Backend Staff Engineer (Java) - Bookiply (f/m/d)



Software Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2023

Backend Staff Engineer (Java) - Bookiply (f/m/d)

Munich, Germany
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Holidu is a travel-tech start-up founded in Munich, Germany. Together with our team, we strive to revolutionize the vacation rental industry by helping hosts manage their vacation rental with ease and guests find the perfect holiday home. In October 2022, we secured a €100 million Series E funding, making us one of the fastest growing travel-tech companies in Europe. Our team of travel enthusiasts from 50+ nations 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. Want to achieve amazing things together with us? Then pack your bag, hop on board and get ready for take off!

Your future team

  • Bookiply is our software and service solution which helps vacation rental owners manage and distribute their properties more efficiently.

  • Your team is an international group consisting of 35 Developers, Designers, Product Managers, and QAs.

  • Together with your teammates, you will focus on creating a best-in-class tool to help our hosts manage their properties effortlessly, and support internal business teams by implementing and improving their processes. You will be responsible for bringing new features to our apps and delivering a great user-experience to our users.

Our Tech Stack

  • Backend applications are written in Java 11+ and Kotlin (with Spring Boot)

  • Deployed as microservices on AWS-hosted Kubernetes cluster (EKS)

  • Internal and external web applications written with ReactJS

  • Event-driven communication between services through ActiveMQ.

  • Usage of a diverse set of technologies depending on the use case such as PostgreSQL, SQS, S3, Redis, ElasticSearch, GraphQL, and many more

  • Monitoring with Grafana, Prometheus, ELK, and CloudWatch.

Your role in this journey

  • You will be an informal leader of the backend function within the department which is fully responsible for our vacation rental app and all related technologies used by hosts and internal business teams (Sales, Account Managers, Customer Happiness).

  • Together with your team members you will design, implement, evolve, and maintain our Java backend services, written in Java 11+ on the Spring Boot framework.

  • Manage the complexities of a fast scaling department by leading strategic technical projects, identifying opportunities, defining and upholding quality standards, offering consistent and valuable feedback, training engineers and participating in the hiring process of new engineers.

  • Work closely with product management, engineering managers and stakeholders to define the department’s goals and engineering priorities.

  • Collaborate with the entire backend function to drive strategic technology decisions and own the backend backlog.

Your backpack is filled with

  • A degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Strong professional development experience in Java.

  • Experience with developing web services with Spring Boot, using relational databases,  and deploying applications in a cloud environment. Experience with NoSQL databases is a plus.

  • Familiarity with best practices for integrating and developing RESTful APIs.

  • The ability to analyze and solve issues on your own and to effectively work in a team.

  • Desire to understand business cases and develop technical solutions based on them.

  • Love for coding and building world-class products! We do and we hope you share our ambition!

  • High motivation to learn and experiment with modern technologies. 

Our adventure includes

  • Have an impact on the millions of people using our product every month.

  • Grow with responsibility from day 1 and develop yourself through regular feedback.

  • Connect and have fun with diverse yet like-minded people at work, regular events and weekly office days with your team.

  • Get to know the world with our flexible home office policy and the opportunity to work from other local offices. 

  • Learn languages with meetings in English and subsidised German classes.

  • Get in shape with a premium gym membership for a discounted rate.

  • Go travelling for 28 vacation days + 13 public holidays in Bavaria.

  • Get a sneak peek at the adventure that awaits you on Instagram @lifeatholidu.

Want to travel with us?

Apply online on our career page! Your first travel contact will be Katharina from HR.

We champion diversity in every aspect of life. We encourage applications from all genders, corners of the world and individual backgrounds. Please feel welcome to submit your application without a photo and details on your gender, date of birth, marital status and nationality. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.


Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany