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Backend Engineer

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 Backend Engineering has a crucial role to play. So, are you ready to have a big impact in a fast-growing scale-up?

About the position:

We are looking for a Backend Engineer who is passionate about clean, readable and scalable code. You will be responsible for building high-performance APIs that transform terabytes of data into valuable insights that help over 100.000 hotels worldwide make well-informed decisions.

Your team works in close collaboration with our product team and a highly talented group of software engineers, DevOps engineers and project managers to drive initiatives forward.

In a fast-growing scale-up priorities might shift from time to time. You’ll gain experience and ownership in different domains depending on your ambition, but here are some general topics:


  • Work on new feature developments for our existing products as well as creating new products from scratch.

  • Architect, code and maintain existing & new Python/Go (micro-)services.

  • Deploy and monitor services in a reproducible and scalable way.

  • Develop a high affinity with our various, often complex, datasets by crunching large amounts of data on the fly in API implementations and data processing jobs.

  • Experiment with, think about and take ownership of a piece of our codebase/infrastructure and find ways to improve it, both in terms of performance/efficiency and structure/best practices.

  • Ensure high quality deliverables through extensive testing as part of your development process.

  • Be part of the product scrum-teams, creating high performing and efficient APIs related to new feature developments.


Technologies you’ll work with:

Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Istio, Python, Django, GoLang, Bigtable, FoundationDB, Spanner


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

Benefits of working at OTA Insight

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

  • The chance to grow and evolve the data culture at a fast-growing scale-up

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

  • 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

  • A highly competitive compensation package

Job requirements

We are looking for:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field
  • 2+ years of professional experience in a similar position
  • Experience writing Python and/or Go
  • Experience with microservice architectures and any cloud platform (we work with GCP)
  • A passion for efficiency and performance optimizations, preferably in the field of data processing and algorithm design
  • Affinity with challenging status-quo of overall API design and architecture
  • Proven experience dealing with large datasets in a NoSQL environment
  • Fluent in English

We welcome:

  • Fluency in SQL
  • Knowledge of the Django framework
  • Experience in working in a cross-functional team to develop and deliver new product features

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