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Engineering Team Lead



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
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WhereTo is a business travel startup from San Francisco that evolved into an agile development and design studio within the Flight Centre family. We build travel solutions used by some of the largest companies on the planet - we have just one goal: making business travel better for everybody.

WhereTo provides an AI-powered travel platform for corporate travel. Their platform uses machine learning algorithms to recommend personalized travel options based on a traveler's preferences, company policies, and budget. WhereTo's technology also allows for real-time travel tracking, reporting, and cost analysis, enabling companies to optimize their travel programs and reduce costs.

To learn more about WhereTo click HERE

About Your Opportunity

We are seeking an Engineering Team Lead with an active oriented mindset and a focus on building a quality team and product. The Engineering Team Lead will report to the Head of Engineering and will be responsible for managing the engineers on their team, driving accountability within their team, and will be responsible for the output of their team. They will assist in the planning and delivery of projects, communicate progress, milestones, and roadblocks to stakeholders and management, and will empower the engineers on those teams to make the largest impact possible for company goals while also reaching their professional development goals.

To be successful as an Engineering Team Lead, the candidate should have in depth knowledge of the tools we use as well as an interest in the industry trends, experience managing people, projects, or teams, and should have strong communication skills. The candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and should have strong emotional intelligence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Engineering Management, Operations Team, and Product Team to develop and execute domain team objectives and strategies.
  • Lead and organize technical planning for their team’s projects.
  • Maintain team velocity, drive accountability, and ensure quality and consistent output for their team.
  • Work with team project manager to organize and maintain regular meeting cadence with their team, including planning sessions, 1-1 meetings, and stand ups.
  • Communicate progress, roadblocks, concerns, and successes to engineering management.
  • Organize and lead meetings with external stakeholders as needed.
  • Advocate on behalf of team needs such as addressing technical debt and improving infrastructure.
  • Provide technical guidance and lead code review for their team.
  • Provide regular feedback to engineers on their team and provide input to management for formal performance reviews.
  • Help their team members debug issues and solve complex tasks.
  • Provide mentorship to junior engineers.
  • Assist and hiring and onboarding process for their team.
  • Help team members to develop and execute their personal growth goals.
  • Lead effort estimation with their team.
  • Lead deployment process for their team.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Strong experience delivering projects / products to a large user base.
  • Either a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or in a related field, or 4+ years industry experience as a contributor and manager.
  • Application Languages and Technologies: NodeJS, React, RabbitMQ, SOAP and Rest based APIs, JVM based languages, Kaka & ELK Stack (Elastic Stack).
  • Data Storage and Related Technologies: PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch & Druid / Superset.
  • Infrastructure and Related Technologies: Docker and Docker Compose, Mesos / Marathon / Sensu go (or similar technologies), AWS / Azure, OpenVPN, Vault, HAProxy, LDAP & PGBouncer.
  • Knowledge and experience in the travel industry is a plus.
  • Is able to pick and choose technologies and weigh their pros and cons to solve problems.

Work Perks! - What’s in it for you:

FCTG is renowned internationally for having amazing perks and an even better culture. We understand that our people are our most valuable asset. It is the passion and dedication of our teams that keep the company on top of the industry ladder. It’s also why we offer some great employee benefits and perks outside of the norm.

  • Our fantastic offices are located in the heart of Barcelona, at Plaça Catalunya.
  • The opportunity to join our free language lessons (English, French, Spanish or Catalan).
  • An attractive package: health insurance
    • 25 days off/year + 5 compensation days + reduced time during summer + bank holidays.
    • Flexible working-time.
  • Table tennis on the terrace, a kitchen area with free snacks, fresh fruits and drinks.
  • The opportunity to work with an international and talented team.
  • Several activities organised by the ambassadors!