Best companies in Barcelona for Backend Engineers

Best companies in Barcelona for Backend Engineers

Our top picks and why engineers love them

11 April 2023

Sun, sea and new opportunities. Barcelona has emerged as an important tech hub, attracting workers and investment, as well as the arrival of multinational tech companies and the growth of its own thriving start-up scene.

We work with some of Barcelona’s fastest growing Tech companies to hire Senior Engineers. Ready for a new challenge? Connect with our specialist recruiter Santiago Santos here.



1. Helpling

Industry: Household Service Technology
Company size: 263 employees
Headquarter: Berlin
Tech Stack: Ruby on Rails & React 

Helpling is the leading online marketplace for home services. On the website or via app, customers can book a vetted and insured cleaner and gain back free time within a couple of clicks. For the service providers, the platform makes it easier than ever to access new clients and to manage when and where they want to work.

Helpling offers its services in 10 countries: Australia, Germany, Italy, France, Ireland, UK, UAE, the Netherlands, Singapore and Switzerland.

Why Backend Engineers love them: 

  • Great product company with extreme upside
  • Market leader in the home services industry
  • Remote International company with top infrastructure and international teams

What to expect? 

As an engineer, you will be asked to bring your Ruby on Rails Expertise to work on one of their main projects. You can expect to be a part of the supply team where you will be working to help create a platform that focuses on home cleaning services, connecting home and household workers with home owners. You’ll be joining a team of collaborative engineers that are dedicated to the product.


2. TROOP Travel 

Industry: Travel Management Software 
Company size: 52 employees 
Headquarter: Madrid
Tech Stack: Node js & Typescript  

TROOP is on a mission to reinvent meeting planning, taking what is an inefficient, drawn out and laborious process and making it simple and quick for anyone to organise a meeting. Workforces are now distributed, and no longer office-based meaning that yesterday’s commuter has become tomorrow’s business traveler. TROOP is the single source of truth and powers these business travel decisions for global organisations across multiple industries by providing all the data required to make the best decision on how to meet. 

Why Backend Engineers love them: 

  • Global, connected, remote team
  • Extreme focus on output rather than hours
  • Digital nomad friendly 

What to expect? 

As remote work extends across the globe, when you join Troop as an engineer you wil help develop a tool to plan and organise meetings seammlesly in different timezones


3. Onebox

Industry: Event Ticketing Technology 
Company size: 102 employees 
Tech Stack:

Onebox is changing the global entertainment industry one event at a time. This team has developed API technology that connects live events and activities with sales channels from a centralised ticketing platform.  They’re on a mission to solve common problems shared by event organisers, venues and sales channels; selling tickets easily, increasing the size of your audience and ensuring a cost-effective outcome. 

Their entertainment marketplace also allows event and venue managers to connect with other event sellers across their global network.

Why Backend Engineers love them: 

  • Onebox is known to invest heavily in employee education
  • Established leaders in the Spanish Market
  • Fast pace culture, working within the entertainment and sports industry

What to expect? 

Joining this fast-paced team of experienced professionals (great people too) you will be asked to develop API’s to help their clients with great ticketing experiences. 



Industry: Mobility & Software 
Company size: 267 employees 
Tech Stack: Java

SEAT:CODE is a Barcelona-based tech company that has seen some tremendous growth over the last few years.  Founded in 2019, their goal is to foster digitalisation within SEAT (Motor Vehicle Manufacturing). The result? They have pivoted into an even more successful and efficient mobility service provider. SEAT wants to contribute to a better, cleaner and more sustainable world by developing sharing mobility solutions that will improve people’s lives. SEAT:CODE will unleash the power of kick-scooters, electric scooters, electric cars, mobility on demand, and much more by developing its own mobility platform for SEAT and for third parties that share the same vision.
Oh, and did we mention their mobile app? An all-in-one platform to manage vehicle connectivity, fleet management, and data and analytics to optimise your fleet for employees or customer mobility use. 

Why Backend Engineers love them:

  • Work with one of the most innovative mobility tech in Europe.  
  • Contribute to a better, cleaner and more sustainable world through offering mobility services
  • Participate in Smart Supply Chain and lead the way in changing engineering practices around the world.

What to expect? 

You will deliver ​​really well crafter solutions at a decent speed, while being part of small, motivated, self-sufficient team. 


5. Payflow 

Industry: FinTech
Company size: 65 employees
Headquarter: Barcelona
Tech Stack: React, Typescript

Payflow is the leading Pay on Demand company in the European Union & Latam, and has the most complete Financial Wellness platform on the market. Through an intuitive application, users can collect a portion of their salary already earned, save in automated virtual piggy banks and educate themselves financially through its platform with interactive classes. As a social benefit, it is completely free for employees and a strategic ally for Human Resources teams, increasing productivity and the employee experience. They have more than 500 clients and operate in Spain, Colombia, Portugal and Peru.Payflow: Instant to on-demand pay

Learnflow: Financial education classes
Saveflow: An automated virtual piggy bank.
Flexflow: Flexible Compensation Platform

Why Backend Engineers love them: 

  • Work for one of Europe’s fastest growing FinTech companies
  • Employee well-being is one of their core values
  • Work for an international, young company with backing from the top enterprises across the world

What to expect? 

  • The opportunity to join a fast-growing startup, there is plenty of room for personal and professional development.
  • Be part of one of the first start-ups in Spain to be part of Y-Combinator and help us to continue in hyper-growth mode, in Spain and beyond
  • The opportunity to learn a lot from our Senior engineers and the VP, If you are ambitious and like winning, there is no better place to grow and improve
  • A young and ambitious team that knows when to work but also when to have fun (company events, weekly lunches, beers, etc.)