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Software Engineering Manager

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. 

The challenge:

At Travix, we are recruiting a world class development team to help us build a solid technical foundation to support our ambitious growth plans. We are actively applying the Scrum framework and expect our Engineering Managers to take a leading role in working with their teams to get enhancements delivered to the business. 

Our websites, mid & back office and Call Center tooling are being continuously enhanced, re-factored and rebuilt to handle more brands and countries to bring automation to our call centre and finance departments. We need your expertise to help us make the right decisions and drive the teams towards delivering greater business value. Our goal is to deliver the best customer experience across all our digital channels. 

We are an open organization where your opinion is valued, our managers are empowered to act and you can really make your mark! We are looking for Engineering Managers who know their way around the Presentation Layer (Web), Service Layer (Business Logic), and who can bring proven people skills to the mix to help motivate and inspire the teams. 

At Travix we use the following technologies (you don’t need to have extensive knowledge of all the mentioned techniques): C#, ASP.NET, .NET Core, XML, Java, Go, React, JavaScript, JQuery, PostgreSQL, Couchbase, BigTable, BigQuery, Elasticsearch, Mssql, CI/CD, Kubernetes and all on the google cloud pl;atform.

Engineering Manager Responsibilities

As a hands-on Engineering Manager, you will work as part of a team to build products and services on Travix's technology platform. In addition, you will provide direct functional leadership to a group of Software Engineers across multiple technical delivery teams, where you are responsible for the effectiveness and quality of the delivery of high-value products.  You will foster an environment that will encourage creative thinking and an environment of innovation. You will leverage your technical experience to develop and nurture the engineers to create high performing and motivated developers.

Responsibilities

  • Providing direct functional leadership to a group of Software Engineers across multiple teams
  • Hands-on coding as part of a team (or teams) developing products and services
  • Working with other Engineering Managers to provide technical alignment across teams
  • Innovating and creating an environment that fosters innovation 
  • Mentoring, coaching and supporting the career development of the Software Engineers
  • Leveraging your deep software engineering expertise to coach less experienced engineers and guide them to solve challenging problems
  • Nurturing and encouraging creativity, as Travix offers a huge amount of freedom from a technology and ownership stand-point.

This position comes with the autonomy to introduce your own ideas and creativity to build a strong and solid technical environment. 

What you bring to the table

We are looking for people with a flexible and results-oriented mentality, who love to develop new things, are enthusiastic about their area of expertise and love leading and coaching a group of software engineers! 

We think it’s important you have: 

  • A degree in computer science, or a related degree, or similar work experience
  • At least 6-8 years of relevant work experience
  • Previous management or team lead experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Affinity with working in an Agile development environment and established e-Commerce businesses
  • Proven experience in working with high volume websites and e-Commerce b2c retail product development. 
  • All this is in the travel industry is definitely an advantage but not essential.

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.

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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