We are looking for Java backend developers to help improve and maintain KAYAK’s world leading search and booking technology. We integrate with over 200 travel partners and link to over 500,000 hotels and 550 airlines. You will be an essential part of a high powered team that keeps all of this running smoothly – helping millions of people find the best hotels and the best ways to fly from A to B every day!



  • A solid software engineer with a willingness to learn

  • Must be comfortable in a fast paced startup environment

  • Hands on and self-motivated



  • Implement new backend search and booking features

  • Improve existing features with an eye towards speed and user experience

  • Create and maintain existing integrations with third-party APIs 



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or related field

  • 0-3 years experience

  • Java (multi-threaded experience or course related projects)

  • Bonus Skills:

  • Spring, SQL, HTTP, XML, JSON

  • AWS, MySQL, Git, Tomcat, Apache, Kafka, Elastic Stack




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 a part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.



  • Day off on your birthday

  • Free lunch once a week

  • Flexible hours

  • Headspace subscription

  • Regular team events/excursions

  • Additional paid paternity leave

  • Generous healthcare insurance

  • No stupid meetings

  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.


Diversity and Inclusion at KAYAK/OpenTable


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.


When joining KAYAK/OT you will be entitled to our compensation package. In addition to the regular salary, you will have a possibility to be granted RSU and annual bonus under KAYAK’s internal rules. The base salary is from 1000 EUR to 3400 EUR (net). Other bonuses depend on your performance. 

Salary range provided is not final and will be discussed during the process based on your skills and experience.

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