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Front end Lead Engineer

Are you a hands-on front end developer and like to work in the fast moving and highly challenging e-commerce environment? Do you love autonomy to introduce your own ideas and creativity to build a strong and solid technical environment? If this sounds like you, then keep on reading, we are looking for people like you who know their way around the web!

About Travix

Travix is one of the leading global online travel agencies, operating with four brands: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir and Flugladen. In 2020 we took our next step becoming part of the Trip.com Group family, one of the largest online travel companies in the world, consisting of Trip.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, Make my Trip and Qunar. Travix currently operates in over 40 countries expanding in 5 continents, so a global mindset comes natural to us. Our purpose is ‘the next journey at your fingertips’ which goes for both our customers and employees. We bring together passionate people, global partners, and an innovative platform to deliver the best end-to-end booking experience for our customers.

Make your career at Travix

At Travix, everyone is welcome. Our global team has over 40 different nationalities and we embrace everyone’s authenticity. We have proven to grow people internally, we are proud of our passionate company culture and we love to dream big. Ever since our company was founded, our aim has been to create a work environment where people can thrive, be creative and ultimately build their own legacy within the company. More now than ever we are at a pivotal moment in our company’s existence: where we are preparing for when the world is ready to travel again. With cutting-edge technology, strong partnerships, a  strategic vision and the resources and stability of the Trip.com Group, we provide an international playground where our employees can truly impact the future of traveling. 

To accelerate this momentum, we're looking to grow our team. If you share the same values as we do, you are just as passionate and ready to build your own legacy, then there is plenty of room here at Travix. 

Job Purpose

As a FE Engineer Lead you will be a senior member of a development organisation but with “champion” responsibilities for the Front-End domain. You should be seen as the owner of a core competency or domain and should work closely with peers and other FE developers to maximize the potential of the skills and capabilities on offer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop new IT technologies, processes, policies and procedures in cooperation with the Delivery Manager and supervision over work activities is indirect.
  • Design and build new/complex (multidisciplinary) IT products and architectures.
  • Solve complex multidisciplinary problems and contribute to the development of IT strategy, processes and procedures.
  • Lead, guide, coach and train Developers level 1 and 2 act as an expert/consultant in the IT organization and facilitate knowledge sharing.
  • Be seen as custodian and champion of all things “front-end”.
  • Be mature and an excellent communicator who can engage both internally and externally with 3rd party suppliers and partners.
  • Be able to handle all situations and make decisions that will ultimately benefit the organization.
  • Have an analytical & debugging skill for the development & production environment
  • Drive quality, automation, documentation, performance and should be a perfectionist

FE Lead Engineer Challenges

  • Own the new project design, taking into consideration performance and quality practices
  • Design and develop, with your team, the new Travix platform
  • Work in close collaboration with other leads, principals and seniors to define and refine processes and practices
  • Design, code, and test tools for the department
  • Lead code reviews, trainings, and presentations for the teams
  • Work closely with the Engineering Manager to achieve company-wide goals
  • Request and deliver new tools and technologies to be used throughout the department
  • Define the standards (eg: coding standards, quality gate, CI, etc)

What you bring to the table

  • University degree or equivalent work experience in an e-commerce environment
    • 5+ years of experience in multiple environments and technology stacks, from front to back, down to networking
    • Proficiency in at least two of the following:
      • Javascript ES6
      • SCSS
  • React
      • NodeJS
      • Functional & unit  testing
      • RxJS
  • Typescript
  • Knowledge of any of the following is a plus:
    • Docker 
    • Java
    • .NET
    • CI/CD
  • A balanced view on “best practices”, with a strong dose of pragmatism, while maintaining a forward-looking attitude
  • The capability to be highly effective within and without a team
  • A high drive to achieve, more than to be perfect
  • High degree of accountability, commitment, and responsibility
  • A detail oriented and proactive problem-solving mindset
  • Exceptional communication skills in English
  • Experience in travel industry also a huge benefit

Why work at Travix?

  • You’ll be working in an informal and open environment, we value inclusivity and each others vitality
  • There’s plenty of room for initiative and creativity, we value innovative ideas and we organise hackathons 
  • You’ll have inspiring people around from whom you can learn. Our employees are speaking at conferences, organising meetups and teaching at universities

What you can expect from us

  • Competitive salary and other amazing benefits, such as covered travel costs, discounted ongoing cancellation / travel insurances and a bike plan.
  • 30,5 days of paid leave, so plenty of time to enjoy your global travel adventures!
  • Many internal development courses to keep on learning and growing.
  • An environment where you can keep a healthy work-life balance: even when we can go back to the office to collaborate as teams, you will still continue having a balance between working from home and from the office.
  • Flat hierarchy where your voice can be heard, welcomed and appreciated at all levels in the organization. 
  • A diverse, inclusive and multicultural working environment 
  • Top floor office in Amsterdam (close to Central Station) with an amazing view!
  • Free fruit, company bar (free beer!), team drinks and company events.

Ready to start your own Travix journey?

Think you have what it takes?  Then, we would love to hear from you. 

Please note that we continue to hire with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19

 

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