Senior Software Engineer (also available for full remote working) Job at lastminute.com – in Catania, Sicilia

Job Description

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories – from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, “whatever makes them pink”.

lastminute.com is part of lm group, publicly traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 60 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to provide our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel-related products and services.

At the heart of our culture is a commitment of inclusion across race, gender, age sexual orientation, religion, gender identity or expression and accessibility. We strongly believe in an equal opportunity space, which is welcoming and celebrates the uniqueness of everyone who works here. We value different lived experiences and respect viewpoints, as we know unicity drives innovation. We want to make sure our people reflect the communities across the world we help travel.

Job Description

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  • Please note that this is a full remote working position

We are a digital travel company, with tech at its core, currently looking for motivated problem-solvers who will embrace the end-to-end responsibility of building, delivering and evolving relevant products.

As a senior software engineer in lastminute.com, you will work in our Product Engineering team and directly impact the lives of a global population of travellers. You will be involved in building and developing our own scalable and resilient platforms to support an ever-growing number of customers. From the first day with us, you’ll experience working in a company with a “growing-sharing culture” with a lot of opportunities to improve existing products, bring new ideas to life.

Key Responsibilities

Design, write and test high-quality software by using a range of practices like TDD, DDD, Clean Code or SOLID Principles

Create resilient, secure, and performant applications able to serve millions of requests per day

Define the best technical solution and infrastructure for new features together with architects, always focusing on CI/CD

Be responsible for the quality of the delivery

Be responsible for the performance, reliability and scalability

Use tech expertise to proactively find solutions to solve complex issues, understanding and considering the business needs

Contribute positively to the team´s technical growth, sharing your technical knowledge by interacting with your peers in the day by day activities

Make real impact Influencing and guiding engineers working in the whole product engineering department

Collaborate effectively with engineers, architects, and stakeholders from multiple teams to solve complex problems to deliver end-to-end solutions



Strong experience as a Software Engineer programming in OO/FP languages but preferably in JVM: Java or Kotlin

Previous experience working with Clean code, SOLID principles and Agile mindset,

Strong analytical skills and ability to make decisions based on data

Ability to understand the business requirements

Positive and collaborative attitude

Growth mindset

Fluency in English both written and spoken


previous working experience in startup or product company

previous experience with XP practices

Additional Information

What we offer

Possibility to work in an international agile environment using eXtreme Programming practises

Dedicated time for personal growth

Bleeding edge technology stack (Java and Kotlin, Spring Boot, Docker, Kubernetes and more …)

Continuous learning program with technical internal sessions

Access to online learning platform like O’Reilly

Possibility to join conferences around Europe for continuous improvement

Coding Dojo: a weekly training to learn and share coding techniques during office hours

LM-Talks: our very own knowledge sharing internal sessions

By joining our company, you will have the chance to:
Join a dynamic team in an inclusive-international environment

Grow thanks to the career journey and our internal mobility perspective

Manage your own schedule thanks to the flexible start and end of the working day

Work a shorter working week (36h), of which 4 hours on Friday morning

Get focus time for learning, development and deep work on Friday mornings

Work partially or fully remote according to local laws

Enjoy continuous training thanks to our company platform

Benefit from employee discounts on travel

Receive 2 days off per year for the purpose of volunteering

Receive a bonus after 5 and one after 10 years in the company

Get free snacks / fruit / hot drinks / water / beverages at our offices

Participate in amazing winter and summer corporate events

Benefit from extended parental or marriage leave

Hiring Process

Candidates for this position can generally expect a hiring process similar to the following (note that depending on location and availability, the process may be slightly modified and can be completed in its entirety within 2-3 weeks).

Selected candidates receive the first feedback on their application from our recruitment team

HR interview: We will have a talk of production on technical aspects, experiences and analysis of possible personal scenarios

Technical interview: Candidates will have the opportunity to meet our technical leaders while doing a pair session with them using an exercise to evaluate skills. (consider the exercise as a day by day work and it is not important to close all the points of the exercise, but it is important how you reason on it and how you execute it)

Interview follow-up: Candidates will receive feedback from our recruitment team

Do you want to know more about our technologies? You can see our technological stack here*.

About Company

Company: lastminute.com –

Company Location:  Catania, Sicilia