At Booking.com we combine the best traits of a start-up with the resources of planet Earth’s #1 accommodation website. We are working towards creating the ultimate travel experience, building and improving great products for both travelers and the accommodation partners.
We are not afraid to experiment, think big or aim high!
Based in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, our technology department is over 1800 strong.
We believe that diversity makes us stronger with over 80 different nationalities in the technology department alone, you will be able to absorb new skills and develop your career in a multicultural environment.
As well as working independently, you will also be responsible for facilitating technical decision making within a team and across teams / sub departments.
Our development strategy is agile and we work in multidisciplinary teams of 5-7 people. We do several code rollouts every single day, are data-
driven and do extensive A / B testing on both user and partner facing platforms.
As a people manager in the Booking.com Technology Department, you will be supporting and facilitating the work of a multidisciplinary development team.
Besides that you are hands-on, you are technical and you understand that behind any technical decision there is a business need to be fulfilled.
You are passionate about developing and growing the people in your team, you lead by example and care about personal and team performance.
Facilitate an agile development team (small team of 5 7 people)
Identify and support growth of talents, provide feedback and look after people’s personal development
Assess individual and team performance, recognize and promote excellent performance, and address under-performance
Focus on supporting the business priorities, be pragmatic about technology choices
Collaborate with the team and Product Owner to prioritize the projects
Rapidly develop next-generation scalable, flexible, and high-performance systems
Tackle issues with the site and internal systems, prioritizing based on customer impact
Contribute to Booking.com’s growth through interviewing, on-boarding, or other recruitment efforts
Successful track record of leading development teams and managing people, with at least one year in a leadership role
Minimum of 4 years software development experience; using 2 or more server side programming languages
Previous experience with distributed systems
Excellent communication, collaboration, and influencing skills
Experience of working on products that impact a large customer base is an advantage
Preferably a university degree in Mathematics or Software Engineering
Living and working in Amsterdam, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe
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 dynamic and performance-driven culture
Promoting and driving impactful and creative 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
This position is open to worldwide candidates and, in the case of relocation, we will assist you with a generous relocation package, ensuring a smooth transition to working and living in Amsterdam.