Dear Job Seeker,
Beat entered the next chapter of its global expansion, opening a new Tech Innovation and Engineering Hub in LatAm, located in Mexico City, reaffirming its uncompromising commitment for the development of innovative mobility solutions for seamless experiences that passengers deserve. Creating new tech and engineering job opportunities, the new Hub consists of highly talented professionals across a spectrum of skill sets, ranging from Backend Engineers, Frontend Engineers and Product Managers.
How do I get on the team’s radar?
What skills do I need to work at Beat?
What should I expect from the interview process?
What is Beat looking for its Latin American Tech Innovation and Engineering Hub right now?
We could keep the answers to these questions a secret. But we think it’s in everyone’s best interest to answer them as honestly as we can. So what you’ll find below is our guide to land one of the open tech and engineering roles in the Mexican located Tech Innovation and Engineering Hub.
How we find people
You might be wondering how to get on the talent acquisition team’s radar. There are, in fact, lots of ways. Our radar is wide-ranging, and we’re constantly on the lookout for talent anywhere we can find it. From social media, physical or digital events & meetups, current employees’ referrals, to the resumes sent to us from applicants worldwide. So if you’re worried that you’re not in that one special place where we find everyone, don’t be. There is no such place!
Finding the best candidate for a role is also about looking for someone that can bring diversity of thought and effectively communicate with peers. We value diverse opinions and ideas that can drive Beat a step forward. For us, it’s more about someone you want to create impactful and innovative work with.
Submitting your application
We love to hear why someone thinks they’re a perfect fit for a job, so we encourage you to show us your best self in whatever way works for you. Highlight your tech expertise! Send over your personal projects on Github, mention your contribution to open-source projects, highlight your activity within the tech community. Make sure you cover your experience working with different processes and navigating through the challenging stuff and interesting numbers. Whatever you’ve got, we want to see it. No matter what your materials look like, we’re most interested in understanding how you think critically about the ways technology interacts while putting yourself in the shoes of the customer.
For those applying to Beat through Career’s page, keep in mind that every role is treated differently and requires its own blend of skills and experience. If you’re interested in more than one job, make sure to call out your suitability in separate applications.
Recruiter screening (30’)
We typically start our candidate conversations with an introductory interview by one of our recruiters. It’s less a chance for us to pepper you with questions than your opportunity to tell us what you envision from a job, and from life itself. Be prepared to share your experience and career path so far. Don’t share just your skills, share your hopes and dreams! Our hope is that Beat is a good match for those dreams. We want you to underline what motivated you to apply so that you will be able to do your best work here. We’re also evaluating you for what you’ll bring to the team and how you embody the Beat values, these are our non-negotiables! So do make sure you familiarize yourself with them and have an answer for how and why they resonate with you. Take the time to give more details around any projects you have worked on in the past, focusing on the scope, challenges, approach, tools & technologies used, as well as learnings. Don’t hesitate to mention if you are looking for a full or part-time role, remote or onsite job opportunities and any other job criteria you may have.
It’s a lot to pack into a first conversation, but because we work closely with other teams, we’re able to quickly determine whether you might be a better fit for another role here. Don’t feel like you need to fit into a predefined box matching the role you’re applying for. You never know where the true opportunity will be. Even if that first chat doesn’t lead to further discussions, don’t be discouraged. This process is all about building a relationship. If you don’t get hired for one position, there’s still a good chance that another suitable opening will pop up later. It pays to be patient.
Hiring Manager Tech screening (60’)
If we move forward after the introductory interview, there is one more folk to meet in the form of a video call with the Hiring Manager of the role you’re applying for. This will be a more detailed discussion, starring you as the main character. You will have the opportunity to talk about your skills and technical aspects of the projects you have worked on. You’ll go through one or two of your favorite projects so you can talk about your process, thinking, and approach. Seeing a polished final project is great, but what we really want to know is how you got there. You might be asked some technical questions for assessing your theoretical knowledge. In addition, the hiring manager will ask some behavioral questions in order to assess your overall fit with the team and the Beat culture. We will also give you more info about our current projects and tech challenges around our business model innovations, such as Beat Tesla and Beat Zero.
Take Home Assessment
If you’ve ticked all the boxes so far then we’ll ask you to work on a real case study and get a notion of the logic behind the problems & challenges. You will have around 4 days to work from home on it. During this step, we want to see you in action and better understand how you approach and tackle any new challenge. Be bold and show us your analytical and creative problem-solving skills!
You will receive feedback on your exercise including on areas you did well and areas for improvement. Also, note that you might be asked to perform a live coding session by refactoring your code and adapting your solution to changes or new requests. This is the opportunity for you to taste what it’s like to work as part of the Tech team at Beat.
Extra tip: One thing that can make a candidate stand out is an ability to help derive insight and make decisions based on it. During the interview process, we like it when candidates tell us compelling stories that are driven by insight: We want to know how you’ve interacted with data, what you learned from it, and how you used those learnings to your advantage. We’re looking for creative problem solvers who can make sense of information, evaluate pros & cons and put together strong hypotheses to shape their solutions.
In this final stage, you will have the opportunity to meet people from different positions in the Beat Team across multiple interviews. This stage gives you the chance to gain more insights regarding Beat’s culture, ways of working and long-term vision. One of the interviews in this stage if you are applying for a Senior Backend Engineering role will be a System Design Session where we would like to see your ability to take into account various operational concerns, as well as apply necessary tradeoffs in order to realize business requirements.
Keep in mind that the people you will meet during Team interviews might be important stakeholders for you in the future, so be sure to take the most out of it! We’ll ask nicely if you’d mind walking us through your experience in general, to a slightly larger, always friendly audience. Prepare for questions.
It’s true! We have openings that we’re looking to fill right now! They’re all listed on Beat Career’s Page, where you can filter by the job category you are looking for. Even if there’s nothing that speaks to you or your experience right now, we’re always sharing new opportunities, so keep checking back on our social media channels and website for updates.
Being part of the team Beat means enjoying autonomy in one’s work, while pursuing a common purpose. Beat consists of teams committed to innovation and the advances that technology offers, contributing equally while identifying opportunities to optimize end to end solutions, from design to development, testing, deployment and operation in production. We support continuous learning and personal growth, we keep evolving not only as teams, but also as individuals, staying up to date on new technologies and innovations. We hope this guide is helpful to you, whatever your job dreams may be!