Senior Software Engineer - Search

Awaze | Manchester

Date listed

4 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time


GB£55k - GB£65k

ROLE: Senior Software Engineer

REPORTING TO: Engineering Manager - Search & 3rd Party Distribution

CORE TECH: Java, Spring, Elastic Search, AWS, APIs

Welcome to AWAZE.

Here at AWAZE (home to some of the continent’s most trusted travel brands, including, Hoseasons, Landal GreenParks and Novasol)we’re re-platforming EVERYTHING as we continue to find new ways to deliver ‘everyday amazing holiday experiences', build the future of our industry, unify our brands and super charge our growth.

“We’re building out a new international technology and digital team as we embark on a transformational journey to create something simply unique in the vacations market.

Our current products have stood the test of time but with new investment, we’re now taking a quantum leap in terms of our adoption of modern tools and technologies to drive our growth. Autonomy, experimentation, failing fast and learning together, there’s plenty of opportunity for you to make an impact!” COO, AWAZE

Role | Team Overview (Search & 3rd Party distribution)

We’re currently building our new technology & digital innovation hub and have some key hires to make within our Search & 3rd Party distribution team.

Our new Search & 3rd Party platforms will sit at the heart of everything we do, underpinning our flagship brands, serving multiple 3rd party distribution partners and providing faceted navigation and up-to-date price and availability data for an international portfolio of 100,000 properties (across cottages, lodges, parks).

Led by our new Engineering Manager, you will join a highly collaborative, value-driven team based in the UK and Denmark responsible for the design, build, and implementation of our search, booking and pricing engines.

Skills and experience you’ll need to succeed

You’ll enjoy leading in pairs (maybe sometimes a mob), you thrive in an autonomous product engineering team and enjoy problems, we have many to solve.

It’s expected that you’ll offer significant commercial experience developing large/distributed systems and have skills/experience in a mixture of the following:

  • Back end development expertise using Java
  • Experience/knowledge in search (e.g. ElasticSearch or Solr) technologies
  • Knowledge of common application monitoring and alerting systems (such as NewRelic, CloudWatch, ELK)
  • Experience in developing and deploying production AWS services (e.g. EC2, Lambda, API Gateway, SQS, S3)
  • Experience working with CICD build pipelines using Jenkins, Azure DevOps, or similar
  • Experience with containerisation and tools like Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with modern quality practices, such as pairing, TDD, BDD

What we will give you

Not only will you be joining a brand new team, you’ll also have the freedom to inform the best way of working to get the job done and play a key role in helping us shape the culture of our new, City Centre office. We also provide:

Flexible working | Cycle to work scheme | Childcare Vouchers | Life assurance | Competitive salary plus bonus | Matched private pension | 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays | 18% Discount off all Awaze holidays | Perkbox

A word from our CEO: “Shared learnings and group-wide technological solutions will enable us to accelerate the pace at which we grow.”

Let's talk

If you're interested in talking to learn more about how our technology powers everyday amazing holidays, get in touch asap and let's chat.

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