Director of Software Engineering (all genders)

City:  Chandigarh
Job Function:  Tech
Job Area:  Product & IT
Seniority Level:  Director
Date:  Mar 29, 2024


HRS, a pioneer in business travel, aims to elevate every stay through innovative technology. With over 50 years of experience, their digital platform, driven by ProcureTech, TravelTech, and FinTech, transforms how companies and travelers Stay, Work, and Pay.

ProcureTech digitally revolutionizes lodging procurement, connecting corporations and suppliers in a cutting-edge ecosystem. This enables seamless efficiency and automation, surpassing travelers' expectations.

TravelTech redefines the online lodging experience, offering personalized content from selection to check-in, ensuring an unparalleled journey for corporate travelers.

In FinTech, HRS introduces advancements like mobile banking and digital payments, turning corporate back offices into touchless lodging enablers, eliminating legacy cost barriers. The innovative 2-click book-to-pay feature streamlines interactions for travelers and hoteliers.

Combining these technology propositions, HRS unlocks exponential catalyst effects. Their data-driven focus delivers value-added services and high-return network effects, creating substantial customer value.

HRS's exponential growth since 1972 serves over 35% of the global Fortune 500 and leading hotel chains.

Join HRS to shape the future of business travel, empowered by a culture of growth and setting new industry standards worldwide.


As the "Director of Software Engineering (all genders)", you will serve as a pivotal catalyst for innovation, steering a team of 100+ highly proficient engineers. Your core responsibility will be to successfully introduce pioneering SaaS platforms to the global market. This role necessitates a hands-on individual with a robust engineering background, remarkable leadership acumen, and a proven track record of driving innovation while leveraging data insights. Your visionary leadership style will be key in galvanizing and inspiring the team, instilling a culture of synergy, ingenuity, and ongoing growth. 


  • Team Leadership: You will oversee and lead a diverse team of 100 engineers, cultivating a culture that champions innovation, collaboration, and exceptional performance. Your leadership will empower team members to excel individually and as a collective force, driving the realization of our strategic objectives. 
  • Product Launch Excellence: Champion the seamless conception, development, and launch of cutting-edge SaaS platforms, aligning them closely with strategic business objectives and customer needs. Your ability to navigate the intricate interplay of technology, market dynamics, and customer expectations will be critical to our continued success. 
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making: Harness data-centric methodologies to inform pivotal decisions, thereby optimizing product development strategies and outcomes. Your adeptness at interpreting data trends and translating them into actionable insights will drive our products' competitiveness and relevance in the market. 
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate effectively across cross-functional departments, including Product Management, Design, and Quality Assurance. Your collaborative prowess will facilitate the cohesive integration of various expertise areas, ensuring the timely delivery of high-caliber solutions. 
  • Customer-Centric Philosophy: Advocate for a customer-centric ethos, ensuring that our products not only meet but exceed market demands. Your ability to empathize with customer needs and translate those needs into innovative solutions will be a key differentiator for HRS. 
  • Team Development: Mentor and foster the professional growth of team members, enabling them to advance within the organization while making impactful contributions. Your role as a mentor and guide will play a vital part in shaping the capabilities and career trajectories of our team. 
  • Strategic Leadership: Exemplify a strategic leadership approach, proactively identifying avenues for process enhancement, resource allocation optimization, and continuous innovation. Your strategic thinking will guide us in navigating complex challenges and seizing untapped opportunities. 


  • Educational Background: A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a closely related technical discipline is required, with a Master's degree being highly preferred. 
  • Track Record of Success: You must have a proven track record of orchestrating successful SaaS platform launches, effectively penetrating the market and driving adoption. 
  • Leadership Experience: You should possess a minimum of 5 years of seasoned leadership experience, overseeing teams of 100+ Engineers/Data Scientists. Your leadership acumen should be demonstrated through measurable achievements and team growth. 
  • Data-Driven Mindset: A notable proficiency in data-driven analysis is essential, enabling you to make strategic decisions grounded in empirical evidence rather than assumptions. 
  • Interpersonal Skills: Outstanding interpersonal and communication aptitude is crucial. Your ability to motivate, influence, and effectively communicate with various stakeholders will be pivotal to the team's success. 
  • Innovation Advocate: You should have a demonstrated history of cultivating an environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, and unceasing improvement. Your previous initiatives should reflect your commitment to pushing the boundaries of conventional thinking. 
  • Results-Oriented Approach: Evidence of exceptional results-oriented prowess, particularly within a fast-paced and dynamic professional milieu, will showcase your ability to thrive in our innovative environment. 


Access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry and while doing so reinvent the ways how businesses stay, work and pay.

Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission, while growing personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will continuously learn from a radical culture of retrospectives and continuous improvement and actively contribute to making business life better, smarter and more sustainable.


The attractive remuneration is in line with the market and, in addition to a fixed monthly salary, all necessary work equipment and mobility, will also include an annual or multi-year bonus.

Req ID:  17361

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