TUI Group • Flexible

Lead Full Stack Software Engineer

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

Job Description

TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism business. Web, Engagement is a global team within TUI technology responsible for the Web technologies across all holiday products and all TUI regions. We are a multi-disciplinary team of experts across Architecture, Engineering, DevOps and Agile Delivery who are located, and also providing technical services, across the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.

At TUI we’re ambitious to become the leader in technology within the travel industry and to achieve this we are looking to build a capable, creative team who want to be a part of accomplishing that goal.

We never stop looking ahead, seeking new ways to delight our customers and grow our business. We recognise the power of digital and the massive contribution this brings to creating a truly unique and differentiated customer experience.

We are looking for a talented and dedicated technical enthusiast to join the Web technology organisation which owns several web applications that serve millions of users per year, generating billions in revenue for TUI.

The Lead Full Stack Software Engineer is a highly experienced practitioner and an outspoken advocate of state-of-the-art software development practices, developing software products with a broad toolkit of technologies and methods and with a strong and matured DevSecOps mindset, being able to tackle the whole software development cycle of designing, building, testing and deploying applications. Working in an agile environment and keeping up with the ever-evolving technical landscape the Lead Full Stack Software Engineer is a lifelong learner, a thought leader, a good communicator and someone who likes to think outside the box.


As a Lead Full Stack Software Engineer, you will either be part of a cross-functional team or a practice team and together with your team you will own the software products from conception to operation, or you will work across multiple teams, supporting them and their stakeholders in building great technology. Being an enthusiast, an expert practitioner and thought leader in software engineering and software craftsmanship. Thanks to your excellent collaboration skills you will support your team, or teams, in delivering the best answers to our customers’ needs and in taking over full responsibility for its applications, from design to operation. With your outstanding skillset for understanding, investigating and solving problems you take full ownership of complex topics or multi-faceted initiatives and outcomes spanning across the domain.

You strive for clean architecture, state-of-the-art implementation, a high degree of automation, and overall high quality with a customer-centric mindset. You select, and guide teams to use, the right tools for the job and thus solve the given business and technical problems in an efficient way. You show an advanced commercial mentality, focusing on solving business problems in the best way in close collaboration with stakeholders. You actively contribute to the overall engineering and architecture strategy for your area and/or domain.

You work in a cloud environment, especially AWS, developing resilient and high-performing cloud-native applications. You have a deep understanding of the AWS toolbox, leveraging AWS services and cloud design patterns in a micro-service and micro-frontend landscape. You tackle the whole cycle of designing, building, testing and deploying software and contribute to increasing automation. You actively promote TUI’s ABCDCS principles (API first, Big Data, Cloud-native, DevOps mindset, Security) within your community and beyond.

You are able to clearly verbalise your thoughts/ideas and you take the initiative to translate ideas into outcomes. You are comfortable to represent TUI in various events, conferences and meetups. You publish or contribute to articles, blog posts and thought leadership pieces on a range of engineering topics in your area of expertise. You are well-connected across the domain, within the broader TUI community and relevant Communities of Practice.

As a recognised thought leader in your subject matter area, you publish articles (e.g. on sites like, or and are actively engaged in the open-source community through source commits and similar contributions. You are presenting to different audiences at internal and external events/conferences and are a regular networker, building useful expert contacts across the industry.

Being an expert, you actively and systematically share your knowledge, for example by mentoring junior to senior colleagues and supporting their professional development. This includes shaping and managing the technical training paths for engineers across the organisation. Together with the domain’s Practice teams as well as the Group Enabler teams you also will research, evaluate, and test new approaches, processes and tools and help teams to use them effectively.

You love to work in an international, multi-cultural team. You challenge constructively and have high expectations of yourself and others. You always drive for technical excellence, ownership and self-organisation at team and personal level. You love to learn and acquire new skills and put significant effort into keeping up to date with latest developments in your focus areas.

Security is part of everyone’s job. At TUI, we practise secure behaviours first in everything we do.


  • Outstanding expertise in the JavaScript language (e.g. ES6/7/8/next, Typescript) as well as its ecosystem and tooling. Strong experience with at least two recent JavaScript frameworks.
  • Deep knowledge of HTML5, CSS3/SCSS, as well as general understanding of UI design.
  • Excellent knowledge of applying web delivery design principles for websites and web applications for a positive user experience.
  • Deep understanding of frontend performance aspects, analysis and optimisation.
  • Excellent proficiency in either NodeJS or Go or Java, and their respective ecosystems (frameworks, libraries, documentation, useful resources) as well as architectural strategies and design patterns.
  • Deep experience with implementing resource-oriented APIs and event-based architectures.
  • Strong experience with data persistence, both relational and non-relational technologies, preferably applied in a cloud-native context.
  • Deep expertise in CI/CD (preferably Gitlab CI), infrastructure as code, serverless cloud architecture/design, tools and services on AWS. Ideally certified AWS Associate or higher.
  • Good understanding of different areas of software architecture (technical, solution, enterprise, cloud/infrastructure, etc.).
  • Able to apply decision strategies and make good decisions in context of complex objectives.
  • The ability to explore, investigate, discuss, and negotiate stakeholder requirements.
  • Customer centric, passionate about delivering great digital products and services.
  • Passionate about continuous improvement, collaboration and great teams. Ability to advance existing implementations and processes at all stages of the software engineering lifecycle.
  • Compelling coaching and training skills for imparting professional software engineering skills.
  • Active member of relevant industry communities, interest groups and meetups. Track record as speaker, author and/or open-source contributor.
  • Strong problem-solving skills coupled with good communication skills.


  • Working in the leading global tourism group: We stand for intercultural cooperation and offer the opportunity to work in international projects and teams.
  • Fantastic holiday benefits including discounts, special offers
  • Mobile working, flexible working hours and working from abroad: We believe that work is something you do, not where you go. Our offer: TUI Way of Working
  • Health and Wellbeing support in five key areas – Health, Social, Community, Career and Financial
  • Development and career opportunities: We offer a wide range of digital training and international career opportunities.
  • Additional benefits relevant to the local market that you’ll be based in

At TUI, we know people are as diverse as the destinations we send our customers to. ​ ​We love to see your uniqueness shine through and inspire the future of travel.​ If you would like to read more about what Diversity & Inclusion means to us simply visit our Smile page Click here

If you have any questions, please contact the Recruiter for this role via the contact information included in the advert.

Please Note: These vacancies will be managed by an International Recruitment Team and therefore your application may be viewed by TUI colleagues outside your home country.

Company benefits

Travel credit – All benefits vary by location and job role, we'd be happy to chat to you about this in more detail
Work from anywhere scheme – TUI WORKWIDE means colleagues can work from abroad for up to 30 working days a year
Employee discounts
Flexible working week
Bank holiday swaps
Time off in-lieu
Religious celebration leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Health insurance
Gym membership
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Enhanced maternity leave
Shared parental leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Compassionate leave
Cinema discounts
Season ticket loan
Travel insurance
Cycle to work scheme
In office catering
Commuter loan
Annual pay rises
Annual bonus
Life assurance
Salary sacrifice
Matched pension contribution
In office workout classes
Teambuilding days
Employee assistance programme
Charity donation scheme
Enhanced sick pay
Share options
Faith rooms
Volunteer days
Lunch and learns
L&D budget
Personal development days
Mental health days
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Working at TUI Group

Company employees

60,000 globally

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA

Hiring Countries





Dominican Republic
















United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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Flexa100 2024

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