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. Our mission is to deliver the best customer experience and the most varied selection of properties.
At Booking.com we combine the best traits of a start-up with the resources of planet Earth’s #1 accommodation website. We are working towards creating the ultimate travel experience, building and improving great products for both travellers and the accommodation partners.
The Accommodation business unit represents the largest share of Booking.com’s business today. Our goal is to serve and retain customers in the best possible way across multiple product verticals. As we transition from a transactional view of the world to a customer-focused approach, the Engagement organization plays a critical role in this goal. Engagement’s mission is to ensure an experience built around trust, ease of use and personalization that drives the best match for our customers across core elements of their journey from searching for an accommodation to completing their booking – search, match, book and stay. Our core experience has evolved over the years, and we foresee a lot of opportunity to develop it further.
As an Engineering Manager, you collaborate effectively to align technology vision to our business strategy. You will drive our re-platforming efforts by building performant and reliable services that help product teams innovate faster.
You will manage, coach and develop a team of Senior and junior Engineers, ensuring successful business delivery while maintaining engineering/operational excellence. You will help define and implement organisational objectives and direction and be responsible for creation of new features with great quality. In addition to this, you will confer with leaders and key stakeholders to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, scalability and time-to-market for new and existing products and services.
Inspire and motivate multiple engineering teams
Directly manage Engineers in multiple teams
Nurture, grow and develop engineering talent in the team
Technology, Craft & Delivery
Building software applications/services
Continuous Quality and Process Improvement
Technical Incident Management
Architecture & Product Strategy
Thought partner for Technology Product Manager to define, shape and deliver the roadmap
Drive innovation in own team
5+ years of experience in software development
At least 3 years of experience leading and managing a team of engineers in a fast-paced and complex environment
You have driven successful technical, business and people related initiatives that improved productivity, performance and quality
A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of developing and shipping software
Experience in designing and architecting systems and APIs
Experience in defining and upholding SLOs/KPIs and conducting architecture reviews for systems
Strong technical skills (Coding & System design) with ability to get hands-on with your team when needed
You are a humble and thoughtful technology leader, you lead by example and gain your teammates’ respect through actions
Strong people management skills and experience in dealing with complex people issues
Excellent communicator with strong stakeholder management experience, good commercial awareness and technical vision
Analytical skills and data-driven mindset
Experience in working on products with a large customer base and company wide impact is a plus.
Hands-on experience with Kafka, Cassandra and/ or MySQL is a plus
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.