At Booking.com, data drives our decisions. Technology is at our core. And innovation is everywhere. But our company is more than datasets, lines of code or A/B tests. We’re the thrill of the first night in a new place. The excitement of the next morning. The friends you make. The journeys you take. The sights you see. And the food you sample. Through our products, partners, and people, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world.
Booking.com is looking for data-savvy professionals to join our team. As a Data Engineer, you will be working with stakeholders throughout the company to ensure we have high-quality data to power our business in all departments. Decisions for every part of our business - from the front end experience to performance marketing to partner products - are driven by petabytes of our data via MySQL, Hadoop, Cassandra, etc. Your challenge will be to make sure we can utilize our petabyte-scale data even more effectively to support business decisions and improve our products. Joining a cross-functional team of developers, designers, data scientists, and product owners, we invite you to help us crunch the data to ensure our place as the planet’s #1 accommodation site.
The Trips business unit that Attractions is part of, will bridge the Booking.com of today with the Booking of tomorrow, leading the evolution of Booking.com from a single-product company to a multi-product offering company with an unprecedented, personalised travel experience at the heart of its success.
At Booking.com we’re working to seamlessly connect every aspect of travel, and the Attractions team is one of the cornerstones of our connected trip vision. We’re a new Business dedicated to helping travellers discover and book things to do around the world. To do this, we need to build a marketplace with the world’s broadest selection of bookable things to do, and effortlessly match the right activity to the right person at the right time. Our goal is to offer travellers the widest choice and the best customer experience, no matter what tour, activity, or attraction they choose.
As a Data Engineer, you’ll join Attractions to work alongside curious, fast-paced, and focused people. You are responsible for creating and executing on a vision to have performant, high quality, and scalable data pipelines. You will be responsible for, and have the agency to replace the current ad-hoc data solutions with strong foundations built on modern technologies that will make it easy to store real-time customer interactions and make it accessible for data consumers later on. Being a team player is a must, since you will be working together with others to answer questions and address requests from a variety of stakeholders, such as the development team of Attractions as well as the team responsible for providing the teams and business with data solutions.
Important Aspects Of The Job Include:
Rapidly developing next-generation scalable, flexible, and high-performance data pipelines
Solving issues with data and data pipelines, prioritizing based on customer impact
End-to-end ownership of data quality in our core datasets and data pipelines
Experimenting with new tools and technologies to meet business requirements regarding performance, scaling, and data quality
Providing tools that enhance data quality company-wide
Providing self-organizing tools that help the analytics community discover data, assess quality, explore usage, and find peers with relevant expertise
Acting as an intermediary for problems, with both technical and non-technical audiences
Contributing to the growth of Booking.com through interviewing, on-boarding, or other recruitment efforts
We are looking for driven Data Engineers who enjoy solving problems, who initiate solutions and discussions, and who believe that any challenge can be scaled with the right mindset and tools.
The ones that fit us best are the people who match the following requirements:
Minimum of 3 years of experience in the field, using 1 or more server-side programming languages - preferably Java, Scala, Perl, etc.
Must have experience with building data pipelines in distributed environments with technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, MySQL, Oozie, Kafka & Kubernetes
Technologies that are a plus: HBase Argo, Flink, KSQL, CQL & Cassandra are a plus
Demonstrable experience with SQL, HQL, CQL, etc.
Hands-on experience of developing in and contributing to open-source data technologies, such as Hadoop
Experience in working on systems on a large scale
Good understanding of basic analytics and machine learning concepts
Preferably a university degree in Mathematics or Software Engineering
Team player and demonstrated stakeholder management skills: ability to explain complex issues in a way that can be easily understood by a variety of stakeholders
Good communication, written and spoken
An opportunity to contribute to a high scale, complex, world-renowned product, and seeing the real-time impact of your work on millions of travelers worldwide
Be part of a truly international fast-paced environment and performance-driven culture
Various opportunities to grow technically and personally via side projects, hackathons, conferences, and your involvement in the community
Full relocation support for you and your family (if the case) to move to Amsterdam - one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. We have fine-tuned this process by successfully relocating 300+ Technology professionals to Amsterdam in the last year alone!
Headquarters located in one of the most dynamic cities in Europe: Amsterdam
A performance-based company that offers 29 vacation days, career advancement, and lucrative compensation, including bonuses and stock potential
Discount on Booking.com accommodations with the “Booking Deal” including other perks and benefits
Company-sponsored family and social activities to help our employees become integrated with each other and Dutch culture
Diverse and creative colleagues from every corner of the world
With over 70 different nationalities within the technology department alone, you will be able to absorb new skills and grow your career in a multicultural environment
We value the diversity of all types and in an open, dynamic workplace. This has been a pillar at Booking.com since day one, and something we continue to strongly believe in and build today.
Booking.com is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We strive to move well beyond traditional equal opportunity and work to create an environment that allows everyone to thrive.