Software Engineer

  1. Full-time, permanent opportunity based in our Melbourne office
  2. Be part of a team that values great engineering principles and practices
  3. Solve real customer problems with autonomy, self-direction and a healthy work-life balance

The Role

Qantas Hotels believes that the best creativity comes when a diverse group of people work together to reach a shared objective. We form cross-functional Product Teams, focused on data and employing modern agile and lean practices to maximise customer value.

We are a small Qantas Group company. We operate an accommodation business offering 2.5 million hotel and Airbnb listings to Jetstar and Qantas travellers. We enjoy all the support and advantages of being part of one of Australia’s most successful and loved brands, but operate like a small, nimble digital product company. Our core purpose is to provide a seamless and rewarding accommodation experience for every Qantas Group traveller.

The Data team is the main point of contact for all things data, personalisation and PII within Qantas Hotels. We are responsible for making data accessible within the company, enabling the creation of data products, improving the business through data by leveraging and building business intelligence, web analytics and finance reporting.

Our team is currently expanding and looking for someone to work closely with our finance team to redesign and develop critical reporting capability to enable us to properly manage our fast growing business.

Who you are

  1. You are highly analytical and have strong data modelling skills with good SQL knowledge
  2. You have an appreciation of finance terminology and concepts and a basic understanding of informational requirements of a finance department. Previous exposure to finance/accounting will be very useful as you will be working closely with the finance team to understand requirements and pursue opportunities for improvement in current processes.
  3. You have strong foundational skills in programming in general and have demonstrable experience developing back end services using languages like Python and/or Ruby and are not shy from adopting new languages if required
  4. You understand the value of simplicity and know how to write maintainable, clean code that adheres to standards
  5. You are always learning, open-minded, collaborative, willing to experiment with new ways of doing things and open to receiving and providing constructive feedback.
  6. You are a communicative individual that doesn’t shy away from voicing your opinion and engaging in technical and business discussions alike

Nice to have

  1. You have some exposure to AWS and infrastructure as code tools such as Terraform
  2. You incorporate the application of DevOps practices - such as monitoring and observability - to your deliverables

What You’ll Do

  1. Work closely with the finance team to understand and significantly improve our reporting capability as we migrate from an ageing and static Data Warehouse to a new custom designed solution. This will involve re-design of existing monthly reporting (already underway) as well as identifying and solving for future requirements and automation opportunities to satisfy the finance and management information needs of a highly dynamic and growing company.
  2. Work closely with the data team in making sure that the reporting framework has the data pipelines necessary to ingest data that is needed in the reports
  3. Collaborate with internal and external product teams to understand and deliver features that will support the team’s objectives
  4. Contribute to the decisions and trade-offs that are required to meet our team’s objectives
  5. Work with well known services provided by AWS such as Lambda, S3, Glue and Athena
  6. Be part of a wider software engineering community at Qantas Hotels that is friendly, fun and ambitious about applying technology for the benefit of our customers

If you're interested in joining our team, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

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About Qantas Hotels

Qantas Hotels (formerly Hooroo) is a wholly-owned Qantas Group company that offers accommodation to Qantas and Jetstar customers. Despite being a relatively new business, we help thousands of customers choose the best accommodation option every day and are well positioned to continue that impressive growth.

We’re incredibly proud to be part of the larger Qantas Group family and are equally proud of our unique culture of operating like a nimble, highly autonomous, outcome-focused digital product company. Despite our products carrying the Qantas and Jetstar brands, we’re a newcomer and underdog in a fiercely competitive accommodation marketplace and we relish the opportunity to capitalise on our competitive strengths to advance that position.

Qantas Hotels comprises a diverse and highly engaged team who are collaborative, creative, respectful, analytical, open to new ideas and like to get the job done.

How we work

We believe that the best creativity comes when a diverse group of people work together to reach a shared objective. We form cross-functional Product Teams, using modern agile and lean practices to maximise customer value.

Standups, retrospectives, showcasing, pair-programming, user story kick-offs and design discussions are some of the common sights you’ll find at Qantas Hotels.

Our values

Qantas Hotels actively values diversity in our teams. We work in an inclusive way, sharing ideas and solving problems together. Our team is authentic and communicates openly, with sensitivity and integrity.

By eliminating waste and focusing on the right thing, we can afford to build quality in from the start. We’re open to trying new things, reflecting together to optimise every aspect of how we work, from personal development to our tools and practices.

We trust our teammates and appreciate their individual qualities, insights, and experience.

Culture and perks

  • Working practices designed to be as diverse and engaging as possible
  • Flexible working options
  • A culture of experimentation
  • Knowledge sharing practices that are ideal for personal development
  • Strong emphasis on good product and engineering principles
  • Personal training budget
  • Generous staff travel with The Qantas Group and other airlines
  • Discounts on hotel accommodation
  • Referral bonus programme
  • 10% time to express creativity and try things out
  • Great colleagues who care about each other