Software Engineer – PHP

Software Engineering - Düsseldorf, Germany
Level: Professionals
Start date: As soon as possible

Software Engineer – PHP

Join our dynamic Software Engineering department as a PHP Developer and help shape the future of the world’s largest hotel search.

Your responsibilities:

  • Provide 4 million daily visitors with a blazing fast hotel search.
  • Write clean, composable, and testable code.
  • Participate in architecture decisions and innovative feature development tasks.
  • Combine different storage technologies to implement efficient and high performing data retrieval.
  • Use your creativity and problem solving abilities to make a difference.
  • Work in a cross-functional team with passionate experts from various fields.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has at least 2 years’ experience in PHP development, ideally in a high-performance environment.
  • Has experience with one or more other general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C#, Objective C, Python, JavaScript, or Go.
  • Stays up to date with current frameworks, tools, and libraries.
  • Has a solid understanding of software construction.
  • Naturally follows good development practices like test automation, CI/CD, source version control.
  • Enjoys technical challenges and is eager to explore new technologies.
  • Holds an academic degree in the field of IT or has relevant experience developing large applications.
  • Feels comfortable communicating in English on a daily basis.
  • Has these technologies on her radar: Redis, Memcached, Docker, Kafka, Git, Jenkins.

Life at trivago is…

  • The opportunity to develop personally and professionally with regular code workshops and Hackathons, as well as the chance to contribute to our tech blog.
  • Being an active member of our PHP, JavaScript, and UI guilds.
  • The ability to push your ideas through to execution without being held back by bureaucracy.The freedom to embrace small-scale failures as a path to large-scale success.
  • The belief that factual proof, not seniority, determines which path to take.
  • Self-determined working hours based on measuring productivity through goals rather than number of hours spent in the office.
  • Being supported in all your needs, including relocation assistance and language classes for international arrivals.
  • Living in Düsseldorf, a city boasting the 6th highest quality of life in the world for expats.


Additional information:

  • Please note that your CV and motivation letter must be written in English.