Software Engineer – Geo Search

Software Engineering - Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Level: Professionals
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Software Engineer - Geo Search

Join our dynamic software engineering department and help shape the future of trivago. In this role you will help our users to roam freely around a map to find their ideal hotel. You will be able to see direct impact of your work on a huge global platform.

Your responsibilities:

  • Provide 4 million daily visitors with an intelligent and intuitive map experience for finding hotels.
  • Write clean, composable, and testable code.
  • Contribute in architecture decisions and innovative feature development.
  • Combine different storage technologies to implement efficient and high performing data retrieval especially in the area of geospatial data.
  • Use your creativity and problem solving abilities to make a difference.
  • Work in a cross-functional team with passionate experts from various fields according to the motto: “You build it, you run it”.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has at least 3 years of experience in software development, ideally in a high-performance web environment.
  • Has experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, PHP, C/C++, C#, Objective C, Python, JavaScript or Go.
  • Has experience with geospatial databases and search technologies (e.g. spatial indexing) and a profound knowledge in the geo domain.
  • Has the willingness to develop maintainable and high quality PHP code in an high-performance environment.
  • Has a solid understanding of software construction and good development practices, like test automation, CI/CD and source version control.
  • Enjoys technical challenges and is eager to explore new technologies.
  • Holds an academic degree in the field of IT or has relevant experience developing large-scale applications.
  • Feels comfortable communicating in English on a daily basis.
  • Has these technologies on their radar: MySQL, Redis, Cloud/AWS, Docker, Kafka, Config Management tools, Git, Jenkins.

Life at trivago is...

  • The ability to push your ideas through to execution without being held back by bureaucracy.
  • The freedom to embrace small-scale failures as a path to large-scale success.
  • The belief that factual proof, not seniority, determines which path to take.
  • Self-determined working hours based on measuring productivity through goals rather than number of hours spent in the office.
  • Being supported in all your needs, including relocation assistance and language classes for international arrivals.
  • The opportunity to develop personally and professionally with regular free code workshops and Hackathons, as well as the chance to contribute to our tech blog.
  • Living in Düsseldorf, a city boasting the 6th highest quality of life in the world for expats.

Start date:

  • As soon as possible.


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