Team Lead Software Developement at

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Posted on Apr 02 2015 (over 2 years ago)


Relocation and visa support BV (the company behind™, the market leading online hotel reservation service in the world) is looking for hands-on Team Leads in back end to contribute to development of the biggest travel website due to our company’s phenomenal success and the incumbent growth


Since team leads in IT spend a large part of their time hands-on, it's important that they get to know our development methodology and technical stack really well. All team leads therefore start as a developer in one of our teams. After you finished training and depending on your readiness, we'll look for a team for you to lead.

We primarily use Perl for development. It’s ok if you haven’t used Perl before – as long as you are willing to learn it. We use MySQL with Memcache and Redis where necessary. We use Git for source control and our deployments are also closely tied to it.

At we work in small (4-5 people) agile teams. Each team owns a part of our product and works on it independently.

As a Team Lead you should be able to:

  • Write code and play an active role in developing new features for a high performance, scalable web platform.
  • Work with the team and the product owner to define a prioritized backlog of stories that the team will tackle during a given sprint.
  • Monitor team’s progress and take ownership of removing any impediments that slow the team down.
  • Mentor people on the team and help them improve their game.
  • Assess and communicate how your work impacts business and other systems.


  • You are a technically strong candidate with a minimum of 5 years experience of working on a large web product
  • You have a sound understanding of programming fundamentals and know how they apply to highly scalable web based systems
  • You are comfortable making hands-on contributions, i.e. write code that is deployed to production servers
  • You have led a small team before and like working with people
  • You have a pragmatic outlook and excellent communication skills


This position is open to candidates worldwide and for the right candidates we provide Visa and Relocation assistance.

IT is the core of our business and we ensure that we give the best ‘deal’ possible, to our employees. Here is what you get:

  • Living and working in Amsterdam, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe
  • Contributing to a high scale, complex, world renowned product and seeing real time impact of your work
  • Working in a fast paced and performance driven culture
  • Career Advancement via Online and On-the-job training, Hackathons, Conferences and active community participation
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package and some great added perks of working in the home city of BV, part of the Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the global market leader in online hotel reservations. Established in 1996, is available in 42 languages, offers more than 500,000 hotels and accommodations in 200 countries, features 27+ million reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from both leisure and business markets around the globe. With over 17 years of experience and a team of over 8,000 dedicated employees in 115+ offices worldwide, BV and its various support companies around the world operate an in-house customer service team, which is available 24/7 to assist guests in their native languages and ensure an exceptional customer experience. The group offers a dynamic work environment with a culture that is open, innovative and performance oriented, and believe our people and their passion is what makes us successful.


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