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Software Engineering Manager - Lodging / Rates



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Sofia, Bulgaria
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
About the job
Hopper's Hotel business unit is seeking an experienced and dynamic Engineering Manager to lead our Rates team.
This role offers the thrilling opportunity to be at the core of Hopper's hotel strategy, developing cutting-edge solutions to measure hotel performance against competitors and creating systems that enable our market managers to secure exclusive hotel rates.
The work of this team will have a significant impact on the direction of the Hotel business at Hopper, setting the course for Hopper's market managers and shaping their daily activities.
This team will be spearheading how we work with data in Hotels, using data best practices and tools (ex, GCP looker). Having a data background and meticulous attention to detail is of great importance in this role.
If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, excel at creative problem-solving, and are passionate about driving transformative change through technology, this is the perfect role for you. Join us to make a significant impact and help revolutionize the travel industry!

What would your day-to-day look like:

  • Planning, investigating, or scoping out an upcoming project that you own.
  • Mentoring other team members, either through pair programming or asynchronously through Slack.
  • Writing code, reviewing code, and improving code.
  • Learning about a new technical concept, service, or GCP feature that provides value to our team.
  • While Hopper has a low-meeting culture (no one has more than 10 hours of meetings scheduled at the start of a week, including managers), we find value in regular meetings to discuss ongoing projects with the team and plan work for upcoming sprints.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Product Managers to define, build, and own the roadmap that aligns with the business objectives.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of key projects, including performance measurement reports for hotels and a system for creating unique hotel rates.
  • Recruit, mentor, and manage a high-performing engineering team.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture that encourages innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to the engineering team, ensuring the implementation of best practices and high-quality code standards.
  • Drive the architectural decisions and technical strategy for the Lodging Rates team.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including data science, pricing and market management, to ensure alignment and successful project execution.
  • Communicate project status, risks, and opportunities to stakeholders.

An ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience in software engineering, with at least 3+ years in a managerial or leadership role.
  • Proven track record of building and leading high-performing engineering teams.
  • Strong technical expertise in building scalable systems and data-driven applications.
  • Experience with data, data pipeline and data tools.
  • Proficiency in Scala or other JVM languages, like Java
  • Skilled in various service communication methods including gRPC, pub/sub, REST, SOAP
  • Excellent project management skills, with experience in Agile methodologies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in applying first principles thinking to break down complex problems and develop fundamental solutions.
  • Demonstrated sense of ownership and accountability for the team's projects.
  • Ability to dive deep into complex technical issues and provide detailed insights and solutions.
  • Works well with and enjoys working in a product-focused company with a working history of owning features throughout the development life cycle
  • Experience with and likes developing in a microservices environment

Perks and benefits of working with us:

  • Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
  • Hopper covers 100% of the premiums for private Health, Dental and Optical coverage.
  • Hopper offers private health insurance that covers a number of preventative and specialized care options.
  • Please ask us about our very generous parental leave, much above industry standards!
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Carrot Cash travel stipend
  • Flexdesk All Access Pass AND Work-from-home stipend
  • Entrepreneurial culture where pushing limits and taking risks is everyday business
  • Open communication with management and company leadership
  • Small, dynamic teams = massive impact