Software Developer at Booking.com

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Posted on Apr 02 2015 (over 1 year ago)

Visas:

Work visa/residence permit

Booking.com is looking for Software Developers who are passionate about their craft, who thrive on challenge and who believe in success through collaboration – people who would complement our existing team of developers!

We offer an international, result-driven, fun, and dynamic environment. If scale and complexity excite you, Booking is the place to B!

B.responsible

Our technical culture derives strongly from our strong ties to the Perl community. We appreciate what open source means both for our business and also for internal projects. Some of our most useful hacks inside the company have come from someone scratching the proverbial itch.

Even if you do not have Perl experience, your colleagues will help you get up to speed in order to be able to start solving real problems from day one. You will work independently and will also be responsible for making technical decisions within a team. Our development strategy is agile and we work in small Scrum teams of 5-7. We do several rollouts every day, are data-driven and do extensive A/B testing.

As a Software Developer, you are responsible for the development, performance, and scaling of our public website as well as internal systems, which includes using: Perl (5.14), DBI, Mason, Moose, Sereal, Plack, nginx, Javascript, MySQL, Memcached, Redis, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, git, and CentOS Linux.

Important aspects of the job include:

  • Rapidly develop next-generation scalable, flexible, and high-performance systems.
  • Solve issues with the site and internal systems, prioritizing based on customer impact
  • Act as an intermediary for problems, with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Collaborate with the team, Team Leaders and Product Owners to prioritize projects

B.skilled

Sometimes, solving our toughest problems has little to do with the software we have written, and more to do with the complex interaction of multiple systems. Understanding the full stack, from bits going across the wire to the various protocols that define communication all the way up to the application layer is vitally important. Most of us know multiple languages and have worked on multiple platforms. We need self-starters who are great at solving problems, who initiate solutions and discussions and who believe that any challenge can be scaled with the right mindset and tools.

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

  • 4 years of hardcore development experience with more than one programming language
  • Experience of developing in and contributing to open source
  • Experience with HTTP and server-side technologies (web servers, database servers)
  • Ability to work independently in small teams
  • Preferably a university degree in Mathematics or Software Engineering

B.offered

We are a performance-based company that offers career advancement and lucrative compensation, including bonuses and stock potential. We also offer what we call the “Booking Deal” with other competitive perks and benefits. IT also has monthly hackathons, training and attends/speaks at global conferences.

This position is open to worldwide candidates and in the case of relocation, we will assist you with a generous relocation package, ensuring a smooth transition to working and living in Amsterdam. We have successfully relocated 200+ IT professionals to Amsterdam in the last year!

Booking.com BV, part of the Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the global market leader in online hotel reservations. Established in 1996, www.booking.com is available in 42 languages, offers more than 500,000 hotels and accommodations in 200 countries, features 27+ million reviews written by guests after their stay, and attracts online visitors from both leisure and business markets around the globe. The Booking.com group has over 8,500 dedicated employees in 120+ offices and offers a dynamic work environment with a culture that is open, innovative and performance oriented. We believe our people and their passion is what makes us successful.

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