Engineering Manager (Java) - Bookiply (f/m/d)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Engineering Manager (Java) - Bookiply (f/m/d)

Munich, Germany
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Holidu is a travel-tech start-up founded in Munich, Germany. Together with our team, we strive to revolutionize the vacation rental industry by helping hosts manage their vacation rental with ease and guests find the perfect holiday home. In October 2022, we secured a €100 million Series E funding, making us one of the fastest growing travel-tech companies in Europe. Our team of travel enthusiasts from 50+ nations is united by a passion for modern technologies, an ambition for constant improvement and the drive to bring the best experience to more than 100 million users each year. Want to achieve amazing things together with us? Then pack your bag, hop on board and get ready for take off!

Your future team

  • Bookiply is our software and service solution which vacation rental owners (hosts) use to manage and distribute their properties more efficiently.

  • Your department is an international group consisting of 40 Developers, Designers, Product Managers, and QAs.

  • You and your teammates will focus on creating a best-in-class tool to help our hosts manage their properties effortlessly. You and your team are responsible for bringing new features to the Bookiply app and services and delivering a great user experience to our hosts and internal users.

Our Tech Stack

  • Backend applications are written in Java 11+ and Kotlin (with Spring Boot).
  • Deployed as microservices on AWS-hosted Kubernetes cluster (EKS).
  • Internal and external web applications written with ReactJS.
  • Event-driven communication between services through ActiveMQ.
  • Usage of a diverse set of technologies depending on the use case such as PostgreSQL, SQS, S3, Redis, ElasticSearch, GraphQL, and many more.
  • Monitoring with Grafana, Prometheus, ELK, and CloudWatch.

Your role in this journey

  • As Engineering Manager, you will lead a cross-functional team fully responsible for systems used by hosts or internal stakeholders (Sales, Account Managers, Customer Happiness). Hosts expect the best tool for their perfect vacation rental property, and the stakeholders have ambitious growth targets. It’s your team’s task to support both stakeholder groups with technical solutions and innovations.
  • Work closely with your engineers to develop high-quality solutions in cross-functional projects. This includes both leading the implementation of new features to support our growth, as well as ensuring all of the existing processes work correctly and efficiently.
  • Tackle team tasks by dedicating a meaningful portion of your time to active coding and tackling the team’s tasks.
  • Ensure our applications are stable and highly scalable, able to support the high growth trajectory of the company.
  • Focus on the growth of your team by offering continuous constructive feedback, supporting and encouraging them on their growth path, and by recruiting new engineers.
  • Work closely with product management, product design, and stakeholders to understand the business context and define the team's goals and roadmap.
  • Collaborate with peers, staff engineers, and other stakeholders to drive strategic technology decisions.
  • Foster a culture of ownership, autonomy, and inclusivity within your team and the entire department.

Your backpack is filled with

  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Proven track record as a successful software engineer building backend and/or frontend applications.
  • Experience with Java/Kotlin/Spring. Additional experience with JavaScript/TypeScript/React is a plus. 
  • Experience providing technical leadership (e.g., setting goals and priorities, architecture design, task planning, and code reviews).
  • Experience as an (informal) team leader, with the ability to build excellent team culture based on mutual respect, empathy, learning, and support for each other.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills. Able to deal with ambiguity and clarify through communication.
  • Candidates that are currently in a (senior) engineering role but are looking to take a step toward engineering management are welcome to apply.

Our adventure includes

  • Have an impact on the millions of people using our product every month.
  • Grow with responsibility from day 1 and develop yourself through regular feedback.
  • Connect and have fun with diverse yet like-minded people at work, regular events and weekly office days with your team.
  • Get to know the world with our flexible home office policy and the opportunity to work from other local offices. 
  • Learn languages with meetings in English and subsidized German classes.
  • Get in shape with a premium gym membership for a discounted rate.
  • Go traveling for 28 vacation days + 13 public holidays in Bavaria.
  • Get a sneak peek at the adventure that awaits you on Instagram @lifeatholidu.

Want to travel with us?

Apply online on our career page! Your first travel contact will be Katharina from HR.

We champion diversity in every aspect of life. We encourage applications from all genders, corners of the world and individual backgrounds. Please feel welcome to submit your application without a photo and details on your gender, date of birth, marital status and nationality. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany