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Experience Level: Mid Level
Location: Düsseldorf
Language: English

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Kotlin Backend Engineer – Advertiser Tools

When travelers are searching for a hotel, we want the obvious choice to be trivago! Our leading metasearch engine is super fast and constantly optimized – enabling millions of travelers to compare hotel prices from hundreds of booking sites and find great deals in just a few clicks. We use cutting-edge technology, real-time auction, and machine learning techniques with petabytes of data to create an experience – time and money saved! In the lively city of Düsseldorf, we seize opportunities to learn everyday, innovate, and make an enduring mark on the travel industry. At trivago you will find those who aren’t afraid of change but rather embrace it, turning every challenge into a pathway for growth. Join trivago, work with a great team, and grow with us!

Join us in making a difference

Become part of this mission! We're looking for a Kotlin Backend Engineer to reinforce the engineering team responsible for trivago's advertiser tools and interactions. In this role, you'll work alongside a passionate team of Kotlin and Typescript developers to build and optimize our analytics tools. Your skills and creativity will ensure our platform remains cutting-edge and dependable. If this role excites you, read on and apply!

 

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Develop scalable and reliable software to solve problems encountered in high-volume data processing scenarios on the platform
  • Work hand-in-hand with backend, frontend, QA, design, and concept teams to help achieve the company's and the team’s objectives
  • Own the development cycle with an entrepreneurial spirit, from ideation over implementation and testing, to observation and maintenance
  • Proactively share and gain knowledge within the team and across the company
  • Implement and optimize the solutions for working with high-volume data processing to ensure a smooth experience for our advertisers
  • Participate in architectural decisions and keep up-to-date with emerging technologies to maintain and enhance our project's technical roadmap
  • Conduct code reviews to ensure state-of-the-art code quality

Current Tech Stack:

  • Kotlin
  • React, Typescript
  • gRPC, Kafka, Redis, MySQL, Impala, Kudu
  • Kubernetes, Helm, GitHub Actions, Tilt, K3D

What you'll need to thrive:

  • 3+ years of experience in backend development with Kotlin
  • Expertise in designing, building, and architecting large-scale, concurrent, and distributed low-latency backend systems that are performant and highly available
  • Effectiveness in collaborating with stakeholders from both technical and non-technical backgrounds
  • Proficient problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Self-motivation with an entrepreneurial mindset to make things happen
  • A good understanding of architecture and design patterns
  • Fluency in English (our company language)

Stand out with:

  • Exposure to data-heavy applications and an interest in collaborating with data engineers
  • Experience with frameworks such as Spring Boot or Ktor
  • Good understanding of frontend or web applications end-to-end

Worried about missing a few requirements? Still apply, and express your motivation as you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!

What you can look forward to:

As you grow, so do we.

This is why at trivago, we prioritize your development, offer personalized coaching through Likeminded, and provide workshops, educational meetups, conferences, free online learning courses, and access to a fully-equipped campus library.

Moving to join us?

No problem. You can count on the visa support from our talent support team, a relocation package, interest-free newcomer loan, free language classes, regular team and company-wide events to build experiences together.

Life happens.

We offer self-determined vacation (with a minimum of 25 vacation days), flexible working hours, 2 WFH days weekly, the chance to work remotely for 20 days abroad, free access to the Heynanny platform for personalized nanny assistance, and an on-campus kids room.

Enjoy your office days.

Use your daily canteen budget to share lunch with colleagues in our canteen, help yourself to complimentary snacks and drinks in our kitchens, stay healthy with our on-site gym and sports classes, and enjoy the comfort of ergonomic desks and focused work areas.

 

Thank you for considering a career at trivago! Our commitment to fostering an inclusive and enriching environment for all talents is at the heart of what we do. We understand that embarking on a new job opportunity is a blend of excitement and curiosity. Should any questions arise before you apply, feel free to reach out to us at joinus@trivago.com. Join us in our mission to make a positive impact on global travel, we look forward to your application!

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Job Family: Technology
Experience Level: Mid Level
Location: Düsseldorf
Language: English

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