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Senior Java Software Engineer


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KAYAK is looking for a highly intelligent backend Senior Software Engineer who will be able to develop, create, and modify the computer applications that support the KAYAK platform ad network. As a Senior Software Engineer on the KAYAK Adtech team, you will bring your skills to build applications that our partners will use to create ad content, manage targeting and bids on their ads. You will also work with different data systems, write ETLs and gather data that will support building reports and dashboards that provide insights into how the ads perform and help our partners with improving the ROI of their ads. Your day to day will involve writing a lot of code from building APIs, designing databases, improving performance by solving scale problems in the application. The role presents a unique opportunity to work with a geographically distributed team and working with different teams across the organisation and company.




  • backend development of KAYAK ad network software applications, including ad targeting, bidding, content management, and other adjacent sub-systems;
  • individual and team-based design and development of new features and products related to the KAYAK ad network;
  • utilise and develop against several different types of data storage systems that support the KAYAK ad network, including but not limited to MySQL, memcache, Hive/Hadoop, Aserospike, Snowflake and Redis proprietary KAYAK storage systems;
  • identification and resolution of complex software problems related to the KAYAK ad network;
  • analysis and resolution of scalability issues in the KAYAK ad network software applications;
  • be an active participant in the ongoing maintenance and improvement to existing ad network services and feature-sets.



Required Skills

  • 5+ years Java experience, experience with Java web development a plus;
  • Amazing programming fundamentals;
  • Intermediate Java, experience with Java web development a plus;
  • Working knowledge of SQL, Hive/Hadoop, Aerospike, Redis a plus;
  • Some front end development experience is preferred, but not required.




  • Team player who likes to engage with colleagues at a professional and personal level;
  • Someone who can handle a high volume of requests with frequent interruptions and prioritise their own work while taking infrastructure and business needs into account;
  • Must have excellent technical communication skills.



Benefits and perks

  • Possibility to work from anywhere in Lithuania;
  • Opportunities to work in any KAYAK office around the globe;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Lunch twice a week at our office;
  • Regular team events/excursions;
  • Free Yoga classes at our office;
  • Day off on your birthday;
  • Additionally paid paternity/maternity leave;
  • Generous healthcare insurance;
  • Headspace subscription;
  • No stupid meetings;
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.




Senior Java Engineer’s salary consists of three parts:

Base part: when joining us early in your career your salary may start from 3260 EUR Bruto. Being more experienced, your base salary may be up to 6120 EUR Bruto for this position.

In addition:

  • meaningful yearly bonuses approx 10 percent annual salary;
  • Booking Holdings RSU (Restricted Stock Units) package, worth 20.000 USD (before taxes) with possibility to get it every year.


Salary range provided is not final and will be discussed during the process based on your skills and experience.



At KAYAK we help millions of travellers around the globe make confident travel decisions. KAYAK searches other sites to show travellers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages and is the world's leading travel search engine.

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each others strengths and insights. Together, we’re able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

KAYAK is a part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.


Diversity and Inclusion at KAYAK/OpenTable

We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more innovative ideas, products, services, and better business outcomes for our stakeholders. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.

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