Senior Frontend React Engineer


KAYAK, part of Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world’s leading travel search engine. With billions of queries across our platforms, we help people find their perfect flight, stay, rental car, cruise, or vacation package. We’re also transforming the in-travel experience with our app and new accommodation software. For more information, visit

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each others strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

Trade your daily grind for a career that lets you show off your passion for travel. Join KAYAK to build the travel tools that our users dream of, and develop your own ideas during our Hack Weeks. Be the first to play with new and exciting travel features (while getting paid for it).

We are looking for smart, ambitious, and hardworking developers with a passion for learning and delivering. You will join the team in Berlin that is responsible for developing compelling user experiences that are the face of KAYAK for millions of users every day. As a catalyst for complex projects and initiatives, you will work closely with other teams to develop innovative features and keep our product ahead of the competition. If you're an engineer who loves traveling and wants to be a part of a team of similarly skilled, driven individuals, we'd love to hear from you. 

In this role you will:

  • Work on the product features that are used by millions of users
  • Have end-to-end ownership of UI features including testing, monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Drive technical debt reduction, oversee code quality and mentor other developers
  • Refactor and optimize existing code
  • Review and scope feature requests
  • Make architectural decisions and build prototypes
  • Work with geographically distributed teams
  • Be required to come into the office 1-3 days per week

Please apply if you have:

  • 4+ years of meaningful work experience developing web applications
  • Bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in a quantitative/technical field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math)
  • Experience building layouts using CSS and HTML
  • Advanced understanding in JavaScript, TypeScript, and React
  • Knowledge of performance considerations, especially with respect to browsers
  • Ability to…
    • Debug issues in a full-stack environment
    • Work independently on solutions and designs with minimal oversight
    • Produce scalable, high quality, and accurate work
    • Estimate effort accurately and executes with pace
    • Show good judgment in architecting software
    • Use metrics to validate decision-making
    • Owns communication to key stakeholders on assigned projects
    • Easily relate technical subjects to non-technical audiences
    • Demonstrate leadership within direct & cross-functional teams

Benefits and Perks

  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Ability to work from almost anywhere
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Generous retirement plans
  • Awesome health, dental and vision insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Headspace Subscription
  • No Meeting Fridays
  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.
  • Weekly catered lunches
  • Flexible hours
  • Regular team events/excursions
  • Universal Paid Parental leave

There are a variety of factors that go into determining a salary range, including but not limited to external market benchmark data, geographic location, and years of experience sought/required. The range for this remote United States based role is $115,000-$155,625.
In addition to a competitive base salary, roles are eligible for additional compensation and benefits including: annual cash bonus, equity grant; health benefits; flexible spending account; retirement benefits; life insurance; paid time off (including PTO, paid sick leave, medical leave, bereavement leave, floating holidays and paid holidays); and parental leave and benefits.

Diversity and Inclusion

We aspire to have a workplace that reflects all of the diverse communities we serve. We know that when we have diverse teams we produce more creative ideas, products, and better outcomes for our team members. OpenTable/KAYAK is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for roles on our team. Whoever you are, just be you.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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