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Engineering Manager, FinTech - FS Infrastructure (SAP Basis)

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Job Description

At, data drives our decisions. Technology is at our core. And innovation is everywhere. But our company is more than datasets, and lines of code. 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.

Our FinTech business unit – with teams in Amsterdam, London, Shanghai and now, in Bangalore– develops new products and drives innovation to help us continue removing financial friction from the travel process. That makes buying and selling travel-related products and services simpler for both travelers and partners.

FinTech is a complex, competitive and exciting industry. To accomplish’s mission (“making it easier for everyone to experience the world”), we aim to offer frictionless payment experiences to our guests and partners. The FinTech business unit creates best in class payment products that offer choice to guests and help Bookings business partners grow their business.

The Financial Systems team in the FinTech business unit provides technical expertise to the finance department and is responsible for supporting and innovating SAP ERP/S4HANA, Native HANA solutions, SAP as a code in AWS, SAP BTP, and many other connected external systems like Ivalua, Conga or Blackline. We want to change the way people work with enterprise systems, by building an application platform that supports simplification of business processes and empowers the finance community with better integrations and financial insights.

This is a great opportunity for a strong, hands-on Engineering Manager. The focus of this role is to manage, guide and coach an engineering team. The engineering manager takes full ownership of health and the technical direction of the systems under their responsibility and supports the professional development of their team members. We are looking for a technically strong role model that can help their team advance and develop. You will work closely with other leaders, stakeholders and FinTech teams to determine feasibility, effectiveness, scalability and time-to-market for new and existing products.

This is an advanced engineering role on the intersection of multiple technology stacks; requiring knowledge of building highly scalable and resilient services as well as strong ability to connect engineering with business concerns. Contact us If you are ready to take ownership of software platforms with global impact.

With this in mind, we are looking for a seasoned Infrastructure Engineering Manager to join us on this adventure within our Financial Systems team.

What you’ll be doing:

People Leadership

  • Inspire and motivate multiple cross functional teams both offshore and inshore;
  • 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;
  • Respect the values and use them as a guide to the way we work.
  • Manage the relation with the managed services teams, to ensure quality and deliverables.

Technology, Craft & Delivery

  • Engineering planning and delivery, technical quality and use of best practices within own team;
  • Delivery of wider engineering strategic objectives;
  • Embed agile ways of working and company values within the team;
  • Ability to get into the technical detail when required, to coach, support and mentor the team;
  • Drive a culture of ownership and technical excellence, including reactive work such as incident escalations;
  • Learn new technologies and keep abreast of existing technologies to be able to share learnings and apply these to a variety of projects when needed;
  • Contribute to the evolution of best practices across the department.

Architecture & Product Strategy

  • Define, shape and deliver the roadmap;
  • Contribute to quarterly and yearly planning to deliver department objectives;
  • Build new products, processes and operational plans;
  • Negotiate on the strategic importance of own product roadmap features;
  • Drive innovation in the team;
  • Own the architecture across the team and drive architectural alignment.


  • 8+/10+ years of experience with design of SAP environments including integration of digital platforms/legacy applications with SAP
  • 2-4 years in people leadership role and managing multicultural teams.
  • Product engineering background in large organizations
  • Experience with design, engineering and management for:
    • SAP applications (Basis and HANA, SAP cloud)
    • large virtualized environments (SAP on AWS preferred)
  • Strong stakeholder management abilities (is able to communicate with multiple, cross-functional stakeholders, able to influence stakeholders and manage competing priorities)
  • A passion to identify and solve user problems;
  • Experience managing teams in an international environment (or in companies with a culture similar to that of
  • Experience in designing and building resilient, secure, high performing architectures;
  • Proficiency in agile, dev-ops methodology, release management practices and tools in a complex SAP landscape;
  • A good knack for spotting talent, a team player who can enable the growth of people they work with
  • Interest in the latest technology trends and open for innovations coming at any level of the team;
  • Experience in payments industry is strongly preferred;
  • SAP certifications are preferred

In return, we’ll provide:

  • An opportunity to contribute to a high scale, complex, world renowned product and seeing real time impact of your work on millions of travelers worldwide;
  • Be part of a fast paced environment and performance driven culture
  • Various opportunities to grow technically and personally via side projects, hackathons, conferences and your involvement in the community;
  • Contributing to a high scale, complex, world renowned product and seeing real time impact of your work on millions of travelers 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, behavioral 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;
  • We value diversity of all types and in an open, dynamic workplace. This has been a pillar at since day one, and something we continue to strongly believe in and build today. 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

Pre-Employment Screening:

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