Tech Lead

US-FL-Orlando | US-NY-New York
Job ID
2017-1685
Category
IT

Overview

TravelClick offers world-class reservations solutions, business intelligence products and comprehensive media and internet marketing solutions to 30K+ hotel clients in over 140 countries globally, with 1000+ employees operating out of offices in New York, Barcelona, Melbourne, Singapore, Chicago, Atlanta and Orlando.  We help our clients generate revenue and build their brands by providing the tools to make better business decisions, generate demand from the right mix of distribution channels and convert more shoppers into high-value guests.

 

Our award-winning web solutions business provides hosted websites and digital marketing services to thousands of hotels around the world.  Our track record of innovation and performance has earned us and our clients over 200 website design awards since 2007 from the IMA, W3, WebAwards and the HSMAI Adrian Awards.

Responsibilities

Do you want to work on SaaS software products that lead an industry and that support nearly one billion transactions a month?  Are you an expert coder who wants to show what you're made of and learn from an exceptional team along the way?  Do you have experience with or interest in high volume, low latency, realtime systems?  If so, read on, and we'd love to hear from you!

 

You must be comfortable working on multiple and various systems.  You must be able to demonstrate expertise and passion that sets you apart from others.  To be an ideal candidate, you must understand data structures, communications, fault tolerance, and other key software engineering concepts.  You will apply these concepts to specific and challenging problems we face as we rebuild a significant portion of our stack to support our rapid growth strategy.  And you need to have fun while doing all of this!

 

You will partner with various people to create mind blowing solutions:  other TravelClick engineers, vendor partners, product management, and SDETs.  We are an agile shop and are constantly looking at ways to eliminate bureaucracy and optimize personal and collective performance.

 

Additional duties include:

  • Work with BA and tech leads across products to produce estimates for user stories
  • Lead and manage development teams to deliver user stories in sprints
  • Actively participate and drive sprint calls with development teams
  • Help in resolving tech impediments for offshore teams
  • Collaborate with QA teams
  • Drive schedule, production change control and configuration management.
  • Understands TravelClick ecosystem and delivery methodology
  • Work with PMs and sponsors to provide development summary for reports

Qualifications

Experience and Qualifications 

  • 7+ years experience (including internships) in core Java development (especially for real time high volume systems)
  • Knowledge of databases and data structures, Oracle DB related development experience preferred
  • Experience with open source, Linux (transactional base or service bus experience)
  • Agile development experience
  • Experience with JQuery, Java 7/JSP, JSON, Restful Services, Javascript frameworks (ex. Angular, Bootstrap, etc.) (required)
  • Strong knowledge of design patterns (required)
  • Strong knowledge of a source control system (CVS, ClearCase, Subversion)
  • Experience with JQuery Mobile, Backbone, Underscore (preferred)
  • YUI, Google Analytics (including Reporting API) (nice to have)
  • Detail oriented, well organized, and ability to multi-task in a results oriented business environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, ability to lead and coach the most out of developers
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required
  • Past experience with leading software developers (required)
  • Inquisitive and probing in dealing with business analysts and product managers

 

Key Words: Java, Linux, open source, Jquery, RESTful Services, Agile, SDLC, source control, leadership

 

Education:

  • Minimum BS degree in engineering, science or math-related fields.  Masters degree preferred.

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