Tech Lead Software Engineer, Booking (all genders)

Distribusion Technologies

Distribusion Technologies

Software Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Job description

Distribusion is the world’s leading ground transportation marketplace and gives travelers seamless access to ground transportation online, from search to ticket purchase. We have built a cutting-edge B2B technology platform that connects bus, rail, and ferry operators in 70+ countries with the biggest online retailers, including Google Maps and Booking.com.

We are shaping the future of travel and building the largest global network of transport providers and retailers. Having grown 10x in the past year, we are one of the fastest-growing startups in travel. Backed by three leading VCs (Creandum, Northzone, and Lightrock), and now, following our recent €30 m Series B, we are ready to push beyond.

We are searching for a Tech Lead Software Engineer, Booking (all genders) to join our Platform team. The role implies contribution to the product & technical domains of excellence in the main API product that allows big retailers to seamlessly purchase tickets from bus & rail carriers around the globe. The team enables the functionality of booking services, including booking orchestration, invoicing, ticketing, and more. The booking services accommodate all the learnings and changes, and in this role, you will ensure the codebase and the team are prepared for further growth of complexity and scale.

What you will do:
  • Create and execute a roadmap for non-functional improvements as well as fill gaps in the functional improvements
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of the team's success, quality of development, roadmap, and technical excellence
  • Take an active and leading part in system design and architecture discussions
  • Deliver high-quality code for new features
  • Improve test coverage and quality of deliverables
  • Maintain a high level of quality services
  • Manage a highly complex business domain
  • Prepare the codebase to accommodate more complexity in the future
  • Cross-functionally collaborate with colleagues from product teams
  • Improve documentation coverage of services and processes
We are a remote-first company with teams located around the Globe.

Also, with the HQ office in Berlin, where the team often meets in the office.

Job requirements

Who you are:

  • At least 7-10 years of software engineering experience:
    • 5+ years of professional experience working with Ruby (additional nice to have: Python)
    • 2+ years in the Tech/Team Lead role
  • Experience working with high traffic/big scale/high-reliability projects in the recent past
  • Experience leading technical initiatives
  • Ability to clearly communicate and convince others
  • Being proactive in understanding the plans of the team
  • Hands-on experience with planning and improving observability and monitoring processes
    • Experience with Grafana/Prometheus is a plus
  • Experience in conducting technical recruitment interviews (nice to have)
  • Extensive experience creating API services
  • Deep understanding of distributed systems principles
    • Experience working with microservices and/or service-oriented architecture
    • Experience creating and maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • Understanding of Kubernetes from a software engineering perspective
  • Experience working with public cloud providers (GCP is preferred)
  • In-depth understanding of relational and non-relational database principles
  • Hands-on experience in designing robust REST APIs

What you can expect:

  • You will join a fast-paced travel tech company and take on a rapidly growing industry.

  • You will take on ownership and responsibility from day one and have a direct impact on the success of the company.

  • We value agility! We’re constantly updating our tech stack and offer the best possible tools to ensure all of our in-house engineers, partners, and carriers benefit from cutting-edge, efficient solutions.

  • You will work with global companies. Our product attracts the biggest names in travel technology, such as Booking.com, and Google Maps, and national carriers like Amtrak, Deutsche Bahn, Renfe, and SNCF.

  • You will join an international team of talented and driven people with a clear mission. Expect your colleagues to inspire, support, and challenge you every day!

  • We offer flexible and remote working conditions, relocation opportunities, and career growth in a small and developing company.

Our hiring team for this role:
Your Talent Partner (TP) and point of contact is Natalie Bargamon, and the Hiring Manager (HM) is Bartosz Pranczke.
For any queries, contact out to your Talent Partner at (talent@distribusion.com).

Do you want to work on a product that is used by millions of people daily with a high load, availability and scalability, and most advanced technology? Come join us!

Remote, Hybrid
  • Berlin, Germany
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