Engineering Manager Backend - Partner Homes (f/m/d)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Engineering Manager Backend - Partner Homes (f/m/d)

Munich, Germany
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Holidu is a fast growing travel-tech company with travel enthusiasts from 60+ nations. Together, we are thriving to revolutionize the vacation rental industry by helping hosts to manage their vacation rental with ease and guests to find the perfect holiday home they truly enjoy. In October 2022, we secured €100 million Series E funding, allowing us to constantly improve our services and achieve the next milestone on our journey. Our team 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 milestones with us? Then pack your bag, hop on board and get ready for take off!

Your future team

You will be part of the Partner Homes Experience Department and Engineering Manager for the Connectivity Team. Together with your team, you will own the platform which enables partners and integrators to ingest and manage all of our 6+ million apartments. You will be responsible for our feature development, bringing our platform architecture to the next level allowing it to scale.

Our Tech Stack

  • We are writing our applications and microservices in Java, with Spring Boot, running on Kubernetes.
  • Data storage with Elasticsearch 7, PostgreSQL, DocumentDB, Redis.
  • Streaming and queuing systems like Kafka and ActiveMQ.
  • Heavy usage of AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Git.
  • Monitoring with ELK, Grafana. 
  • Internally developed process monitoring based on AWS Firehose, Athena and Looker.

Your role in this journey

  • As Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for the functional and disciplinary leadership of a cross-functional team of 7 engineers. Together with your team, you will implement innovative technical solutions across our systems used by partners and internal stakeholders (Guest Experience, Customer Happiness, Business Development). 
  • 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 portion of your time to active coding.
  • 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 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, high-scale system design, task planning, and code reviews).
  • Strong background in system architecture and designing microservice landscapes
  • Experience as a team leader, with the ability to build an 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 clarity through communication.
  • Strong product thinking and a history of close collaboration with product management within the organization.

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 further through regular feedback, workshops and knowledge exchange.
  • Use your personal development budget and 2 extra days off to enhance your professional skills by buying books, attending courses and more.
  • Connect and have fun with international, diverse and 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.
  • Get in shape with a premium gym membership for a discounted rate.
  • Go traveling for 28 vacation days + the possibility to take up to 10 unpaid vacation days with interesting discounts on our Bookiply properties.
  • Get a sneak peek at the adventure that awaits you on Instagram @lifeatholidu.

Want to travel with us?

Your first travel contact will be Victor 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