Senior Java Software Engineer - Search Engine

  • Visa sponsor
  • Paid relocation

Our Search team is looking for a versatile Java Engineer who is passionate about their craft and has the drive to push technology and business forward!

The Search domain consists of roughly 30 people software engineers, cloud engineers, data scientists and project managers working in interdisciplinary teams in four different tech areas. Together we are responsible for the development and operation of the complete backend of trivago's main product. By "backend" we mean the client-facing APIs, the search engine itself, a storage engine for prices, and finally services to connect to all our advertisers. Every request on trivago is going through this system. We recently migrated the majority of the backend from On-Premise to the cloud.

If scale and complexity excite you, trivago should be your first choice apply now if you think you'd be a great fit!

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What you'll do:

  • Build and maintain Java-based applications in the very heart of our Search Engine, processing tens of millions of search requests every day, spread over multiple data centers worldwide.
  • Be involved in and take ownership of the design and implementation of new functionality and platform enhancements.
  • Work closely and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team and with stakeholders and members of other teams from tech and non-tech areas of trivago.
  • Be creative, challenge yourself and spread the word: Contribute to open source projects or open-source something yourself.
  • Challenge and rethink ideas around our users' journey to finding their ideal hotel.
  • Craft applications that scale from a local developer environment to a global, multi-region cloud environment.
  • Contribute your own improvement ideas from many different areas of computer science, including information retrieval, data processing, data storage, distributed computing, large-scale system design and many more.
  • Take ownership, contribute your ideas and help us to stay one step ahead: You will be encouraged to challenge our current processes and consider what we can do differently while always keeping business priorities and value creation in mind.

What you'll need:

  • A degree in Computer Science or in a related technical field, or equivalent experience.
  • The ability to comfortably write at least one JVM language, most importantly Java, fluently.
  • A good understanding of the internals of the JVM, esp. around the topics of Garbage Collection, Memory and Threading.
  • Experience in designing and building distributed and scalable systems and enjoy seeing millions of users running your code.
  • Excellent knowledge of software architecture, data structures and modern design patterns.
  • A pragmatic, value-oriented mindset to drive results in a fast-paced environment.
  • A good enough level of English(our company language) to be comfortable speaking it daily.

What we'd love you to have:

  • A master's degree or PhD in Computer Science.
  • Good experience in building cloud native applications.
  • Experience in using NoSQL technologies, like Redis or Cassandra.

What you can expect from life at trivago:

  • Growth: We help you grow as trivago grows through support for personal and professional development, constant new challenges, regular peer-feedback, mentorship and world-class training.
  • Autonomy: Every talent has the ability to make an impact independently by driving topics thanks to our strong entrepreneurial mindset, our horizontal workflow and self-determined working hours.
  • International environment: Our agile, international culture and environment with talents from 50+ nations encourages mutual trust and creates a safe space to discuss openly and act freely.
  • Collaborative spaces: Our state-of-the-art campus in Düsseldorf offers interactive spaces where we can easily collaborate, exchange ideas, take a break and workout together.
  • Relocation: We offer our international talents support with relocation costs, work permit and visa questions, free language classes, subsidies for public transport, flat search, company pension and insurance.
  • Tech Culture: A conference budget plus internal workshops, guilds, meet-ups and academies, as well as a MacBook Pro 15", a 30" wide-screen display, an adjustable desk, and a pair of Bose QuietComfort headphones for your time in the zone.

Additional information:

  • trivago N.V. is proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users.
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