Software Engineering Manager

About us

TravelNest is an Edinburgh-based travel tech startup. We have created a platform that enables holiday let owners to set up, manage and optimise all of their marketing from one place.

We work in cross-functional teams, each dedicated to a different area of the business. Examples include our onboarding flow, marketing optimisation, API integrations and internal process automation.

We are a highly collaborative engineering team that works hard to serve each other, and be considerate of each other’s work. We iterate to improve our working processes, and take our team culture seriously.

About the Role

As an engineering manager, you will be supporting our engineering team, helping them to improve themselves personally and professionally. This will involve working directly with individuals, having regular one-to-ones and feedback sessions, as well as getting involved in wider-reaching initiatives like helping to shape our engineering principles and technical competency framework.

You’ll also be a voice of the team across the business, working with our leadership team and non-engineering stakeholders to represent the needs of the engineering team, and make sure that engineers have the context they need to solve problems effectively.

What we are looking for

  • An empathetic people manager with a strong technical background
  • Someone to work closely with our product team to make sure their engineers are delivering effectively
  • A cultural role model that others will look to for guidance
  • Someone to help raise the bar technically within the engineering team, by encouraging learning and proactively bringing in new ideas and technologies

If you identify with some or all of the above points then we’d love to hear from you - cultural skills and mindset are important to us as well as technical.

Tech in TravelNest

The travel tech industry provides some unique challenges - our day-to-day involves working with a range of third party providers with different technical approaches, so the core of our business is in building resilient integrations that can provide immediate feedback on the state of asynchronous processes.

We are building a microservice architecture consisting of both front-end and back-end components. We use whichever tools and languages best help us solve our customers’ problems - currently, that looks like a mix of Python and Node.js for our services and React with Redux 9 (via TypeScript) for the frontend.

We practice continuous delivery to production with safety through automated tests and alerts. As engineers we take responsibility for testing, deploying and monitoring the services we build. TravelNest has no specific devops or QA roles - the engineering team owns the full life-cycle of the features we build and deploy.

In Return

We offer a competitive salary, stock options, a great working environment and the opportunity to grow our product and business together.

As mentioned, we are a company with a strong culture, and we will encourage and support you as you grow into the role.

We are only just getting started, and believe we can be one of the first companies in travel tech to provide a truly first class experience to our customers by solving some challenging technical issues.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or age.