Technical Lead, API (Remote, USA)

Cloudbeds is a travel industry startup that works to make the world a more welcoming place. We make advanced cloud-based hospitality software for hotels, hostels, vacation rentals and groups that manages reservations and guests, distributes room availability, sells inventory, and collects payments. Our hundreds of team members are distributed across over 30 countries and, altogether, we speak 20+ languages. How do we do it? On a remotefirst platform that allows every member of our team to work from wherever they are around the globe. Wersquore looking for people who want to disrupt the travel industry and love to travel as much as we do. As a Technical Lead at Cloudbeds, you will lead our API team to build and deploy a best in class API platform to service our internal application ecosystem and external application marketplace. With scalability, performance, and security top of mind, you will empower our customers and partners in 150 countries to develop and integrate hospitality solutions toward our full-stack platform. You will represent a highly visible component of the business, regularly collaborating with stakeholders and working closely with product, engineering, and business intelligence departments. As a Technical Lead at Cloudbeds, you will have endless opportunities to innovate and drive the industry leading, comprehensive, and global API platform for hospitality. Location US (Remote) What You Will Do Lead a team of cross-functional engineers to architect, build, and scale a best in class API platform. Alongside a Technical Product Owner, lead the API vision, product backlog, alignment, and communication with stakeholders and business strategy, following Agile Scrum practices. Develop a cutting edge developer portal, onboarding flows, and tools. Leverage qualitative and quantitative data to drive decision making. Re-architect and re-factor existing systems to align with project requirements. Write clean, well-documented, and beautiful code. Drive quality, performance, alignment, and efficiency within your team. Yoursquoll Succeed With 10+ years of experience engineering web applications. 5+ years of experience designing, building, and supporting modern APIrsquos for SaaS web applications. 3+ years of experience and a passion for leading cross-functional software teams. 2+ years of experience engineering PHP applications. Expert knowledge of how to build and deploy highly scalable, performant, available, and secure APIrsquos. Expert knowledge of modern API gateways and platforms (AWS API Gateway, Kong, Tyk, Apigee). Expert knowledge of practices around API access control, routing, load balancing, rate limiting, and versioning. Expert knowledge of API architectures and query languages (REST, GraphQL, SOA, Serverless). Expert knowledge of API observability practices (logging, metrics, monitoring, SLOrsquos, SLArsquos). Expert knowledge of API test automation. Expert knowledge and a passion for software best practices and design patterns (SOLID, DRY, KISS, DDD, hellip). Strong knowledge of modern web application programming languages (PHP, Python, NodeJS, Go). Strong knowledge of AWS services (API Gateway, Lambda, EC2). Strong leadership, communication, and time management skills. Strong business sense and ability to collaborate with leadership and non-technical stakeholders on highly visible projects. Experience working in agile software development environments. A passion for and an ability to thrive in fast paced environments A passion for leading your team in delivering exceptional solutions. A passion for data-driven decision making (metrics, experiments, prototypes) Ability to work remotely and effectively manage your time. Advanced English verbal and written skills. Our company culture supports flexible working schedules with an open vacation policy and the opportunity to travel and work remotely with great people. We are also dedicated to your personal and professional development at Cloudbeds. You will have access to over 10,000 courses within LinkedIn Learning when you join our team for your individual growth! If you think you have the skills and passion, wersquoll give you the support and opportunity to thrive in your career. If you would like to be considered for the role, we would love to hear from you! Company Awards to Check Out! Best Places to Work HotelTechReport (2018, 2019, 2020) Deloittersquos North America Technology Fast 500 (2019) Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies (2018 2019) Inc. Best Places to Work (2017 2018) Best Places to Work Inc Magazine (2017 2018) Start-Ups to Watch in 2018 Forbes Connect MIP Award (Technology)