Platform Engineer

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Brand: Product and Technology
Work type: Full time
Location: Spain - Barcelona
Categories: Information & Technology


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WhereTo is a business travel startup from San Francisco that evolved into an agile development and design studio within the Flight Centre family. We build travel solutions used by some of the largest companies on the planet - we have just one goal: making business travel better for everybody.

WhereTo provides an AI-powered travel platform for corporate travel. Their platform uses machine learning algorithms to recommend personalized travel options based on a traveler's preferences, company policies, and budget. WhereTo's technology also allows for real-time travel tracking, reporting, and cost analysis, enabling companies to optimize their travel programs and reduce costs.

To learn more about WhereTo click HERE



About your opportunity

We are looking for a Backend focused engineer to be a pivotal member of our platform team. You will be working closely with engineering leadership and developers to design, build, and maintain the foundational infrastructure and software platforms that enable the development, deployment, and operation of applications and services within the WhereTo Organization.

A great fit for this role is someone who is always intrigued by new technology, enjoys solving architectural problems, enjoys optimizing workflows and build processes, and is comfortable working in a fast paced remote environment. 



A day in the life

  • Design and manage the underlying infrastructure, including servers, networks, storage, and cloud resources in collaboration with the infrastructure team
  • Ensure that the application infrastructure is reliable, secure, and capable of handling the organization's workloads 
  • Implement automation tools and practices to streamline the deployment and management of applications
  • Work with containerization technologies such as Docker and container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes to package and manage applications consistently across different environments
  • Work with cloud service providers (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) to leverage cloud resources for scalability and flexibility
  • Implement and maintain monitoring solutions to track the health and performance of applications and infrastructure components
  • Implement security best practices, access controls, and encryption to protect data and systems 
  • Help developers troubleshoot issues
  • Provide guidance to development team on best practices
  • Optimize the development workflow to ensure efficient engineering operations 
  • Design for scalability and high availability to ensure that applications can handle increased loads and maintain uptime in the event of failures
  • Develop and test disaster recovery plans to ensure data and application availability in case of unexpected outages or disasters


Experience & Qualifications

  • More than 5 years' experience in a software development role.
  • Experience with building and architecting high quality software from scratch.
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers a plus.
  • Experience architecting new solutions a plus.
  • Ability to analyze new technologies and weigh their pros and cons.
  • Strong ability to understand and analyze new systems.
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to articulate complex ideas required.
  • Leadership experience is a huge plus.
  • Strong experience with compilation and bundle technologies required.
  • Strong Node.js and TypeScript skills.
  • Strong understanding of asynchronous I/O.
  • Excellent software architecture skills and a passion for maintainable, organized code.
  • Experienced with AWS, EC3, S3, RDS, CloudFront/CDNs.
  • Expert with Linux, Ubuntu/Debian (BASH scripting a plus).
  • Experience with CI platforms (Jenkins, CircleCI, Travis, etc.).
  • Experience with REST-based Web Service API implementation.
  • Experience with MySQL/PostgreSQL (or similar) and understanding of how they work internally.
  • Experience with Algorithms and Data Structures.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases is desirable (i.e. MongoDB, Cassandra). 
  • Experience with memory cache systems (Redis, Memcached).
  • Experience with other systems programming languages is a bonus (Go, C/C++, Rust, etc), and/or scripting languages (Python) and/or JVM-based languages (Scala, Java, Groovy).
  • Experience with pure functional programming and/or functional programming libraries and concepts is a bonus (Haskell, Scala, F#, Ramda, Lo-Dash FP etc.). 
  • Strong experience in designing and implementing highly horizontally scalable architecture.
  • Strong understanding of Git fundamentals.
  • Strong understanding of Docker fundamentals.


Work Perks! - What’s in it for you?

FCTG is renowned internationally for having amazing perks and an even better culture.  We understand that our people are our most valuable asset. It is the passion and dedication of our teams that keep the company on top of the industry ladder. It’s also why we offer some great employee benefits and perks outside of the norm.

  • Our fantastic offices are located in the heart of Barcelona, at Plaça Catalunya.
  • The opportunity to join our free language lessons (English, French, Spanish or Catalan).
  • An attractive package: health insurance
    • 25 days off/year + 5 compensation days + reduced time during summer + bank holidays.
    • Flexible working-time.
  • Table tennis on the terrace, a kitchen area with free snacks, fresh fruits and drinks.
  • The opportunity to work with an international and talented team.
  • Several activities organised by the ambassadors!


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