Lead Software Engineer
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At loveholidays, we’re on a mission to open the world to everyone, giving our customers unlimited choice, unmatched ease and unmissable value for their next getaway. Our team is the driving force behind our role as our customers’ personal holiday expert - the smart way to get away.
About the team
loveholidays engineering’s role underpins our vision to become the most loved OTA in Europe by providing a best in class experience to customers pre and post booking. Our systems process 500 billion holiday offers daily to help millions of customers find their perfect holiday. Our website serves 7,500 requests per second backed by more than 100 services hosted on GCP to which we deploy 600 times a month. Our CCAI powered contact centre bot deals with 70% of all customer chat requests and in 2022 answered 1.4 million customer queries in less than 1 minute each.
The impact you'll have
Reporting to the Director of Engineering, Lead Software Engineers at loveholidays are the technical owners of:
Supplier integration systems that process vast amounts of data.
Industry leading bespoke, high performance search and recommendation systems.
Sophisticated real time pricing systems.
Complex domain modelling and implementation of booking payment, fulfilment and management systems.
AI powered solutions to assist customers pre and post booking.
Our mobile app.
Lead Software Engineers are responsible for their team’s engineers’ line management and career progression.
As a Lead Software Engineer you will be responsible for:
The application of our engineering principles by your team.
Building and running services at scale in the cloud.
Measurably improving your team’s productivity.
Support and career development for your team.
Collaborating with other members of the loveholidays Technical Leadership team.
Effectively communicating your team’s technical direction to stakeholders.
Recruitment for your team.
Your skill set
A proven track record in mentoring, supporting and measurably improving engineering teams.
Algorithms, data structures.
HTTP, web services, REST.
Testing, reliability, monitoring.
Expertise in several programming languages and paradigms - our systems are written in TypeScript, Java, Golang, Rust, Python and others.
Perks of joining us
Company pension contributions at 5%.
Individualised training budget for you to learn on the job and level yourself up.
Discounted holidays for you, your family and friends.
25 days of holidays per annum (plus 8 public holidays) increases by 1 day for every second year of service, up to a maximum 30 days per annum.
Ability to buy and sell annual leave.
Subsidised gym memberships.
Cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan and eye care vouchers.
At loveholidays, we focus on developing an inclusive culture and environment that encourages personal growth and collective success. Each individual offers unique perspectives and ideas that increase the diversity and effectiveness of our teams. And we value the insight and potential you could bring on our continued journey.
The interview journey
Screening call with the talent partner.
1st stage interview with two engineers from the team.
Tech challenge - you can choose between a live and take home option.
Final stage - consisting of discussions around three key areas.
- Digital Product
- Software Engineer
- Remote status
- Hybrid Remote
Our London HQ is an open-plan office in Hammersmith. We are just 5 minutes walk from the river and have great meeting spaces and plenty of break-out areas.
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