KAYAK is looking for a highly intelligent backend developer who will be able to develop, create, and modify the computer applications that support the KAYAK platform ad network.
backend development of KAYAK ad network software applications, including ad targeting, bidding, content management, and other adjacent sub-systems
individual and team-based design and development of new features and products related to the KAYAK ad network
utilize and develop against several different types of data storage systems that support the KAYAK ad network, including but not limited to MySQL, memcache, Hive/Hadoop, Aserospike, Snowflake and Redis proprietary KAYAK storage systems.
identification and resolution of complex software problems related to the KAYAK ad network
analysis and resolution of scalability issues in the KAYAK ad network software applications
be an active participant in the ongoing maintenance and improvement to existing ad network services and feature-sets
5+ years Java experience, experience with Java web development a plus
Amazing programming fundamentals
Intermediate Java, experience with Java web development a plus
Working knowledge of SQL, Hive/Hadoop, Aerospike, Redis a plus
Some front end development experience preferred, but not required
Team player who likes to engage with colleagues at a professional and personal level
Someone who can handle a high volume of requests with frequent interruptions and prioritize their own work while taking infrastructure and business needs into account
Must have excellent technical communication skills
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 part of Booking Holdings Inc. and operates sites in more than 60 countries and territories.
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.*
Weekly catered lunches*
Free massages from a professional massage therapist*
Regular team events/excursions*
Universal Paid Parental leave
* Currently paused due to covid
Diversity and Inclusion at OpenTable/ KAYAK
We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more innovative ideas, products, services, and better business outcomes for our stakeholders. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.