Technical Team Lead (Technical Delivery Manager) - Commercial
Rijswijk, Netherlands
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Technical Team Lead (Technical Delivery Manager) - Commercial


Luton, United Kingdom

Hanover, Germany

Rijswijk, Netherlands

Full Time

Dependent on Local Contract

TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism business. Commercial is a global team within TUI technology responsible for deliveries of applications that support the planning, pricing and reporting of all the commercial aspects of the TUI business.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of experts across Architecture, Engineering, DevOps and Agile Delivery providing services across the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.

At TUI we’re ambitious to become the leader in technology within the travel industry and to achieve this we are looking to build a capable, creative team who want to be a part of accomplishing that goal.

We never stop looking ahead, seeking new ways to delight our customers and grow our business. We recognise the power of digital and the massive contribution this brings to creating a truly unique and differentiated customer experience.

We are looking for a talented and dedicated leader to join the Commercial technology organisation, in particular the systems that support the leading edge and bespoke Yield Management processes.

Technology Team Lead is a key role within in the domain and is responsible for a leadership of several cross-functional teams and for the delivery of business value in line with business needs and TUI’s strategy.

You need a strong track record of genuine delivery accountability in agile environments, combined with successfully managing multiple initiatives and stakeholders in various situations.

You must also come with a strong background in software engineering.


As a Technology Team Lead, your role will see you tackling multiple challenges and working closely with the Product Owner and with a varied set of stakeholders to deliver new features in our application platforms.

You will have a number of scrum teams reporting into you across multiple systems and you must be able to drive agile best practice.

You’ll need to be resilient, innovative and engaging in your practices to guide your team to provide technology solutions that result in the best possible digital experiences for our customers.

You will need to have an awareness of a range of technologies along with the ability to understand architecture and design of digital systems to effectively lead and support a team including Data Engineers, Cloud Engineers, Technology Leads and other technology professionals.

In your role, one of your key responsibilities is to the people you support, ensuring that they are growing within their area of expertise, acquiring new skills, doing valuable work, working well together and feeling engaged and supported.

You will act as a servant leader and enabler for your team, helping to develop and maintain delivery plans, timescales, resource requirements, key deliverables / milestones, risks and progress.

You will take responsibility for expansion and further development of agility within your area and the domain. You will focus on helping your team to self-organise, and to keep increasing its capabilities and autonomy.

You will identify and actively manage impediments, assuring transparent communication on the progress, the impediments & solutions.

You will excel at identifying, de-escalating and resolving conflicts within and between teams. In collaboration with the Head of Technology, you will also plan and manage costs of your team and pro-actively look for efficiencies and motivate your team to achieve the Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) agreed for your team / pod and the strategic results for the Commercial domain as a whole.

Where relevant, you will also take responsibility for prioritisation of work within technical teams.

You will be responsible (dependent on market jurisdiction rules) for identification and recruitment of new talent into your team, coaching and mentoring existing and new team members and supporting their career development.

You will focus on creating a culture of technical excellence, innovation, learning and continuous improvement.

Security is part of everyone’s job. At TUI, we practise secure behaviours first in everything we do.


  • Passionate about and strong knowledge of agile software delivery practices, delivering business value and driving continuous improvement
  • Proven track record in delivering systems within a Cloud environment, in particular several years’ experience of leading the delivery of AWS and / or Snowflake applications would be highly beneficial.
  • Proven experience of at least five years leading cross functional teams utilising agile techniques such as SCRUM, KANBAN to manage the workflow.
  • Experience of managing multiple scrum teams using an agile scaling framework would be ideal.

  • Mastery of moderation, presentation, visualisation techniques and feedback methods with good influencing skills and the ability to make yourself understood to a wide range of staff including near shore / off shore colleagues, both internal and external teams.
  • Strong background in software engineering best practice, with a focus on data engineering, cloud platforms, QA of large-scale data pipelines, data visualisation / dashboard delivery and experience of delivering data science and machine learning roadmaps.
  • Familiarity with Snowflake Data Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Git and Jenkins CI / CD, SQL, Python, Spark and Tableau
  • Recognise that psychological safety is one of the key factors in creating high performing teams and organisations
  • High standard of professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • A true believer that autonomy, empowerment and accountability should be in the teams
  • Experience in leading and coaching others in an international environment.
  • Loves developing and growing people and has a strong track record doing it
  • Great communicator, facilitator and influencer comfortable working with a variety of technology and business stakeholders
  • Able to understand technical concepts and communicate to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Open minded, inquisitive, life-long learner
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, highly autonomous.
  • Security is part of everyone’s job. At TUI, we practise secure behaviours first in everything we do.

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme and life assurance
  • Generous holiday entitlement & holiday discounts
  • Forward thinking ways of working
  • TUI time off, purchase of additional holiday entitlement
  • Excellent rates with foreign exchange and discounts with retailers
  • We love to see your uniqueness shine through and inspire the future of travel. If you would like to read more about what Diversity & Inclusion means to us simply visit Our DNA

    If you require any further information regarding this opportunity, please email recruitment


    Do you have any questions regarding this job offer? Get in touch!

    Sam Somerfield

    Email : sam.somerfield

    Please note : Only for questions or queries. Applications will only be accepted via the Careers Portal.

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