The Position

KAYAK is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to be part one of our Architect team in Berlin. 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.



  • 5+ years strong Python programming experience

  • Strong SQL knowledge.

  • Experience with REST API’s

  • Experience in Unix shell scripting.

  • Experience in data modeling

  • Experience in AWS S3.

  • Knowledge of Python frameworks/libraries like Django, Flask, Pandas. 



  • Experience writing NoSQL (elasticsearch) queries is a plus.

  • JAVA programming skills is a plus

  • Experience in Kafka is a plus.

  • Experience writing custom Kafka consumers is a big plus

  • Knowledge of Apache Spark/Apache Flink is a plus

  • Knowledge of Hadoop, Hive, Presto, AWS Athena  is a plus

  • ML knowledge is a small 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

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

  • 6 weeks paid vacation

  • Day off on your birthday

  • We offer flexible working policy so you can work from anywhere in Germany or join us in our office in Berlin.

  • Free lunch catering 2 days per week and all the snacks you need 

  • Generous retirement plans

  • Universal paid parental leave

  • Public transportation subsidies

  • Bike leasing possibility 

  • German classes 

  • Free massages 

  • Regular team events and volunteering opportunities

  • Sport teams and in-house gym 


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. 

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