Java Backend Developer - Holidu Hosts (f/m/d)



Software Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Java Backend Developer - Holidu Hosts (f/m/d)

Munich, Germany
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Holidu is a fast growing travel-tech company with travel enthusiasts from 60+ nations. Together, we are striving to revolutionize the vacation rental industry by helping hosts to manage their vacation rental with ease and guests to find the perfect holiday home they truly enjoy. In October 2022, we secured €100 million Series E funding, allowing us to constantly improve our services and achieve the next milestone on our journey. Our 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. Want to achieve amazing milestones with us? Then pack your bag, hop on board and get ready for take off!

Your future team

  • Holidu is our software and service solution that helps vacation rental owners manage and distribute their properties more efficiently.
  • Your department 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 distribution system of our hosts’ listings. You will be responsible for bringing new features to our systems and delivering a great user experience to our users.

Our Tech Stack

  • Backend applications written in Java 11+ and Kotlin (with Spring Boot).
  • Deployed as microservices on AWS-hosted Kubernetes cluster (EKS).
  • 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, Firehose, and many more.
  • Monitoring with Grafana, Prometheus, ELK, and CloudWatch.

Your role in this journey

  • You will be part of the team that is fully responsible for our channel manager and all related technologies, which are used to distribute hosts’ listings across different distribution channels, like Holidu, Booking.com, Airbnb, VRBO, and more.
  • 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.
  • Evaluate the systems and technology in place today while proposing systems and architecture that can scale in the future to manage our increasing property portfolio.
  • Ensure scalable data persistence, either when storing the data in PostgreSQL, caching data in Redis, storing data in a data lake, or by exploring and proposing new state-of-the-art technologies when appropriate.
  • Deploy our applications with Jenkins on our Kubernetes cluster running in AWS.
  • Promote our core value of focusing on customers by monitoring our systems with Grafana, Prometheus, and ELK 7 stack and proactively resolving the issues.
  • Take responsibility for end-to-end feature work; through planning, deployment, maintenance, and monitoring.
  • Apply best practices and continuously learn and share your thoughts with your peers.

Your backpack is filled with

  • A degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Proven track record as a successful software engineer building backend applications using Java/Kotlin.
  • Experience with developing applications using Spring Boot, using relational databases, and deploying applications in a cloud environment. Experience with NoSQL databases, AWS, and DevOps practices 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 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 our flexible home office policy and the opportunity to work from other local offices.
  • Go traveling for 28 vacation days + the possibility to take up to 10 unpaid vacation days with interesting discounts on our Holidu Homes.
  • 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