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 and comfortable in a fast-paced startup environment.
Team player who likes to engage with colleagues at a professional and personal level.
Self-starter and self-motivated.
Must have excellent technical communication skills.
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)
Must have knowledge of HTTP, SOAP, REST.
Working knowledge of SQL with MySQL/Hive/Hadoop/Snowflake a plus.
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 other's 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.