and 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 always stay a team player
  • Stay on top of the latest technology trends, apply the best practices to our daily work
  • Implement clean and scaled microservices
  • Maintainability of existing features and be able to debug potential issues
  • Bring in a strong team spirit and be humble to make decisions as a team
  • Solve real problems that impact real users


What you should bring:

  • Be passionate about Java and/or Kotlin, writing good and clean code and relevant experience as software engineer
  • Familiar with 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
  • Experience with caching strategies using Redis
  • Experience with event-driven architectures using Rabbit MQ / Kafka or AWS SQS
  • Experience with testing in the whole software life cycle (unit / integration / system)
  • Good experience with relational database
  • Familiar with agile methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban
  • Be communicative, proactive, collaborative and enjoy working in a group


So, if you… an agile and fast-paced environment to write (good and clean) code

...have your own ideas on how to influence the product

...want to challenge yourself and learn new things every day

...want to make a difference


we think alike, so let’s start a new journey together!


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(e)Two of our Senior Engineers will do a live coding session with you(e)You will receive a file beforehand so you can make sure the project will work on your computer(e)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 time
Take Home Test + an additional Tech Talk if the test fulfils our requirements (expect process length to be extended)
3rd – Hiring Manager(e)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(e)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(e)We consider qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age(e)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(e)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(e)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(e)We offer trust-based and flexible working hours as well as the option to work from home(e)In the office, you can enjoy our free drinks and daily fresh fruit(e)Do you like to be active? Take part in our subsidised gym membership(e)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!



FREE NOW is the Mobility Super App with the largest vehicle choice for consumers across Europe(e)More than 54 million users in 16 markets and in over 170 cities today are already moving freely from A to B by accessing the largest selection of mobility options available in one app(e)Through the unique integration of mobility brands and payment services, they can book their nearest taxi, private hire vehicle, car sharing or micro-mobility option such as eScooters, eMopeds, and eBikes within the app(e)FREE NOW aggregates numerous mobility brands with the ambition to make urban mobility more efficient and sustainable without adding new vehicles on the street(e)The German based company is backed by the BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz Mobility(e)In total, around 1,850 employees in more than 27 offices work for the services of FREE NOW, which is led by CEO Thomas Zimmermann.


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