The Position:

Product Performance Engineers test the performance and efficiency of one or more KAYAK products, analyze the results of those tests, identify bottlenecks and underperforming algorithms, recommend improvements to the implementation of those algorithms and may build proofs-of-concept for the recommended improvements and performs tests that confirm the effectiveness of the improvements. 

Required Experience:

  • 3 years or more of designing and implementing high performance, real-time, mission critical computing systems 

Required Skills:

  • Verbal and written communication.
  • Software engineering in Java and/or Python.
  • Quantitative analysis.
  • Deep understanding of hardware and software design and design tradeoffs.

About KAYAK

At KAYAK we help millions of travelers around the globe make confident travel decisions. KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages and is the world's leading travel search engine.

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each others strengths and insights. Together, we’re able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary of Booking Holdings.

Benefits and perks

  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Generous retirement plans
  • Awesome health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • No stupid meetings
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.
  • Flexible hours
  • Free massages from professional massage therapist
  • Regular team events/excursions

KAYAK is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – no matter their race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Whoever you are, just be you. 

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