Engineering Manager - Platform

Tuesday February 05, 2013

141 Needham St
Newton, MA 02464

TripAdvisor is looking for a Mandarin-proficient Engineering Manager who will be responsible for delivering (’s Chinese site) from both a software engineering and technical operations for this fast growing site operation out of the US and China. This is a senior management position based in the US for someone who can do it all - handle complex business situations, build teams, be an effective manager of multiple and diverse engineering teams, and is able to use their previous experience as a rock star engineer to be a hands-on mentor and guide. This position is located in Newton, MA.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with talented engineering, business, and marketing professionals in an exciting and dynamic environment. This is a hands-on leadership position and you must have a proven track record of delivering highly scalable applications as a direct technical contributor. You will be responsible for building and managing multiple teams of software engineers, systems administrators and QA engineers to deliver effective application and solutions that drive significant company revenue, as well as high traffic to the consumer web site. You will have 10 or more years of proven technical experience and demonstrated managerial / leadership skills combined with excellent oral and written communication. The qualified candidate will have the ability to balance multiple projects and meticulous attention to detail. Lastly, you need to be smart, fun, and enjoyable to work with, love to "make things happen", embrace change, and can thrive on working in a very fast paced environment.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Fluent in both English and Mandarin
  • At least 8 years of technical expertise including recent experience with high-performance consumer facing websites.
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent degree from a top university
  • A history of success in hiring, retaining, leading, motivating, and mentoring top-tier technical talent.
  • An in-depth and hands on knowledge of Web Server, Java, RDB and related open source technologies such as Apache, Tomcat, Ant, Subversion, Memcached, HIVE/Hadoop, and Postgres.
  • Advanced knowledge of network communication protocols/engineering concepts, system administration, troubleshooting commands and alerting/trending packages such as Cacti and Nagios.
  • Demonstrated success working in and promoting a rapidly changing, collaborative, and iterative product development environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate cross-functionally and cross-regionally.
  • Ability to work hard and fast while maintaining attention to detail. Have a sense of urgency.
  • Strong people management skills, with at least 2 years of managing technical teams.
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 56 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 75 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also operates TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors. TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 69 million unique monthly visitors**.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, May 2012

**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, May 2012

©2012 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved

TripAdvisor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

***This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer may provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization. ***


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