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Software Engineer

R2034

Location

Norwalk

Career Track

Technology

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Software Engineer

R2034

Location

Norwalk

Career Track

Technology

Our Technology team is the backbone of our company: constantly creating, testing, learning and iterating to better meet the needs of our customers. If you thrive in a fast-paced, ideas-led environment, you’re in the right place.

Are you passionate about complex, highly scalable software systems? Do you enjoy coming up with appropriate solutions to the most challenging business problems? Do you enjoy collaborating with the business folks to improve and grow the company’s products?  Do you thrive in an environment where cross-functional, self-organizing agile teams are constantly experimenting to improve the product? Are you looking for a company that is not too big, not too small, and has a casual work environment? If so, then we just might have the perfect job for you! 

 

Priceline is looking for talented, result oriented, and innovative software engineers at all levels to join our payments, risk and compliance team, responsible for building services that enables new payment platforms, more effective fraud detection and more efficient chargeback management.. 

In addition to building applications that can hold up to the scale & growth of our business, our team of engineers work directly with the business leaders in defining the product roadmap and coming up with innovative solutions to grow the business. We believe in software craftsmanship and that there is real value in developing software so that it can be easily understood, maintained, and extended.  At Priceline we are all about team work, accountability, innovation, and a customer-first approach. We work hard, but do so in a collaborative, fun and flexible work environment.  

As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to work on mission critical projects with direct impact on the evolution of Priceline's business. You will be able to apply your programming skills towards building low latency and high throughput transactional services. You will work on systems that serve hundreds of millions of searches a day, generate billions of events, and are monitored 24×7 using early warning and analytics systems build using the best of the big data technologies, including Cassandra, Kafka, Spark, Hadoop and Splunk.

Our payments fulfillment and risk management platforms perform thousands of highly concurrent, real-time payment authorizations as well as scan millions of data points to accurately predict and screen fraud. We constantly explore new technologies and engineer better solutions for ever demanding business needs.   

Required Skills

  • Java:  You will need to have strong object-oriented design and development skills and advanced knowledge of core Java or similar programming languages.  Knowledge and experience with third party libraries, frameworks, and technologies is a plus.

  • Database: You will need to have strong SQL composition skills.  Knowledge of big data and NoSql databases is a plus! We not only write software that collects and queries data, but we also compose queries for investigation and analysis. We collect a lot of data in real time from our applications and being able to compose ad hoc queries is necessary to develop and support our products. 

  • Analysis & Problem Solving:  You will need to understand our codebase and systems and the business requirements they implement so you can effectively make changes to our applications and investigate issues.

  • HTML5 and CSS: Working knowledge of HTML5 and CSS 3.

  • Javascript: Our applications involve the use of front ends that will need one to be conversant in JavaScript.

  • Communication:  Whether via face-to-face discussion, phone, email, chat, white-boarding, or other collaboration platforms, you must be an effective communicator who can inform, explain, enable, teach, persuade, coordinate, etc.

  • Team Collaboration:  You must be able to effectively collaborate and share ownership of your team's codebase and applications. You must be willing to fully engage in team efforts, speak up for what you think are the best solutions, and be able to converse respectfully and compromise when necessary. 

  • Knowledge and Experience:  A well-rounded software engineer will have broad and/or deep knowledge of various topics, tools, frameworks, and methodologies related to software engineering.  None are required, but the more you can bring, the better. Here are some examples:

      

    • Webservices and API development

    • Startup and e-commerce experience

    • Spring frameworks

    • Git and Gitflow

    • Hands-on with high capacity and low latency systems

    • Continuous integration and automated testing

    • Agile/Scrum

    • Javascript, HTML 5x, CSS 3x

Required Experience:

  • A 4-year degree in Computer Science (or related field).  Graduate degree helpful. 

  • At least 1 year of work experience in Software Engineering and development.

  • Demonstrated history of living the values important to priceline:  Customer, Innovation, Team, Accountability and Trust. Unquestionable integrity and ethics.

Associate-level:

0-2 years experience or equivalent proficiency with the skills outlined above.

Mid-level:

2+ years experience or equivalent proficiency with the skills outlined above.

Senior:

5+ years’ experience or equivalent proficiency with the skills outlined above.

Principal:

10+ years’ experience or equivalent proficiency with the skills outlined above.

Demonstrated history of living the values important to Priceline:  Customer, Innovation, Team, Accountability and Trust. Unquestionable integrity and ethics.

Priceline is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

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