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 to improve and grow the company’s products? Are you looking for a company that is not too big, not too small, and has a casual work environment? If so, then we have the perfect job for you!
At Priceline we are all about teamwork, 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 events a day, generate billions of events, and are monitored 24×7 using early warning and analytics systems built using the best of the big data technologies, including Kafka, RabbitMQ, Cassandra, Solr, Elastic Search, and Hadoop. We constantly explore new technologies and engineer better solutions to meet the dynamic needs of the business.
We are looking for a seasoned engineer who combines a craftsman’s coding expertise with a leader’s inspiring approach. We want someone with a demonstrated ability to collaborate closely and efficiently with customers and engineers around the globe. If this describes you, then join our team today!
Java: You will need to have strong object-oriented design and development skills and advanced knowledge of core Java or other JVM 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 business requirements they implement so you can effectively make changes to our applications and investigate issues.
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.
Development of RESTful Services employing Spring and Spring Boot frameworks.
Working knowledge and experience of Bitbucket, Git or Gitflow
Continuous integration and automated testing
Deep knowledge of Kafka technologies, with an understanding of the Kafka architecture and internals of how it works, along with the rest of the ecosystem components: brokers, Zookeeper, producers/consumers, Kafka Connect, Kafka Schema Registry.
Strong fundamentals in Kafka client configuration and troubleshooting
Knowledge of Kafka clustering, and its fault-tolerance model supporting High Availability
Best practices to optimize the Kafka ecosystem based on use-case and workload
Strong familiarity of wire formats such as XML, JSON, Avro, Protobuf, Thrift, CSV, etc. along with serialization/deserialization options
Knowledge of Kafka Schemas and use of the Schema Registry
Experience with Big Data solutions such as Cassandra, Google Pub/Sub, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, ElasticSearch and Solr is a plus.
Building Cloud Native applications on Google Cloud platform with a focus and understanding of Google Cloud Data Products is desired.
A 4-year degree in Computer Science (or a related field). Graduate degree helpful.
At least 4 years of work experience in Software Engineering and development.
priceline.com is part of Booking Holdings, now the 3rd largest e-commerce company in the world by market cap. As a company, our mission is simple: To help people experience the world. Priceline.com does this by offering the best and deepest travel discounts available on the market today.