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.
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.
Engineering Manager - Organic Marketing
Organic Marketing is responsible for providing the best experience to our customers from various marketing channels like search engines, meta search etc. We build and improve hundreds of thousands of web pages constantly to cater to the needs of customers in 40+ languages by providing relevant content & varied selection of properties, flights, car rental and taxis.
This is a great opportunity for a strong hands-on Engineering Manager. In this role, you would collaborate effectively to align technology vision to our business strategy. The Engineering Manager manages all activities of engineering scope through the direction of activities, to design new products and modify existing designs, ensuring that deliverables are on time and with acceptable quality.
You will manage, coach and develop team(s) of Software Developers, 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
Lead by example by taking ownership, being proactive and collaborating
Foster a great culture that innovates, work together as a team, partner with other Booking.com teams and roles and celebrates unified success
Technology, Craft & Delivery
Building software applications/services
Continuous Quality and Process Improvement
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 organization
Engineering Craftsmanship including coaching and mentoring the team
Contribute to the evolution of best practices across the department
Drive a culture of ownership and technical excellence, including reactive work such as incident management
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
Drive innovation in the team
Support the CI/CD efforts, proposes test automation tooling and infrastructure, and work with developers to build and maintain it
Thought partner for Product to define, shape and deliver the roadmap
Collaborate with the team and Product Manager to prioritize the projects and manage stakeholders
7+ years of hands on experience with software development
5+ of experience in leading multiple teams of engineers in a fast-paced environment
3+ years of experience in MySQL, Kafka, BigData technologies (Cassandra/BigQuery) and cloud platforms (GCP/AWS)
Experience building microservices in Java/Python/Perl; App experience is a plus
Experience with unit, integration and end-to-end testing paradigms.
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 business and technical vision along with solid delivery skills
Strong ability to influence and collaborate with people at all levels; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience of working on products that impact a large customer base and have a company wide impact.
You have a ‘can do’ attitude and you act proactively and not reactively
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or any Engineering discipline, or Mathematics or 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the specialty as equivalent
Live and work in Amsterdam, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe
Promote and drive impactful and innovative engineering solutions
Be part of a fast-paced, performance driven culture with lucrative compensation including bonuses and stock potential, opportunities for career advancement and 29 vacation days
An opportunity to contribute to a high scale, complex, world renowned product and see real time impact of your work on millions of travelers worldwide.
Discount on Booking.com accommodations with the “Booking Deal” including other perks and benefits
With over 70 different nationalities within the technology department alone, you will be able to develop new skills and grow your career in a multicultural environment.
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.