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Graduate Back End Developer (Java) - Mobile App Back End (Student Contract)



Software Engineering
21000, Split, Croatia
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023

We believe that we are better together, and at Tripadvisor we welcome you for who you are. Our workplace is for everyone, as is our people powered platform. At Tripadvisor, we want you to bring your unique identities, abilities, and experiences, so we can collectively revolutionize travel and together find the good out there.

Want to be part of a team working on the world’s largest travel platform? Tripadvisor aims to make everyone a better traveler by creating products that help people around the world plan and have the perfect trip. As part of the team responsible for our Flagship apps, you get to work on products impacting many millions of monthly active visitors worldwide.

During the pandemic our engineering, product, and design teams went back to first principles and redesigned our Flagship mobile apps from the ground up, functionally and technically. As a result, our mobile apps and the services that drive them utilize a modern, innovative architecture that embraces component-based server-driven UI. Come help us build upon a sound foundation and drive our next wave of growth!

Our Mobile App Product Engineering team is responsible for building and maintaining features in our Flagship iOS and Android apps that delight millions of travelers around the world. This team is looking for a backend engineer with experience designing, building, and maintaining microservices, preferably at scale. The ideal candidate would bring excellent communication skills, technical acumen, and a product-mindset.


  • Deliver high-quality, scalable features to millions of travelers across many countries and languages.

  • Collaborate with designers, product managers, and other engineers to iterate on new features.

  • Practice, uphold, and promote high quality and reliability standards, respect clean code principles, implement unit and integration tests.

  • Develop services that drive our iOS and Android apps across our business lines (hotels, experiences, restaurants, etc.)

  • Take responsibility for the quality and operational stability of your code.

  • Provide feedback on technical designs and ensure the scalability, maintainability, and robustness of our services.

Skills and experience:

  • At least 3 years of professional software development experience.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field or equivalent practical experience.

  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals.

  • Experience developing microservices that are scalable, performant, fault tolerant, reliable, and secure.

  • Java experience or familiarity with a JVM-based language and the ability to ramp up on Java quickly.

  • Understanding of API design best practices (GraphQL, REST, Swagger, etc.)

  • Passion for building scalable software and improving the user experience.

  • Product mindset.

  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.

  • Knowledge of container services such as Docker or Kubernetes.

  • Familiarity with public cloud providers, such as AWS or GCP.

  • A sense of ownership, urgency, and pride in your work.

Nice to haves:

  • Domain experience supporting iOS and/or Android apps.

  • Experience with server driven UIs.

  • Working knowledge of AWS.