BookingGo is the Ground Transportation arm of Booking.com.  Booking.com is the planet’s #1 destination to book accommodations and third largest e-commerce company in the world (Amazon and Alibaba are bigger).  BookingGo has the world’s largest car hire booking service (Rentalcars.com), arranging over 9.5 million rentals a year, in over 50,000 locations, in over 170 countries across more than 40 languages.  We have just started the next chapter of our exciting evolution to build a world class Ground Transport solution to empower people to experience the world through the easiest, most comprehensive, frictionless ground transport platform that helps customers get around anywhere in the world.

We have an ambitious journey ahead to lead in the Ground Transport space.  Our Engineering vision is to be the leader in technology and innovation in the travel sector.  Our purpose is to power our business to bring ideas to life through technology.  Make no mistake we have a challenging journey ahead, but we are committed to delivering a great customer experience with world class products and this is where you fit in.

Our journey

  • 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 Principles

 

Organised

Ethical

Deliver when we say we will

Leadership

Committed

Trust

Genuine

Proactive

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a superb and enthusiastic Engineering Manager who will take the lead on engineering brilliant solutions and shaping our new future.  We expect you to have the energy and passion to proactively lead multiple teams of engineers that use a range of technologies and have a solid understanding of modern engineering practices. Your skills and experience should align to the following:

  • Demonstrable experience of leading teams of Engineers (25+ people)
  • Demonstrable experience shaping the Products from conception through to delivery at scale
  • Demonstrable experience of working in Agile environments and more importantly an Agile culture and ethos
  • Demonstrable experience of influencing and driving both the Engineering strategy
  • Demonstrable experience of being a thought partner for Product and the Business
  • Must understand technology and have a background in the digital online space
  • Natural leader and communicator who is collaborative and builds great relationships
  • Well versed in Engineering Craftsmanship and quality including design patterns
  • A solid understanding how the web works starting at the request through to the response
  • Good commercial acumen

Other beneficial skills and experience

  • Servant leadership approach by default when leading teams including situational leadership and coaching
  • Proficient in the delivery management of Engineering teams
  • Strong influencer of senior stakeholders and business strategy
  • Developing and shaping architecture
  • Cloud based technologies
  • Experience of working with external parties and third party vendors
  • Able to go hands on with development teams when required
  • Building a DevOps culture

What we offer in return

  • Ownership of your work and a great technical challenge
  • A great new office to work in the heart of Manchester
  • Great facilities including subsidised canteen and Starbucks, free breakfast & fruit and cycle hub
  • 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
  • Software development kit that works

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • People Leadership
    1. Lead your people
    2. Inspire and motivate multiple cross functional product teams at scale across
    3. Line manage multiple teams of Engineers
    4. Lead by example by taking ownership, being proactive and collaborating
    5. Nurture, grow and develop engineering talent in the team
    6. Fostering a great engineering culture who innovate, work as a team and celebrate success
    7. Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies and be able to apply these to a variety of projects as applicable
  • Technology, Craft & Delivery Leadership
    1. Mastery in technology leadership including shaping ways of working
    2. Engineering delivery, quality and practices within your team including delivery management
    3. Delivery of the wider Engineering strategic objectives
    4. Embed Agile ways of working and values within the organisation
    5. Get into the technical detail where required to coach, support and mentor the team
    6. Engineering Craftsmanship including coaching and mentoring the team
    7. Adhere to the default principles for Architecture, quality and non-functional requirements
    8. Contribute to the evolution of best practices across the department
    9. Drive a DevOps environment including on call escalations
  • Architecture & Product Strategy
    1. Own and drive the technical strategy for your products
    2. Thought partner for Product to define, shape and deliver the roadmap
    3. Build new products, processes and operational plans
    4. Negotiate on the strategic importance of your product roadmap features
    5. Drive innovation in your product group
    6. Own the architecture across your product group

About Our Parent Company

BookingGo is a part of the Booking Holdings Group, the world’s leading and most valuable travel group. Other group companies include: Booking.com the world's leading online hotel reservations agency, Priceline.com, Agoda, Kayak and OpenTable. The Booking Holdings Group is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: BKNG) and was ranked in Fortune's 7 fastest growing technology companies in 2014 as well as being one of Fortune’s most admired technology companies.

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