Media, a Boston-based subsidiary of TripAdvisor,
, is looking for
an online technology and business leader who will establish STM’s technical
vision and lead all product development.
This role is key to our success as we aggressively continue to disrupt
the online hotel booking market as well as the online travel search
This technologist will play an
integral role in the company’s strategic direction, development, and future
He/she will work
closely with Smarter Travel Media senior executives reporting directly to STM’s
General Manager. He/she will drive the technical map and the strategic vision
for the Company, accelerate product innovation, and build and lead a world-class
software development organization. In guiding the development of the next
generation of platforms, he/she must focus on delivering product platforms that
emphasize reliability, scalability, availability, and integration within the
STM portfolio of products which include: Tingo.com, Sniqueaway.com,
Bookingbuddy.com, Airfarewatchdog.com, Onetime.com and Smartertravel.com.
He/she will also
reinforce a culture of excellence in execution for Smarter Travel Media. He/she
will define realistic targets and milestones, focus the engineering team,
establish a high level of team participation and interaction, serve as mentor
and coach, and implement world class design methodologies and processes that
support product delivery including software development, release management,
product testing, and product documentation.
Lead, manage, and grow a 30+ member technical
team including software engineers, QA, systems administrators, and business
intelligence engineers who work across multiple platforms, products and
Manage and promote a highly agile development
environment with release schedules ranging from daily to once per week working
within both high growth/highly scalable e-commerce sites using Java/Tomcat as
the underlying technology and scalable media sites in a LAMP environment.
Manage all software activities necessary to
take design specifications from architecture to general production delivery.
Develop schedules, budgets, risk management
plans, quality goals, and lead the team to successfully delivery of them.
Identify and drive improvements in the
development process that facilitates quality, customer experience, schedule,
and cost improvements.
Think strategically and operate tactically to
drive and deliver on the technical vision.
Play a key overall company leadership role as
part of the senior leadership team of STM.
A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer
A minimum of ten (10) years prior related
Strong experience with agile software
development techniques, developer driven testing, and highly automated test
Experience with the design and development of
e-commerce and media web sites.
Experience with a wide range of technologies
including Java, Tomcat, PHP, MySQL, Apache, Ajax, JSON, and other web
Experience with large data sets using Hadoop
and other NoSQL technologies
Exceptional problem solving skills with an eye
towards delivering solutions quickly.
Strong understanding of object oriented design
patterns and how they are used in software design
Previous experience leading the technical
function for an online consumer brand
Exceptional leadership and mentoring skills
A demonstrated business mind-set and general
The capacity to set a strong vision for
Strong execution/implementation skills
Ability to communicate and work successfully
Excellent decision making abilities
Experience successfully developing and
Smarter Travel Media - 16 months ago
Smarter Travel Media operates a handful of travel websites featuring news and discounts on airfare, car rental, lodging, and vacation...