Frontend Engineer

Job description

About the position

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.
  • Responsibility of new features from idea to implementation.
  • Experiment, think about and take ownership of different parts of our frontend architecture and find ways to improve it.
  • 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)

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.

As we are a growth company, we offer:

  • A flexible environment enabling you to steer your role over time.
  • A compensation that values your work - and which we proactively keep competitive.
  • A choice to go green, either with a flexible mobility budget or the best electrical car on the market.
  • Ease of mind as we care about our teams, e.g. by offering the best health & ambulant insurance on the Belgian market.
  • A mission where you’ll impact 100.000’s of hotels worldwide.
  • A motivation to deliver your best work as you’ll be surrounded by a talented, friendly, creative and passionate team.


We are looking for:

  • 1-3 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. You can list the pro's and con's of different frontend frameworks.
  • 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.