Booking.com

Lead Developer - Core Infrastructure

3+ months agoAmsterdam, Netherlands

It wasn't so long ago that booking a trip so 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.

Core Infrastructre

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 backend developers to join our Core Infrastructure department in our Amsterdam HQ.

In Core Infrastructure we design, build and operate all the technology that our Booking.com product development teams need in order to deliver great travel products to our customers.

This includes, for instance, our on premise data centers, our cloud hosted Kubernetes clusters, MySQL/Cassandra/Elasticsearch database environment, HAProxy load balancers, Envoy service mesh, APigee gateway, Kafka streaming service, Hadoop big data storage, Graphite time series, Grafana dashboard platform, monitoring & alerting tools, CI/CD tooling, Perl/Java/Node.js language frameworks and more...

B.responsible

  • People Leadership
    • Inspire and motivate multiple cross functional product teams
    • Lead by example by taking ownership, being proactive and collaborating and advocate for a collaborative working environment - turn "my ideas" into "our ideas"
    • 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, combining hands on coding with working on impactful project(s) and supporting other team members.
    • Solve business problems, work cross-functionally and lead initiatives to improve our development process and business opportunities within Booking.com's Experiences Tech organization
    • 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
    • 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
B.skilled
  • You are a humble and thought technology leader, you lead by example and gain your teammates respect through your actions and not your title
  • You have strong programming skills and experience with 2+ server-side programming languages
  • You have 2+ years working with asset management and ITSM platforms such as ServiceNow
  • You have 10+ years of experience as a Software Developer, you've worked with web applications, distributed systems
  • Experience in working on similar type of product(s) that impact customers as our scales
  • 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
  • Prior experience with mentoring, coaching and influencing team members
  • 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,
  • You are a humble and thought technology leader, you lead by example and gain your teammates respect through your actions and not your title.
B.offered
  • Full relocation support for you and your family (if the case) to move to Amsterdam - one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. We have fine-tuned this process by successfully relocating 300+ Technology professionals to Amsterdam in the last year alone!
  • Contributing to a high scale, complex, world renowned product and seeing real time impact of your work on millions of travelers 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, behavioral 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
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.