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Hotelbeds is the world’s leading technology partner, connecting and empowering the world of travel. We’re game-changers, disruptors, the people who bring together local and global brands in accommodation, transport, activities and payments through our network of 300,000 hotels worldwide, 60,000 hard to reach high value clients such as tour operators, travel agents and loyalty schemes across 140 source markets. We are tech-driven, with a customer-first philosophy, and commercial teams whose knowledge and relationships on the ground are second to none. And of course we have an amazing team! Our people, Team Hotelbeds, are the beating heart of the company who we encourage to ‘move fast, dream big and make the difference’ every day. In fact, we believe that it is tech + data + people that truly sets us apart in the market, alongside our ‘global approach, local touch’ mentality. We’re headquartered in Palma, Mallorca and employ around 3,500 people worldwide.
SOLUTION ARCHITECT JOB DESCRIPTION
We are looking for Solution Architects to join our team, working within our agile teams focusing on design, impact analysis and outcome of our solutions.
Our Solution Architects interface heavily with our Enterprise Architects protecting outcome and estimates and adhering and contributing to the overall agreed strategy, standards and guidelines.
Our Solution Architects sit in the delivery teams, working from inside and being part of the team, participating in the agile ceremonies, with special focus on the refinement and planning sessions.
Our Solution Architects also create tech interest, generating “noise” about the latest developments from a technical perspective and applicability in their domain.
The role requires a good understanding of several of the main technologies used in the company. Our Solution Architects work with both Development and Platform Engineering teams, therefore requiring a varying set of skills and knowledge.
We use AWS and GCP as our main cloud platforms. We have a container-first strategy prioritizing the usage of Docker & Kubernetes for all our new developments, while also migrating gradually our existing applications into containers.
Most of our in-house developed applications are based on a hybrid distributed microservice architecture pattern, using Java Springboot and handling up to thousands of transactions per second. We use Angular as our frontend technology, Kafka for messaging and data replication, Redis for caching and prefer PostgreSQL-based persistence. We automate the deployment and operation of our platform using Terraform and Ansible.
In terms of monitoring we currently use open-source based solutions such as Prometheus, Grafana and Elastic. Experience with SaaS observability platforms such as Datadog, Dynatrace or similar solutions would also be beneficial.
SalesForce is used as our customer and supplier management system and SAP is a fundamental piece of our finance platform.
Although the company is migrating away from legacy technologies, understanding and knowledge of PL/SQL will be helpful. Experience and knowledge of the travel-industry, especially in terms of B2B and Bedbank is specially valued.
Skills Valuable (required depending on specific team)
We are looking for several Solution Architects to become part of our talented and motivated team of IT professionals. The company is immersed in a technological transformation becoming a travel-tech company and this role is fundamental to achieve this goal.
Depending on the team the required skills vary covering very specific needs:
Background about our company
You will work in a leading travel industry company within a challenging technology environment supporting our business operations processing more than 50.000 requests per second that are answered in less than 1 second. The company' s main focus is the B2B world specially around hotels, connecting our suppliers with our customers by building and evolving an efficient and frictionless tech-platform. Besides the main focus on hotels, the business lines of b2b2c, activities, transfers and cruises complete our portfolio.
From a tech perspective, the company relies on a hybrid multi-cloud based platform distributed mainly across GCP and AWS, but also leveraging Alibaba Cloud and Microsoft’s Azure for specific use cases or regions. Our VMware-based on-premise infrastructure completes our hybrid platform where our main database is located and from where we replicate our data, including inventory and pricing, across the cloud regions using a Kafka-based messaging platform.
The company is focusing on a cloud-first approach planning to reduce its on premise footprint in the short-mid-term while also prioritizing the usage of container-native applications running on top of Dockers & Kubernetes as a way of breaking away from legacy PL/SQL monolithic applications into a microservice pattern based architecture. Simplicity, efficiency and the reduction and avoidance of tech debt are part of our main priorities.
In terms of ways of working, this is achieved through a product-oriented organization, agile methodologies such as Scrum, focusing on fast delivery cycles being able to continuously deliver and deploy our software and platform improvements in small product increments. The portfolio of the company is one of the largest in the industry.
You will have the opportunity to work for a company that is going through significant change in becoming the world´s leading travel services provider. We are looking for people that are ready to ride the wave in this exciting journey.
As well as an attractive benefits package you will be able to work:
Within an innovative, engaging and multicultural environment.
Have the opportunity to build strong and lasting business relationships and friendships from around the world.
Have the opportunity in developing your career locally or within one of our beautiful working locations across the globe.