Frontend Engineer (Product focus)

Job description

It has been 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 Frontend Team plays a crucial part in. Ready to have a big impact in an ambitious scale-up? Read along!

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 55,000+ hotels worldwide in 168 countries. As there are more than 1 million hotels worldwide, we are still filled with ambition to grow further.

About the position

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.

  • Build new features from idea to implementation. Work with our product and design teams to find the best solution for our customers. Collaborate with the other engineering teams to work out the technical specifications and implementation details. Always keeping good UX, performance and scalability in mind.

  • Work on keeping a high technical standard, together with the rest of the frontend teams. This would entail, but is not limited to, keeping up with the latest technologies, constantly thinking about our current architecture and how we can improve implementations.

  • Provide ongoing 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. The mission of our Frontend Product team 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.

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:

  • Bachelor or master degree in a STEM or design field or equivalent experience.

  • A solid understanding of core web and browser concepts.

  • Experience with any modern frontend framework - we use Ember.js.

  • A desire to work with product and design to find the best possible solution for the customer, always keeping good UX, performance and scalability in mind.

  • 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.