Software Development Manager Spark (Bangkok based)

5-10 years
a month ago
Job Description

Get to Know our Team:

The Data department oversees all of Agoda's data-related requirements. Our ultimate goal is to enable and increase the use of data in the company through creative approaches and the implementation of powerful resources such as operational and analytical databases, queue systems, BI tools, and data science technology. We hire the brightest minds from around the world to take on this challenge and equip them with the knowledge and tools that contribute to their personal growth and success while supporting our company's culture of diversity and experimentation. The role the Data team plays at Agoda is critical as business users, product managers, engineers, and many others rely on us to empower their decision making. We are equally dedicated to our customers by improving their search experience with faster results and protecting them from any fraudulent activities. Data is interesting only when you have enough of it, and we have plenty. This is what drives up the challenge as part of the Data department, but also the reward.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for top notch development managers to lead the teams of our data services. We use big data and ML for most of our applications - fraud, recommendation, marketing, ranking, supply management and many more. Each of these bring their own challenges of combining a distributed, multi-dc, scalable and performant solution with the needs of moderncutting-edgealgorithms (such as deep learning).

You will manage a team of engineers in joint scrums with the best data scientists around to achieve these goals and since Agoda is the fastest growing travel company in the world you can imagine the challenges of tomorrow will be even more demanding.

Our ideal candidates are experiencedagile development managers who master technology to the point where you can make a trade off and decide when to use whichtechnology, andpush our platform forward. At the same time, also have solid agile experience to deliver at rapid pace.

We believe that managers should be professionals at technology, should be able to jump into any project and understand the bits&boltsof the technologies their teams use. If you are one of those people that don't want to just manage and still excited about building things along with building teams, you will fit here very well.

In this Role, you'll get to:

  • Lead team of at 6 - 12 energetic developers
  • Drive design and architecture of the system
  • Create a robust, scalable and blazing-fast API.
  • Drive the execution of the team toward the vision. Visionary and pragmatic.
  • Grow and coach team members. Always challenge team to be higher performer.
  • Work closely with product owner to provide technical direction
  • Be able to work with data scientists, understand and contribute to modern machine learning development lifecycle

Technologies we love

  • Big Data technologies (Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Impala)
  • Machine learning technologies (E.g. Pythonscikit,SparkML,Tensorflow)
  • Micro-services developmentlanguages &technologies(E.g.: Java, Scala/Akka, Python/Django/flask)
  • Relational database (E.g.: SQL Server, Postgres)
  • NoSQL database technologies (E.g.: Cassandra, Couchbase, Aerospike)
  • Message queueing technologies (E.g.: Kafka, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, MSMQ)
  • Continuous Integration (Jenkins /Teamcity)
  • Performance and load testing

What you'll Need to Succeed:

  • Passionate about technology and building software
  • 5-10 years experience in software development and a mix of theabove mentionedtechnologies.
  • At least 3 years experience in a leadership/influencer position: team lead, development manager or architect.
  • Must have worked in an Agile environment and understands Scrum

It's Great if You Have:

  • Familiarity with travel industry and rate system is a plus
  • Experience in ML development is a plus



Job Source: or just Agoda is a Singaporean online travel agency for hotels, vacation rentals, flights, and airport transfer. It is owned by Agoda Company Pte. Ltd., headquartered in Singapore, and it is currently a subsidiary of Booking Holdings.Agoda&#8217&#x3B;s bookings are made via its website and mobile app which are available in 38 languages. As of June 2021, Agoda lists 2.5 million properties worldwide, including private holiday home rentals.Agoda also offers iOS and Android apps for hotel and property owners.