Booking Holdings Romania - Senior Software Engineer - Reliability Platforms

Angajator: Booking Holdings
Domeniu:
  • Internet - eCommerce
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • Tip job: full-time
    Nivel job: 1 - 5 ani experienta
    Orase:
  • BUCURESTI
  • Actualizat la: 20.04.2024
    Remote work: Hybrid

    Booking Holdings Romania is a Center of Excellence based in Bucharest, Romania and was created to support the increasing business demands of the Booking Holdings Brands. The Center of Excellence provides access to specialized and highly skilled talent, leading industry best practices, and collaboration opportunities across all of our Brands.

    As part of our Booking Holdings Romania team, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the world's leading provider of online travel, with a mission of making it easier for everyone to experience the world through six-primary consumer facing brands: Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, KAYAK, OpenTable and Rentalcars.com.

    Role description

    A senior software engineer owns the end-to-end execution of technical elements in the Booking.com tech stack, products and processes. They are responsible for the implementation of complex technical solutions based on business requirements, they can accurately estimate or forecast the effort and impact of the items they work on, and show a high quality of craft in what they deliver.

    Senior software engineers are expected to work together with colleagues in other job roles to design, prioritize and implement complex technical tasks.

    Senior software engineers are expected to coach and mentor more junior engineers and be a thought leader in their team ensuring best practices are being implemented.

    Because the required technical skills and commercial knowledge can vary from one business unit to another, a senior software engineer can own multiple types of work from product features to infrastructure automation, frameworks, tooling or services.

    Key Job Responsibilities and Duties

    Building software applications

    • Is responsible to build software applications by using relevant development languages and applying knowledge of systems, services and tools appropriate for the business area and guide more junior members of the team in this topic.
    • Is responsible to write readable and reusable code by applying standard patterns and using standard libraries and guide more junior members of the team in this topic.
    • Is responsible to refactor and simplify code by introducing design patterns when necessary and guide more junior members of the team in this topic.
    • Is responsible to ensure the quality of the application by following standard testing techniques and methods that adhere to the test strategy and guide more junior members of the team in this topic.
    • Is responsible to maintain data security, integrity and quality by effectively following company standards and best practices and guide more junior members of the team in this topic.

    End to End System Ownership

    • Is responsible to own a service end to end by actively monitoring application health and performance, setting and monitoring relevant metrics and act accordingly when violated
    • Is responsible to reduce business continuity risks and bus factor by applying state-of-the-art practices and tools, and writing the appropriate documentation such as runbooks and OpDocs
    • Is responsible to reduce risk and obtain customer feedback by using continuous delivery and experimentation frameworks
    • Is responsible to independently manage an application or service by working through deployment and operations in production

    Technical Incident Management

    • Is responsible to address and resolve live production issues by mitigating the customer impact within SLA
    • Is responsible to improve the overall reliability of systems by producing long term solutions through root cause analysis
    • Is responsible to keep track of incidents by contributing to postmortem processes and logging live issues
    • understanding of the infrastructure and architecture of our systems
    • Is responsible to help grow the business and/or accelerate software development by applying engineering techniques (e.g. prototyping, spiking and vendor evaluation) and standards
    • Is responsible to meet business needs by designing solutions that meet current requirements and are adaptable for future enhancements

    Architectural Guidance

    • Has sufficient knowledge to advise product teams towards a technical solution that meets the functional, nonfunctional & architectural requirements by challenging the rationale for an application design and providing context in the wider architectural landscape
    • Has sufficient knowledge to set a clear direction for a technical capability by evaluating and aligning the target architecture improvements, reframing architectural designs and decisions for varied stakeholder

    Coaching/Mentoring

    • Has sufficient knowledge to coach, guide and improve the overall performance of stakeholders and colleagues at all levels, when appropriate, by sharing experience, knowledge and approaches to work

    Critical Thinking

    • Is responsible to systematically identify patterns and underlying issues in complex situations, and to find solutions by applying logical and analytical thinking.
    • Is responsible to constructively evaluate and develop ideas, plans and solutions by reviewing them, objectively taking into account external knowledge, initiating 'SMART' improvements and articulating their rationale.

    Continuous Quality and Process Improvement

    • Is responsible to identify opportunities for process, system and structural improvements (i.e performance gains) by examining and evaluating current process flows, methods and standards.
    • Is responsible to design and implement relevant improvements by defining adapted/new process flows, standards, and practices that enable business performance.

    Effective Communication

    • Is responsible to deliver clear, well-structured, and meaningful information to a target audience by using suitable communication mediums and language tailored to the audience
    • Is responsible to achieve mutually agreeable solutions by staying adaptable, communicating ideas in clear coherent language and practising active listening
    • Is responsible to ask relevant (follow-up) questions to properly engage with the speaker and really understand what they are saying, by applying listening and reflection techniques

    Role Qualifications and Requirements

    • 5+ years of platform engineering experience
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, a related field or 3-5 years of progressive experience in the specialty as equivalent
    • Strong programming skills
    • Strong business and technical vision
    • A deep understanding of software development in a team, and a track record of hands-on developing and shipping software
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful
    • Solution oriented and result driven
    • Proactive, flexible and capable of working independently as well as working in a team
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Analytical skills and data-driven mindset

    Benefits & Perks

    • Contributing to a high scale, complex, world renowned product and seeing real-time impact of your work on millions of travelers worldwide
    • Working in a fast-paced and performance driven culture
    • Technical, behavioral and interpersonal competence advancement via on-the-job opportunities, experimental projects, hackathons, conferences and active community participation
    • Competitive compensation and benefits package
    • Vast amounts of data to validate your ideas and the opportunity to experiment with real users

    Booking Holdings is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We strive to move well beyond traditional equal opportunity and work to create an environment that allows everyone to thrive.

    Pre-Employment Screening:

    If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the position.

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