Principal Software Engineer (Java)
5d ago

Principal Software Engineer Java at OpenTable

OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ : BKNG), powers reservations for the hospitality industry. OpenTable’s software seats more than 1 billion people per year and helps more than 60,000 restaurants, bars, wineries, and other venues attract guests, manage capacity, improve operations and maximize revenue.

As an employee of OpenTable, 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 other's strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

About Us :

At OpenTable, we take pleasure in Software Development. We believe that velocity comes from a dedication to clean code and proven engineering principles.

We deliver creative products through rapid, continuous development. We move fast, release frequently, and believe strongly in automated testing to help maintain our quality and velocity.

We break things sometimes - and that’s fine. We learn from it. Millions of diners and thousands of restaurants around the globe use our products.

If you are excited by constantly challenging engineering processes and can deliver exceptional quality in a fast paced, agile environment, we'd like to meet you.

Bonus points if you love restaurants too.

About You :

You love to code. You’re curious, passionate and constantly thinking about making code clean and better. You have always had a natural curiosity and a knack for solving problems.

Problems are puzzles that need to be resolved. Patching symptoms feel uncomfortable and create aspirations to identify the root cause and fix it.

You love technology and enjoy finding better ways to do things. You want to share what you discover and feel energized when you can learn from the people around you.

When you build software, you consider how people will use it from all angles. You take pride in carefully honing your work until it feels reliable and effortless to use.

You are calm during incidents when debugging production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack.

As a self-starter and a problem solver, you don’t wait for others to tell you what to do; instead, you jump in, think through the problem, and bring in others for additional brainstorming ideas.

Does this describe you or your aspirations? If so, we want to talk with you!

Responsibilities :

As a member of this team, you'll be responsible for developing a variety of products and integrations which help connect OpenTable Restaurants with other products and systems so that they are able to seamlessly take advantage of a plethora of products built by other companies.

Along with this, you will also contribute to other product feature areas and core engineering initiatives across the OpenTable for Restaurants product.

All of us are engineers, and we like to operate in a self-driven culture of ownership. You will own one or more of the product components, working with product managers to help in scoping features, contributing towards technical architecture and having primary responsibility for actual implementation of code and automated tests.

Help us :

Steer forward complex tech projects with solutions which are well thought out and researched.

Research new technologies and prototype solutions

Collaborate, mentor, and guide teams and individuals throughout the organization

Help build a strong team culture and promote innovation

Fit right in with the following :

Knowledge of Java, Spring, Hibernate and other frameworks (6+ years)

Building performant distributed RESTful applications and deploying with Docker or similar

Experience in SQL and / or NoSQL databases (4+ years)

Message processing using Kafka or other messaging platforms

Multithreading and concurrent processing, data structures, async design patterns, OOP, OOA

Love for optimizing your system using data and metrics

Building an automation culture in testing and build / deploy

Excellent communication skills

Diversity and Inclusion

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 creative ideas, products, and better outcomes for our team members.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform job responsibilities, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Please contact us to request an accommodation.


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