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Lead Backend Engineer

Belgium, Vlaams Gewest, GhentEngineering

Job description

We are looking for a Lead Backend Engineer who wants to drive and own our internal platform roadmap. Ideally you have a couple of years experience in Python and Django, but we care less about how long you’ve been doing it and more about what you’ve been doing. Do give it a shot if you’re experienced in backend development with scripting languages and have a go-getter attitude. We’re eager to hear what you’ve created and how you helped make it a success.

You have a proven track record in mentoring and coaching other engineers, we’d love to see you share your skills with others and show us how we can improve:

  • You’ll scope and plan team sprints;

  • You’ll mentor and coach other engineers;

  • You’ll be the key technical stakeholder towards other engineering teams and product teams.

We’re looking for individuals that are curious about leveraging new technologies and eager to learn. 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.

About the team

The team scales and manages services around the largest set of hotel’s metadata within the hospitality industry. They’ll design, implement and integrate the landscape required to support our business critical processes and flows. You’ll architect core abstractions (e.g. data and business modelling), backend components and a service landscape that enables other engineering teams to do their best work possible. Your future stakeholders are other engineers and power users on the business side.

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.


 Technologies you’ll work with frequently 

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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 and Team Lead

  • 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 it was 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

If you made it this far, and think you'll excel and be passionate about what the job description - you should meet us for a chat.


At OTA Insight we’re on a mission to innovate the hospitality industry with a powerful SaaS platform. We provide simple insights with intuitive dashboards and straight forward actions based upon complex and vast datasets. We pull 100TB+ of data on a daily basis from platforms like booking.com, Airbnb, Tripadvisor… Today we are considered the global leader in hotel BI and are working with 75,000+ hotels worldwide in 185+ countries.

Our ambition is burning. We are building towards a one-stop solution which will not only disrupt the industry as a whole, but has the potential to have a positive impact on every single hospitality professional across the board, regardless of their role or the size of their portfolio ;)

With 350+ people, representing 36 nationalities living in 30 different countries, we are a fun, collaborative and committed team that leverages new technologies at scale to achieve amazing results. Ready to take off and join this rocketship in revolutionising the hotel sector?

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