Software Engineer – Research – Search and Discovery

Software Engineering - Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Level: Professionals
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Software Engineer - Research - Search & Discovery

Join our dynamic Software Engineering department and help shape the future of the world’s largest hotel search. Working in the Search & Discovery area, you will help our users to express their ideas and feelings to us through our website and deliver back the ideal hotel list. If you're looking for a position where you'll get to see the impact of your work on a daily basis, apply today.

What you'll do:

  • Develop an intelligent, intuitive, forward-thinking hotel search for millions of daily users.
  • Lift search prototypes to the next level and make them production ready by contributing your architectural knowledge and programming experience.
  • Combine different storage and search technologies to implement an efficient and high-performing hotel search.
  • Use your creativity and problem-solving abilities to make a difference.
  • Work in a cross-functional team with passionate researchers and experts from various fields such as Product, BI and Design, according to the motto: “you build it, you run it”.

What you'll definitely need:

  • M.Sc. or PhD in Computer Science or a related technical field.
  • At least 3 years' experience in designing and developing large-scale applications using general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, PHP, C/C++, C#, Scala, Python, and Go.
  • To have demonstrated the ability to master SOLID development.
  • Extensive knowledge in software architecture, data structures and modern design patterns.
  • Extensive knowledge in building highly scalable, and fault-tolerant applications.
  • Experience in using data storages and profound knowledge about search technologies (e.g. Elasticsearch, Solr, Lucene, MySQL, Redis etc.).
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English (our company language).

What we'd love you to have:

  • Knowledge about ontologies and the semantic web.

Life at trivago is...

  • The ability to push your ideas through to execution without being held back by bureaucracy.
  • The freedom to embrace small-scale failures as a path to large-scale success.
  • The belief that factual proof, not seniority, determines which path to take.
  • Self-determined working hours based on measuring productivity through goals rather than number of hours spent in the office.
  • Being supported in all your needs, including relocation assistance and language classes for international arrivals.
  • The opportunity to develop personally and professionally with regular free code workshops and Hackathons, as well as the chance to contribute to our tech blog.
  • Living in Düsseldorf, a city boasting the 6th highest quality of life in the world for expats.

Additional information:

  • Please note that your CV and motivation letter must be written in English.
  • trivago GmbH is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from individuals with disabilities are welcome.


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