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Senior Java Search Engineer

Company: KAYAK
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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 metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. 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.
We are looking for Java backend developers to help improve and maintain KAYAK's world leading search and booking technology! We integrate with over 200 travel partners and link to over 500,000 hotels, 550 airlines and 1000 rental cars companies. You will be an essential part of a high powered team that keeps all of this running efficiently - helping millions of people find the best hotels and rental cars and the best ways to fly from A to B every day!
In this role, you will:


  • Implement new backend search and booking features for hotels
  • Improve existing features with an eye towards speed and user experience
  • Build and maintain existing integrations with third-party APIs

    Please apply if you are/have:

    • A proven software engineer with backend experience
    • Comfortable in a fast paced startup environment
    • Hands on and self-motivated
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or related field
    • 3+ years experience or equivalent in projects
    • Experience with Java (multi-threaded experience)
    • Comfortable with SQL, HTTP, XML, JSON
    • Working knowledge on APIs
    • Bonus Points - Spring, MySQL, Git, Tomcat, Apache

      Benefits and Perks

      • 4 weeks paid vacation
      • Ability to work from almost anywhere
      • Day off on your birthday
      • Generous retirement plans
      • Awesome health, dental and vision insurance plans
      • Flexible Spending Accounts
      • Headspace Subscription
      • No Meeting Fridays
      • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.
      • Weekly catered lunches
      • Flexible hours
      • Free massages from professional massage therapist
      • Regular team events/excursions

        Diversity and Inclusion
        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 creative ideas, products, and better outcomes for our team members. 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 job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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Keywords: KAYAK, Cambridge , Senior Java Search Engineer, Engineering , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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