Head of Backend

Milano, Lombardia, Italia | Tech-Backend | Full-time

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TUI Musement acts as an open platform for Tours & Activities suppliers and clients. Today TUI Musement offers over 130,000 ‘things to do’ in all major holiday and city destinations worldwide and is heavily investing into expanding its offering by connecting new suppliers. The inventory is distributed to all 21 million TUI customers, through B2B partnerships – such as the recently announced strategic partnership with Booking.com – and B2C through the Musement and TUI websites. The service was created to help travellers discover and book things to do – from museum visits to city tours, food and wine tastings, sports events and wellness activities – wherever they go, with the goal of enriching their travel experience. Previously known as TUI Destination Experiences, which included the independently operated Musement business, the new TUI Musement will create value for its suppliers and customers by rolling out a unique digital platform+ model, which combines a scalable digital platform for sourcing, producing and distributing Tours & Activities, with curated service delivery in more than 50 countries worldwide.

In 2020 we have been awarded with the Great Place To Work Italia Certification.

Your mission @Musement

The Head of Backend is in charge of designing, developing and releasing new parts for our core architecture, producing excellent software using cutting edge technologies to build web products for one of the biggest travel companies in the world, Musement & TUI Group

What you will do with us

  • Build from scratch new products
  • Designing feature CORE development
  • Take long term decision about tools, services and technologies to adopt and take part to all kickoff meetings to define how the project connect to other projects
  • Design and decide the backend architectures of our products
  • Manage and daily interact with all backend developers and take charge of devs’ professional growth and training
  • Communicating with business owners and product managers regarding development tasks for our backend systems
  • Breaking down complex tasks to smaller pieces and distributing it across the team, verifying the outcome and organizing code reviews
  • Scheduling estimation, planning and daily meetings to track progress, problems, plans

What you are expected to bring

  • Experience with PHP and OOP
  • Experience with Docker
  • Good knowledge of MySQL
  • Good English (Italian not required)
  • Experience with Elasticsearch
  • Experience with AWS: Lambda, SQS, SNS, API gateway.
  • Experience with Go
  • Experience with OpenAPI standard (former Swagger)

What will help you be successful in this role

  • People skills to manage a large team of developers
  • Interact with stakeholder and PMs
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to move his peers as well as his juniors and have them follow a common vision
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Every Friday is a Tech Friday | Where you can study and/or test new technologies
  • Tickets for tech conferences
  • Freedom to choose your dev tools (hardware and software)
  • Musement is a certified Great Place To Work®2019 among the Top 25 Best Workplaces in Italy http://www.greatplacetowork.it/