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Elemental Excelerator

Engineering Team Lead



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

About this role:

Via is using technology to transform transportation around the world. From changing a single person’s daily commute to reducing humanity’s collective environmental footprint — we’ve got huge goals.

As an Engineering Team Lead at Via, you’ll join an energetic and dynamic team, taking on a pivotal role in driving our innovative projects forward. You will be part of a highly talented and motivated development team. This role involves leading a team of skilled engineers, ensuring the delivery of high-quality software solutions, and contributing to the continuous improvement of our development processes.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead and manage a team of excellent Backend engineers, overseeing the development of both end-to-end services and core infrastructure components.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams within Via, to ensure seamless project execution.
  • Develop, own, and execute the team's roadmap, ensuring alignment with the company's strategic goals.
  • Oversee project objectives to enhance and support the overall product strategy.
  • Play a central role in managing, coaching, and fostering the growth of your engineering team.
  • Guide and mentor team members to ensure they deliver exceptional results by promoting best practices and addressing technical challenges on projects requiring advanced technical expertise.
  • Ensure application performance, uptime, and scale, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful application design

Who You Are:

  • Minimum of 2 years in a technical leadership role.
  • Minimum of 6 years of hands-on experience in Python, Java, or other high-level programming languages, 2 years of which must be in Python
  • Minimum of 6 years of backend development and databases experience
  • Proven record of developing and scaling products that are highly available, distributed, and large scale
  • Clear communication (written and verbal) is crucial to our success. You should be able to formulate your ideas concisely, and communicate complex information succinctly.
  • Ability to drive work forward independently in a cross-functional, geographically distributed team environment
  • Experience with cloud platforms

What We Offer:

  • Joining a global employer with over 600 mobility deployments in 35+ countries
  • Becoming part of a company that was awarded for its commitment to social good:
  • Competitive compensation including stock options
  • A hybrid working model and a spacious office near Chancery Lane, where you can enjoy weekly team lunches
  • Comprehensive health scheme offered through AXA

Via was founded with the guiding principle that we go further when we go together. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. All backgrounds, identities, and voices are welcomed and celebrated at Via.

Ready to join the ride?

Via is an equal opportunity employer.