Staff/ Lead Software Engineer – Back End (FinTech) [Bangkok based – Relocation provided]

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Bangkok, Thailand

About Agoda 

Agoda is an online travel booking platform for accommodations, flights, and more. We build and deploy cutting-edge technology that connects travelers with more than 3.6 million accommodations globally. Based in Asia and part of Booking Holdings, our 6,000+ employees representing 90+ nationalities foster a work environment rich in diversity, creativity, and collaboration. We innovate through a culture of experimentation and ownership, enhancing the ability for our customers to experience the world.

Our Purpose – Bridging the World Through Travel 

We believe travel allows people to enjoy, learn and experience more of the amazing world we live in. It brings individuals and cultures closer together, fostering empathy, understanding and happiness.
We are a skillful, driven and diverse team from across the globe, united by a passion to make an impact. Harnessing our innovative technologies and strong partnerships, we aim to make travel easy and rewarding for everyone.

Get to Know Our Team  

Fintech is one of the fastest growing areas in Agoda and we are rapidly expanding our tech team. We work closely with the finance business team and our Fintech product owners to reduce risk, drive efficiencies and move on new market opportunities in this exciting field. We have a wide range of projects from traditional finance to cutting-edge customer fintech. For example, reconciliation using Big Data technologies, growing and optimizing customer payments options, tax calculations in milli-second response times and a mesh of supplier payment options like virtual credit cards. Its a hot field and the perfect mix of data engineering and backend engineering.   

The Opportunity  

In this role, you will not only develop robust backend systems but also architect and maintain scalable data pipelines and storage solutions that support complex data collection, processing, and analysis. Your dual expertise in backend and data engineering will play a crucial role in optimizing our financial technology solutions and driving informed business decisions through reliable data insights. 

In This Role, You’ll Get to  

  • Think and own the full life cycle of our products, not just a single piece of code – from business requirements, technology selection, coding standards, agile development, unit and application testing, to CI/CD and proper monitoring  
  • Design, develop and maintain platforms and data pipelines across fintech  
  • Boost System Performance: build systems that are stable, scalable, and highly performant to meet the dynamic demands of the financial landscape 
  • Write great code and help others write great code – mentor people in your team and wider  
  • Collaborate with other teams and departments 
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills coupled with a strategic mindset are essential. You possess the ability to adapt to new changes and the foresight to anticipate future needs. Leadership at Agoda isn’t just managing tasks but inspiring innovation and driving vision into reality
  • Foster Cross-Functional Collaboration: work with diverse teams to drive forward product and technology goals 
  • Shape our future team: Play a pivotal role in recruiting and onboarding exceptional talent

What You’ll Need to Succeed  

  • 7+ years of experience with strong proficiency in Java, Kotlin, Scala, or C# with a proven track record of developing high-performance applications in production settings. Insightful experience with big data technologies like Hadoop, real-time processing frameworks (e.g., Apache Spark), and advanced knowledge of SQL and data architecture
  • Thinks in systems: their edge cases, failure modes, and life cycles
  • Uses a metrics driven approach and can make informed decisions using data
  • You are passionate about the craft of software development and constantly work to improve your knowledge and skills
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile development methodologies
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Experience with operational excellence and a deep understanding of metrics, alarms and dashboards

It’s Great If You Have  

  • Experience working in a modern FinTech or Payments organization
  • Domain knowledge in any of these areas: financial reconciliation, financial reporting, tax, payout methods like virtual credit cards or customer payments
  • Hands-on experience working with technologies like Spark for data processing, ETLs for data pipelines and queueing systems (Kafka, RabbitMQ)
  • Core engineering infrastructure tools like GitLab for source control and Continuous Integration, Kubernetes
  • Experience developing, maintaining and debugging large-scale distributed systems 
  • Experience in leading projects, initiatives and/or teams, with full ownership of the systems involved 
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Equal Opportunity Employer 

At Agoda, we pride ourselves on being a company represented by people of all different backgrounds and orientations. We prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. Employment at Agoda is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship, veteran or military status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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