Java Job: Engineering Manager - Order Platform

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Amsterdam - Netherlands

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Java Job Details

At, data drives our decisions. Technology is at our core. And innovation is everywhere. But our company is more than datasets, lines of code or A/B tests. We’re the thrill of the first night in a new place. The excitement of the next morning. The friends you make. The journeys you take. The sights you see. And the food you sample. Through our products, partners and people, we can empower everyone to experience the world.

The Horizontal Business Services department is part of the Central Tech Organisation at We have a team of highly skilled engineers and our mission is to build the core pieces of the e-commerce pipeline that will enable a connected trip for our customers. We are centrally linked to the customer-facing business verticals like Accommodation and Transport trips, as well as to the other horizontal functions like Customer support, Payments/Fintech, and Security.

The Order Platform

The order platform enables to place multi-product orders in a fast, reliable, and compliant way. The platform connects with the vertical and the horizontal platforms of the business allowing them to access order data and react to order events fast and seamlessly. We allow the business to quickly check out orders, sell new products, execute and add new workflows, trigger AI and automated feedback to order events, help the customer, and generate order reports and views. We build highly available, data intensive, and large scale Java services. We put the business, reliability, data governance, and compliance at the center of everything we do.

B. Responsible

You will manage, coach and develop one or more engineering teams, ensuring the development of both the individuals and the team(s) as a whole are in line with organisational objectives and direction. You will be responsible for highly reliable and scalable services. In addition to this, you will collaborate with platform-product leaders and key stakeholders to drive engineering design, feasibility, compliance, and fast time-to-market for new and existing products.

People Leadership

  • Inspire and motivate multiple cross functional product teams
  • Directly manage software engineers in multiple teams
  • Nurture, grow, and develop engineering talent in your team(s)

Technology, craft, and delivery

  • Building scalable software applications/services
  • Continuous Quality and Process Improvement
  • End-to-End system ownership
  • Technical Incident Management and Site Reliability Engineering
  • Communication, communication, communication

Architecture & Product Strategy

  • Teaming up with your product peers to plan, implement, and deliver robust e-commerce services
  • Providing Architectural Guidance
  • Driving innovation and showing strong critical thinking skills


    • A minimum degree of Bachelor in Engineering or other STEM disciplines
    • 5+ years of experience in software development (web / app / APIs)
    • At least 3 years of experience leading and managing one or more teams of engineers in a fast-paced and complex environment
    • You have driven successful technical, business and people related initiatives that improved productivity, performance and quality
    • A track record of driving productivity and engagement in a team environment, keeping a focus on the work-life balance of everyone
    • Being a constant learner and passionate about technology, showing strong depth in several areas;
    • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of developing and shipping software
    • Experience in designing and architecting systems and APIs
    • Experience in defining and upholding SLOs/KPIs and conducting architecture reviews for systems
    • Experience in working on products with a large customer base and company wide impact
    • Strong technical skills (i.e., coding and system design) with ability to get hands-on with your team when needed
    • You are a humble and thoughtful technology leader, you lead by example and gain your teammates’ respect through actions
    • Strong people management skills and experience in dealing with complex people issues
    • Excellent communicator with strong stakeholder management experience, good commercial awareness and technical vision
    • Analytical skills and data-driven mindset
  • Considered a plus:
    • Experience with development on and migrations to cloud platforms, AWS in particular
    • Experience developing Platform level products e.g. SaaS, PaaS
    • Experience with SOx compliance or experience in the new FinTech
    • Experience with technologies like Kafka, Hadoop, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Kubernetes
    • Ecommerce experience
    • Strong presentation skills and track record of presenting on business delivery or architectural topics.
    • Experience in projects with a large number of stakeholders;


  • Living and working in Amsterdam, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe;
  • Contributing to a high-scale, complex, and 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.

In HBS, we are looking forward to meeting you!

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