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Senior Java Backend Developer (f/m/d)

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Nick Walters
Nick Walters
Senior Consultant

Senior Java Backend Developer (f/m/d)
Munich, Germany – Hybrid Working – Up to €100,000

ZEREN has recently partnered with Holidu, a fast-growing travel-tech company reshaping the vacation rental landscape. With a diverse team of travel enthusiasts from over 60 nations, Holidu is dedicated to revolutionising how hosts manage their vacation rentals and how guests discover their dream holiday homes. The recent €100 million Series E funding secured in October 2022 underscores their commitment to constant enhancement and achieving new milestones.

Their team is united by a passion for modern technologies, an ambition for constant improvement and the drive to bring the best experience to more than 100 million users each year.

Your Future Team – Holidu Guests (Companion)

Join the Companion team within the Guest Experience department led by Robin Müller (VP Engineering) and Konstantin Pasko (Head of Engineering).
This vibrant team oversees the entire post-booking experience for our cherished guests, including the full functionality of Holidu mobile apps. Comprising a diverse group of engineers (Backend, Frontend, iOS and Android), the team also includes a ​Product ​Owner, ​Designer, QA ​Manager, and ​Engineering ​Manager.

The team are based in Central Munich and gets together 2 or 3 times a week in the office however you will be able to work and travel for up to 2 months in the year.

The Tech Stack:

  • Backend tech: Java 11 and Kotlin, using Spring Boot.
  • Deployment: Microservices on AWS-based Kubernetes cluster (EKS).
  • Data management: PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch 7, Redshift (within a data lake framework).
  • Communication: Event-driven via ActiveMQ.
  • Systems: Kafka for streaming and queuing.
  • Tools: Heavy reliance on AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Git.
  • Monitoring: ELK, Grafana, Prometheus, AWS Cloudwatch, Looker, and in-house technologies.

Although this is an extensive list, if you do not possess experience in all of these, do not hesitate to apply.

Your Role in their Journey:

  • Play a pivotal role in enhancing Holidu’s guests' post-booking journey, ensuring a seamless and delightful experience after confirming bookings, and extending support during their travels.
  • Forge collaborations across various teams, ensuring optimal and efficient solution delivery.
  • Drive design, implementation, progression, and maintenance of Java backend services within the team.
  • Engage comprehensively in software development – from ideation to release and monitoring.
  • Spearhead the rollout of features that touch millions monthly.
  • Devote efforts to crafting impeccable, highly available APIs for end-users and ensure system scalability.
  • Head pivotal, team-centric projects, discerning opportunities, setting and maintaining quality benchmarks, guiding engineers, and partaking in recruitment for new engineering talent.
  • Shape engineering objectives in tandem with product and engineering managers.
  • Influence backend technology choices and handle the team’s backend-related backlog.
  • Interested in Cloud? Take charge of its design, and integration with AWS, while overseeing cost-efficiently internally allocated resources.
  • Keen on Elasticsearch? Dive deep into the company’s self-sustained ES cluster. Engage directly with Terraform internals.

What’s in it for you?

  • Have an impact on the millions of people using our product every month.
  • Grow with responsibility from day 1 and develop yourself further through regular feedback, workshops and knowledge exchange.
  • Use your personal development budget and 2 extra days off to enhance your professional skills by visiting conferences, buying books, attending courses and more.
  • Connect and have fun with international, diverse and yet like-minded people at work, regular events and weekly office days with your team.
  • Get to know the world with their flexible home office policy and the opportunity to work from other local offices.
  • Go travelling for 28 vacation days + the possibility to take up to 10 unpaid vacation days with interesting discounts on their Holidu Homes.
  • Get a sneak peek at the adventure that awaits you on Instagram @lifeatholidu
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