Lead Developer @ LIZY in Ixelles


About us

At LIZY, we are reshaping the € 70bn European car leasing business. The traditional car leasing industry is slow, complicated and expensive. At LIZY, we’re making leasing a car as easy as ordering a sweater on Zalando.

LIZY is a well funded startup (>€10m) with off-the-charts revenue growth (>100% YoY) and an amazing team of 30+ A-players. We’re incredibly ambitious and our goal is to become the Revolut of car leasing.

With our weekly planning pace and our no nonsense written culture we focus on the most important tasks while keeping our long term objectives in mind. Every team at LIZY uses the OKR methodology to set quarterly and annual goals and measure corresponding achievements. 

Lizy values

Fun (Have it): Enjoy the ride – life is short.

Feedback (Give it): Feedback is the breakfast of champions. Always assume positive intent.

Personal Growth (Master it): Never stop learning and improving.

Wow (Deliver it): Actually make our customers say “WOW”.

️‍♂️ Drive (Show it): Show commitment and bring everything you have. Do what you say and say what you do.

‍ The Team

At LIZY, we believe that a happy cohesive team can go a long way. We do everything that’s possible to build a work environment that enables everyone to work at their best. Working at LIZY means being part of an empowered team and collaborating with talented colleagues with experience at well-known companies such as McKinsey, Uber and Google! 

️ Who are we looking for?

LIZY is looking for a motivated full-time Lead developer to join usour customer journey squad!

Our back-end tech stack currently consists of an event-driven Python Serverless Infrastructure. Data stores include Redis, PostgreSQL,DynamoDB DocumentDB, ElasticSearch. The underlying infrastructure runs on AWS using a combination of managed services like Lambda, SQS, SNS, GraphQL, API Gateway, AppSync. It runs through CI/CD pipelines that run automated tests and deploy to AWS via the Serverless framework. Our back-end primarily serves a graphQL API that our front-end React app consumes.

Our front-end tech stack currently consists of a React app, fed by a graphQL API, build with Next.js and hosted on Vercel with a fully automated CI/CD pipeline.

‍♀️ Your responsibilities

  • You coordinate a squad of 3 or 4 developers hand-in-hand with a PO.

  • Work closely with stakeholders & PO to understand business requirements & if needed help translate these into tech requirements for junior developers.

  • Assist in tasks planning, estimation, scheduling to make sure everyone is comfortable with the deliverables.

  • Participate in tech steering meetings & provide solutions to tech difficulties & complex issues that might affect various fields & subject areas simultaneously (you’re a tech entrepreneur so you need to stay on the leading edge of development practices!).

  • Own the stabilization backlog with other lead developers & are responsible for actions to take related to it.

  • Mentoring & training junior/medior team members on a daily basis (coding, testing, debugging, review…).

  • Analyze, code, test, implement & update existing or new software, web app to find solutions to the current company’s tech needs. You’re less involved in operational matters but you keep an eye on it as the goal is to provide a tangible end product for LIZY. 

  • You set up documentation on technical subjects to keep a process library up to date and to share with the team.

  • Challenge existing solutions and implement an architecture that meets the current and future needs of the company.

Your qualifications

  • You have more than 7 years of relevant experience.

  • You are fluent in English.

  • Experienced working in an Agile environment.

  • Demonstrated a natural ability to lead a team.

  • You love mentoring & coaching

  • Proficient in Python, or any other modern language and ready to dive into Python. DJANGO framework knowledge is a plus.

  • Workflow management in HubSpot is a strong asset. 

  • Solid grasp of the common software engineering practices (git, unit testing, code documentation, continuous integration, dependency management, monitoring, version management,.. ).

  • Experience in designing and building complex and yet maintainable systems.

  • Experience participating in code reviews and providing overall code quality suggestions to help maintain the structure and quality of the codebase.

  • Experience in using monitoring tools like Lumigo, Sentry,…

  • Substantial knowledge of cloud architecture (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform ), serverless, and database design concepts.

  • Ability to design and communicate with external APIs (Rest, GraphQL, SOAP, …)

  • Javascript/ES6, react.js and redux have no secrets for you.

  • Comfortable with Vercel and Next.js (SSR, Dynamic paths, etc).

  • You have an excellent knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 Bootstrap saas, tailwind, webpack.

Perks and Benefits

At LIZY, we believe that being first in our business starts with putting our people first.

➡️ Cool Offices: Small scale up that we are, we work every day to improve our offices! This way, you will have the opportunity to work at Flagey, a cult place for happy people! And for the ping pong enthusiasts, you even have a space dedicated to this activity. At LIZY Office; you’ll have the nicest colleagues, good coffee, quality tea and fruits for free!

➡️ Flexible Work: Possibility to work partially or fully remote (even after Covid-19), organize your own work schedule, and enjoy the sun while working on our rooftop! As well as receive a reimbursement of telework-expenses, i.e. 122 EUR per month

➡️ Attractive Package: Fair salary and generous package including meal vouchers, eco vouchers, hospitalization insurance, group insurance, phone subscription, car, fuel card, sector bonus, yearly bonus, representation expenses and strong long-term incentives with stock options.

➡️ Quality Equipment: Top range tools including Macbook, computer screen, iPhone, keyboard and a voucher for a computer screen at home!

➡️ Learning Opportunities & Empowerment: Hands-on experiences, take initiatives, incredibly talented colleagues to learn from, free books at disposal and courses if you want to improve or learn a new language!

➡️ Friendly, Fun & Transparent environment: We also try to create a work space where everyone feels comfortable! We organize a team lunch every Wednesday and every month we have our “All Hands meeting”, to keep you up to date with all the things that are happening. After the All Hands, we offer drinks and cake! We also organise several team buildings during the year! 

Having second thoughts?

You don’t feel like you’re matching 100% of the criteria? We encourage you to apply anyway! Study shows that candidates in this situation are less likely to apply, however LIZY aims at being inclusive as we are well aware that diversity brings a huge added-value to the team. It is more important to have the right mindset!