Category product

Balancing our business through the marketplace

Eloi Pardo · 4 min read

One of the main particularities of Cabify is that it operates as a marketplace for the ride-hailing industry. In a marketplace business model, there are at least two actors: supply...

What is behind just a couple of words

Alane Lira · 4 min read

It’s more common than you might think for a UX Writer to receive requests followed by comments like ‘it’s just a couple of words’. At first it seemed a little...

How to grow as a product manager at cabify

Nacho González · 4 min read

As in any organization with a vital product component, we face challenges in helping or driving the growth of the people who are part of the product teams. We have...

How we created a new product from scratch

Beatriz Ruiz · 7 min read

Today, I would like to contribute my bit and tell how we’ve created a new product from scratch in Cabify. I do not mean that it is the way to...

Automatisms with impact the journey of a team obsessed with delivering value

Mariana Gomes · 7 min read

And you are? I’ll start by introducing myself. My name is Mariana Gomes, I have co-founded two startups before joining Cabify, where I have started as a Product Marketing Manager...

My ride as a product manager to improve cabify ratings

Tania Senestrari · 7 min read

I would like to start in Medium with a post related to my current role in Cabify. It is not a post on how to make a product, but how...

From product manager to product leader

David Smyth · 5 min read

A little about the journey… I had just returned to Sydney in 2014 from a 2 year stint at a startup in New York when I received the email, job...

Wtf is a product manager

David Smyth · 4 min read

A universally misunderstood title. Yeah, so what is a Product Manager? The Product Manager role is a relatively new and generally misunderstood role. So what is a Product Manager’s job?...

Category engineering

Our frontend stack

Alejandro Frías · 11 min read

The journey we started in 2011 when the first rider used our app has led Cabify to create tools to support riders along with the countries we operate. First, we...

How we do agile in fraud prevention at cabify

Antonio Jesus Rodriguez · 6 min read

Today, ways of working or practices are basically mirrored from one company to another without thinking about it. Models like the Spotify squads, bad agile practices or processes which instead...

Acceptance testing go services using aceptadora

Oleg Zaytsev · 6 min read

Today I would like to share with you our experience (and some code) on writing acceptance tests at Cabify. Each time we deliver some broken code to production, thousands of...

The cabify engineering stack 2020 edition

Edu Salguero · 6 min read

Since Cabify became the first European app for VTC vehicles in 2011, things have changed a lot. Millions of journeys, riders and drivers use our platform. On this journey, it...

Being a manager the art of making yourself dispensable

Helene Doumenc · 6 min read

If there is a constant in my career is that I have always been on a mission to train people. From my first year as a Software Developer where I...

A tale of a search of a cep engine and real time processing framework

Mario Castro · 5 min read

We have been looking for a CEP for some time now. If you don’t know what a CEP is, the Wikipedia article explains it pretty well: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_event_processing. There are many...

The data engineering team at cabify

Mario Castro · 5 min read

We use heavily Google’s infrastructure to delegate the administration of many of our data needs. We like to focus on features and Product instead of operations, we like to focus...

What to do when your code is starting to smell

Rafael Ramón · 3 min read

When I started as a Cabify Engineer, Cabify was growing exceptionally quickly. This is quite common in a large start-up, but for me it was a real challenge as I...

Untangling knots

Abél Muiño · 4 min read

tl;dr: **never ship your first implementation of a feature and be prepared to make trade-offs. I was happily cutting through email when Patricia — one of our Lead Engineers —...

Category culture

From paratrooper to programmer

Teo Diaz · 3 min read

If there is a value from Agile I do live the most, that one is the one about embracing change. My career has been like a rollercoaster, I can say...

Why it can be great to be a non native ux writer

Alane Lira · 4 min read

When I accepted the role of UX Writer at Cabify, I asked myself if being Brazilian and writing in Spanish would be a limiting factor. Having lived in Spain for...

Covid has joined the cabify zoom

Ludmila Hermida · 5 min read

It’s an exciting time when a new colleague joins the team. You want to know where do they come from? What were their previous jobs? How they will collaborate in...

How does a graduate in economics end up developing software at cabify

Marta Vaquero · 5 min read

First, let me introduce myself: my name is Marta Vaquero, I am a programmer with 7 months of experience. I’m currently working as a Software Engineer in the QA Automation...

Learnings after a year as an engineering manager

Jesús Rodríguez · 4 min read

One year ago, Cabify gave me the opportunity to make a change in my professional career. Until that moment, I was working as a Software Engineer, and I was offered...

On site friendly

Pablo Carranza · 11 min read

The infinite space between words The story of 2 tech centers The first distributed team I had to deal with was in AWS — it was a team split with...

Improving our cities the inclusive way

Roberto Perez · 3 min read

One of our principles at Cabify is “Improve our cities”. It depicts as follows: Be purpose driven. Have a positive impact in our society. The city is our customer. Understand...

My 4 year cabify journey

Roberto Perez · 4 min read

I joined Cabify in June 2014 after traveling around the world for six months. This is relevant for two reasons: To travel is important in itself. So, if you’re thinking...

Category research

How user research can reveal non user centric systems the ratings case

Itsaso Mediavilla · 6 min read

In the User Research Team at Cabify, we are quite proud of how we work. During the last two years, we have been building a work process to attend the...

Cabify user research team principles

Miguel Agustí · 5 min read

This article outlines our vision of User Research at Cabify. We have a clear mission: to make Cabify an increasingly user-centric organisation and to become a world-class reference of user...