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Job Family: Software Engineering
Experience Level: Mid Level
Location: Düsseldorf
Language: English


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Backend Engineer – Python

We're looking for a Backend Engineer who is passionate about engineering, evolving, and running multiple microservices that power the trivago magazine and email marketing.

Our team is developing and improving several internal and external microservices with 100% passion and the freedom to use and learn about trivago’s cutting-edge technology stack. If you're interested in joining the team as a Backend Engineer, we want to hear from you!

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Build internal and external microservices that grant trivago’s marketing teams a competitive advantage.
  • Take active part in the development and maintenance of the microservices that power the trivago magazine and our email marketing solutions around Salesforce Email Studio.
  • Participate in architecture decisions and innovative feature development tasks.
  • Troubleshoot and debug the microservices.
  • Stay up to date with current frameworks, tools, and libraries.
  • Use your creative mind and develop strategies together with the product team to improve user experience and outcome.

What we're looking for: 

  • 2-3 years' experience in developing backend applications, preferably Python.
  • Solid foundation of Object-Oriented Programming.
  • Good technical understanding of API’s.
  • Passionate about writing well-structured, efficient and maintainable code and actively keeping the quality of the code base in check.
  • Intrinsic self-motivation and a passion for problem-solving.
  • Fluent English language skills.

What makes you stand out: 

  • Experience with Docker and container schedulers such as Nomad or K8s.
  • Experience building APIs using Python Flask or Django.
  • Understanding of Apache Kafka or another event streaming system.
  • Hands on experience writing solutions to monitor an application.
  • Good understanding of user requirements.
  • A curious personality who enjoys working in a team.

Don’t let these nice-to-haves stop you from applying for the job! As long as you have relevant experience and the right attitude, we’d love to hear from you.

What you can expect from life at trivago:

Entrepreneurship: The freedom to take ownership of your work and drive initiatives independently. It’s the idea that counts, not the position. 
Growth: Support for your development, constant new opportunities, regular peer feedback, mentorship and training.
International workforce: Collaboration with international talents from 80+ nations bringing different perspectives, backgrounds and expertise together to ensure a truly global focus.
Flexibility: Self-determined working hours and the opportunity to split your time between home and our campus in Düsseldorf: At least 4 days in the office per month and the rest at home. We also offer further flexibility for parents of young children and talents with severe disabilities or health conditions.
Relocation and integration: Support with relocation costs, insurance, work permit and visa questions.
Equal opportunity: Commitment to creating an all-inclusive workplace, because we know representing the diversity of our users in our talent base enables us to create a more meaningful product. 

A note from our recruitment team:

We know that applying for a new job can be both exciting and intimidating, but don’t worry, we’ve got you. Our recruiting team will be on hand every step of the way, but if you have any questions or concerns before applying, feel free to reach out to us at joinus@trivago.com. You can also find out more about our hiring process here. We look forward to your application!


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