Backend Engineer (Core)

Job description

2022 will be a big year here at OTA Insight as we recently had the pleasure of announcing a new series B funding of 80 million which will fuel our investment in product innovation! To accomplish our ambitions plans we are growing our innovation teams significantly where our TechOps Team plays a crucial part in. Ready to have a big impact in an ambitious scale-up? Read along! 

OTA Insight is a leading business & market intelligence SaaS provider for the hospitality industry. Our clients include individual hotels and major chains like Hilton, Accor, IHG, etc). Today OTA Insight is present in more than 185+ countries around the world and has more than 55,000+ partners.

About the team

Our TechOps team started in 2020 as part of the wider engineering team. Their goal: improving and owning internal processes! Change the way how other teams work and how users get access on our platform. Fun fact: having a new subscription live on our platform took around 6 days in 2020, now a couple of hours! And we aren’t doing less of them.

The team acts as a product owner for the internal platform, builds out best practises and collaborates extensively with other engineering and non-engineering teams to accomplish this mission. We’re a growth company at heart and we wanna scale in a good way! This does keep the challenges coming.

About the role

We are looking for a Backend Engineer (internally known as a TechOps Software Engineer) who wants to scope, design and develop technical solutions to optimise and automate flows, processes and scale our backend systems.

In this role you will:

  • Implement improvements and automations in our internal configuration and management system to reduce manual operations.

  • Implement new features and flows in our backend system to support our growing products.

  • Work collaboratively on different projects and in a team where you’ll own your codebase and application architecture.

  • Next to coding you’ll share responsibilities on code quality, testing and best practices.

  • Provide support to our operational teams when they’re struggling with complex issues.

  • Collaborate extensively with our other engineering teams.

  • Take part and own the operational development for new products and features.

Technologies you’ll work with:

(feel free to ask us why these are the best fit for us)

Technologies you'll see in Engineering:


You could definitely get our attention, if:

  • You have 1-3 years of experience in software development, and specifically in Python
  • You have a Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or related fields
  • You have basic knowledge of Django and SQL (or willingness to learn)
  • You have great communication skills, both with technical and non-technical parties. With offices and colleagues all over the world, being able to word issues in an approachable way is increasingly important.
  • You are an independent self starter with a passion for backend and automation development
  • Fluent in English
  • You are passionate about technology. What unites us is our passion to build great products that delight our users. We want you to take on big technical challenges that substantially improve our products and our user’s workflows!