It wasn’t so long ago that booking a trip to see the Eiffel Tower, stroll down New York’s iconic Madison Avenue or feel the sand between our toes on Copacabana Beach was simply a matter of a few taps on our smartphone. In fact, that’s what we do at Booking.com. We make it easier for everyone to experience the world. And while that world might feel a little farther away right now, we’re busy preparing for when the world is ready to travel once more. Across our offices worldwide, we continue to innovate. To solve for some of the most complex challenges in travel and technology, and to plan for the exciting developments that lie ahead. With strategic long-term investments into what we believe the future of travel can be, we are opening up new career opportunities that will have a strong impact on our mission.We are united in the belief that our very human desire to explore the planet’s beauty and discover more about other people and cultures will endure. The world is waiting for us. Together, we will be ready.
With over 1.6 million room nights booked every day, accommodation represents the largest share of our business to date. Our mission is to deliver the best customer experience and the most varied selection of properties.
At Booking.com we combine the best traits of a start-up with the resources of planet Earth’s #1 accommodation website. We are working towards creating the ultimate travel experience, building and improving great products for both travellers and the accommodation partners.
You will be joining the Mobile App Core organization. Our first goal is to make sure customers are happy with the Booking.com app, by making sure the app is fast and reliable. Our second goal is to ensure the quality of the code and app developer experience. We enable product-focused teams who want to improve the app with new features and products, by giving them support and tooling. To accomplish this, we are accountable for core components, and key processes of the Booking.com app, including: the app release process, the monitoring of production issues along with the triaging of bugs and crashes to the adequate product teams, the profiling and optimization of performance in app screens and actions, the build and continuous integration pipelines, and the automated testing.
Contribute to the processes that support the release of new features for the entire company, such as the release process, the build process, the continuous integration pipeline, etc.
Ensure the utmost high quality of the Booking.com app in production, by monitoring crashes, firefighting incidents, solving complex bugs, etc.
Maintain and modernize the core libraries for the Booking.com app (Network, A/B testing, Local Storage, etc.)
Contribute to the design and implementation of the next generation native and backend-driven mobile app development standards.
Participate in the maintenance and upgrade of the new versions of the SDKs and Operating Systems.
Perform profiling to find bottlenecks and optimize performance.
Able to connect business and product goals to complex technical tasks.
Solve issues prioritizing based on customer impact.
Collaborate with app developers, backend developers, product owners, and quality specialists, to constantly improve customer experience within the app platform.
Contribute to Booking.com's growth through interviewing, on-boarding, or other recruitment efforts.
5+ years of experience as a Software Developer using Objective-C and other languages
3+ years of experience developing native iOS applications
Strong knowledge of Objective-C or Swift, Cocoa and Xcode
Knowledge of Object Oriented concepts and a strong passion for software development
Self-motivated to explore new technologies, applications and environments
Excellent attention to detail
Self-starter, highly motivated, team-player
Fully comfortable working in English, both in writing and spoken
Living and working in Amsterdam, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe;
Contributing to a high scale, complex, world renowned product and seeing real-time impact of your work on millions of travellers worldwide;
Working in a fast-paced and performance driven culture;
Opportunity to utilize technical expertise, leadership capabilities and entrepreneurial spirit;
Promote and drive impactful and innovative engineering solutions;
Technical, behavioural and interpersonal competence advancement via on-the-job opportunities, experimental projects, hackathons, conferences and active community participation;
Competitive compensation and benefits package and some great added perks of working in the home city of Booking.com.
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, colour, 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.