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At FindHotel, we discovered early that travel is the one thing that opens people’s minds to new ideas, cultures, and ways of thinking. Our team comes from a variety of countries and backgrounds, and share the same passion for traveling and discovering new worlds and unconventional ways of doing things. We’re a bunch of independent thinkers, always looking to challenge each other and get better at what we do.
Our mission is to get every traveller in the world the best accommodation deal. From adventure and backpacking to honeymoons and family vacations, we give travellers access to all the information and the available offers for their accommodation of choice. We’re a passionate and diverse team of amazing humans who value and respect each other. We’re spread between our HQ in Amsterdam and the countries our remote folks work from. We’re growing fast! In 2017 and 2018 we’ve been doubling our business year-over-year, and we’ve been helping one million customers in 2019 alone.
We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our team. If you are looking to join us remotely, we’ll need you to be located within UTC-4 to UTC+6 to reasonably overlap with your team members.
At our core, we build highly performant, scalable and reliable services and components. We work with modern technologies such as Go and Elixir - and, as we embrace the DevOps culture, our infrastructure-as-code in the cloud (AWS) is managed and run using tools like Docker, Jenkins, and Terraform. You will be a part of a squad of bright engineers with a passion for delivering great software, as well as team members from a broader range of disciplines - data analysts and scientists, product owners, UX experts, and marketing specialists.
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€60k - €70k
Will you join us on a journey to disrupt the trillion dollar travel industry? We are looking for the best and brightest who share our passion for travellers, data, and product.
FindHotel believes travel is the one thing that really opens minds to new ideas, cultures, and ways of thinking. Our mission is to get every traveller in the world the best accommodation deal. From adventure travel and backpacking to honeymoons and family vacations, we deeply care so that every traveller can make the best informed accommodation choice at the absolute best conditions for every trip.
We are growing fast and looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join us in becoming a global travel category leader.
We build highly performant, scalable services and components that power our product and provide our users with the best content and deals the accommodation industry has to offer. Scalability, reliability, and great performances are the core of what we build. We work with modern stacks (Go, Elixir, Node.js, Python) and, as we embrace the DevOps culture, our infrastructure-as-code in the cloud (AWS) is managed via tools like Docker, Jenkins, and Terraform.
Should you join us, not only you will get exposed to some bright engineers with a passion for delivering great software, you will also get the chance to collaborate with team members from a broader range of disciplines, including data analysts and scientists, product owners, UX experts, and marketing specialists.
What you will actually be doing / responsibilities
Work in a team to solve challenging problems, integrating accommodation providers and building blazing-fast services that serve their data Identify bottlenecks and opportunities for improvements in terms of performance and code quality Help improving our infrastructure and scale it to support our continuous growth in a cost-effective way Support the growth of junior and intermediate engineers by coaching them in their daily tasks, as well as raising the bar of how things are done within both your team and the bigger engineering group What a day in the office might look like
In the morning, you and your fellow engineers sit down with the Product Owner to discuss the performance of a not-so-fast API endpoint. Comparing the ideal performance to the data collected by our monitoring systems, you brainstorm together a few ideas of how to improve the service’s performance and design a scalable solution. After lunch, you jump onto an open issue and prepare a pull request that improves the infrastructure’s reliability for one of the most delicate components. Before the end of the day, you put together some ideas on how to improve another component’s design and organize an architecture review session with some engineers across teams to discuss the benefits and costs of your proposed solution.
Requirements Who we are looking for / requirements
You have at least 6 years experience in back-end development using a modern set up and tooling You have a great understanding of APIs, databases, data structures, queues, and all things back-end, with a strong passion for automation You have worked on a production system that was exposed to significant scale (whether traffic or amount of data) and you are excited by these kinds of challenges You have a sense of pragmatism, constantly finding the right balance between achieving technical excellence and delivering value to the end users You are flexible, curious, and data-guided in helping us decide what to work on next You engage with your team and all the engineering group actively, sharing knowledge and best practices in order to improve with them every day You have production experience working with AWS and you have taken care of CI / deployments / infrastructure in the past Production experience with Golang is a big plus Experience with Terraform is a nice to have
Why join FindHotel?
Lots of chances to learn and grow – you’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in the city, be part of a culture which values sharing knowledge every day and have a budget to attend conferences and develop yourself. A profitable company with fast growth and a great scale opportunity. A competitive compensation package + perks and benefits. (including Stock Appreciation Rights) Flexible time off (take as many holidays as you need) and chance to work remotely - we measure results, not time spent in the office. You will be part of a highly international team in a fun work environment. We value good food, and offer catered lunches from various cuisines.
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€60k - €80k
Our true purpose at Castor
Castor is one of the leading platforms for data collection in medical research. We believe standardizing and reusing datasets is key to overcoming the healthcare challenges of the future.
How we operate
Our main Electronic Data Capture (EDC) application runs on a proven stack consisting of Ubuntu, Nginx, PHP and MySQL. For our cloud installations, we orchestrate these setups by using Terraform combined with Ansible for the server configuration management.
Due to the nature of processing medical data, we have clients in different regions across the globe, often with specific regulatory constraints around where and how their research data is stored. To meet these customer demands we combine both traditional as well as cloud-based hosting solutions.
Most of our clients prefer to run in Azure, but we’re using Google Cloud Platform for things like Kubernetes hosting of greenfield projects, blob storage for scalable file upload storage and their Key Management System (KMS) to further secure our data.
For our metrics we’ve begun standardizing on Prometheus and we’re moving towards Loki for log aggregation. We use PagerDuty for alerting, communicate via Slack and host our code on Github.
Why we’re growing our team
With our recent expansion have come new challenges, both in how we organize ourselves and in how we manage and scale our infrastructure in the future.
To further these efforts we have formed a Platform team consisting of SRE and Software Engineering, which we are now looking to grow with the addition of an additional SRE.
Additionally, due to the sensitive nature of medical data, Castor is certified for both ISO/IEC 9001 (quality) and 27001 (Information security). In addition, we have to adhere to a number of other regulations, including Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
Our goal is to unite these requirements with emerging SRE practices around infrastructure as code and other principles to create a well designed and documented system, while still allowing us to remain flexible to change.
How you will contribute
Our absolute commitment to patient data security and privacy informs our vendor selection with certified datacenter and cloud providers. To achieve real impact in medical research, Castor needs to operate security around the world.
Historically, our production platform has run on top of managed hosting services. This model doesn’t scale well for our global, international footprint, which is why we are currently expanding our in-house knowledge and transitioning to Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers.
As a Site Reliability Engineer, you’ll have the ability to shape our operations and continuously deliver a working product. Working very closely with the development teams, you’ll collaborate in supporting and structuring our efforts around automation, observability and security. With your help we plan to scale the Castor platform to the next level.
Some things we worked on recently
Whilst there are many operational challenges as we continue to grow and scale at Castor, our Platform team has made great improvements to a variety of our systems already. To give you some examples of what we achieved last month:
You have helped run web-facing services under production workloads and have experienced the challenges that come with maintaining and scaling these systems. Making and owning decisions about systems architecture together with your team is something you enjoy and feel comfortable with.
Qualities we’re looking for include:
How we say thank you
At Castor we truly live our core values, believing we can achieve anything with a healthy and happy team. With this in mind, we offer the following benefits: