Solutions Architect (also available for full remote working)

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

lastminute.com is part of lm group, publicly traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 60 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to provide our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel related products and services.

At the heart of our culture is a commitment of inclusion across race, gender, age sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.

Job Description

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* Please note that this is a full remote working position

We are a travel company, with tech at its core, currently looking for motivated problem-solvers who will embrace the end-to-end responsibility of building, delivering and evolving relevant products.

 As a Technology Architect in lastminute.com, you will work in our Platform and Engineering teams and directly impact the lives of a global population of travellers. You will be involved in designing and building our own scalable and resilient platforms to support an ever growing number of customers.

From the first day with us, you’ll experience working in a company with “growing-sharing culture” with a lot of opportunities to improve existing products, bring new ideas to life and learn.

We are looking for brilliant people, not for a list of skills. While reading key responsibilities of the role, please consider that we value attitude more than your expertise. Are you curious and passionate about working in a constantly evolving and challenging international environment? Even if  you don’t feel like you fit the role 100%, please apply: put your willingness to learn and we will grow together!

Key Responsibilities

  • Working closely with engineers and product owners to bring the best value to our travellers
  • Designing and helping to develop high-quality software by using a range of practices like TDD, Clean Code, simple design etc
  • Being a member of an autonomous, cross-location agile team
  • Effectively communicating with all stakeholders, both writing documentation and having in-depth technical discussions
  • Learning from colleagues and sharing your knowledge
  • Contributing in the R&D of the company stack, proposing effective solutions
  • Constantly updating technical knowledge and skills by attending (and sharing) in-house and/or external courses, reading manuals and testing new applications or solutions

Qualifications

Essential

This is a senior position: you have some years of experience in writing code, mentoring and coaching teams:

  • Proficient with the design and delivery of scalable applications
  • Successfully deploying or migrating services/solutions to public clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP… )
  • Strong experience designing or implementing API best practices as well as using design and architectural patterns
  • Strong experience as a Software Engineer programming in OO/FP languages but preferably in JVM: Java, Scala or Kotlin
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities and superb communication skills
  • Customer orientation
  • Business-level English
  • Willing to travel up to 15% of the time

Desirable

  • Previous working experience in startup or product company

Additional Information

What we offer

By joining our company, you will have the chance to:

  • Join a dynamic team in an inclusive-international environment
  • Grow thanks to the career journey and our internal mobility perspective
  • Manage your own schedule thanks to the flexible start and end of the working day
  • Work a shorter working week (36h), of which 4 hours on Friday morning
  • Get focus time for learning, development and deep work on Friday mornings
  • Work partially or fully remote according to local laws
  • Enjoy continuous training thanks to our company platform
  • Benefit from employee discounts on travel
  • Receive 2 days off per year for the purpose of volunteering
  • Receive a bonus after 5 and one after 10 years in the company
  • Get free snacks / fruit / hot drinks / water / beverages at our offices
  • Participate in amazing winter and summer corporate events
  • Benefit from extended parental or marriage leave

Do you want to know more about our evolving architecture? You can see our technological stack here