KAYAK is looking for a passionate data engineer to join our Business Analytics team.  The Business Analytics team is responsible for organizing KAYAK’s commercial performance data to drive data-driven decisions.  Our team’s dashboards and reports are used globally across the company and are critical to the daily functioning of the business.

This position is based in either Zurich or London and will report into the Team Lead, who is based in the Zurich office.



  • Build and maintain data pipelines (ETLs) using Python, SQL, Airflow, and Docker

  • Design performant data models and optimize SQL queries

  • Create dashboards, reports, and data visualizations to share insights into business performance

  • Investigate data issues to identify patterns and root causes

  • Automate repetitive tasks and build self-service tools to support data democratization

  • Work closely with cross-functional stakeholders to understand business needs, propose solutions, and communicate results




  • 2+ years of professional experience in the field of data engineering, analytics, or software engineering

  • Considerable experience with SQL using relational databases (e.g. Vertica, Snowflake, MySQL, Hive)

  • Experience building and maintaining ETLs strongly preferred

  • Ability to write clean and concise code, Python experience preferred

  • Experience with Airflow is a plus

  • Experience with Django and/or web development is a plus

  • Fluent in English (both spoken and written), additional languages are a plus



KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:  BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, stay, rental car, cruise, or vacation package. We’re also transforming the in-travel experience with our app and new accommodation software. For more information, visit www.KAYAK.com.

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of meta-search brands including momondo, Cheapflights, Swoodoo, checkfelix and Mundi. 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.


Benefits and perks

  • 5 weeks paid holiday
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Pension fund
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • No stupid meetings
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.
  • Regular team events/excursions
  • Monthly Lunch Checks


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.

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.



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