Head of Engineering

Job description

Will you join us on a journey to disrupt the trillion dollar travel industry? We are looking for a Head of Engineering to help us leverage Technology to boost our growth, and to deliver innovative features that surface value for customers well beyond the industry standards.

At FindHotel we believe that travel opens the mind to new ideas, cultures, and ways of thinking, and are proud to have a mission that enables travellers to uncover value for their accommodations effortlessly.

A core strategy to achieve our mission is to use data and technology more effectively that any other travel company. As the leader of our Engineering chapter you will play a key role in the implementation of this strategy by leading high performing engineering teams.

What you’ll do:

  • You will develop, hire and enable incredible engineering leaders and scale our team.
  • You will lead technology, delivery, innovation, and business impact of an engineering team of 35 that we expect to grow to 100 by the end of 2022.
  • You will partner closely with the Product chapter and its leaders.
  • You will lead the adoption of effective development methodologies across the organisation.
  • You will build a strong engineering culture and will continuously aim to raise the bar of our engineering practice.
  • You will enable collaboration and knowledge sharing across engineering teams.
  • Occasionally you will personally lead high-impact development projects that may involve high risk, or that due to any other circumstances may require hands on leadership from the head of engineering.


Who you are:

  • You are passionate about the opportunity of using technology to disrupt the travel industry. You want to make an impact.
  • You thrive when developing great people, not just great products.
  • You have a broad engineering background and have ideally led a large team of Engineers in one or more technologically advanced organisations.
  • You have operated successfully in the past as a “manager of managers” and as a “leader of leaders”.
  • You are well-versed in data-driven and data-informed product development.
  • You approach organisational challenges with a systematic problem solver mindset, always looking for ways to make things run on its own without your continuous involvement.
  • You are a good listener that cares deeply for the people you manage. You have a track record of establishing trust relationships with your direct reports.
  • You have excellent communication and negotiation skills. You have past experience convincing and motivating others to embrace organisational changes.
  • You are an example of transparency for the rest of the team. Your decisions are always based on well funded arguments that the team can understand.
  • You are ready to embrace our company core values: focus on the customer, build trust, take ownership, be a team player, deliver results, and raise the bar.

Why join us now?

  • We aim to help 10M customers book on FindHotel annually by 2023, up from 2M in the past 12 months. We do that using data, transparency & industry leading features.
  • We grew the number of bookings by +100% Year-Over-Year both in 2018 and 2019, and even managed to thrive in Corona times by growing bookings by +40% in 2020. Now that the travel market is opening again we are rapidly accelerating our growth rate.
  • From our early beginnings as an organisation that excelled in user acquisition, we have grown into an engineering and product-driven organisation. Our independence from major players in the industry, and the maturity that we have achieved in terms of user acquisition, engineering and product enables us to be disruptive and build customer features that nobody else in the industry will.

Do you want to know if FindHotel is the right place for you? Find out by reading our CEO's blog post. Also take a look at our Engineering growth model.

What we offer:

  • Plenty of chances to learn and grow – you’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in the city, be part of a culture which promotes knowledge sharing, trust and transparency.
  • A profitable company with fast growth and a massive scale opportunity, with a great team core built from years of investment. We are not a rocketship that was launched yesterday but a maturing organization that reached product-market-marketing fit and is beginning to enjoy economics of scale.
  • A competitive compensation package + perks and benefits (including significant share appreciation rights).
  • Flexible time off and remote work.
  • You will be part of a highly international team that enjoys working, eating & playing together in one of Amsterdam’s best office spaces.
  • We value good food and offer catered lunches from various cuisines, great coffee, ice-cream in the fridge and the occasional bbq in our garden and company events in Amsterdam and abroad.

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