Software Engineer – Hadoop

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

Software Engineer – Hadoop

Are you passionate about creatively using technology? Do you want the chance to work with databases operating at 1012 scale? Our Hadoop development team is looking for a skilled developer and expert on systems level who can help build and maintain our big data architecture. We want someone who can not only use but also build a complex Hadoop cluster and data pipeline infrastructure.

Your responsibilities:

  • As an expert in your field, you will design, implement and maintain data integration- and data warehouse-based solutions using Hadoop in streaming environments.
  • Continuously improve our algorithms and approaches. On this note we encourage thinking outside the box and want our developers to challenge the status quo.
  • Ensure the solutions being defined are reusable and follow standard design patterns and architecture principles of Hadoop.
  • Collaborate with and provide technical consultation to other Software Development, Operations, Product and Business Intelligence teams to define deliverables and plans.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has some experience in OOP using Java and other languages.
  • Has some experience setting up and running Hadoop clusters utilizing the whole Hadoop infrastructure.
  • Has experience in concurrent programming and complex algorithms.
  • Has experience in engineering and administrating large-scale distributed systems in production environments and is able to model complex data structures.
  • Has an understanding of configuration management systems and their concepts for mass configuration. Knowledge of GNU/Linux and networking (L2/L3) would be a plus.
  • Holds a university degree in Computer Science.
  • Is comfortable communicating in English (our company language). German language skills would also be a plus.
  • Can start as soon as possible.

Life at trivago is…

  • 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.
  • The opportunity to develop personally and professionally with regular free code workshops and Hackathons, as well as the chance to contribute to our tech blog.
  • Living in Düsseldorf, the 6th highest quality of living city in the world for expats.


Additional information:

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