Technical Lead

Requisition ID:  2264
Department:  Information Technology
Work Type:  Hybrid
Application Close Date:  23rd April 2024

Intrepid Travel was born in 1989 with the simple mission to create positive change through the joy of travel.

More than 34 years later, we’re proud to be a certified B Corp with more than 1000 small group trips in over 120 countries. After all these years, we’ve stayed true to our mission, ensuring our adventures are good for the places we go, good for the communities we visit and good for our travellers. That’s why we carbon offset all our trips and support local communities but we’re not stopping there. We want to be the best travel company not just in the world, but for the world.

The world needs more Intrepid people: 


Join our team of Technical Leads who deliver great solutions, enabling Intrepid to realise the benefits of strategy through technology!  
As a Technical Lead, you will be responsible for leading an Engineering team across the idea and completion stages involving new features and changes to existing features. You will also be accountable for your team’s performance and product reliability.  
Additionally, you will collaborate with technical experts, product owners and end-users, with a focus on driving new techniques. 


This is a full-time permanent position, where you will work in our office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. To provide the best experience to our people, this role would operate in our office with the opportunity to work from home on occasion.


A bit about you: 


  • Prior experience developing high performing API platforms 

  • Prior experience and maturity in senior Engineering roles

  • Well-versed in multiple key product components and maintaining capability in multiple core problem domains such as web, mobile, data, or systems programming 

  • Familiar with SOLID principles, OO design, testing, and core development tools. 

  • Understanding the modern internet and knowledge in building as per user requirements 

  • Understanding the importance of Data & User Experience in solving customer needs  

  • Familiar with Agile methodologies 

  • Hands-on experience in applying performance, unit, and integration testing to prove resilience  

  • An open mind, a love for learning and sharing new knowledge  

  • Team coaching and mentoring, fostering a supportive work environment

You will also have a high degree of accountability, excellent communication skills and the ability to lead a talented team of engineers.


A bit about our people:

Our team reflects the diversity of our customers and the communities we visit. Our team is made up of 58 nationalities across 46 countries, and Intrepid recognises that diversity makes us a stronger business. With a commitment to breaking down barriers, we support a culture where people can be themselves. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, including First Nations People, LGBTQI+ people, people living with a disability, people from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, and people from different ethnicities, races, and religions. 

Work perks:

  • We offer flexible work options, including work-from-home, and work from anywhere in the world for up to 4 weeks a year
  • Employees receive a free Intrepid trip every year! As well as generous discounts available for families, and close friends
  • 5 extra days of leave annually, for use when travelling on an Intrepid trip
  • Our global leave benefits are aimed at supporting gender equity, so we offer a minimum of 10 weeks of paid parental leave for all parents, and other additional leave provisions. 
  • Access to incredible e-learning platforms, and professional development via our Elevate Mentor program
  • We provide an Employee Assistance Program, a 24/7 service that offers counselling for you and your family
  • We want to support the causes that are important to you, that’s why we offer 20 hours of volunteer leave every year.

If you’re here to inspire, create, share, and lead in what you do, we want to hear from you. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible – we may close advertising early if the right person is identified.