Experienced Frontend Engineer

Job description

Are you passionate about creating clean single-page applications and rendering large and complex amounts of information in a glanceable way - all to deliver one of the best BI solutions in the hospitality industry? Great, then read on!


About the team

The OTA Insight Frontend team in Gent is the most visible part of what our engineering team does. Its mission is to build a reliable and performant BI application that’s being fed by our data APIs. The challenge lies in managing the large and complex amounts of data that we’re crunching on the fly, and at the same time offering a simple and actionable experience to our end user. The team works in close collaboration with our Product team, as well as a highly talented group of software engineers, devops engineers, and project managers to drive initiatives forward.


Today we process billions of data points and +100TB of data on a daily basis, containing hotels' pricing information, search data, hotel bookings, etc. All of that using modern technologies. Being a growth company enables us to regularly attract new and interesting datasets, which can unlock new product directions.


About OTA Insight

OTA Insight is a scale-up within the hotel industry. Founded in 2012, with a vision to provide user friendly tools to hoteliers. Today we are considered the global leader in hotel BI and are working with 50,000+ hotels worldwide in 168 countries. As there are more than 1 million hotels worldwide, we are still filled with ambition to grow further.


We generate value to our customers by visualising actionable insights out of our vast datasets. Our tools help hotels to analyse their competition’s room pricing, analyse their hotel revenue, and find out where and when guests are looking and booking. Our products have a profound impact on the day to day activities of our customers, taking away guesswork and simplifying their routines. This has allowed us to grow rapidly over the past few years, adding new products as we solve new problems for our users.


2020 has been a brutal year for any company, but we are weathering the storm thanks to a loyal customer base. Despite operating in the hotel industry, we are proud to have achieved overall growth in 2020. We anticipate a few more bumpy roads ahead but are anticipating rocket mode again due to our strong financials, recent partnership with TripAdvisor and innovative products like Market Insight which is a Data Science-driven product development released in 2020 enabling COVID recovery for hotels.


We are looking for a Frontend Engineer who is passionate about creating clean single-page applications and rendering large and complex amounts of information in a glanceable way, and wants to see their work translated into real life applications that impact 100.000’s of hotels worldwide.


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:


  • Contribute to our main single-page application, which provides our customers with insights from a large amount of data.
  • Help create a technical vision for our applications, together with the rest of the frontend team.
  • Experiment, think about and take ownership of different parts of our frontend architecture and find ways to improve it.
  • Diagnose performance issues, solve them, and think about how to prevent them in the future.
  • Responsibility of new features from idea to implementation. Work with our product and design teams to find the best solution for our customers. Then work together with the other engineering teams to work out the technical specifications and implementation details. Always keeping good UX, performance and scalability in mind.
  • Iterate on our design system, in close collaboration with the design team
  • Provide support to your team members and other teams in the company. We have a very open and flat structure and have a very short feedback loop on both internal and customer questions.


Technologies you’ll work with:

Ember.js, Sass, Stencil.js, Storybook, Lerna, Gitlab, Docker, Google Cloud

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



As we are a growth company, we offer:

  • A flexible environment that enables you to grow over time and define your role in the way you enjoy it most.
  • A compensation that values your work and which we will proactively keep competitive.
  • A choice to go green as we take pride in respecting our environment, either with a flexible mobility budget or the best electrical car on the market.
  • Ease of mind as we truly care about our team, e.g. by offering the best health & ambulant insurance on the Belgian market.
  • An opportunity to make an impact on the entire hospitality industry with 100.000’s of hotels worldwide.
  • A motivation to deliver your best work as we have built a high-bar and very talented team of individuals that are friendly, creative, open-minded and passionate about what they do.

Requirements

We are looking for:

  • Bachelor or master degree in a STEM or design field or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of experience working in a similar position.
  • A solid understanding in core web and browser concepts.
  • Experience with large scale modern frontend applications, e.g. on architecture and best practices.
  • Experience with performance problems. How to diagnose and solve them, and how to prevent them in the future.
  • Professional experience with any modern frontend framework - we use Ember.js.
  • Able to convey technical concepts in a concise and clear way.
  • Interest in visualising large amounts of data.
  • High-energy self-starter with a passion for data, attention to detail, and a positive attitude.
  • Fluent in English.


We welcome:

  • Experience with design systems or component libraries.
  • Knowledge of Python, Django.