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Technology Practice Team Lead - Product Domain
Digital & Technology
Dependant on Local Contract
TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism business. The Product Domain is a global team within TUI technology responsible for multiple technologies including inventory, price and availability and product. 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, Spain, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.
At TUI we’re ambitious to become the leader in technology within the travel industry and to achieve this we are looking to build a capable, creative team who want to be a part of accomplishing that goal.
We never stop looking ahead, seeking new ways to delight our customers and grow our business. We recognise the power of digital and the massive contribution this brings to creating a truly unique and differentiated customer experience.
We are looking for a talented and dedicated leader to join the newly formed Product Domain technology organisation within the Practices team.
Practice Team Lead is a thought leader in, a practitioner and an advocate of state-of-the-art practices for the whole domain. Well-connected within the global community, the Practice Lead, together with their team, researches, evaluates, promotes and helps embed new engineering, delivery and collaboration practices and approaches across the domain to help teams to continuously improve how they work. As great people lead they constantly help the people in their team to develop and stay at the forefront of their area of expertise.
How you will make a difference as Practice Team Lead
There are many ways for you to get involved:
As a Practice Team Lead, you will be working with your colleagues within the Domain’s Enabling Teams but also supporting cross-functional agile teams working across the domain in multiple markets. Being an enthusiast in technology with a strong Devops mindset and thanks to your excellent facilitation and solicitation skills you will effectively engage with teams, develop a good understanding of their context and the challenges they are dealing with.
You will use your deep skills to help teams improve their expertise in technologies and improved ways of working across the Domain. You never come across as preachy or dogmatic, but you are always clear and vocal about what you believe in. You always drive for technical excellence, ownership and self-organisation at team level.
You will work with your own team to research, evaluate and test new processes and tools and help teams to use them effectively. You will collaborate closely with Team Leads to support increasing maturity in all teams and help achieve the agreed OKRs/goals at a Team and Domain level. You will help define the Practice Teams related areas of the Domain’s technology strategy and lead your team to develop new tools and techniques to improve the necessary capabilities across the domain.
You will lead domain-wide engineering excellence efforts and propose high impact initiatives and projects. Your team will work closely with other leads in the team to continuously improve domain’s capabilities. You will devise, develop, and champion best practices within and between teams and collaborate with engineering teams to drive down operational burden through automation.
As a leader of one of the domain-wide Enabling Teams, your key responsibility is to the people you support, ensuring that they are growing within their area of expertise, acquiring new skills, doing valuable work, working well together and feeling engaged and supported. Your success is tightly linked to your team’s ability to empower Pods and Teams across the domain and to help them continuously increase their delivery, engineering and operational capabilities, quality and pace of delivery. You will guide your team to set the right priorities and to manage their workload efficiently.
You will ensure the members of your team are growing within their area of expertise, acquiring new skills, doing valuable work, working well together and feeling engaged and supported. You will be responsible for identification and recruitment of new talent into your team, coaching and mentoring existing and new team members and their active career development. You will focus on enabling effective decision making within your team and fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement.
You are a recognised thought leader and an active member of the global Practice community. You love to learn and acquire new skills and you enjoy teaching others. You are not afraid to get stuck in and work directly with teams – you hate being in an ivory tower.
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What you will bring to TUI as a Practice Team Lead
There is more than one way to the perfect fit – here are some of the ideal things:
- Thought leader in practices, active member of global communities
- Customer centric, passionate about delivering great digital products and services
- Deep technical expertise in multiple areas
- People leadership experience, good coaching and mentoring skills
- Systems thinker, experienced in improving ways of working and introducing new practices in a large organisation and across multiple teams
- Passionate about continuous improvement, collaboration and great teams
- Strong problem-solving skills coupled with good communication skills
- Open minded, inquisitive, life-long learner
- Comfortable with ambiguity, highly autonomous
TUI and you
- Competitive salary
- Pension scheme, life assurance and options to buy shares
- Generous holiday entitlement & holiday discounts
- Forward thinking ways of working
- TUI time off, purchase of additional holiday entitlement
- Excellent rates with foreign exchange and discounts with retailers
TUI Group’s vision is to make travel experiences special. To fulfil this vision, we never stop looking ahead, seeking new ways to delight our customers and grow our business. We recognise the power of digital and the massive contribution this brings to creating a truly unique and differentiated customer experience.
TUI Group offers integrated services from a single source for its 28 million customers, and the entire tourism value chain is represented under one roof. This includes over 400 hotels and resorts with premium brands such as RIU, TUI Blue and Robinson and 15 cruise ships. The Group also includes Europe’s leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms, five airlines with more than 100 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and over 1000 travel agencies.
At TUI, we know people are as diverse as the destinations we send our customers to. Just as travel is about exploration, we are on a continuous journey to make our work culture more inclusive. Spending time with us, whether you are at work or on holiday, enables you to relax and be yourself in a safe environment. 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 DNA