Booking.com

Engineering Manager - China Tech

3+ months agoShanghai, China

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. We are responsible for driving 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 diverse selection of properties all around the world. We are working towards creating the ultimate travel experience, building and improving great products for both travelers and the accommodation partners.

To help us accelerate on this journey, we are looking for an Engineering Manager to join our Shanghai site that sits at the heart of our accommodation business. We empower millions of travelers around the world to find their perfect accommodation match. As an Engineering Manager in this area, y ou will 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.

B.responsible

  • People Leadership
    • Inspire and motivate multiple cross functional product teams
    • Directly manage a team of engineers
    • 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
B.skilled
  • 5+ years of experience in software development as a developer
  • 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 customer facing product application (web and/or apps).
  • 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 at our scale
  • 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
  • Fluent oral and written English and Chinese
B.offered
  • 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
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.

Job ID: booking-BOOKUS2984693EXTERNAL