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.
You will be joining the Booking Process team. In this team you will be working in the heart of the Accommodation business unit, as part of the Engagement department. Once a customer knows what property they want to book, it is up to us to make their checkout process the simplest, most efficient experience. And to repeat that same experience millions of times for all our customers. We are also laying out a roadmap for replatforming our entire area to a more modern, scalable, flexible and performant codebase, which translates to plenty of technical challenges and learning opportunities to further your professional growth. We are a diverse group of people, with lots of passion for quality and doing the right thing, even when it means hard work. Come join us. You are guaranteed a fun, exciting time.
As a Senior Software Developer, you are responsible for the development, performance, and scaling of our public website as well as internal systems. You will work independently and will also be responsible for making technical decisions within a team.
Important aspects of the job include:
Rapidly developing next-generation scalable, flexible, and high-performance systems.
Influencers with a collaborative, proactive attitude, driving innovation within the team
Solving issues with the systems, prioritizing based on customer impact
Acting as an intermediary for problems, with both technical and non-technical audiences
The role is very hands on with coding, system design and requires technical leadership within the team
Take initiative to address the larger technical needs of the product you work on
Focus on moving the business forward, be pragmatic about technology choices
Always keep the customer at the center of everything you do
Lead initiatives for improvement of development processes and business opportunities for your team’s product and the company as a whole by impacting multiple products across the business.
Identify, foster, and proactively help colleagues to grow professionally, taking a significant role in onboarding new team members
Contribute to the growth of Booking.com through interviewing or other recruitment efforts
Represent Booking.com values, both in the company and in the external community
Advocate a collaborative working environment – make “my ideas” into “our ideas”
Lead, manage and resolve technical or design discussions or conflicts
We are looking for driven Developers who enjoy solving problems, who initiate solutions and discussions and who believe that any challenge can be scaled with the right mindset and tools.
We have found that people who match the following requirements are the ones who fit us best:
7+ years software development experience; using 2 or more server side programming languages strong Java experience is a must along with willingness to learn Perl
At least 1 year of experience as a senior developer
Experience with SOA and Kafka is required
Experience with building highly scalable distributed systems and batch processing pipelines with focus on data integrity and resilience
Experience with unit, integration and end-to-end testing paradigms
Experience with defining and upholding SLOs/KPIs and leading architecture reviews for systems
Experience with debugging and troubleshooting (Java) services
Experience of working on products that impact a large customer base and have a company wide impact
Excellent communication; written and spoken
An opportunity to contribute to a high scale, complex, world renowned product and seeing 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
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
Generous relocation package, ensuring a smooth transition to working and living in Amsterdam
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 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, 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.