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Engineering Manager - Ranking Platform team

Booking.com

Booking.com

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Job Description

The Engineering Manager plays a central role in managing, coaching, and fostering the growth of an engineering team. Their primary focus is to ensure that the development of both individual team members and the team as a whole aligns seamlessly with organizational objectives and direction. The Engineering Manager in Ranking Platform will be responsible to define, own and implement the roadmap of the team. He bears responsibility for the repercussions of the team's technical decisions and trade-offs, aiming to establish standard methodologies and maintain high quality and optimize throughput.

About the team

The mission of the Ranking Platform team is to drive long-term booking growth through ranking by balancing between customers, partners, and marketplace objectives and to provide standard ranking capabilities across Booking.com, utilizing cutting-edge AI/ML. Our primary goal is to help customers find the best place to stay and build a highly personalized travel experience, all while accommodating the unique challenges which makes Booking.com the industry leader it is today.

Ranking Platform is the highest-scale AI/ML-based platform in Booking.com, serving up to hundreds of thousands of requests per second within strict latency requirements. With such high traffic, every small change can lead to a significant impact on customers.

Key Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Lead and manage a team of senior engineers in a fast-paced and complex environment.
  • Own the architecture across the team and drive architectural alignment.
  • Define, shape and deliver the technical roadmap.
  • Inspire and motivate a global and cross-functional team.
  • Lead by example by taking ownership, being proactive and collaborating.
  • Ensure operational excellence and own technical incident management.

Role Qualifications and Requirements

  • 3+ years leading and managing a team of 5-10 software developers, ensuring their professional development and effectiveness.
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience in software development.
  • Experience with Java, Scala or Kotlin as a server side programming language.
  • Demonstrated experience with technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, MySQL and Redis.
  • Relevant experience working on high-scale distributed systems that impact a large customer base.
  • BSc or MSc or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field, or equal industry experience.
  • Experience in leading cross functional teams and development of AI/ML products. Advantage.

Benefits & Perks: Global Impact, Personal Relevance

Booking.com’s Total Rewards Philosophy is not only about compensation but also about benefits. Our Total Rewards strive to make it easier for you to experience all that life has to offer on your terms so that you can focus on what really matters. We offer competitive compensation as well as thoughtful, valuable, and even fun benefits which include:

  • Headquarters located in one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in Europe: Amsterdam.
  • Contribute to a high scale, sophisticated, world-class product and see the real time impact of your work on millions of travelers worldwide.
  • Be part of a truly international fast paced environment and performance driven culture.
  • Performance-based company that offers career advancement, and lucrative compensation, including bonuses and stock potential.
  • Discount on Booking.com accommodations with the “Booking Deal” including other perks and benefits.
  • Company-sponsored family and social activities to help our employees become integrated with each other and the company's culture.
  • Diverse and creative colleagues from every corner of the world.
  • Health, life, and disability insurance*
  • Annual paid time off and generous paid leave scheme including: parent, grandparent, bereavement, and care leave.
  • Hybrid working including flexible working arrangements, and up to 20 days per year working from abroad (home country).
  • Industry leading product discounts for yourself, friends, and family, including automatic Genius Level 3 status and quarterly Booking.com wallet credit.
  • Free access to online learning platforms, development and mentorship programs, and a complimentary Headspace membership

#ThinkInclusion: Wellbeing & Inclusion at Booking.com:

Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, Wellbeing and Volunteering (IDBWV) have been a core part of our company culture since day one. This ongoing journey starts with our very own employees, who represent over 140 nationalities and a wide range of ethnic and social backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations.

Take it from our Chief People Officer, Paulo Pisano: “At Booking.com, the diversity of our people doesn’t just create a unique workplace, it also creates a better and more inclusive travel experience for everyone. Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. It’s a place where you can make your mark and have a real impact in travel and tech.”

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustment to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Pre-Employment Screening:

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the position.