Engineering Manager - Developer Experience

3+ months agoAmsterdam, Netherlands

At, data drives our decisions. Technology is at our core. And innovation is everywhere. But our company is more than datasets, lines of code or A/B tests. We're the thrill of the first night in a new place. The excitement of the next morning. The friends you make. The journeys you take. The sights you see. And the food you sample. Through our products, partners and people, we can empower everyone to experience the world.

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.

Core Infrastructure

Do you want to build software that impacts millions of customers around the world, tackling some of the world's most complex ecommerce challenges? We are looking for talented infrastructure Engineering managers to join our Core Infrastructure department in our Amsterdam HQ. In Core Infrastructure we design, build and operate all the technology that our product development teams need in order to deliver great travel products to our customers.

Developer Experience is going through exciting steps of creating universally consumable, easily configurable, ready from day 1 developer experience. We want to create and adopt world-class tools for developers which will allow them to spend minimum time fighting databases, configurations and having healthy code in their environment no matter is it VM, Container or bare metal.

Our developers expect best-of-class tools and platforms to build on. We have a diversity of products both in market and planned, ranging from classic programming languages integrated with our HTML templating solutions to modern Java, Golang, Node.js and Kubernetes. We require easy to use CI/CD, environments for rapid development of SOA and microservice architectures, code collaboration tools, and more. We aim to enable more innovation and faster time to value, and always reduce toil as much as possible. The experience of designing features, writing code, testing, debugging, deploying and experimenting should be seamlessly integrated to the product life cycle .

We reduce barriers to adopt new technologies giving our developers more freedom to choose whatever technologies make sense for their service. Our architecture will enable each service to be continuously integrated and deployed independently at scale. The developer experience is the key foundation to all of these goals.

Technologies we use: git & gitlab, artifactory, kubernetes & shipper, bazel-like CI, in-house canary analysis system, automatic deployments system, in-house packaging system pakket, manifests and distributions system to operate in monolith, CLI and web tools to support whole Java, Perl and now Node.js development for whole tech org of 2,5k people.


You will primarily 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 will be responsible for timely delivery of new features and with good quality. In addition to this, you will confer with leaders, and key stakeholders determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, scalability and time-to-market for new and existing products.

People Leadership

  • Inspire and motivate multiple cross functional product teams
  • Directly manage Engineers in multiple teams
  • Nurture, grow and develop engineering talent in the team
Technology, Craft & Delivery
  • Technical Incident Management
  • Building software applications
  • Continuous Quality and Process Improvement
Architecture & Product Strategy
  • Thought partner for Product to define, shape and deliver the roadmap
  • Architectural Guidance
  • Drive innovation in own team
  • 5+ years of platform engineering experience
  • At least 3 years of experience leading and managing a team of engineers in a fast-paced and complex environment
  • Strong people management skills and experience dealing 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 programming skills
  • Strong business and technical vision
  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of hands-on 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
  • 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, 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.

Job ID: booking-BOOKUS2938950EXTERNAL