Backend Engineer
Egencia LLC
London, UK
3d ago

About Us :

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories?

That is what we do here at Vrbo, part of the Expedia Group of brands. We're a world leader in the holiday rental industry with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries.

The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect beach house, cottage, or apartment for any getaway.

Our mission is to make every holiday rental in the world available to every traveler through our online marketplace and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect holiday rental to create unforgettable travel memories together.

What You'll Do :

Are you a Backend Engineer who is passionate about functional programmingwith a love for travel? Are you looking to join an innovative and growing tech company where you can make your mark?

If so, we want you to join our global teambuilding high performance and scalable real-time systems that will help millions of travellers enjoy their dream holiday.

As a Backend Engineer, you will primarily work with a Java / Scala based streaming system using data streamed from many cloud sources to crunch the content and distribute this to advertising platforms (Google, Facebook and Criteo) millions of times a day.

Using machine learning on customer behaviour, current trends, geo and event information, you will automate the process of smart bidding on various platforms to directly impact our conversion rates.

Above all, you will enjoy being a part of a high performing.

Who You Are :

  • An experienced Scala Engineer or an expert Java Engineer who is keen to learn Scala;
  • Bachelor degree qualified or higher (Computer Science or Engineering is preferable);
  • Experience with continuous delivery and integration tools like sbt, Git, and Jenkins;
  • Develop scalable, tested and reliable applications for a really fast paced distributed SOA environment;
  • Experienced working in an agile software lifecycle from concept to production and beyond with agile methodologies (including Kanban and Scrum);
  • Appreciate and enhance a dynamic and close-knit software development team committed to shared learning through peer code reviews, HackAway and innovation;
  • Experienced in finding creative and simple solutions to challenging problems, with a focus on getting things done and a test & learn culture;
  • Knowledge of TDD and BDD frameworks;
  • Experience with large scale streaming systems like Kafka;
  • Experience with different data storage mechanisms like Cassandra;
  • Familiarity with REST and service-oriented architecture.
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