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Engineering Manager



Travel. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures. But, ooof, planning it can feel like hard work. For the last 18 years we’ve been on a mission to empower every traveller with innovative tools, insights and experiences that help people get to where they’re going, so they can spend more time out exploring the world, and less time anxiously bouncing around 25 browser tabs and endless spreadsheets. Our traveller-first approach drives everything we do and it’s never been more important than it is today.

When we launched as a flight comparison site back in 2003, we changed the game by helping travellers feel smart, like they were in on a secret, that promise hasn’t changed. And today, while we’re a world leader in travel, with millions of people using our products every single day we know there’s so much more we can be doing.

Being part of Skyscanner means joining a team hell bent on building the world’s most innovative, and helpful travel experiences possible. We’re hugely ambitious and believe we have the chance to genuinely challenge and disrupt the industry.

“In this internet based economy every Software Engineer is a polyglot by necessity. We’re required to switch technologies efficiently, relying on our fundamental engineering skill-set to progress. That’s not to say we should all be generalists, specialists are also needed, but the core and fundamental skills of a specialist can be applied in many technologies.”

- Skyscanner Senior Architect & Tribe Lead

As a Software Development Manager at Skyscanner, you’ll be technically leading while managing and developing your team of engineers as you join them in building world class products for our users. We're looking for technical team managers who are product enthusiasts with proven expertise in leading, managing and developing people towards reaching both their career goals as well as the ever scaling objectives of Skyscanner and a passion for leading and advocating change, innovation and engineering best practice.

We are the word’s travel search engine and we’re doing great new things as we engineer at scale. Our technical managers are responsible for leading their teams in the design and development of systems that keep our travel search solutions ahead of the pack. As well as engineers, you will work closely with architects, product and project managers, providing technical leadership to define the roadmap and deliver new features to the market. On top of all of that, you’ll have a hands on role in the planning, execution and successful delivery of state of the art solutions. You'll mentor our technical staff and be actively involved in recruiting our future engineering talent.

You can offer us:

A background in software development, proven technical leadership, a track record of inspiring your teammates with your passion and vision, a self-motivated working style, a flexible approach and communication skills in spades.

We can offer you:

An excellent career move, the chance to work with and lead a team of ultra smart developers and a great working culture of collaboration and technical excellence. The freedom and autonomy of your own technical choices and what's more you'll have the space to be trusted to do what you do best and the opportunity to make a real difference.

What do you need to apply?

  • We need your talent and expertise to help us do something great for over 100 million travelers,  making booking stays and journeys more sustainable and straightforward. It involves technical challenges and the latest technology, but that’s ok by you – in fact, it’s exactly what you want.As an Engineering Manager, you’ll build a high performing team capable of creating robust, creative products, supporting them with your leadership and management skills. You’ll know all about building scalable systems using cloud technologies and will occasionally get involved with hands on development.As a global team, we have a great diversity of our people, so we would expect you have a good communication skill as well as good English language to collaborate with different people, working with different teams and disciplines together to build great things and turn into success for the company. Since both the business and technology changed frequently, we would also expect you have the fast-learning skill as well as being open-minded to always adapt to the new environment and new challenge you face. Being a manager and leader, we hope that you could not only help the team deliver things in productivity, but also drive the team and individuals for their growth.Already a global leader in travel, we want to elevate the way we work to a whole other level. In return, you’ll get meaningful things like medical insurance, headspace subscriptions, a home office allowance and the option to buy more holiday. You’ll have the opportunity to work from any country for 4 weeks a year, and 30 days in our other global offices. Everything, in other words, to help you relax and give your best.

Our tech stack includes (but is far from limited to): Python, Java, .Net, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Couchbase, RabbitMQ, SQL, SQL Server, Elastic Search, Graphite, AWS

You’ll join a brilliantly diverse group from all corners of the world. After all, travel is about finding new perspectives and experiencing new people and cultures – and Skyscanner is strongest when our teams are both inclusive and diverse. We recognise and challenge everyday biases, remove obstacles to inclusion and ensure all our people can thrive and be themselves.