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Senior Developer Experience Engineer



Software Engineering
Düsseldorf, Germany
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024

At trivago, we believe that finding the perfect hotel can be simpler and more convenient. Our leading metasearch engine is super fast and constantly optimised – enabling millions of travelers to easily search for hotels across several booking sites and find the best deals. Complemented by cutting-edge technology, real-time auction, and machine learning techniques, we use petabytes of data to create an exceptional user experience, delivering attractive hotel deals in one search. This experience is only made possible, thanks to our skilled talents united in our campus in Düsseldorf, Germany, and working to shape the future of travel.

Join us in making a difference

Our core mission in SRE centers around enhancing engineering efficiency. We do this by crafting and disseminating effective development tools, establishing scalable DevOps procedures, and championing the adoption of software development best practices. We work collaboratively to empower fellow engineers to swiftly, effortlessly, and dependably build, test, and deploy code independently. As a Developer Experience Engineer, you'll be a key player in our tech ecosystem, working behind the scenes to ensure a smooth and efficient development process for our product teams. You will ideally bring a unique combination of developer and SRE skills to the table, making it easier for our product engineers to make the most of our platform, all while keeping things as straightforward as possible. Take your next career steps with us, we look forward to your application.

Get an inside look at trivago's engineering culture:

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Workshops and Talks: You'll inspire innovation through engaging workshops and talks that spark creativity and elevate our engineering culture
  • Craft Documentation and Quick-Starts: By crafting clear and concise documentation and quick-start guides, you'll pave the path for developers to navigate with ease
  • Iterate on the Golden Path: You will refine the golden path, ensuring that it's not just a path but a highway to success for our development teams
  • Make the Delivery Time Faster: You'll accelerate our projects, slashing delivery times and making speed a hallmark of our development processes
  • Increase Reusability and Drive Standardization Efforts: Your initiatives will promote the re-usability of solutions and drive standardization, creating a cohesive and efficient environment for our developers
  • Remove Friction from the Process: You'll streamline processes, ensuring that our development journey is smooth and hassle-free
  • Provide Teams with Data: You'll equip our teams with essential metrics, empowering them to gauge their own progress and steer their projects with data-driven insights
  • Tech Survey: Your tech survey expertise will be instrumental in charting the course of our technology landscape, helping us make informed decisions that shape our future

Our tech stack:

  • Kubernetes / Istio / ArgoCD / Docker
  • Thanos / Grafana / Honeycomb
  • GitHub / GitHub Actions
  • Google Cloud / Infrastructure as Code (Terraform)
  • Kafka / Redis / MySQL
  • Node.js / Kotlin / Java
  • HTTP / GRPC / GraphQL
  • React / Webpack

What you'll need to thrive:

  • Tech Stack Expertise: You have at least 4 years' experience in a similar role where you have developed a deep expertise in at least one of our tech stacks: Java/Kotlin (JVM, Gradle, SpringBoot), Golang, TypeScript (Node, Express, React), or Rust
  • Be a Process Optimization Advocate: You're not just familiar with development processes and practices but also passionate about them. Merge requests, approvals, trunk-based vs. branch-based development – you're eager to optimize and automate these to perfection
  • Proven Software Engineering Mastery: You've walked in the shoes of software engineers, building and designing scalable applications, tools, or distributed systems. You understand their needs, empathize with them, and are on a mission to supercharge their efficiency
  • DevOps Enthusiasm: You have a deep understanding and passion for Cloud Native Tools and technologies like Kubernetes, GCP (GKE, Cloud Run, GCS, etc.), GitHub, Grafana, Sentry, and Docker and in particular progress delivery automation (CI/CD pipelines, feature flags, canary deployments, service mesh)
  • Architect of Developer Delight: You're a creator, designing, building, documenting, and sharing robust and delightful solutions in the form of services, CLI tools, scripts, and plugins for fellow developers
  • Strategic Mindset and Tactical Execution: You're a strategic thinker who can translate the trivago platform vision into actionable objectives. You work closely with your engineering manager to pave the path for your team's success and make data-driven decisions
  • Passion for Technical Communication: You enjoy working with a highly technical team, crafting exceptional technical documentation, and insightful tutorials. Your communication skills especially in English (our company language) are equally great

Worried about missing a few requirements? Still apply, and express your motivation as you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!

What you can look forward to:

  • Enjoy flexible working hours and the generous time-off option offered through our self-determined vacation policy
  • Savor your meals with a daily budget of 6.90€ for our canteen, complemented by free snacks and drinks on campus
  • Have access to health insurance coverage for you and your family's well-being
  • Prepare for the future with our company pension plan
  • Settle in Düsseldorf with a relocation package suited to you and your family’s needs
  • Save on commuting costs with a subsidized company ticket for public transportation and campus parking
  • Stay fit and active using our free on-campus gym, complete with sports classes
  • Support your development through free access to personal and professional coaches, and psychologists on Likeminded
  • Achieve work-life harmony through our hybrid model with 2 days per week mobile work
  • Work with cutting-edge technology and tools to enhance productivity
  • Satisfy your wanderlust with the opportunity to work from abroad for up to 20 days annually
  • Join educational campus meetups with colleagues and externals, fostering valuable learning and networking experiences

Thank you for considering a career at trivago! Our commitment to fostering an inclusive and enriching environment for all talents is at the heart of what we do. We understand that embarking on a new job opportunity is a blend of excitement and curiosity. Should any questions arise before you apply, feel free to reach out to us at . Join us in our mission to make a positive impact on global travel, we look forward to your application!