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Job TitleSoftware Team Lead
Business Stream:TripStack

Software Team Lead

About Tripstack We are travel tech entrepreneurs, changing the way millions of people travel. Our proprietary virtual interlining technology provides access to billions of travel itineraries by combining flights from different airline carriers that don’t traditionally work together. We take our customers from point A to B via C, at the lowest possible price. We are impacting the way people travel and provide higher margin opportunities to our partners that are some of the largest in the travel industry.

We pride ourselves on the performance-driven environment we have created for our teams to prosper and excel in. We come to work ready, to challenge and be challenged. We’re big enough to give our teams support but small enough that every person makes a difference. There are plenty of challenges to champion.

The Role We are searching for a hands-on technical Team Lead who understands and sets a high bar for all parts of the software development and deployment life-cycle including: design, development, documentation, testing and operations. You must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be self-driven and deliver high quality results in a fast paced environment.

You will be responsible for directly leading a team of 6 engineers responsible for writing code for a large-scale distributed system, APIs that provide unique travel (flights and more) content to our customers. We are looking for someone who is a natural problem solver, that is detail-oriented and can work both independently and collaboratively in a fast paced environment. This role will help with planning, developing, testing, and deploying our Every Flight on Earth (EFOE) platform.


  • Lead Team Excellence: Spearhead the development of high-performing teams by architecting and implementing scalable systems capable of handling millions of requests daily. You will manage a growing team of 6 engineers, guiding their career growth and professional development every step of the way.
  • Drive Technological Innovation: Proactively identify opportunities to leverage cutting-edge technologies and push forward technical ideas that drive the company's growth. Your contributions will shape the technological landscape of our organization and drive us towards new heights of innovation.
  • Champion Code Quality: Lead initiatives like test-driven development and promote a culture of quality code throughout the organization. You'll have the opportunity to influence best practices and ensure that our codebase remains clean, efficient, and maintainable.
  • Collaborate Across Teams: Work closely with product managers and development teams to deliver high-quality products that exceed customer expectations. By collaborating cross-functionally, you'll contribute to improving our internal KPIs and driving continuous improvement across the organization. Ensure Smooth Deployment: Coordinate and monitor regular releases to production, ensuring that deployments are seamless and minimize disruption to our users. Your attention to detail and proactive approach will play a key role in maintaining the stability and reliability of our live systems.
  • Provide Support Leadership: Lead the on-call support rotation, working collaboratively with the team to swiftly address any incidents impacting our systems. Your problem-solving skills and quick thinking will be pivotal in resolving issues and minimizing downtime.
  • Mentorship and Knowledge Sharing: Actively mentor team members through interactive code reviews and knowledge-sharing sessions. Your guidance and expertise will help cultivate a culture of learning and growth within the team, empowering individuals to reach their full potential.

Mandatory skill set:

  • Master's and/or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related degree, or equivalent experience
  • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within your team, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Experience taking a leading role in building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers with other engineers working under your guidance.
  • 6+ years of experience in C#, .Net, Golang, and Swagger would also be acceptable, with at least 2 years leading development teams
  • 6+ years of experience and understanding of CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and complexity analysis (time and space)
  • 6+ years of experience and understanding databases such as Postgres
  • 6+ years of experience and understanding of highly scalable caching/no-sql offerings like Redis, Bigtable, DynamoDB
  • 2+ years of experience and understanding of event processing platforms like Apache Kafka
  • 3+ years of experience building large scale, high-performance systems in a complex, multi-tiered, distributed environment
  • 6+ years of design and architecture knowledge as well as familiarity with object-oriented analysis and design patterns (OOA/OOD)
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and successfully delivering results
  • Proven track record of designing/architecting scalable, high availability distributed systems that serve internet traffic direct to consumers or businesses at scale (100s of millions of requests per day)
  • Experience with Restful API development
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Understanding of performance trade-offs, load balancing and operational issues
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate with technical and non technical stakeholders across all levels of the organization
  • Experience mentoring software engineers to improve their skills, and making them more effective software engineers
  • Experience in communicating with engineering leadership to understand requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy

Additional experience that would be considered an asset:

  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform/AWS or other cloud providers & cloud native architecture
  • Experience with Docker, Container Orchestration tools like Kubernetes
  • Experience with code analysis tools like SonarQube

Benefits and Perks

  • Private Medical Health Care (Luxmed package for you and relatives)
  • Hybrid work environment (1-2 days in the office - lunch provided) IATA and other discounts
  • Freedom to choose your hardware (MacBook Pro OR PC based on preference)
  • Pet friendly office

What is takes to succeed here Ambition and dedication to make a difference and change the way people travel; Where we always play to each other's strength in a high performing team reaching for our common goal. We hold ourselves to the highest expectations, and move with a sense of urgency and hold ourselves accountable and win by staying true to what we believe in.

What we offer We offer an opportunity to work with a young, dynamic, and a growing team composed of high-caliber professionals. We value professionalism and promote a culture where individuals are encouraged to do more and be more. If you feel you share our passion for excellence, and growth, then look no further. We have an ambitious mission, and we need a world-class team to make it a reality. Upgrade to a First Class team!