Engineering Manager - Holidu Guests (f/m/d)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023

Engineering Manager - Holidu Guests (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 Visibility team in the Guest Experience department. The team is responsible for increasing Holidu’s organic revenues by supporting our SEO team with the tools needed to create & maintain thousands of content pages as well as by making sure those pages are fast, reliable and well suited for users & search engine crawlers.

  • Your team will consist of backend and frontend engineers, as well as a project manager, a designer.

  • You will take an active part working on one of the fastest growing revenue streams of the company making sure that Holidu (and our whitelabels) are being organically found by anyone searching for a vacation rental and making sure those users find their way into the booking funnel.

  • You will be working in close collaboration with the SEO team who are responsible for content creation & optimization as well as the overall SEO-strategy.

Our Tech Stack

  • We write Frontend in Typescript and run NodeJS processes in Kubernetes.

  • We use ReactJS, Zustand and TailwindCSS on the client and Express on the server.

  • Backend applications are written in Java 17/21 and Kotlin (with Spring Boot).

  • Deployed as microservices on AWS-hosted Kubernetes cluster (EKS).

  • Data storage with PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch 7 and Redshift (as part of a data lake structure).

  • We store data in Elasticsearch 7, PostgreSQL, Kafka, MongoDB, Redis.

  • We heavily use AWS, Docker, Jenkins, Git.

  • We monitor with ELK, Grafana, Looker and internally developed technologies.

Your role in this journey

  • Lead a high-performing cross-functional team with a strong focus on product, velocity, quality, engineering culture and growth of the team.

  • Define the team's OKRs together with the PM, and provided upward stakeholder management to ensure alignment.

  • You will have full responsibility for the delivery of features affecting 100 million users each month.

  • Work closely with product management, product design and stakeholders to define the team's goals and roadmap.

  • Collaborate with peers, staff engineers and other stakeholders to drive strategic technology decisions.

  • You will lead strategic team-driven projects, identify opportunities, define and uphold quality standards, mentor engineers and participate in the hiring process of new engineers.

  • Focus on the growth of your team by offering consistent and valuable feedback and recruiting new engineers.

  • Foster a great team culture aligned with the company values.

  • 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.

  • Experience building and implementing backend services and/or frontend applications.

  • Experience providing technical leadership (e.g., setting goals and priorities, architecture design, task planning and code reviews).

  • Experience as a people manager with the ability to build an excellent team culture based on mutual respect, empathy, learning and support for each other.

  • Love for building world-class products with a great user experience.

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 visiting conferences, 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 Holidu Homes.
  • Get a sneak peek at the adventure that awaits you on Instagram @lifeatholidu.

Want to travel with us?

Your first travel contact will be Lucia 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