Engineering Team Lead - Backend

Trainline, London

We make train travel easy

Duration: Full-Time

Our Mission
Trainline is the leading independent rail and coach travel platform selling rail and coach tickets to millions of travellers worldwide.  Via our highly rated website and mobile app, people can seamlessly search, book and manage their journeys all in one place. We bring together millions of routes, fares and journey times from 270+ rail and coach carriers across 45 countries.  We offer our customers the best price for their journey and smart, real time travel information on the go.  Our aim is to make rail and coach travel easier and more accessible, encouraging people to make more environmentally sustainable travel choices.
Technology @ Trainline
Over half of our staff are technologists who are making an impact on how people travel through the use of high-quality software.

At Trainline we have a modern and scalable tech platform that is built for volume and feature growth. Our mission is to find the perfect journey for our customer, and to do it in a fast, intuitive, reliable, and economic way. In a highly dynamic industry and with the ever-changing needs of our users, we must be ready to act, test, and measure quickly, in a way that only extensive and focused use of technology can enable us to. We have the power to revolutionise our customers’ travel experience through technology innovation.

Did you know that Trainline has: 
· 20+ engineering teams
· 400+ software engineers  
· 40+ daily Production deployments
· 600 services
· 96m+ monthly visits

Introducing the Backend teams at Trainline👋
The Backend teams at Trainline build the core of Trainline’s world-class product. We create the journey search functionality that millions of our customers use on a daily basis, the eCommerce platform that provides a secure and seamless experience and we connect Trainline to over 270 travel operating companies, across 45 countries in Europe and the rest of the world.
Each team has a targeted domain focus, ranging between journey search, fares calculation, bookings, fulfilment, payments, refunds, carriers’ integrations, real-time timetable information, journey disruptions, and much more. 
As a Backend Engineering Team Lead at Trainline, you will...🚄
·       Be the manager for your team, constantly supporting them with their career development through coaching and performance management, ensuring they are all engaged and understand how their work contributes to the wider Trainline strategy
·       Engage in technical deliverables, such as features, application monitoring, and bug fixing - although spending less time writing code than engineers
·       Manage hiring, interviews, and onboarding of any new team members
·       Be responsible for identifying bottlenecks in the process and roadblocks to success for your team and clearing these to ensure this success
·       Work with Product Owners and Development Managers to pick the high-value projects to work on and keep your team focused on these projects
·       Own the team’s technical roadmap, negotiate with Product Owners to ensure technical projects are prioritised alongside product features
·       Work with Product Owners and Development Managers to manage project scope, ensure the technical deliverables are met, and communicate delivery progress clearly and frequently to all stakeholders
·       Identify areas of improvements such as strategic tech debt, and more advanced/efficient technologies
We'd love to hear from you if you...🔍
·       Are a team leader with proven line management experience delivering complex projects successfully
·       Love developing people and have experience growing engineering teams
·       Can inspire your direct reports and create a strong trust-based relationship with them
·       Thrive in a diverse, open, and collaborative environment
·       Have great communication skills
·       Are proactive, focused, supportive, honest, and a team player
·       Have a passion to learn new skills
·       Are a problem solver who can apply their skills to technical issues.
·       Have hands-on experience with .NET Core/C#
·       Love using Agile development practices
·       Have good testing practices
But why should you join?
You will be working in a high performing and collaborative multi-cultural team. We have over 42 nationalities across our 5 offices in London, Paris, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Milan who work closely together. 

We want our people to stretch their minds, abilities, and share their knowledge. Each year we hold The Trainline Tech Summit, which provides Trainliners with an opportunity to stand up and share their story, learnings, or new skills with their colleagues in a safe environment.

We've always paid special attention to flexible working as we value a strong work/life balance. The pandemic has taught us that a balance between remote working and being in a collaborative office environment leads to productive teams.

Our Culture
Coaches Over Heroes
We prioritise the focus on being one team over elevating the heroics of an individual, for us the true heroes are those who are excellent at nurturing, coaching and generous in sharing their knowledge with others.
Everything that we do takes into account the morale of every member of our team, their opportunities for growth and for participation in exciting challenges.
Mentoring and Learning
We have a mentoring community that is constantly growing, we provide people with mentors or buddies from various teams.
We hire awesome people capable of making smart decisions - empowerment is a great enabler of agility. It is within a supportive team that you will feel the strength to thrive and try new things knowing that everyone will be there for you along the way. 

We value open expression at Trainline, we believe it’s the diversity of experience, backgrounds and perspectives of our employees that makes us who we are. We encourage everybody to play a part in changing the way people travel across the world.

About Trainline

We are a one-stop shop for train travel. Every day, we bring together routes, fares and journey times from train companies in 24 countries so our customers can easily buy train tickets and save time, hassle or money. We help our customers stay one step ahead so they don’t have to, from helping them buy the best ticket for their journey to giving them live, personalised travel information on the go via our app.

Want to learn more about Trainline? Visit Trainline's website.