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Software Engineering Manager

WeTravel

WeTravel

Software Engineering
United Kingdom
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2023

Are you a problem solver ?

Are you a detail oriented person?

Excited to be a hands-on manager?

YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE...

OUR VALUES
In this key manager position, you will be doing quality work with a sense of urgency . Not an easy job at all. It takes a lot of hard work, hundreds of problems and hours of development - but sure it is worth it!
You will also uphold our four core values:
  • Be the solution - take ownership, drive collaboration
  • Be resourceful - strive for new wins every day
  • Be honest - default to transparency
  • Be respectful - treat others like you want to be treated

ABOUT US
WeTravel (www.wetravel.com) is an online fintech payment platform that transforms travel companies’ finances, communication, and marketing from a lot of manual paperwork to digital. We are a very well funded VC-backed company, bringing together a diverse and highly motivated team.
Read about us on TechCrunch, Huffington Post, Yoga + Life, Financial Times (FT), Skift, Lonely Planet, etc: www.wetravel.com/press


THE ROLE
WeTravel is looking for a detail-oriented, experienced, and highly skilled Software Engineering Manager to lead our talented software development team. The ideal candidate should possess a strong background in software engineering, exceptional leadership skills, and a proven track record of managing successful development projects.
Your keen attention to detail will be crucial in ensuring the delivery of high-quality software products and driving our team to excel.

Every software team needs to be fast-paced & detail oriented to be successful. And it takes an exceptional Engineering Manager to make it happen with an agile, remote and international team of 6-8 people;
Department
Engineering
Employment Type
Fixed Term Contract
Location
United Kingdom
Workplace type
Fully remote
Reporting To
Garib Mehdiyev

Responsibilities

  • Lead by example by taking ownership, being proactive and collaborating,
  • Inspire, motivate and directly manage engineers in various roles,
  • Oversee the entire software development life cycle, from planning and design to implementation, testing, and maintenance.
  • Develop and implement effective project management methodologies and best practices, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality software products.
  • Collaborate closely with product managers, designers, and other stakeholders to define project requirements and objectives.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members, assisting with complex problem-solving and promoting continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Monitor and evaluate team performance, identifying areas for improvement and implementing necessary changes to optimize productivity and efficiency.
  • Continuously research and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in software development and management.
  • Take initiative to address the larger technical needs of the features/product you work on,
  • Ensure that your team delivers that meets the expectations while taking all the non-functionals like security, performance, maintainability, and reliability into account.
If you are interested to learn more about our tech stack, check out our stackshare.io profile!

Preferred experience

  • Experience of directly managing engineering teams
  • Experienced software engineering manager with remote management experience
  • Experience in driving successful technical initiatives that improved productivity, performance and quality
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking abilities, with a strong focus on accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Experience working in Fintech and developed payment solutions
  • Demonstrable software design and development experience for distributed systems; using one or more of the programming languages, preferably Java, Go, Python, Ruby
  • Demonstrable experience with relational(e.g MySQL, PostgreSQL) and non-relational(e.g MongoDB, DynamoDB) databases
  • Experience with message brokers(e.g RabbitMQ, Kafka, SQS)
  • Deep knowledge on Computer Science fundamentals, algorithms and data structures
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to clearly convey technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with DevOps, continuous integration, and continuous delivery is a plus.
You are expected to have a good understanding of the below technical stack:
  • Ruby, Go or Java 11 or above;
  • Microservices;
  • DevOps;
  • Security Testing.

Benefits

We want you to focus on what you do best, we take care of the rest;
  • Attractive compensation
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off!
  • As a travel-related company, we have fantastic team retreats, two of our founders love surfing, so it's normally beside a great beach
  • The latest tech you need to be successful.
  • Remote working model ( This person should be in Amsterdam Office for their first month from Monday to Friday via sponsorship of Wetravel)
We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups and would invite you to apply. A diverse workforce is a highly productive one, so why not take a chance, send us your application even if you don't meet all our requirements, we may surprise you!
“Culture add” is so much better than "culture fit" and welcome applications from all groups, irrespective of your, age, disability, gender reassignment, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, veteran status and sexual orientation.

About WeTravel

Founded in 2016, WeTravel provides a complete booking and payments platform for multi-day and group travel companies of all sizes. We give your clients an easy booking experience while also helping you manage financials, payments to partners or your bank, registration information, and client communication all in one place.

Headquartered in San Francisco, with our secondary hub in Amsterdam, our team is driven to continuously improve our technology; ensuring that our clients always have the best possible solutions at their fingertips.