Senior Backend Engineer - PHP Marketing Analytics Manager

Senior Backend Engineer - Marketing Technology

We are looking for a motivated Senior Backend Engineer to help develop the next generation of our in-house systems in the realm of Search Engine Marketing (SEM).  You will work as part of a cross-functional mission team with top-notch developers, analysts, data scientists and product owners as co-workers.  Deep dive data, develop innovative solutions, lead architecture decisions and take our marketing systems to new heights!

Marketing Technology Team Mission:

We are part of the Performance Marketing department and responsible for the development, maintenance, and technical vision of the core systems. We aim to be at the cutting edge of advertising technologies and partner with business stakeholders to develop impactful features to connect customers with the most relevant tours and activities in our inventory.  We have touch points across the business and aim to solve problems at scale with big data systems that manage 10s of millions of entries.


  • Immerse yourself in the problem space and our Technology stack
  • Lead architecture discussions and develop next generation systems
  • Partner with our business and technical teams to deliver innovative solutions
  • Review ongoing SEM efforts, identify opportunities and explore new areas
  • Design and develop efficient solutions that can continue to scale
  • Continuously improve our code base, systems and processes
  • Mentor other team members and be involved with hiring


  • Minimum of 5+ years of software development experience
  • Highly proficient in backend coding, related libraries and best practices
  • Experience with Scala or Python otherwise a desire to learn
  • Experience with the architecture and deployment of complex systems
  • Ability to turn ideas into fast, reliable and maintainable code
  • Solid understanding of SQL including complex queries and optimization
  • Positive, proactive team player who is passionate about their craft
  • Customer-centric prioritization and data drive decision making
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Nice to have:

  • Experience with large scale data processing using Apache Spark & Airflow
  • Experience developing projects in a Docker microservice architecture
  • Developed using advertising APIs (Google Adwords, Facebook, etc.)
  • Prior experience in startup environments

We offer:

  • Work on a product that helps create memorable travel experiences
  • Smart, engaged co-workers
  • Speak English in the office with people from over 68 nationalities
  • Virtual stock options - be part of our success story
  • Quarterly Hackathons and weekly tech talks
  • Annual external training budget - be constantly learning
  • Well stocked kitchen and our famous pizza & beer Friday’s
  • GetYourGuide vouchers and free German lessons
  • Relocation Assistance

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It is our commitment that every qualified person will be evaluated according to skills regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, or religion. Please refrain from including your picture and age with the application.

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