Engineering Manager in Barcelona


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We are TravelPerk: a scaling unicorn valued at $1.3billion that has raised over $400m since our creation in 2015.

Backed by world-class investors with portfolios including AirBnb, Stripe, Slack, Trello, Gusto, Twitter, Farfetch and Deliveroo, our team is made up of A-players from across the travel and technology industries.

Over the past few years, we’ve been named the fastest-growing SaaS startup in the world by SaaS1000 and featured as one of the hottest startups to watch by both Forbes and Wired. We’re revolutionising the B2B corporate travel market—worth over $1.3 trillion— to connect people in real life in an enjoyable and sustainable way.

TravelPerk are innovators. During the last year we have welcomed and acquired the likes of Click Travel, NexTravel and Albatross to the team. From TravelCare, to FlexiPerk and of course GreenPerk we are shaping the future of the industry. Our team continues to emerge stronger and stronger as we adjust to the new normal—and that’s where you come in!

If you’re ready to take off with us, keep reading!

As an Engineering Manager, this position involves:

  • Being a servant leader to your engineers, taking care of their performance in the organisation and supporting their journey to achieve their personal and performance goals
  • Management and mentorship of your engineers
  • Enabling fluent and effective knowledge sharing, when faced with challenging topics such as system architecture, design or implementation
  • Building a strong partnership with the Product team to deliver the right things well
  • Being a key part of the recruitment and growth of the engineering team.
  • Working with the business and team metrics to deliver a "7 star experience" to our customers.
  • An understanding of how engineering impacts product and business needs
  • Providing feedback to stakeholders within Product and Engineering (and sometimes the wider business)
  • Strategic team building and planning for delivering highly available features that scale with our growth

Required skills and experience:

  • Engineering management experience, within software company
  • Background in delivering impactful product outcomes
  • You are a people manager who builds an effective work culture that improves the working lives of your team.
  • You act as a problem finder and solver technically and organisationally, helping the team to overcome any issue that prevents your engineering fellows to perform at their best
  • You run effective performance reviews that celebrate achievements and help your team identify where to grow next in line with their aspirations and the needs of the business
  • Pragmatism and obsession for simplicity, efficiency, and performance
  • You have the ability to adapt and react fast to an ever-changing environment
  • You are able to operate at a tactical level while understanding the big-picture strategy

What do we offer?

  • A competitive compensation package, including equity in TravelPerk
  • Generous vacation days so you can rest and recharge
  • Health perks such as private healthcare or gym allowance, depending on your location
  • Flexible compensation plan
  • Family services that include adoption benefits and equal paid parental leave
  • Unforgettable TravelPerk events
  • Mental health support tool for your wellbeing
  • Exponential growth & personal development opportunities

How we work

Our Vision is for a world where TravelPerk serves as the platform for human connection in-real-life (IRL). We take an IRL-first approach to work, where our team works together in-person 3 days a week. As such, this role requires you to be based within commuting distance of our Barcelona hub. We fundamentally believe in the value of meeting in-real-life to improve connectivity, productivity, creativity and ultimately making us a great place to work.

Please submit your resume in English if you choose to apply. Remember to submit an updated portfolio and resume.

TravelPerk is a global company with a diverse customer base—and we want to ensure the people behind our product reflect that. We’re an equal opportunity employer, meaning you’re welcome at TravelPerk regardless of your appearance, where you’re from, or anything else that makes you.


About TravelPerk

  • Saa S

  • Privately Held

  • Barcelona, Spain

  • 125-150 employees

  • 2015

We are TravelPerk: a fast-growing, well-funded startup that, since its creation in early 2015, has raised over $30M by world-class investors in some of the most disruptive companies in tech industry including Slack, Trello, Twitter, Farfetch, Deliveroo and Delivery Hero. Our team is made up of A-players from the top companies in the online travel industry - and Skyscanner among others.

Are you a Software Engineer with extensive programming experience? Is your code fast, efficient and reliable? We mainly work with Python/Django & React but we don't close any door to smart people who can bring value to our product.  

Do you particularly enjoy working with amazing people, having fun at work and want to make an impact? If so, let’s talk!  

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