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Principal Data Engineer




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Principal Data Engineer




Career Track


Principal Data Engineer

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. 

Why this job’s a big deal:

Enjoy working with big data? We do too!  In fact, data lies at the very core of our business! As a data engineer you will be working on data systems that serve and generate billions of events  each day. With the most advanced big data technologies at your fingertips, you will leverage data to understand, meet, and anticipate the needs of our customers. 

In this role you will get to:

  • Lead and implement Cloud migration and modernizing current data systems 

  • Drive the development of cloud-based data lake and hybrid data warehouses & business intelligence platforms

  • Work with state-of-the-art data frameworks and technologies like Kubernetes, Kafka, Terraform, Dataflow, Cloud Dataproc, and others.

  • You will work with the team to set and maintain standards and development practices.

  • Build Data Pipelines to ingest structured and Unstructured Data.

  • Oversee data systems that serve hundreds of millions of real time events a day

  • Mentor and coach junior engineers on best practices

  • Maintain and design early warning and analytics systems using cutting edge cloud & big data technologies

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot any issues within data infrastructure 

Who you are: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent

  • 10+ years of work experience in Software Engineering and Development

  • Experience building and optimizing data pipelines, architectures and data sets using Cloud native technologies

  • Proven influencer in leading teams and following Agile Development practices and collaborating with cross functional teams

  • Innovator with Cloud technologies like Containers, Kubernetes, Docker, concurrency, scalability and fault tolerant designs in a distributed data environment

  • Experienced with throughput batch processing and/or streaming systems (Kafka, Spark)

  • Solid grasp in designing, building and maintaining RESTful APIs

  • Lead and advise with the following tools and technologies:

    • Hadoop, Spark batch, Hive, Presto

    • Relational SQL and NoSQL databases

    • GCP cloud services such as DataProc, GCE, GKE etc.

    • Object-oriented/object function scripting languages such as Python, Java, Scala

    • Git, Jenkins, common CI/CD tools

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


Who We Are:


Our success as one of the biggest players in online travel is all thanks to our incredible, dedicated team of talented employees. Priceliners are focused on being the best travel deal makers in the world, fueled by our passion to help everyone experience the moments that matter most in their lives. Whether it’s a dream vacation, your cousin’s graduation, or your best friend’s wedding – we make travel affordable and accessible to our customers. 

Our culture is unique and inspiring (that’s what our employees tell us). We’re a grown-up, startup. We deliver the excitement of a new venture, without the struggles and chaos that can come with a business that hasn’t stabilized.  

We’re on the cutting edge of innovative technologies. We keep the customer at the center of all that we do. Our ability to meet their needs relies on the strength of a workforce as diverse as the customers we serve. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

Priceline is part of the Booking Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: BKNG) family of companies, a highly profitable global online travel company with a market capitalization of over $80 billion. Our sister companies include, BookingGo, Agoda, Kayak and OpenTable. 

If you want to be part of something truly special, check us out! 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Our Commitment

Priceline ensures equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by governing law.

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