Engineering Manager – Apps in at Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Part Time


This listing is about Bookingcom in Manchester, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Engineering Manager – Mobile Who are we?

At, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world. We began by taking hotel bookings online over 20 years ago and we’ve been shaping the travel industry ever since. Today, we’re building a platform that connects all parts of the trip – from accommodation to transport, tickets, tours and more.

From our HQ in Manchester, our Transportation team helps people get where they want to go, anywhere in the world. Whether customers want the freedom of a car, the ease of a taxi or the economy of public transport, we make it all possible.

This role is for one of our Apps teams, owning the apps for the RentalCars brand and the car rental section of the apps. You will be leading a multi-disciplinary team with backend, Android, and iOS developers to achieve our mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.

Our team is passionate about helping people travel. They see challenges as opportunities. And they’re always ready for change.

Where we are going

  • Frictionless customer experience driven by data, machine learning and AI
  • Cloud by default with continuous delivery, infrastructure as code, and automation at our core
  • Domain-based SOA ecosystem organised around Product
  • Cross-functional agile teams who own their products and operate in a DevOps environment
  • Great engineering practices with a focus on TDD and BDD principles, pair & mob programming, and a strong focus on product metrics and non-functional requirements at the beginning rather than an afterthought

Our Engineering Principles



Deliver when we say we will






Skills We Are Looking For

We are looking for a superb and enthusiastic Engineering Manager who will lead an agile team to push the boundaries on engineering brilliant solutions and contribute to shaping our new future. We expect you to have the energy and passion to deliver using a whole range of technologies and have a solid understanding of engineering principles. We also expect you to take the lead and line manage a team of Engineers. As a minimum, we expect all our Engineering Leads to have:

  • Highly proficient in technical leadership
  • Good communicator, able to explain technical priorities to non technical people
  • Solid understanding of building robust and resilient systems
  • Strong focus on delivery management
  • Proficient in the use of design and architectural principles and patterns
  • Quality first mind-set for writing code using techniques such as TDD & BDD
  • Solid experience of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery/Deployment
  • Good understanding of security principles
  • Solid understanding of Agile principles & practices as well as DevOps

Other beneficial skills

  • Commercial experience in an e-commerce background and A/B testing
  • CI/CD tools (Jenkins, GoCD, Spinnaker, CircleCI)
  • Cloud technologies such as AWS and container technologies such as Kubernetes
  • Experience developing for mobile applications platforms (Android & iOS) using architectural patterns such as MVVM & MVP
  • Experience developing back-end services and REST/JSON APIs with technologies such as SpringBoot or Spring MVC

What we offer in return

  • A great office to work in the heart of Manchester
  • A competitive salary, bonus and shares scheme
  • Great facilities including subsidised canteen and Starbucks, free breakfast & fruit, cycle hub, and break out spaces
  • An exciting and dynamic place to work
  • A thriving community of App engineers spanning from Manchester to London and Amsterdam
  • 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays
  • Great discounts on car rentals and other group benefits
  • Opportunity to shape the future of the team

Key Responsibilities People Leadership

  • Lead, inspire, and motivate your team
  • Line manage a team of Engineers
  • Nurture, grow, and develop engineering talent in the team
  • Fostering a great engineering culture who innovate, work as a team, and celebrate success
  • Help build communities of App developers in different areas of the business.
  • Learn new technologies, keep abreast of existing technologies and be able to apply these to a variety of projects as applicable
  • Grow your team into future technical leaders

Craft & Delivery Leadership

  • Engineering delivery, quality, and practices within your team including delivery management
  • Collaborate with the team and others to deliver high quality solutions
  • Ownership of the quality of the solutions your team produce
  • Embed Agile ways of working and values within your team
  • Sizing and estimating work
  • Get into the technical detail where required to coach, support, and mentor the team
  • Adhere to the default principles for Architecture, quality, and non-functional requirements
  • Contribute to the evolution of best practices across the department
  • Drive an environment of operational excellence including on call escalations, alerting, monitoring, etc.

Technology Leadership

  • Take the lead on design and development of features
  • A technology evangelist
  • Write high quality robust code including tests
  • Design and develop reusable libraries, APIs, and code that are easy to maintain, understand, and re-use
  • Build, design, and deliver high quality solutions in line with guidance and best practices of the department
  • Thought partner for Product to define, shape, and deliver the roadmap
  • Own the architecture in your product team


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Job Location: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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