Principal Software Engineer

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Are you a software engineer with extensive programming and technical mentorship experience? Is your code fast, efficient and reliable? Do you particularly enjoy working with amazing people, having fun at work and building something awesome? If so, let’s talk!

TravelPerk is building a next-generation platform to take the pain out of booking and managing business travel. Discover our stack here.

If you join our product team, you will work on a day-to-day basis to design, architect and implement our product, being a subject matter expert for many of the technologies we use.

As a Principal Software Engineer at TravelPerk, you will be involved in several challenges:

  • System architecture design, implementation and testing in a very hands-on approach
  • Product development in Python and Django of a travel related web-based product
  • Integrations between our product to 3rd party APIs
  • Work in Agile environment with strong attention to a well-documented code, unit testing and continuous integration
  • Being able to mentor/coach/train other colleagues as a domain expert

Main requirements

  • "Product Engineering" mindset
  • Extensive experience in similar roles building technically complex products, ideally for more than 10 years
  • Expert level both at server-side and at client-side development
  • Experience writing highly efficient asynchronous code
  • Obsession for quality and testing
  • Eager to learn new technologies and frameworks
  • Ability to benchmark, analyse and implement new technologies
  • Strong communication skills (in English)

Nice to have

  • Experience in the travel industry
  • DevOps experience with the AWS suite and/or Heroku
  • Experience working in high-performing Agile development teams
  • People who like to build stuff (we really like people who maintain / contribute to open source projects)


  • Continuous learning is encouraged and you are more than welcome to dedicate time to learn things that interest you, even if they are not directly related to the day to day tasks
  • A fun, fast-paced experience that will allow you to grow as a professional
  • 24 vacation days per year and flexible working hours
  • “Flexible compensation plan” to help you diversify your and increase the net salary
  • Free coffee and beverages, fresh fruit and other breakfast stuff

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