Head of Engineering

Cape Town, Western Cape
Work Type: Full Time

At RoomRaccoon, we are on a mission to revolutionise the hotel industry. We are on the hunt for a Raccoon who can take charge and lead our team, who is resilient and passionate about PHP and who can handle a fast paced environment. 

Reports To

Head of Product

Job Overview:

This is what you tell people at parties:

I am working at an international super-fast growing tech company and we are revolutionising hoteliers around the globe. RoomRaccoon is awarded the world's best Hotel Management System for 2 years in a row and empowers hoteliers to run their property way more effectively. Our growing team of 91 heads is working from 10 offices all over the world!

Your role:

As the Head of Engineering, you are responsible for re-architecting our startup style code base to a mature codebase across the coming years that is able to support 1 million of monthly active users without concessions to performance or stability and maintained by 20 developers. After having grown fast during the past 6 years, it is time for you to take charge over the sustainability of RoomRaccoon's code. Rethink how our base is set up. Split it up and make use of Micro Services as well as internal API's. Which framework? We are using our own, custom built framework (besides for the front-end, for which we are using Vue.js). Surely, this has both advantages and disadvantages. We are looking for someone who takes the needed time to understand the full scope of dependencies in the system before applying changes and identifying opportunities. 

You would be working closely with the Head of Product, our Product Manager and Intermediate and Senior PHP Developers. So how does your future look? Well.. at RoomRaccoon, we are not just about empowering hoteliers, but also about empowering our Raccoons! In the coming years, we would like to grow you into our CTO. Ready for the challenge? Continue reading.. 

You will be accountable for:

  • Identifying opportunities & implementing/improving processes to increase release quality

  • Architecting our code base roadmap to ensure its sustainable development

  • Managing & mentoring dev team in alignment with intended business value creation

  • Defining & managing sprints in tandem with Head of Product

  • Being part of dev team, writing PHP code contributing to defined sprints

  • Leading recurring meetings

  • QA: product meeting max inbound issue report target

  • Features: Satisfactory productivity in product updates on both short & long term

  • Collaboration: Assuring SLA to CS

  • Sustainability: code base kept up to date so it delivers best business value on long term while being attractive for devs to work with 

Our perfect fit has/is:

  • Experience in a SaaS environment

  • Analytical

  • Curious

  • Proactive

  • Work ethics

  • Intelligent

  • Efficient

  • Organised & disciplined

  • Fast moving

  • Resilient to change

  • Able to motivate and inspire others

  • Ability to work under pressure in a clock speed environment

Shares our core values:




  4. 🀝  DEAL’S A DEAL  

  5. πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦  EMPOWER ANOTHER


  • Working in a vibrant international fast growing company

  • Unlimited learning & growth potential

  • Your ideas and performance making a big difference in our organisation and the global hotel industry

  • Work hard, Play hard mentality. We love celebrating successes together!

  • Employee Equity Scheme

  • Regular trips to Europe for trainings & celebrational ceremonies (International Week)

  • Annual RoomRaccoon Hotel Experience

  • Friday lunches are on us

  • Annual salary increases

  • Training & Development opportunities


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