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Largest Branded Budget Hotel Network in South East Asia

Head of Engineering

$60k – $140k
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Come change travel in Asia!

ZEN, one of the fastest-growing start-ups in Southeast Asia is looking for a Head of Engineering as we continue our rapid expansion across the region.

We are backed by the #1 Korean travel group Yanolja (funded by Booking.com/Agoda) and a group of leading institutional technology investors including Rocket Internet (behind Lazada and Food Panda etc).

ZEN Technology team is on the forefront of Hospitality technology, working closely with World leading travel-tech companies like Yanolja and eZee. You will be part of our tech center in Manila and Bangkok, working with best-in-class colleagues from all around the world in solving the problems of travel in Asia. If scale and speed of execution is exciting to you, if you are passionate about your craft and if you are striving to build systems that matter to millions of people around the world, ZEN Rooms will be the right place for you! Growing at an incredible pace we’re looking for sharp, passionate engineers that help us make our web platforms the best in the world..

Key Responsibilities:

- Guide and support your team through the development process
- Design and own full life cycle delivery of cross functional projects and automated solutions
- Be part of the decision making process, proactively deconstruct and analyze technical requirements
- Adopt, share and adapt conventions and best-practices
- Coach and mentor our high-performing engineers to help them grow their skills, enhance their knowledge of our systems and their ability to get things done
- Find balance and compromises between “yes” and “no”
- Drive evolution of architecture and process
- Actively track progress across multiple streams and create transparency and visibility
- Ensure reliability: test, monitor and add resilience
- Engage and align top talent through strong recruitment, mentoring, hands-on architectural leadership and career management
- Supporting company growth by facilitating software scaling


- You have a refined understanding of software and programming fundamentals regardless of language/framework
- You are self-motivated and strive to find pragmatic, incremental paths to success, even when faced with big challenges
- Experience leading software Developers, DevOps and QA teams in an Agile environment across multiple and geographically distributed teams.
- Excellent communication skills in English, spoken and written
- 10+ years of experience in Software Engineering, preferably in startup and web industry.

Technologies you will use and/or learn with our team:

- Agile methodology
- PHP (Phalcon, Symfony, Laravel, Lumen…)
- GoLang, Python, NodeJs
- Test Driven Development, BDD or DDD
- SOLID, KISS, YAGNI, DRY principles
- OOP and Functional programming
- DevOps
- Postgres, ElasticSearch, Redis
- Queue systems, Kafka, RabbitMQ
- Frontend: React, Sass, Javascript+Typescript
- Responsive desktop & mobile web
- Linux
- Service Oriented Architecture''
Job type
Visa sponsorship
Not Available
10+ years
Hiring contact

Zen Rooms

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ZEN Rooms at a glance

Largest Branded Budget Hotel Network in South East Asia

ZEN Rooms focuses on E-Commerce. Their company has offices in Singapore. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees.

You can view their website at https://www.zenrooms.com or find them on LinkedIn.

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