Head of Software Development

HRS Group
At HRS GROUP “We love to make it happen”!

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We are looking for a Berlin based Head of Software Development who leads and develops the Berlin Development team as well as take responsibility for design, functionality and delivery of the new innovative projects.

At HRS GROUP “We love to make it happen”: We are the world’s leading hotel solutions provider and enable business travelers to search, book and stay in control of their hotel accommodation. It is our goal to make the booking experience simple and smart. Our booking portals combine more than 850,000 accommodations worldwide and form the basis for our innovative end-to-end solutions we are offering to global corporations. The HRS GROUP continues to expand and employs more than 1,500 people in 28 offices across the world.

The HRS Innovation Hub delivers integrated solutions to the three business areas of the HRS Group: Business Travel Solutions, Enterprise Solutions and Hotel Solutions. Our international team is cross-functional and comprised of experts in the fields of Agile Product Management, Software Engineering, UX/UI Design and IT Operations. All products created by the Innovation Hub are being hosted in the Amazon Web Services cloud and make use of state of the art technologies such as Java, ReactJS, NodeJS, REST APIs and GraphQL.

To fuel our international growth we are looking for entrepreneurial minds, who are passionate and result-driven, have a strong team-spirit and will take on the challenge to pioneer the ever changing travel industry. Do you also want to make it happen at HRS?

The challenge you are up for

  • Guide, mentor and motivate the development teams and encourage cross team collaboration
  • Deliver high quality reliable software solutions fitting business requirements
  • Facilitate the group IT strategy and communicate software progress and strategy to all stakeholders
  • Manage technical aspects of collaboration with third parties (e.g. data or service providers, infrastructure providers)
  • Collaborate with other development locations (e.g. Cologne and Warsaw) and manage system integration
  • Facilitate knowledge transfers as well as identification and application of best practices across departments and countries

Main requirements

  • Advanced technical understanding of: Microservice Architectures, Quality Assurance methodologies and implementation, Information Security, DevOps methodologies and principles, Continuous Integration
  • Several years of experience in team leadership and work experience in the area of Software Development
  • Strong focus on outcome and ability to drive direction within a team
  • Experience in the development with Linux, Java (Spring), ReactJS, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS
  • University degree in Computer Science or IT Management
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written


  • A high impact role with an innovative startup culture but with the benefit of stable corporate investment
  • Plenty of room for personal growth and professional development
  • A highly talented, passionate and international team that revolutionizes the travel industry
  • Strong team performance and the opportunity to learn from a highly motivated team of seasoned industry players
  • A modern working environment with flexible working hours, the option to work from home and an Open-space loft office in Berlin-Neukölln ****

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