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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

About Wego

We’re on a mission to help people discover the real value of travel — to inspire, to give more reasons, to make it easy — for you to travel. Our company was founded back in 2005, and since then, we’ve imagined and created some of the most well-loved products for travelers all around the world.

Today, Wego is the number 1 travel metasearch engine in the Middle East. There are millions of users on Wego every month — people who travel for adventure, for work, for family and for many other reasons. That’s why we work tirelessly to make your experience of planning & booking flights, hotels and trips as seamless as possible.

About the role

We are looking for passionate engineers and curiosity-driven to join our Hotels-BoW engineering team. This is a team role and you’ll be involved in many aspects — helping evolve our existing architecture, working with teams to build robust backend systems, and implementing new features and functionality.

What you will be doing:

  • Ship and maintain robust and scalable backend services in Java
  • Design and create services and system architecture.
  • Apply standard and best industry practices in software engineering, write clean code and create automation tests for every module you’ve written.
  • Maintain high coding quality & standards by participating in code reviews.
  • You will take ownership of what you work on as well as lead efforts from architecting, coding and deploying.
  • Work closely with the product and design teams to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and then translate that into a pragmatic and effective technical solution.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and contribute ideas to technology, algorithms and products.
  • Embrace feedback culture to grow together with your team.
  • Optimize the performance of the application for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Dive into difficult problems and successfully deliver results on schedule.

Requirements for the role:

  • 8+ years experience in hands-on coding and system design as a backend software engineer.
  • Deep working knowledge and experience with the Java programming language.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Practical experience with Design Patterns, Design Principles, Software Architecture and Algorithms and automated tests (unit / integration / functional).
  • Strong web API knowledge and experience in developing highly available and robust APIs.
  • Willing to learn new technologies and programming languages.
  • Passion for clean and beautiful code with an eye for simplicity and pragmatism.
  • Familiarity with version control systems and development environments.
  • Experience with build processes, continuous integration and continuous delivery.
  • A product-minded engineer who cares about the “Why” – Why build this feature? Why does the team work in this way?
  • Proficiency in English and technical communication.

It would be great if you have:

  • Familiarity with relational databases.
  • Experience with distributed microservices and a grasp of concepts of message brokers (e.g SQS, RabbitMQ, Kafka).
  • Experience with container technology (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience in cloud technologies such as AWS, GCP.
  • Owned and shipped a big project end-to-end, involving complex decisions.