Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site and app, a place where people are inspired to plan and book direct from millions of travel options at the best prices. We employ over 1000 staff across ten offices globally, and, having reached market leader status, we were recently acquired by Chinese online travel company Ctrip in a deal valued at £1.4bn. While we remain operationally independent, our acquisition by Ctrip allows us to take the business to the next level of accelerated global growth. It’s a hugely exciting time for Skyscanner and the over 80m people who use us every month. We are unbiased and free, and our secret is in our unique proprietary technology that connects people directly to everything the travel industry has to offer.
Our engineers work in autonomous squads where they can create their own backlog, ship code whenever they want and don’t have dependencies in order to deliver to their customer (be that travellers, partners or internal customers). Our core product engine uses global scale services, big data and machine learning to assemble, normalise and make sense of real time information from our thousands of partners, and we look to apply the same engineering practices and discipline to our internally facing services. Skyscanner can offer you large scale, complex problems whilst enjoying a high level of responsibility, autonomy and influence, within a flexible working environment designed to help you thrive.
Our engineering principles are:
Most importantly, these are organic beliefs. We iterate. We learn. We grow. And our principles adapt with us
If you enjoy identifying opportunities to automate manual activities, and then overcoming the technical challenges associated, then this could be the place for you. You’ll need an interest and focus on security, data engineering/ETL, cloud services, real time accuracy, and building APIs. If you have that, this is the opportunity for you to utilise your experience to have a direct impact on the development of the internal systems and tools to power the next phase of Skyscanner growth.
What you can expect as a senior software engineer
For this specific role you can also expect a wider variety of work including direct interaction with internal customers to capture user stories/build backlogs, time spent as the point of contact for the team (Greenflag), servicing the ad-hoc queries and providing first line support for any issues which come up, plus basic administration/configuration activity associated with our core ‘off the shelf’ systems.
What we are looking for
What else can we offer you……
We also provide for your health with medical insurance, health screening options, headspace subscription and an employee assistance programme to support you and your loved ones.
Then it gets really interesting, and you can buy more holiday, donate to a good cause, take part in 2 hackdays per year, and 1 charity day, work from your home country for up to 3 weeks, spend up to 30 days working from another of our offices globally, and you have the option to take part in Skyscanner extended annual leave which is an additional 3 weeks’ break (unpaid) after 3 years’ service or take 5 weeks’ break (paid) after 5 years’ service.
At Skyscanner, we put travellers at the heart of everything we do and we’re obsessed with turning their travel dreams into reality. And we’re only 1% done! Highly curious. Highly motivated. Highly skilled. We bring great minds together to make the hard stuff easy for travellers. Are you one them?