Lead Full Stack Software Engineer - Post Booking

  • Flexible

    Porto, Portugal

    Lisbon, Portugal

  • 125988

  • Hybrid

  • Permanent

  • Full Time

  • 37.5-40

TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism business. Product & Engagement is a global team within TUI technology responsible for B2B Platforms within the Trips Programme. We are a multi-disciplinary team of experts across Architecture, Engineering, DevOps and Agile Delivery providing services across the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.


We are looking for a talented and dedicated leader to join the Product & Engagement technology organisation which delivers and operates customer-facing web services across several markets.


The Lead Full Stack Software Engineer is a highly experienced practitioner and an outspoken advocate of state-of-the-art software development practices, developing software products with a broad toolkit of technologies and methods and with a strong and matured DevSecOps mindset, being able to tackle the whole software development cycle of designing, building, testing and deploying applications. Working in an agile environment and keeping up with the ever-evolving technical landscape the Lead Full Stack Software Engineer is a lifelong learner, a thought leader, a good communicator and someone who likes to think outside the box.




As a Lead Full Stack Software Engineer, you will either be part of a cross-functional team and together with your team you will own the software products from conception to operation, supporting them and their stakeholders in building great technology. Being an enthusiast, an expert practitioner and a thought leader in software engineering and software craftsmanship. Thanks to your excellent collaboration skills you will support your team in delivering the best answers to our customers’ needs and in taking over full responsibility for its applications, from design to operation. With your outstanding skillset for understanding, investigating and solving problems you take full ownership of complex topics or multi-faceted initiatives and outcomes spanning across the domain.  


You strive for clean architecture, state-of-the-art implementation, a high degree of automation, and overall high quality with a customer-centric mindset. You select, and guide teams to use, the right tools for the job and thus solve the given business and technical problems efficiently.  You show an advanced commercial mentality, focusing on solving business problems in the best way in close collaboration with stakeholders. You actively contribute to the overall engineering and architecture strategy for your area and/or domain.


You work in a cloud environment, especially AWS, developing resilient and high-performing cloud-native applications. You have a deep understanding of the AWS toolbox, leveraging AWS services and cloud design patterns in a micro-service and micro-frontend landscape. You tackle the whole cycle of designing, building, testing and deploying software and contribute to increasing automation. You actively promote TUI’s ABCDCS principles (API first, Big Data, Cloud-native, DevOps mindset, Security) within your community and beyond.


You can clearly verbalise your thoughts/ideas and you take the initiative to translate ideas into outcomes. You are comfortable to represent TUI in various events, conferences, and meetups. You publish or contribute to articles, blog posts and thought leadership pieces on a range of engineering topics in your area of expertise. You are well-connected across the domain, within the broader TUI community and relevant Communities of Practice.


As a recognised thought leader in your subject matter area, you publish articles (e.g. on sites like medium.com, css-tricks.com or thehackernews.com) and are actively engaged in the open-source community through source commits and similar contributions. You are presenting to different audiences at internal and external events/conferences and are a regular networker, building useful expert contacts across the industry.


Being an expert, you actively and systematically share your knowledge, for example by mentoring junior to senior colleagues and supporting their professional development. This includes shaping and managing the technical training paths for engineers across the organisation. Together with the domain’s Practice teams as well as the Group Enabler teams you also will research, evaluate, and test new approaches, processes and tools and help teams to use them effectively.


You love to work in an international, multi-cultural team. You challenge constructively and have high expectations of yourself and others. You always drive for technical excellence, ownership and self-organisation at team and personal level. You love to learn and acquire new skills and put significant effort into keeping up to date with latest developments in your focus areas.




  • Strong expertise in the JavaScript language (e.g. ES6/7/8/next) as well as its eco-system and tooling.
  • Strong experience in Typescript
  • Experience with at least two recent JavaScript frameworks, preferably React
  • Deep knowledge of HTML5, CSS3/SCSS, as well as a general understanding of UI design.
  • Excellent knowledge of applying web delivery design principles for websites and web applications for a positive user experience.
  • Deep understanding of frontend performance aspects, analysis and optimisation.
  • Deep experience with implementing resource-oriented APIs (REST, GraphQL) on the client and server-side
  • Excellent proficiency in either NodeJS/Go/Java, and their respective ecosystems (frameworks, libraries, documentation, useful resources) as well as architectural strategies and design patterns
  • Strong experience with data persistence, both relational and non-relational technologies, preferably applied in a cloud-native context.
  • Proven track record in designing architecture blueprints and the optimisation of them to drive development and innovation
  • Strong experience in translating Solution Architecture designs into viable technical strategies, conveying them to your development team, and supporting them in Technical Architecture topics/questions
  • Good expertise in CI/CD (preferably Gitlab CI), infrastructure as code, cloud architecture/design, tools and services on AWS. Ideally certified AWS Associate or higher.
  • Good understanding of different areas of software architecture (technical, solution, enterprise, cloud/infrastructure, etc.).
  • Able to apply decision strategies and make good decisions in the context of complex objectives.
  • The ability to explore, investigate, discuss, and negotiate stakeholder requirements.
  • Customer-centric, passionate about delivering great digital products and services.
  • Passionate about continuous improvement, collaboration and great teams. Ability to advance existing implementations and processes at all stages of the software engineering lifecycle.
  • Compelling coaching and training skills for imparting professional software engineering skills.
  • An active member of relevant industry communities, interest groups and meetups. Track record as an author and/or open-source contributor.
  • Strong problem-solving skills coupled with good communication skills.
  • Understanding of social and ethical implications of software engineering.
  • Open-minded, inquisitive, life-long learner. Comfortable with ambiguity, highly autonomous.


  • Working in the leading global tourism group: We stand for intercultural cooperation and offer the opportunity to work in international projects and teams.
  • Fantastic holiday benefits including discounts, special offers
  • Mobile working, flexible working hours and working from abroad: We believe that work is something you do, not where you go. Our offer: TUI Way of Working  
  • Health and Wellbeing support in five key areas – Health, Social, Community, Career and Financial
  • Development and career opportunities: We offer a wide range of digital training and international career opportunities.
  • Additional benefits relevant to the local market that you’ll be based in

At TUI, we know people are as diverse as the destinations we send our customers to. ​ ​We love to see your uniqueness shine through and inspire the future of travel.​  If you would like to read more about what Diversity & Inclusion means to us simply visit our Smile page Click here


If you have any questions, please contact the Recruiter for this role via the contact information included in the advert.


Please Note: These vacancies will be managed by an International Recruitment Team and therefore your application may be viewed by TUI colleagues outside your home country. 

Do you have any questions regarding this job offer? Get in touch!

Sam Somerfield

Email: sam.somerfield@tui.co.uk

Please note: Only for questions or queries. Applications will only be accepted via the Careers Portal.