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Full Stack Software Engineer II - Content Engineering

Booking.com

Booking.com

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Software Engineering
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2024

Job Description

At Booking.com, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world. We began by taking hotel bookings online over 20 years ago and we’ve been shaping the travel industry ever since. Today, we’re building a platform that connects all parts of the trip – from accommodation to transport, tickets, tours and more.

Roughly 60 million property reviews and property owner’s replies are published on Booking.com every year. As part of the Moderation team within Content Engineering, we are making Booking.com a more pleasant place for everyone by filtering out reviews that contain racial remarks, discriminatory statements, offensive and insulting content. Automatic moderation is done in 20+ languages and saves millions of euros annually in associated costs. We are expanding our capabilities and existing framework to improve quality, efficiency and speed of the system that can withstand the scale. We are not limited in scope by text classification, we strive to cover images and other types of user-generated content, adhere to the Digital Services Act for the European Union to keep our company and services compliant, and become the center of excellence in moderation for all of Booking Holdings.

As part of our team, you'll be responsible for creating and overseeing the infrastructure and services that guarantee our products are of high quality, reliable, and can scale effectively. Your role involves managing the platform, integrating with our ML pipelines, and enhancing the internal team's review moderation UI.

Key Job Responsibilities and Duties:

Our ideal candidate has an excellent eye for detail, pragmatic approach and an absolute commitment to making sure features are well implemented and bug free. We make our decisions based on experiments and testing, so you should be excited by taking a data-led approach to development. If you believe you’re also a passionate advocate for the user, and are looking to work in an agile, collaborative environment then we would like to hear from you!

  • Rapidly developing next-generation scalable, flexible, and high-performance systems.
  • Solving issues with the systems, prioritizing based on customer impact.
  • Advocating best development practices within the team.
  • Be owner for teams’ microservices and services.
  • Acting as an intermediary for problems, with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Collaborating with adjacent teams and other partners to deliver on business objectives
  • Contribute to Booking.com's growth through interviewing, on-boarding, or other recruitment efforts.
  • Experience working on products that impact a large user base or in an entrepreneurial startup environment.
  • Passionate learners who aren’t afraid of new tools and technologies to build a great end-to-end customer experience.

Role Qualifications and Requirements:

Understanding the full stack of web development is vitally important in this role. We need self-starters who are great at solving problems, who initiate discussions, are solution-oriented, customer focused and believe that any challenge can be scaled with the right attitude and tools.

We are looking for:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in web development.
  • Strong software development experience with one or more general purpose programming languages, including but not limited to: Java, Python.
  • Very good understanding of APIs design and Kafka queues.
  • Experience in some or most of the front-end development with Vanilla JavaScript, TypeScript, React, HTML, CSS and HTTP.
  • Experience with service oriented architecture.
  • Demonstrable experience with multiple database systems (MySQL, Cassandra, etc.).
  • Experience with defining and upholding SLOs/critical metrics.
  • Good to have experience or exposure with data-driven product development: analytics, A/B testing, etc.
  • Excellent communication; written and spoken.
  • Passionate learners who aren’t afraid of new tools and technologies to build a great end-to-end customer experience.

Benefits & Perks: Global Impact, Personal Relevance

Booking.com’s Total Rewards Philosophy is not only about compensation but also about benefits. Our Total Rewards strive to make it easier to experience all that life has to offer on your terms so that you can focus on what really matters. We offer competitive compensation as well as thoughtful, valuable, and even fun benefits which include:

  • Headquarters located in one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in Europe: Amsterdam.
  • Opportunity to work on a high scale, sophisticated, outstanding product and see the real time impact of your work on millions of travelers worldwide.
  • Be part of a truly international fast paced environment and performance driven culture.
  • Full relocation support for you and your family to move to Amsterdam. We have fine-tuned this process by successfully relocating over 300 Technology professionals to Amsterdam in the last year alone!
  • Performance-based company that offers 29 vacation days, career advancement, and lucrative compensation, including bonuses and stock potential.
  • Discount on Booking.com accommodations with the “Booking Deal” including other perks and benefits for yourself, friends, and family, including automatic Genius Level 3 status and quarterly Booking.com wallet credit.
  • Company-sponsored family and social activities to help our employees become integrated with each other and Dutch culture.
  • Diverse and creative colleagues from every corner of the world.
  • Health, life, and disability insurance*
  • Annual paid time off and generous paid leave scheme including: parent, grandparent, bereavement, and care leave.
  • Hybrid working including flexible working arrangements, and up to 20 days per year working from abroad (home country).
  • Industry leading product discounts
  • Free access to online learning platforms, development and mentorship programs, and a complimentary Headspace membership
  • On-site meals, coffee, and snacks, including healthy and vegan options, daily*

#ThinkInclusion: Wellbeing & Inclusion at Booking.com:

Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, Wellbeing and Volunteering (IDBWV) have been a core part of our company culture since day one. This ongoing journey starts with our very own employees, who represent over 140 nationalities and a wide range of ethnic and social backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations.

Take it from our Chief People Officer, Paulo Pisano: “At Booking.com, the diversity of our people doesn’t just create an outstanding workplace, it also builds a better and more inclusive travel experience for everyone. Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. It’s a place where you can make a mark and have a real impact in travel and tech.”

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

Pre-Employment Screening:

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the position.

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