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Senior Software Engineer- Flights Metasearch



Software Engineering
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2023

About Wego

We’re on a mission to help people discover the real value of travel — to inspire, to give more reasons, to make it easy — for you to travel. Our company was founded back in 2005, and since then, we’ve imagined and created some of the most well-loved products for travelers all around the world.

Today, Wego is the number 1 travel metasearch engine in the Middle East. There are millions of users on Wego every month — people who travel for adventure, for work, for family and for many other reasons. That’s why we work tirelessly to make your experience of planning & booking flights, hotels and trips as seamless as possible.

About the role

We are looking for passionate engineers to join the Flights team. This is a team role and you’ll be involved in many aspects — helping evolve our existing architecture, working with teams to build robust backend systems, and implementing new features and functionality.

This position is available in an in-office arrangement for candidates located in:

  • Malaysia (in Kuala Lumpur)
  • India (in Bangalore)

This position is available in a REMOTE work arrangement for candidates located in other parts of the world.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ship and maintain robust and scalable backend services in Java and Ruby.
  • Help improve code quality through writing unit tests, automation and performing code reviews.
  • Work with the product and design teams to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and then translate that into a pragmatic and effective technical solution.
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and contribute ideas to technology, algorithms and products.
  • Embrace feedback culture to grow together with your team.
  • Optimize the performance of the application for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Dive into difficult problems and successfully deliver results on schedule.


  • 5+ years experience in hands-on coding and system design as a backend software engineer.
  • Strong web API knowledge and experience in developing highly available and robust APIs.
  • Good Computer Science fundamentals in Algorithms, Data Structures and Operating Systems.
  • Deep working knowledge and experience with the Java programming language.
  • A good knowledge of programming design patterns.
  • Familiarity with both relational and non-relational databases.
  • Experience in cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform.
  • Experience with build processes, continuous integration and continuous delivery.
  • Willing to learn new technologies and programming languages.
  • You are an open person who willingly shares your thoughts with your teammates.
  • A product-minded engineer who cares about the "Why" – Why build this feature? Why does the team work in this way?
  • Fluency in English. At Wego, our team is global, and we have chosen English as our lingua franca to communicate effectively.

It would be great if you have:

  • Experience with Ruby and frontend development.
  • Experience with container technology (e.g. Docker).
  • Experience working in the Travel Tech industry.
  • Experience operating production APIs and services.

What we can offer:

  • Health insurance.
  • Training and travel opportunities to Singapore and our offices around the world.
  • A brand new M1 Pro Macbook will be provided.