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Back End Developer - Meta Search

Job Description is the largest online travel agency in the world! We serve hundreds of millions of users through our platform in 43 languages and offer more than 28 million reported accommodation listings. At, data drives our decisions. We maintain petabytes of data including and not limited to; customer information, reservations, accommodation information, accommodation availability, destination information, etc.

About the Team

​Marketing Technology is at our core so that is why we are constantly evolving and adapting our systems to be able to work with the best technology out there. Working in our teams you will be exposed to Java, Python, Perl, MySql, Cassandra, Kafka, Kubernetes, Hadoop, BigQuery, Elastic Search, and more. You will not only get the chance to utilise these technologies to solve the problems on hand in a scalable and reliable way but you will also be contributing to our goal to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven Backend Developer to join us in the Metasearch team in our Amsterdam HQ. We are composed of world class data scientists, engineers and marketers focused on driving acquisition of new customers via advanced bidding on meta sites such as Trivago, Tripadvisor and Google Hotel Ads. Behind all this is a critical and highly scaled infrastructure of system, tools, data pipelines and ML infrastructure that makes sure we are spending our money wisely and attract traffic to our website as efficiently as possible.
As part of this highly impactful team you will be working to modernize and build new systems to support online auction bidding at scale as well as a high velocity of experimentation. This means working in a fun, dynamic and commercially oriented setting using the latest technologies (including GCP) with a lot of autonomy to make a direct impact on our business. You will be responsible for:

  • Rapidly developing next-generation scalable, flexible, and high-performance systems with a focus on building, maintaining and monitoring data pipelines in the public cloud and on-premise
  • Ensuring reliability and increasing the maturity of all systems via the use of system health monitoring tools and building new health indicators as needed
  • Working independently, taking ownership, acting as an intermediary for problems, with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Solving issues with the existing systems, prioritising based on business and technical needs and communicating impact to the team and users
  • Collaborating with adjacent teams and other stakeholders to deliver on business objectives
  • Contributing to the growth of through interviewing, on-boarding, or other recruitment efforts.


We are looking for self-starters who are great at solving problems, who initiate discussions, are solutions-oriented, customer focused and believe that any challenge can be scaled with the right mindset and tools. We are looking for:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in software development with any of the following server-side programming languages (Java, Perl, C++, Python)
  • Prior experience with distributed systems which are highly scalable and available
  • Knowledge of key features of Cloud Service Providers (e.g.GCP, Big Query, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with data streaming technologies (e.g. Kafka) is nice to have
  • Good communication; written and spoken with a desire to share knowledge and collaborate across Development, Data Science, Infrastructure and Business teams
  • Solid understanding of Service Oriented Architecture and Microservices
  • High level of ownership - own your systems end-to-end and are comfortable performing incident management.
  • Contributing to a high scale, complex, world-renowned product and seeing real-time impact of your work.
  • Working in a fast-paced and performance-driven culture, career advancement and lucrative compensation, including bonuses and stock potential.
  • Training, hackathons and opportunities to travel and attend global conferences.
  • Discount on accommodations with the “Booking Deal” including other perks and benefits.
  • Company sponsored family and social activities to help our employees become integrated with each other and Dutch culture.
  • Headquarters located in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe: Amsterdam.
  • Diverse, unique colleagues from every corner of the world. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We strive to move well beyond traditional equal opportunity and work to create an environment that allows everyone to thrive.

fulltime, parttime
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Parttime - Fulltime