Germany

Director of Engineering

Please note:  To be eligible for this role you need to have a valid working visa/permit to work in the EU. Are you living in Bremen or ready to relocate? Your heart beats for holidays and you are interested in technical questions?  Then we are looking for you.

We are looking for a Director of Engineering with significant technical expertise, a strong understanding of development processes. As a strong leader you also have strong hiring and team-building skills that can effectively manage multiple stakeholders spread over many locations and drive the delivery of high-quality, time-sensitive initiatives.

Technology

  • You can make effective technical choices/tradeoffs, identifying what existing components can be reused/adapted to our local needs, and those which need to be built or insourced.

  • Make sensible choices about architecture, design and code build and quality – this includes choices about SOA and migration planning.

  • You can design and implement development processes such as architectural/design/code reviews, and unit/local/acceptance testing, and the deployments.

  • Manage the pre-production infrastructure setup, optimization, monitoring and security.

  • Maintain a 24×7 Production environment uptime through managing the product infrastructure setup, scalability, redundancy, optimization, monitoring, and scalability. This includes setting up an on-call process

  • Define and own key operational SLAs such as page load time, API latency, MTTR/MTBF, etc.

  • Manage 3rd party software integrations, integrity and technical relationships with vendors

  • Define and publish business metrics that measure your team’s performance.

Hiring and Team Management

  • Define the team structure and create the right resource mix for the initiatives you own

  • You can identify and attract top technical talent to your team who are also the right cultural fit

  • Take an active part in the recruitment process through screening, interviewing, and debriefs

  • Provide effective onboarding and training for new hires

  • Lead, inspire, motivate, coach and manage the career growth of your team members

Stakeholder Management and Prioritization

  • You act as the primary point of contact for stakeholder needs, queries and issues

  • Implement tools to track stakeholder requests and update them in a timely manner on their requests

  • Together with Product Managers, establish a prioritization process which balances your team’s work on new initiatives, addressing technical debt and addressing production issues.

Project Delivery and Management

  • For projects championed by Product Managers, collaborate with them to define requirements, success criteria, tradeoffs and prioritize features

  • For project not championed by the Product Manager, work with stakeholders to define requirements, success criteria, tradeoffs and feature prioritization, and follow up with stakeholders to ensure success criteria are being met

  • Prioritize, scope tasks/initiatives, assign resources and schedule work (i.e. through Scrum planning, execution, demos and retrospectives)

  • Scope dependencies and manage risks

  • Analyze deviations from plan and drive root-cause analyses of significant production issues

  • Publish delivery reports and keep stakeholders apprised of the status of projects.

Qualifications

  • At least 4+ years of experience as an Engineering Manager, and a further 4+ years as a developer
  • Significant experience in developing for one or many platforms (iOS, Android, WDE)

  • A solid grounding in SOA, code design, QA processes, installing/maintaining/monitoring development and production environments and deployment processes

  • Project management skills: good experience in working with agile techniques such as Scrum

  • Leadership skills: proven experience in aligning and building consensus with stakeholders/colleagues across multiple regions, the ability to inspire your teams, and value collaboration

  • Team management: hiring, mentoring, leading, motivating and inspiring cross-functional development teams

  • Fluency in English, German is a definite plus.

Additional information

OYO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. OYO does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

Company description

Traum-Ferienwohnungen is one of the largest online portals for holiday accommodation – we bring together hosts and holiday guests. More than 28,000 satisfied customers market their holiday homes on our marketplace. This includes both private landlords with only one apartment, but also agencies with several hundred holiday homes. With more than 40 million guests looking for the right holiday accommodation every year, we are one of the top 100 most visible German-language websites on Google. And who doesn't like to spend the whole day on such a beautiful topic as holidays?

Our teams are positioned according to customer groups and are cross-functional, i.e. in a team with all the competences that are needed to optimally support our customers. We work in this way in order to react more quickly to market requirements and to our customer needs.

Traum-Ferienwohnungen is part of OYO, one of the fastest growing hotel and holiday home businesses in history. A global disruptor from India operating 1m+ rooms across the globe, OYO is backed by by leading global investors, including the Softbank Group, Greenoaks Capital, Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed India.

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