• Software Engineering Manager

    Job Locations US-MA-Wilmington
    Category
    Information Technology
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Are you ready to bring your software engineering expertise to the travel industry? Do you enjoy leading a team and solving business problems through technology solutions? If yes, this may be your next career opportunity!

     

    World Travel Holdings is seeking a Software Engineering Manager for its Wilmington, MA office. In this role, you will provide technical leadership to a high-performing team of front-end and back-end engineers that are responsible for the design and development of our ecommerce platform running more than 30 travel websites with over 50 million page views/month. From conception to deployment, the ideal candidate is focused on delivering a remarkable experience to our customers, and is passionate about driving business solutions within an agile team environment.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    • Oversee multiple software projects in an Agile Scrum environment
    • Ensure solutions are scalable, secure and delivered on time with quality
    • Facilitate team discussions for design, development, or production troubleshooting
    • Manage direct reports to include hiring, mentoring, performance appraisals, and team dynamics
    • Coordinate internally within IT for issues related to operations, release management, network, security, and databases
    • Collaborate with other technical leads to review architecture and cross-project dependencies
    • Continuously enhance our system verification processes by working closely with the QA team
    • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with our eCommerce team and branding leads
    • Serve as a technical consultant to bring forward application constraints and opportunities
    • Champion individual development through ongoing engagement, feedback, and coaching
    • Work cross-functionally to maintain the existing infrastructure and update it with the latest releases
    • Keep senior management informed of progress and any obstacles
    • Stay on top of technology trends to improve the effectiveness of existing applications

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field; Master’s degree a plus!
    • 10+ years of experience with Java, J2EE and associated technologies, preferably with high-volume, customer-facing ecommerce web applications
    • 3+ years of experience managing a software engineering team
    • Solid understanding of the software development life cycle, tools, and processes
    • Strong technical and analytical skillset; user-experience insight a plus
    • Ability to troubleshoot production issues through the entire application suite
    • Hands-on experience with standard frameworks and technologies: Spring Framework/Spring Boot, RESTful APIs, Micro-services, JPA/Hibernate, SQL, templating, caching, content management systems (CMS)
    • Experience with front-end technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, Angular, Responsive web
    • Proven ability to stay current with new technologies and architectures
    • Ability to handle multiple project streams and shifting priorities
    • Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)
    • Must demonstrate people management skills including coaching and performance evaluations
    • Ability to build relationships and navigate through organizational hierarchies
    • Delivery focused work ethic that takes ownership and produces results

     

    About World Travel Holdings
    World Travel Holdings is the world's largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company with a portfolio of more than 40 diverse brands. In addition to owning some of the largest brands distributing cruises, villas, hotels, resort vacations, cars and luxury travel services, World Travel Holdings has a vast portfolio of licensed private label partnerships comprised of top leisure travel providers, including almost every U.S. airline, leading hotel brands and prominent corporations. The company also operates a top-rated travel agency franchise and the country's original host agency, and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in work-at-home employment. Its global presence includes operating multiple cruise and vacation brands in the United Kingdom. World Travel Holdings has offices in Wilmington, Mass.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Virginia Beach, Va.; New York, NY; and Chorley and Southampton, England. For more information, visit WorldTravelHoldings.com.

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