Engineering Manager - Accommodations - Booking Home (Guest Experience)
It wasn’t 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 our offices worldwide, 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.
With over 1.6 million room nights booked every day, accommodation represents the largest share of our business to date. We are responsible for accommodation growth, with clear ownership of all marketing, product and supply related to accommodations. Our mission is to deliver the best customer experience and most varied selection of properties.
About this position
Vacation rentals are at the heart of our strategy. There is a higher demand for entire places to stay, like Homes and apartments. As an Engineering Manager in the Booking Home Guest Experience teams, you will enable the teams to deliver a great experience for our customers and partners. From working with Content challenges that will enable the guests to make informed decisions, to working on Booking’s own quality rating system that not only enables our customers to find a place that matches their needs and expectations, but also drives our partners to provide an amazing stay for their guests.
Manage 5-6 developers (front-end & back-end)
Coach & mentor them, growing their seniority
Lead technical implementation of the product (solution architecture)
Drive delivery of the product & its operational excellence
Advocate for engineering excellence & processes
Manage technical stakeholders in integrating solutions
Work closely with Product Managers to steer both teams (via roadmaps)
At least 3 years of experience leading and managing a team of engineers in a fast-paced environment
Strong people management skills and experience with the ability to deal with complex people issues
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
Strong business and technical vision
A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of developing and shipping software
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful
Solution oriented and result driven
Proactive, flexible and capable of working independently as well as working in a team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Analytical skills and data-driven mindset
Ability to work with multiple Product managers and backlogs
Living and working in Amsterdam, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe
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 utilize 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
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.