Associate Backend Engineer Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Staff Engineer - Marketplace

GetYourGuide is the place to book the best experiences in destinations across the globe. Currently we are in a strong growth phase and are working on building a world class travel ecommerce product to help us scale and serve millions of customers. 

As Staff Engineer you’ll define and lead complex projects across teams, create leverage and proactively improve how the group and engineering works. As part of our technical leadership, you’ll be involved in overarching strategic topics while focusing on the operational excellence of our software engineers - ensuring technical consistency and clarity, across the tech teams you work with.   

Team Mission: 

Marketplace owns the mobile and web platforms of GetYourGuide. We aim to deliver an amazing customer journey through great user interfaces and rigorous A/B testing to. Our goal is to build an unbeatable e-commerce site and seamless booking experience for our users. 

We’re organized in cross-functional mission teams. One key challenge is shifting from a monolithic architecture to a service-oriented architecture. 

Your Responsibilities: 

You will…

  • Be a (hands on) system architect. You understand how the various systems and components connect and interact, where the risks are and what trade-offs entail 
  • Be an Impact multiplier. Whether through processes you design, best practices you establish, code you write, learnings you share, organization changes you influence, or initiatives you lead. 
  • Be a hands-on coder
  • Be part of the technical leadership team
  • Be an escalation point for incidents and shape operational excellence

Your Profile:

Ideally, you have...

  • Expertise in setting up distributed systems and moving a product from a monolith to services
  • Experience on how to operate at scale and have a cloud DevOps / infrastructure mindset (Kubernetes)
  • Experience on with monitoring complex systems (Metrics, Logging Tracing) 
  • Years of professional hands-on experience as a senior/lead engineer, or architect in complex development projects - with a minimum experience of 7 years in software engineering
  • Experience in defining and implementing technical roadmaps 
  • Experience in keeping senior stakeholders and the wider tech organization aligned
  • Polyglot mindset and you can move comfortably between PHP to Java to Node.JS and work across the entire backend and frontend stack.
  • Experience about building marketplaces is a plus

We Offer:

  • A modern infrastructure (AWS, Kubernetes, Istio, Kafka) and a good DevOps mentality (you build it you own it)
  • Solid engineering principles. Check them out here
  • To work on creating memorable travel experiences for millions of travelers. Find out more about our KPIs here
  • Smart and engaged co-workers - Take a look at our team video
  • An English-speaking office with people from 60+ nationalities
  • Virtual stock options - be part of our success story
  • Monthly Hackathons and weekly tech talks
  • Annual external training budget 
  • Weekly social events to bring the company together (pizza & beer Fridays)
  • GetYourGuide vouchers and free German lessons
  • Relocation Assistance
  • You can also take a look at our Tech Radar for an insight into our stack.


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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