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Software Engineering Manager in Barcelona


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Job Description

journey of extraordinary moments and remarkable discoveries.

As firm believers in the enriching power of prolonged stays, we are passionate about nurturing meaningful connections with the places our customers visit. We reward their commitment to the journey with progressively cheaper rates, encouraging them to immerse themselves in the very essence of each destination.

We were born in Barcelona out of the need to disrupt an industry dominated by big corporations dictating how we should travel.

Since 2015, our commitment has been to empower our customers to break free from the constraints of an oversaturated market. We strive to offer a fresh perspective, giving them, hoteliers and our partners, the flexibility, opportunities and choices they deserve.

About the team

At Stayforlong we are currently a team of 80 people working in a dynamic and collaborative environment where people have the opportunity to grow and develop professionally.

We strongly believe in equal opportunities for everyone, both in the workplace and beyond. We like to create spaces where everyone's ideas are equally valued and heard.

We started in a difficult business environment and have grown from there, which is why we admire nonconformists who fight against the odds, refuse to be intimidated, and help others along the way. With our digital DNA, we thrive on challenges, love to think outside the box, and move with the times.

Would you like to join us? 👋

Job purpose:

Lead a software engineering team in delivering new iterations of our e-commerce website.

The Product and Development team at Stayforlong is a forward-thinking group of technical professionals, devoted to crafting innovative solutions and streamlining our platform to create the best user experience.

Our team consists of skilled product managers, developers, UX/UI designers, and data scientists. We take pride in leveraging our technical prowess, coupled with customer insights, to create and maintain a user-friendly and technologically superior platform. Our collective aim is to evolve our product continually, ensuring it stands out in the competitive travel market.

Our team boasts a dynamic environment, fueled by ingenuity and a relentless pursuit of excellence. We believe in fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and encourage constant learning to keep up with the latest technological trends. Our diverse skill sets contribute to a creative hotbed, producing breakthrough ideas. We value the opportunity to grow together, celebrating each milestone as we traverse this exciting journey.

Main job responsibilities are:

  • This position will drive the delivery, manage the team, and participate in the technical decisions.
  • Be responsible for the sustainable delivery of your team through the planning and execution phases with a focus on reliable and maintainable software.
  • Partner closely with your Product Management peers to drive roadmap creation and execution.
  • Hire, empower, develop, and delegate to geographically distributed engineers with different skill sets from your own.
  • Participate in technical design and foster software engineering best practices.
  • Manage your product’s technical needs, working with engineers to identify engineering investments and prioritising them in the backlog.

What you will bring:

  • Passion to resolve problems, manage risk, lead change, and facilitate collaborative decision-making.
  • 5+ years of experience coding in one of the following languages: Go, PHP, JavaScript, C++, Java, and/or Python.
  • You have 2+ years of experience directly managing successful software engineering teams as an Engineering Manager.
  • Software engineering background that enables you to drive technical decisions within the team and engage with engineers at all levels of seniority.
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting and managing technical teams, including performance management.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience leading multiple teams.
  • Experience managing highly complex projects with cross-team dependencies.

Our engineering practices:

  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.
  • Code Reviews.
  • Technical design using RFC proposals.
  • Scrum or Kanban depending on the team needs.

Our tech stack:

  • Our customer-facing apps are built with JavaScript, React, and Node.js.
  • Backend services are written with Golang, PHP8, and Python.
  • They leverage Redis, Elasticsearch, and MySQL.
  • Communication flows through JSON APIs, gRPC, Protobuf, and Kafka.
  • We monitor our systems with Datadog, Graylog, and Sentry.
  • Operations are performed on top of Docker, Ansible, Jenkins, Slack, and GitHub.
  • Everything runs on AWS.

What we offer:

  • Permanent contract.
  • Full-time and flexible schedule.
  • Possibility to work 100% from home or in our nice office located in the centre of Barcelona.
  • Competitive salary.
  • We offer flexible remuneration. You will be able to include a restaurant card, transport card, kindergarten check, health insurance and training.
  • Excellent work environment.

Sign up for our job offer and discover what we can achieve together. We wanna meet you!


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