Hello! Thanks for checking out our job description for a Software Engineer at Impala. We felt a little bit impersonal just diving straight in with words like “revolutionising” and “disrupting”. As such, we apologise in advance for any clichés, tropes or sudden-insecurity-driven-panic-attacks that you might find in the description below. All that aside though, we’re pretty proud to be listed number 2 in London’s best startups to work at in 2021. What is Impala? If you’re keen to be on the frontline of creating never-before-seen travel technology and experiences, you belong at Impala. At Impala we’re solving an exciting, complex problem that has held back the hotel industry, if not the entire travel industry, for 20 years. Forget following emerging technology trends — we’re looking to SET them! Impala is making the process of booking hotel rooms ridiculously easy. In short, we’re providing hotels with powerful data distribution infrastructure. More practically, we’re making the world a better place for guests, hotels, and online travel agents of any size. Think Twilio for Travel. We’re growing at - quite frankly - a ridiculous old clip, since closing our Series B round in early 2020. We’re looking for self-motivated folks to expand our high-performance team. You’ll be a brilliant fit if you’re obsessed with self-development, Stripe-level quality & reliability, smashing targets, and moving at a red-hot pace (hello, start-up life!) Covid-19 has forced almost every industry in the world to adjust in 2020, and none more so than the travel industry. It is however, an exciting time to be in Travel Tech, with endless opportunities opened up for innovation and forward-thinking that will help jump start the travel industry. Here at Impala, that’s our goal! Backed by some of  Europe’s leading investors, we’re on the cusp of launching a product that will connect people and travel once again. Where is Impala going? We’re supported by some of the most respected investors in the business, the early-stage backers behind Deliveroo, PillPack, SecretEscapes, Zoopla, Trivago, Monzo, Travelperk, Transferwise, Airbnb, GetYourGuide, Omio, Spotify and more!  They’re on board because of the shared opportunity we have before us - revolutionising a 1.6 trillion dollar market that’s been out-of-date for 20 years. They also share our vision of a future in which travel is seamlessly connected and relentlessly inventive. Anyone travelling anywhere will interact with products powered by Impala. Our technology is already installed in hundreds of hotels worldwide, on six continents and categorises more than 1 billion data points.  Sound interesting?  If your answer is ‘yes’ and you want to learn more, check out our Medium page and our Culture Deck. Apply if you want to bring your innovation bent and product-obsession to help change the game in travel. For more information about what it's like working here, check out our Glassdoor page.

Impala

Engineering Manager

Hello!

Thanks for checking out our job description for a remote Engineering Manager at Impala. We felt a little bit impersonal just just diving straight in with words like “revolutionising” and “disrupting”.

As such, we apologise in advance for any clichés, tropes or sudden-insecurity-driven-panic-attacks that you might find in the description below.

All that aside though, we’re pretty proud to be listed number 2 in London’s best startups to work at in 2021; number 3 in Flexa’s most Flexible Companies to work for; listed as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in London to accelerate your career in 2021; and featured in Sifted's Top European Startups in 2021.

A brief overview of what you will be doing here:

  • As engineering manager and team lead, you will be accountable for the effectiveness of your team and personal development of the developers.
  • You will be technical and hands-on, a key technology leader in team. You will share responsibility for the security, reliability and quality of a set of services.
  • You will ideate, develop and iterate new features alongside a product manager, enabling our technology partners to add value to hotels and travellers
  • You will work directly with internal stakeholders; part and parcel of working in an autonomous, metric-driven development team

You should join us if:

  • You have experience leading a development team, and managing or mentoring others
  • You feel comfortable working closely with product owners, designers and other stakeholders
  • You are extremely collaborative, Impala’s engineering team is not political, everyone has great ideas and should be open to input. We have no space for brilliant jerks.
  • You are passionate about customer experience and building high-quality maintainable software that looks and works fantastically.

You shouldn’t join us if (we want to be as honest and transparent as we can):

  • You value stability in a product and company, over change and fast-growth.
  • You think lofty goals are better left to renovation builders.

What is Impala?

At Impala we’re solving an exciting, complex problem that has held back the hotel industry, if not the entire travel industry, for 20 years.

Forget following emerging technology trends — we’re looking to SET them!

Impala is currently making the process of booking hotel rooms ridiculously easy for any innovator anywhere - to build a better world of travel for all. In short, we’re providing hotels with powerful data distribution infrastructure to unlock opportunity.

More practically, we’re making the world a better place for guests, hotels, and online travel agents of any size. Think Twilio or Plaid for Travel.

And that is very much just the beginning.

Why you should join us:

  • We’re revolutionising an out-of-date 1.6 trillion dollar market. This means we’re reimagining what travel can and should look like - and you can be a part of that.
  • We’re building a product of Stripe-level quality and reliability.
  • We’re an innovation-bent and product-obsessed team (who don’t take ourselves too seriously).
  • We’ve been remote-first since 2017 and know how to do it. We care about thinking deeply about the workplace.
  • We’ve always optimised for quality over quantity when expanding our team. We have Star teams full of Star players across the board at Impala.
  • We’re supported by some of the most respected investors in the business, the early-stage backers behind Deliveroo, SecretEscapes, Trivago, Transferwise, and Airbnb.
  • We offer lofty progression opportunities for all Impalans.
  • Our Async work environment offers more flexibility, less pressure, and a better work-life balance.
  • We’re clear on our mission to enable innovators to build the world's most incredible travel experiences.

We also have a benefits package that’s second-to-none and a wonderful community and culture. Check out our deck and our careers page for more on that.

Where will you work?

We are a remote-first and asynchronous company. This was a very deliberate, natural choice, as we prioritise preserving work-life balance and accommodating the best people in Europe, whilst also fostering diversity.

We employ anyone within +/- 2h from GMT, timezone wise for now (expanding globally in the future).

You can check out everything we offer to set up your perfect remote work environment here.

And if Relocation excites you - we offer (and encourage!) that opportunity too.

We also have a dedicated Remote Experience Manager in the team, whose role is, amongst other things, to ensure your happiness, and help you integrate and feel empowered whilst working remotely.

What about the Covid-shaped elephant in the room?

Covid-19 has forced almost every industry in the world to adjust in 2020, and none more so than the travel industry. It is however, an exciting time to be in Travel Tech, with endless opportunities opened up for innovation, that will help jump start the travel industry. Hotels and innovators are no longer satisfied with the status quo.

Backed by some of Europe’s leading investors, we’re on the cusp of launching a product that will connect people and travel once again.

Sound interesting?

If your answer is ‘yes’ and you want to learn more, check out our Blog and our Culture Deck. Want to hear more from our VP Engineering? Read about his experience here.

Apply if you want to bring your innovation bent and product-obsession to help change the game in travel.

For more information about what it's like working here, check out our Glassdoor page.