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Engineering Manager – Data platform – Accommodations

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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 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 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. You’d be joining the Customer Insights (CI) organisation. It exists in order to create competitive advantage by building an understanding of customers’ total travel behaviour that informs the entire business. Additionally, Customer Insights also leads analytical Craft leadership across the business (Research & Data Science & Analytics), setting itself as a central hub of excellence for research, experimentation and data science. Our Data Platform team enables Accommodations products and teams to model, monitor, stream and/or batch process their data for analytical consumption. At the same time the team supports the consumers of such data (Data Scientists, ML engineers and analytics teams) to discover and enhance the datasets. The Data Platform has ambitions to act as the canonical integration point between products systems and their analytical users, providing powerful tooling to ensure that high quality data lands and is accessible to the analytical community. B. Responsible As an Engineering Manager, you are responsible for an engineering team and the technology that the team owns. You will not only work as a coach for your people but also as a technical leader, ensuring that the right technical decisions are made when building our product. Important aspects of the job include: People Leadership • 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 com teams and roles and celebrates unified success Technology, Craft & Delivery • Engineering delivery, quality and practices within own team including delivery management • Get into the technical detail where required to coach, support and mentor 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 • Design efficient dataflows in complex systems • 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 • Have a deep knowledge of data engineering, architecture and integration. • Establish opportunities for insight and observability in systems 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 B.Skilled We have found that people who match the following requirements are the ones who fit us best: • 3+ years of experience leading and managing a team of engineers in a fast-paced and complex environment • You have experience in a data organization, and understand the processes and technologies required in order to server near-real time data and insights at scale • Strong people management skills and experience with the ability to deal with complex people issues • 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 • Strong stakeholder management experience, strong business and technical vision • Solution oriented and result driven, analytical skills and data-driven mindset • Experience in working on similar type of product(s) that impact customers as our scales • You understand the life cycle of data and be driven towards high quality data; • 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 • 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 B.Offered • 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 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.

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