It was not so long ago that booking a trip to see the Eiffel Tower, stroll down New York’s iconic Madison Avenue or feel the sand between our toes on Copacabana Beach was simply a matter of a few taps on our smartphone. In fact, that’s what we do at Booking.com. We make it easier for everyone to experience the world. And while that world might feel a little farther away right now, we’re busy preparing for when the world is ready to travel once more.
Across the world we continue to innovate. To solve for some of the most complex challenges in travel and technology, and to plan for the exciting developments that lie ahead. With strategic long-term investments into what we believe the future of travel can be, we are opening up new career opportunities that will have a strong impact on our mission.
We are united in the belief that our very human desire to explore the planet’s beauty and discover more about other people and cultures will endure. The world is waiting for us. Together, we will be ready.
Engineering Manager - Marketing Messaging
At Booking.com, data drives our decisions. Technology is at our core. And innovation is everywhere. But our company is more than datasets, lines of code or A/B tests. We’re the thrill of the first night in a new place. The excitement of the next morning. The friends you make. The journeys you take. The sights you see. And the food you sample. Through our products, partners and people, we can empower everyone to experience the world.
The Marketing Messaging team is looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to help us on a mission to increase value for our customers via personalised communication via a right channel, e.g. email, push notifications, etc., at the right time with the right message. This is an opportunity to make a large impact on millions of our subscribers on a daily basis as well as innovate our infrastructure while working with great people in our team.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a strong hands-on Engineering Manager. This role is to primarily manage, coach and develop an engineering team, ensuring the development of both (the individual and team as a whole) are in line with organisational objectives and direction. You should be a role model, technically strong to help your team develop and be able to be hands-on when needed. The Engineering Manager Manages all activities of an engineering in scope through the direction of activities, to design new products and modify existing designs, ensuring that deliverables are on time and with acceptable quality. The role holder is required to analyse technology trends, human talent needs, and market demand to plan projects to ensure resilience in line with current demand and future ambition. In addition to this, the role will confer with leaders, production, key stakeholders and marketing teams to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, scalability and time-to-market for new and existing products.
Inspire and motivate multiple cross functional product teams
Directly manage Engineers in multiple teams
Lead by example by taking ownership, being proactive and collaborating
Nurture, grow and develop engineering talent in the team
Foster a great culture that innovates, work together as a team, partner with other Booking.com com teams and roles and celebrates unified success
Respects the Booking.com values and uses them as a guide to the way we work
Technology, Craft & Delivery
Mastery in technology leadership including shaping ways of working
Engineering delivery, quality and practices within own team including delivery management
Delivery of the wider Engineering strategic objectives
Embed Agile ways of working and values within the organisation
Get into the technical detail where required to coach, support and mentor the team
Engineering Craftsmanship including coaching and mentoring the team
Adhere to the default principles for Architecture, quality and non-functional requirements
Contribute to the evolution of best practices across the department
Drive a culture of ownership and technical excellence, including reactive work such as incident escalations
Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies and be able to share learning’s and apply these to a variety of projects as applicable
Architecture & Product Strategy
Thought partner for Product to define, shape and deliver the roadmap
Build new products, processes and operational plans
Negotiate on the strategic importance of own product roadmap features
Drive innovation in own team
Own the architecture across own team
7+ years of experience in software development as a developer excluding internship.
At least 2 years of experience leading and managing a team of engineers in a fast-paced and complex environment
A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of developing and shipping software.
You have strong technical skills (Coding & System design), you can get hands-on with your team if needed.
Experience with microservice architecture, Java and NodeJs/Perl
Experience with customer facing product application(web and/or apps), reusable UX components using ReactJS and understanding of architectural nuances
You are a humble and thought technology leader, you lead by example and gain your teammates respect through your actions and not your title;
Strong people management skills and experience with the ability to deal with complex people issues.
Strong stakeholder management experience, strong business and technical vision
Strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful
Solution oriented and result driven, Analytical skills and data-driven mindset.
Ability to multi-task & flexible attitude
Strong project management skills
Experience in working on similar type of product(s) that impact customers as our scales;
You are an excellent communicator and you are able to influence and cooperate with people at all levels,
You have driven successful technical, business and people related initiatives that improved productivity, performance and quality,
You have a ‘can do’ attitude and you act proactively and not reactively,
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field or 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the specialty as equivalent
Full relocation support for you and your family (if the case) to move to Amsterdam - one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. We have fine-tuned this process by successfully relocating 300+ Technology professionals to Amsterdam in the last year alone!
Contributing to a high scale, complex, world renowned product and seeing real time impact of your work on millions of travellers worldwide
Working in a fast paced and performance driven culture
Opportunity to utilise technical expertise, leadership capabilities and entrepreneurial spirit
Promote and drive impactful and innovative engineering solutions
Technical, behavioural and interpersonal competence advancement via on-the-job opportunities, experimental projects, hackathons, conferences and active community participation
Competitive compensation and benefits package and some great added perks of working in the home city of Booking.com.
We value Diversity of all types and in an open, dynamic workplace. This has been a pillar at Booking.com since day one, and something we continue to strongly believe in and build today.
Booking.com is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We strive to move well beyond traditional equal opportunity and work to create an environment that allows everyone to thrive.