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Backend Engineer (Core)

Belgium, Vlaams Gewest, GentEngineering

Job description

OTA Insight is a commercial platform for the hospitality industry (our clients are AirBnb property owners, individual hotels and major chains like Hilton, Accor, etc.). These are exciting times at OTA Insight: we recently raised another round of funding ($80 million) and we have welcomed two new companies, Transparent and Kriya, to our organisation that will expand our product portfolio! To accomplish our ambitious plans we are growing our Engineering team and TechOps has a crucial role to play. So, are you ready to have a big impact in a fast-growing scale-up?

About the team

Our TechOps team started in 2020 as part of the wider engineering team. Their goal: improving and owning internal processes, changing the way 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 we’re striving for instant setup! And we aren’t doing less of them.

The team manages the metadata for all hotels in the world and people working in the hospitality industry. We collaborate extensively with other engineering and non-engineering teams to accomplish this mission. We’re a growth company at heart and we want to scale in a good way. This does keep the challenges coming!

Ideally you have worked on a Django project before. But if you’re experienced in Python and have a go getter attitude, you’ll fit right in.

You’ll be part of a highly skilled engineering team with hubs in Ghent and Madrid. We want to give you the best tools, equipment and atmosphere to work from wherever you want.

About the role

We are looking for an Experienced Backend Engineer who wants to scope, design and develop technical solutions to optimise and automate flows, processes and scale our backend systems.

You’ll probably have a couple of years experience in Python, but we care less about how long you’ve been doing it and more about what you’ve been doing. We’re eager to hear what you’ve created and how you helped make it a success. We’d love to see you share your skills with others and show us how we can improve.

We’re looking for individuals that are curious about leveraging new technologies, eager to learn and just fun to work with. Our engineering teams work well because of the ownership everyone gets and the trust we have in one another.

We like open conversation, honing new skills and having fun. Great ideas can come from everywhere, so we do everything we can to support this.

Technologies you’ll work with: Python, Django, Elastic, GitLab, MySQL


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



Hiring at OTA Insight

We don’t just sit around, we like things moving forward. We have an ethical, open, no-nonsense hiring process that consists of three conversations. You’ll always receive feedback so don’t hesitate to give feedback as well:

  • Short get-to-know conversation with HR

  • Technical discussion with your possible new lead and team member

  • Proposal conversation. Here our VP of engineering, one of our first ever engineers, will join to tell you all about the rocketship OTA Insight.


Perks at OTA Insight

  • A highly competitive compensation package

  • The opportunity to shape products that more than 75.000 users rely on world-wide

  • The chance to grow and evolve the backend glue at a fast-growing scale-up

On top of that:

  • A flexible working environment where you can work from home or at one of our offices

  • No shortage of snacks, every day free office lunch (in our Ghent office), baristas… and a budget to account for home office expenses.

  • A global Team Gathering where we fly everyone out to the same location. This year we’ll be meeting in Denver, Colorado!

  • Two annual Detox Days, on top of your personal holidays, when we take some time away from our computers with the entire company

  • A choose-your-own transportation budget should you choose to come to the office

  • Of course an insurance package that’s the best in the business. Just in case for that little extra peace of mind.

Job requirements


  • Experience with Backend, Python development

  • Eager to have an impact

  • Ready to be part of a stellar scale-up


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