The Position

KAYAK is looking for an engineer to be part one of our small backend teams. Our team is constantly iterating, designing, and coding our way to excellence. We're building the compelling user experiences that keep our product a step ahead of the competition. If you're an engineer who wants to work on a team of similarly talented, driven individuals, then we'd love to hear from you.



  • BS or higher in Computer Science or related field.

  • Java (2+ years experience), Reactor/Flux a plus.

  • Amazing programming fundamentals.

  • Working knowledge of JavaScript, React a plus.

  • Working knowledge of APIs.

  • Working knowledge of SQL, Hive/Hadoop/Elasticsearch a plus.

  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

  • Ability to debug issues in a full-stack environment.



  • Team player who likes to engage with colleagues at a professional and personal level

  • Someone who can handle a high volume of requests and prioritize their own work while taking infrastructure and business needs into account

  • Must have excellent technical communication skills.


Benefits and perks

  • 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.


Engineer’s salary consists of three parts:
Base part: when joining us early in your career your salary may start from 1050 EUR neto (after paying tax). Being more experienced, your base salary may be up to 2400 EUR neto (after paying tax) for this position.
In addition:
- meaningful yearly bonuses approx 10 percent annual salary;
- Booking Holdings RSU (Restricted Stock Units) package, worth 20.000 USD (before taxes) with possibility to get it every year.

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



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.


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.


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