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Engineering Manager - Trips

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23 May 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Engineering Manager Tripsengineering

Who are we?

At, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world. We began by taking hotel bookings online over 20 years ago and we've been shaping the travel industry ever since. Today, we're building a platform that connects all parts of the trip - from accommodation to transport, tickets, tours and more.

From our HQ in Manchester, our Transportation team helps people get where they want to go, anywhere in the world. Whether customers want the freedom of a car, the ease of a taxi or the economy of public transport, we make it all possible.

Our team is passionate about helping people travel. They see challenges as opportunities. And they're always ready for change.

Where we are going
  • Frictionless customer experience driven by data, machine learning and AI
  • Cloud by default with continuous delivery, infrastructure as code and automation at our core
  • Domain based SOA ecosystem organised around Product
  • Cross functional agile teams who own their products and operate in a DevOps environment
  • Great engineering practices with a focus on TDD and BDD principles and a strong focus on product metrics and non-functional requirements at the beginning rather than an afterthought

    Our Engineering Principals



    Deliver when we say we will






    Skills we are looking for

    We are looking for a superb and enthusiastic Software Engineering Manager who will lead an agile team to push the boundaries on engineering brilliant solutions and contribute to shaping our new future. We expect you to have the energy and passion to deliver using a whole range of technologies and have a solid understanding of engineering principles. We also expect you to take the lead and line manage a team of Engineers. As a minimum, we expect all our Engineering Leads to have:
    • Highly proficient in technical leadership
    • Solid understanding of building robust and resilient systems
    • Strong focus on delivery management
    • Solid understanding of how the web works starting at the request through to the response
    • Proficient in the use of design patterns and frameworks such as MVC or Spring
    • Solid experience of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Agile
    • Solid understanding of major browsers (including dev tools) and platforms (Linux, AWS)
    • Quality first mind-set for writing code using techniques such as TDD, BDD or Agile
    • Good understanding of security principles and writing secure code
    • Solid understanding of Agile practices

    Other beneficial skills
    • Good understanding of asynchronous systems and messaging
    • Commercial experience in an e-commerce background and A/B testing
    • Cloud technologies such as AWS and container technologies such as Kubernetes

    What we offer in return
    • A great office to work in the heart of Manchester
    • Great facilities including subsidised canteen and Starbucks, free breakfast & fruit, cycle hub and break out spaces
    • An exciting and dynamic place to work
    • 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
    • Great discounts on car rentals and other group benefits
    • Opportunity to shape the future of the team

    Key Responsibilities
    • People Leadership
      1. Lead, inspire and motivate your team
      2. Line manage a team of Engineers
      3. Nurture, grow and develop engineering talent in the team
      4. Fostering a great engineering culture who innovate, work as a team and celebrate success
      5. Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies and be able to apply these to a variety of projects as applicable
      6. Lead and coach Engineers
    • Craft & Delivery Leadership
      1. Engineering delivery, quality and practices within your team including delivery management
      2. Collaborate with the team and others to deliver high quality solutions
      3. Ownership of the quality of the solutions your team produce
      4. Embed Agile ways of working and values within your team
      5. Sizing and estimating work
      6. Delivery of the wider Engineering strategic objectives
      7. Get into the technical detail where required to coach, support and mentor the team
      8. Engineering Craftsmanship including coaching and mentoring the team
      9. Adhere to the default principles for Architecture, quality and non-functional requirements
      10. Contribute to the evolution of best practices across the department
      11. Drive a DevOps environment including on call escalations
    • Technology Leadership
      1. Take the lead on design and development of features
      2. A technology evangelist
      3. Write high quality robust code including tests
      4. Design and develop reusable libraries, APIs and code that are easy to maintain, understand and re-use
      5. Build, design and deliver high quality solutions in line with guidance and best practices of the department
      6. Thought partner for Product to define, shape and deliver the roadmap
      7. Own the architecture in your product team

Pre-Employment Screening:If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the open position at

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