HolidayCheck is the leading hotel evaluation and travel portal in the German-speaking region. With nearly 8 million reviews, a few million user photos and videos of more than 650,000 hotels, we offer holidaymakers extensive travel know-how.

 

We are a subsidiary of Holidaycheck Group AG. Together we have a vision to become the most user-friendly company for holidaymakers. At the heart of our corporate culture are our values, which we live by every day and which create an environment that allows for continuous development.

 

Are you looking for a way to kickstart your career in a fulltime and permanent position? Our apprenticeship program might be what you have been looking for.

Before you apply, please check out : https://apprenticeship.holidaycheck.com/

Be aware we only consider applications with a motivation letter in which  you tell us about yourself, your journey with programming so far and why you think you’re a good fit for the program.

 

 

The Program:

  • 6 months of guided learning, self-improvement and exploration
  • 2 mentors that will support you
  • An individual curriculum based on your skills and interests
  • Graduation as Software Crafter followed by work in one of our teams

 

For detailed information about the program please refer to http://apprenticeship.holidaycheck.com

 

 

Work after graduation:

 

After you graduated from the program you will start working on our platform in one of our product teams. Our teams are cross-functional and self-organized. Decisions about the team are made by the team. Architectures are designed and implemented by the whole team in a professional, responsible manner. All Teams collaborate with our experienced Product Owners to bring new features to our platform. As a team member you will have shared responsibility for

 

  • Writing clean, tested and maintainable software
  • Defining team tenets and living up to them
  • Documentation (usually GitHub markdown)
  • Collaborating with an agile mindset

 

Here is some of the technology that we are working with currently:

 

  • Scala (Akka-HTTP, Akka-Streams, Spark, Cats, Scalatest, Scalacheck, sbt)
  • Node.js, Javascript/TypeScript (React, Fluxible, Redux)
  • Go
  • Nix/NixOS/NixOps
  • GitHub Enterprise
  • Mesos, Marathon, Kubernetes

 

We believe in the value of Open Source software. Not only do we use a lot of F/OSS we also publish and maintain software as open source ourselves: https://github.com/holidaycheck

 

About you:

 

Our apprenticeship aims at Junior Software Developers, so we focus on potential over professional experience and behaviour over achievements. What we would like to see in you:

  • You can solve problems in at least one programming language
  • You want to learn and improve yourself constantly
  • You are able to self-organize
  • You want to share your knowledge in- and outside of the office

 

We do not filter by:

 

  • Degrees: Degrees are a privilege that we don’t base our decisions on
  • GitHub profile: Not everyone has time and energy to program in their spare time
  • Technology: We don’t expect knowledge in specific tools or frameworks

 

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