Java Job: Engineering Manager - Trip Foundations

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Amsterdam - Netherlands

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Trip Foundations is focused in bridging the Booking of today into the Booking of tomorrow, and lead the evolution of Booking from a single product company to a multi-product offering company with an unprecedented, personalised travel experience at the heart of its success.

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As an Engineering Manager you are primarily responsible to manage, coach and develop an engineering team, ensuring the development of both (the individual and team as a whole) are in line with organisational objectives and direction. You manage all activities of an engineering scope through the direction of activities, to design new products and modify existing designs, ensuring that deliverables are on time and with acceptable quality. You are also required to analyze technology trends, human resource needs, and market demand to plan projects to ensure resilience in line with current demand and future ambition. In addition to this, the role will confer with leaders, production, key stakeholders and marketing teams to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, scalability and time-to-market for new and existing products.

Our ideal candidate is passionate about people’s growth, innovation and ability to find technical solutions to deliver the ideal product with experience in designing and developing distributed systems. If you believe you’re also an energetic advocate for the user, and are looking to work in an agile, collaborative environment then we would like to hear from you!

People Leadership

  • Inspire, motivate and directly manage engineers
  • Lead by example by taking ownership, being proactive and collaborating
  • Nurture, grow and develop engineering talent in the team
  • Foster a great culture that innovates, work together as a team, partner with other com teams and roles and celebrates unified success
  • Respects the values and uses them as a guide to the way we work

Technology, Craft & Delivery

  • Experience in system design of distributed systems
  • Experience with high traffic services
  • Mastery in technology leadership
  • Engineering delivery, quality and practices within own team
  • Delivery of the wider Engineering strategic objectives
  • Embed Agile ways of working and values within the organisation
  • Readiness to get into the technical detail where required to coach, support and mentor the team
  • Guide engineering craftsmanship including coaching and mentoring the team
  • Adhere to the default principles for Architecture, quality and non-functional requirements
  • Contribute to the evolution of best practices across the department
  • Drive a culture of ownership and technical excellence, including reactive work such as incident escalations
  • Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies and be able to share learning’s and apply these to a variety of projects as applicable

Architecture & Product Strategy

  • Thought partner for Product to define, shape and deliver the roadmap
  • Build new products, processes and operational plans
  • Negotiate on the strategic importance of own product roadmap features
  • Drive innovation in own team
  • Provide architectural direction and ensure alignment with other parts of the business


  • 6+ years of experience in software development
  • Solid knowledge and experience with Java
  • At least 3 years of experience leading and managing a team of engineers in a fast-paced and complex environment
  • Strong people management skills and experience with the ability to deal with complex people issues
  • Previous experience with distributed systems
  • Experience with Microservices, Kubernetes and Kafka is needed
  • Experience of working on products that impact a large customer base is an advantage
  • Experience with unit, integration and end-to-end testing paradigms
  • Experience with debugging and troubleshooting Java services is a nice to have
  • Experience with defining and upholding SLOs/KPIs and participating in architecture reviews for systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field or 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the specialty as equivalent
  • Strong business and technical vision
  • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of developing and shipping software
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful
  • Solution oriented and result driven
  • Proactive, flexible and capable of working independently as well as working in a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytical skills and data-driven mindset
  • Ability to multi-task & flexible attitude
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent communication in English: written and spoken


  • 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 travellers worldwide;
  • Working in a fast-paced and performance driven culture;
  • Opportunity to utilize technical expertise, leadership capabilities and entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Promote and drive impactful and innovative engineering solutions;
  • Technical, behavioural 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 is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We strive to move well beyond traditional equal opportunity and work to create an environment that allows everyone to thrive.

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