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Engineering Manager

Full-TimeMelbourne, AU
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Rome2rio has a vision to be the world’s trusted companion for planning travel. As the world starts to travel again, particularly in our core markets of Europe and the US, we know that global travel demand will take off in new and exciting ways.

Currently, we have an average user base of ~30mn visitors/month coming to us from across the globe. Users engage with Rome2rio to find the option they want to travel with, book their tickets, and book their accommodation.

Our mission for 2025 is to help users move away from the pain of using many different tools and to make it easier for them to plan, book and share their complete trip.

To help us on this journey we are looking for an Engineering Manager.

About the Engineering Manager role

As an Engineering Manager you will join our Tech Leadership team in Melbourne. Leading a team of engineers, you’ll focus on a range of engineering projects that make Rome2rio successful.

This technical leadership opportunity will see you working with an engaged cross-functional team that is passionate about our product. You will have space to work with autonomy while influencing the direction of our product. In addition, you’ll have flexibility when and where you work, focus on outcomes over output, and an environment where your input is valued.

What you’ll be doing

  • Leading a team of 4-6 engineers focused on helping our users plan, book and share their complete trip
  • Owning delivery, quality and performance of the relevant part of the code base
  • Working closely with Product, UX and Data Science teams to prioritise the outcomes to focus on
  • Coach and mentor individual team members
  • Play a key role in the technical decision making for the company as part of the tech leadership team

A bit about you

We are looking for somebody who has a real passion for software engineering, including the “craft” of the engineer, quality and performance of highly available, highly trafficked web services.

Your passion and broad knowledge for engineering practices, innovative mindset and experience working across a tech stack, including strategy, execution, continuous deployment and support. We value people who are platform agnostic and are willing to work in any software environment.

A coaching and collaborative mindset where you’ll work closely with your team and other teams at Rome2rio to build the best solutions for our users.

What you bring

  • Passionate about leading people and helping them move forward in their careers
  • Experience using data to lead decision making
  • Empathy for our users, ability to inspire the team to solve problems our users face
  • Excellent problem-solving and influencing skills
  • Willingness to learn on the job
  • Experience or willingness to work in a team, coach & mentor team members, review code and contribute to the implementation of good engineering practices
  • Computer Science or Software Engineering background. Bachelor or higher degree is preferred, but not mandatory.

Bonus Points

It would be great if you brought experience or a willingness to learn the following:

  • Have existing people leadership skills or are at the point in your career to take on line management
  • Experience with C# and TypeScript
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks like React
  • Experience working with and maintaining large codebases on highly trafficked web applications
  • Experience in conceiving, developing and testing hypotheses in A/B testing environments

Rome2rio encourages you to apply even if you’re still developing some of these skills!

Why Rome2rio

Alongside building a great consumer focused product, working with a talented team and an attractive salary, Rome2rio offers a suite of additional benefits including:

  • Five weeks annual leave
  • A biennial travel fund of $2000 towards international and domestic flights
  • A biennial ground transport fund of $1000 for transit expenses outside of Melbourne
  • A generous annual learning & development budget of $3000
  • Paid parental leave of 10 weeks for primary carers and 4 weeks for secondary carers
  • A yearly health and wellness benefit
  • A hybrid working model where you can choose to work from home or our office most days, along with a $500 contribution towards your home workstation set up
  • A casual, creative and social loft-style warehouse space in Richmond where the team meets for scheduled activities and collaborative work, celebrations and fortnightly lunches together
  • We work flexibly to let life happen, we rely on great communication and focus on outcomes and engaging work over time on the clock.

Intrigued? We look forward to hearing from you! Apply here today!