Senior Backend Java Engineer - Payments


With millions of diners, tens of thousands of restaurants, and 23+ years of experience, OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), is an industry leader with a unique insight into the world of hospitality. We champion restaurants, bars, wineries, and other venues around the world, helping them attract guests, manage capacity, improve operations and maximize revenue.

Every employee at OpenTable has a tangible impact on what we do and how we do it. You’ll also join a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of travel brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined.

Hospitality is all about taking care of others, and it defines our culture. You’ll work in a welcoming and inclusive environment, and get the benefits, flexibility, and support you need to succeed.

#LI-remote "open to remote work"

What You’ll Work On


We are building a new full-stack team from the ground up that will innovate in the payments domain. We are looking for engineers to extend our payments platform, developing both customer facing and internal payment tools. You and your team will be responsible for your code throughout all phases of the life cycle. You build it, deploy it, monitor it, improve it, and scale it. All our solutions are required to scale to meet increasing demand. 


We build our services on the JVM using Java and on the .NET platform using C#. Our data is stored in SQL and NoSQL databases. Our applications are written in modern React with Hooks and Redux using TypeScript. Our services run on Kubernetes for large-scale distributed applications.  


About You


You love to code. You’re curious, passionate, and enjoy tackling challenging problems. You love technology and enjoy finding better ways to do things. You want to share what you discover and feel energized when you can learn from the people around you. When you build software, you consider how people will use it from all angles. You take pride in carefully honing your work until it feels reliable and effortless to use.


You’ve been a Software Engineer for several years, have made significant contributions to projects you’ve been a part of, and want to engineer on a global scale. You’re familiar with things like:


  • Building and maintaining RESTful APIs and microservices architecture

  • Application development in Java

  • Design patterns, data structures, and object-oriented design

  • SQL and NoSQL databases like Postgres, MongoDB

  • Unit tests and integration tests

  • Logging and metrics

  • Performance monitoring and analysis


Preferred to have:

  • 5+ years of development experience in Java Spring/SpringBoot

  • Solid experience designing and building Restful APIs

  • Strong relational/NoSQL database experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills and eagerness to collaborate

  • Experience partnering with Product Management, Design, and other Engineering teams


What else would make me stand out?:

  • Experience working in payments domain, especially in payment processing 

  • Knowledge of scalability and performance challenges of server-side code. You can design and develop horizontally scalable, resilient, and high-performance RESTful services

  • Spring Framework

  • NoSQL databases

  • Docker / Kubernetes

  • Passion for continuous learning and self-development.

  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies



  • Work from (almost) anywhere; wherever you do your best work.

  • Mental Health Well-being: 6 company paid therapy sessions, subscription to a meditation app, wellbeing speaker series and resources.

  • Annual Health and Wellness Reimbursement.

  • 1 floating day off per year to celebrate your birthday or another occasion of your choice!

  • Company-wide weeks off each year: the whole team recharges (and returns without a pile-up of work!).

  • Paid volunteer time.

  • Monthly catered office events.

  • Learning and Development opportunities.

  • Universal Paid Parental leave.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

OpenTable aspires to be a workplace that reflects the diverse communities we serve and a culture that is inclusive and welcoming. Hiring people with different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas is critical to innovation and to how we deliver great experiences for our users and our partners. Representation matters.

We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform job responsibilities, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 


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