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Software Engineer II, Accommodation-Self Service

Booking.com

Booking.com

Software Engineering
Shanghai, China
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Job Description

At Booking.com, data drives our decisions. Technology is at our core. And innovation is everywhere. But our company is more than datasets, lines of code or A/B tests. We’re the thrill of the first night in a new place. The excitement of the next morning. The friends you make. The journeys you take. The sights you see. And the food you sample. Through our products, partners and people, we can empower everyone to experience the world.

Key Job Responsibilities and Duties:

As a Software Developer, you are responsible for the development, performance, and scaling of our public website as well as internal systems. You will work independently and will also be responsible for making technical decisions within a team.

Important aspects of the job include:

  • Rapidly developing next-generation scalable, flexible, and high-performance systems.
  • Solving issues with the site and internal systems, prioritizing based on customer impact
  • Acting as an intermediary for problems, with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Testing; we run thousands of experiments running at one time. We built one of the most advanced A/B testing platforms in the industry.
  • Contributing to the growth of Booking.com through interviewing, on-boarding, or other recruitment efforts

Role Qualifications and Requirements:

We are looking for driven Developers who enjoy solving problems, who initiate solutions and discussions and who believe that any challenge can be scaled with the right attitude and tools.

We have found that people who match the following requirements are the ones who fit us best:

  • Minimum of 3 years software development experience; using 2 or more server side programming languages.
  • Previous experience with distributed systems
  • Hands on experience of developing in and contributing to open source data technologies, such as Hadoop
  • Proven experience with MySQL and PostgreSQL or similar relational databases
  • Experience of working on products that impact a large customer base is an advantage
  • Preferably a university degree in Mathematics or Software Engineering
  • Excellent communication; written and spoken

Benefits & Perks: Global Impact, Personal Relevance:

  • Living and working in Shanghai, one of the most cosmopolitan cities.
  • Contributing to a high scale, complex, world renowned product and seeing real-time impact of your work on millions of travellers worldwide
  • Working in a fast-paced and performance driven culture
  • Opportunity to utilize technical expertise, leadership capabilities and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Promote and drive impactful and innovative engineering solutions
  • Technical, behavioural and interpersonal competence advancement via on-the-job opportunities, experimental projects, hackathons, conferences and active community participation
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package and some great added perks of working in the home city of Booking.com

#ThinkInclusion: Wellbeing & Inclusion at Booking.com:

Booking.com is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We’re committed to fostering a more inclusive Booking.com experience for the millions of travellers, partners and communities around the world who use our platform every day. This ongoing journey starts with our very own employees, who represent over 140 nationalities and a wide range of ethnic and social backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations.

Pre-Employment Screening:

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the position.