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Systems 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.

Proactive. Passionate. Proficient.

Working at Skyscanner just feels… different.  It’s the way we love to collaborate, yet take personal ownership of our work.  We’re excited about improving the world of travel and working here isn’t quite like anywhere else.  

We need your talent and expertise to help us create the best digital workplace for our employees, you will be working in an Enablement Function tribe with a focus on giving our employees the best tools for the right jobs and you would also be leading on some digital transformation projects for the organisation. It involves having the balancing act between stakeholder management/engagement and using the right technology and tool for your Squad.

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.

We work as a global team, but in squads of 6 to 12 engineers and using Agile/Lean methodologies. We don't need you to be a master all the details of Scrum or Kanban, but you will be able to support your team in establishing sustainable flow to deliver on their projects. You will need to work with colleagues in other teams and other disciplines together to make sure those projects turn into success for the company. Sometimes this will mean being able to break down shared milestones across multiple teams in multiple locations, sometimes it will mean influencing your peers' thinking, and sometimes it will mean helping ensure the success of others by mentoring and coaching them effectively.

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.

For more details on Engineering at Skyscanner, check our Engineering Blog and follow Skyscanner Engineering on Twitter.



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.