Insights – Engineering @ SiteMinder

How do we create value?

In an age of rising choice for curious travellers, we liberate hoteliers with technology that makes a difference. We’re the global hotel industry’s leading guest acquisition platform, ranked among Australia’s top 20 tech pioneers for our smart and simple solutions that put hotels at the heart of their guests’ booking journeys.

It’s this central role that has earned us the trust of more than 35,000 hotels, across 160 countries, generating 87+ million reservations worth over £22 billion in revenue for hotels each year. Plus, our partners total 700+, comprising what is widely regarded as the largest and most open ecosystem within the global travel tech industry.

What does the future look like?

It’s blinding.

Every day, our tech pulls and pushes out 25 billion hotel booking data points and scrapes 2.5 million pages. We receive more than 230 million messages weekly and continuously monitor 1.1 million data points.

For every minute you spend reading this, 166 hotel bookings worth over £42,000 in hotel revenue pass through our platform.

And, we’re just getting started.

By 2022, we’re looking to double both our global customer base and annual recurring revenue of AU$100 million. To achieve this, we’re set to grow and scale like never before, and investing in the tech and people that will get us there.

  • Employees800
  • Funding$50m - TCV, Bailador
  • LocationsSydney, London, Dallas, Galway, Bangkok

Tech Stack

Engineering at SiteMinder

We have one of the largest engineering teams in Australia, having grown to more than 150 engineers who tackle some of the most interesting technical challenges at scale.

We hire strategic thinkers, influencers and coders. We know it takes a multitude of technical and non-technical attributes to make forward progress. This is a place you come to test your ability.  

You’ll work with some of the brightest minds in Sydney, learn and teach, and when your final day at SiteMinder arrives we know you’ll walk out a better engineer and person.

Who we are

  • The trailblazers of our industry with an enemy of closed thinking.
  • Problem solvers who are always in the game and aren’t OK about being OK.
  • Advocates for simplicity and code that works.
  • A six-time Deloitte Tech Fast 50 winner and the first Aussie-headquartered investment for Silicon Valley-based TCV, which has backed the likes of Facebook, Netflix and Spotify.

Who we aren't

  • A feature factory. We think carefully about where to invest our efforts, and our people shape our roadmaps.
  • A company dominated by either Product or Engineering. Both have an equal seat at the table so we balance customer value with the need to grow.
  • Everyone else. We allow our tech, architecture, people and ways of working to speak for us.

Our challenges

We know our story’s been epic, but also recognise that we’ve never been the size that we’re going to be and we’re looking ahead with our eyes wide open.

We’re not looking for assimilation or someone to join us to keep the status quo. We embrace diversity of thought and the people who thrive putting their stamp on things.

So, if discovering your real potential sounds like your thing; if you want ownership, accountability, challenges and a place where growth both personally and organisationally are inevitable, then there’s a spot in Sydney that’s got your name on it and we want to hear from you.

Why join us?

You can make an impact from the day you walk through the door. What we are doing for our customers is tangible and meaningful, and what we do from an engineering standpoint is difficult but rewarding.

We take our work seriously and know you’ll be dedicating time away from family so we look after you. We have hackathons every quarter, regular team get togethers, the usual endless supply of food and drink, table tennis and sports teams for the active, and breakout areas for reading, relaxing and enjoying some downtime.

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