Software Engineer – Backend Services – PHP

Software Engineering - Leipzig, Germany

  • Level: Professionals
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Software Engineer - Backend Services - PHP



Join our dynamic Software Engineering department as a PHP Developer and help shape the future of the world’s largest hotel search. With around 3 billion requests per month, we are operating on a large scale in a complex and rapidly evolving IT landscape. We encourage all team members to question established processes and give them the freedom to experiment with new technologies in order to drive trivago to the next level.

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop our high traffic web applications (e.g. price comparison, hotel booking or B2B applications).
  • Implement new backend services features.
  • Set-up efficient and high performing database queries in MySQL.
  • Connect multiple applications and services to perform efficient and high performing data exchange.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has extensive PHP knowledge and experience.
  • Has experience with software engineering, preferably in a high-performance environment.
  • Is familiar with the term dependency injection.
  • Enjoys technical challenges and is eager to explore new technologies.
  • Holds an academic degree in the field of IT or has successfully completed a comparable apprenticeship.
  • Speaks English (our company language) fluently.

Life at trivago:

trivago is an exciting hub of multicultural activity where nationalities from all around the world come to share their knowledge and work together on redefining the travelling experience for millions of people. We nurture all our talents and provide them with the support they need to develop professionally as well as personally. We encourage fanatic learning through regular code workshops, Hackathons and constant feedback as well as promoting quick decision making in keeping with our trial and error philosophy. Flexible working hours are in place to create a trusting environment where productivity is measured through goals rather than hours spent in the office. For our internationals, we help with relocation and provide language classes for those wanting to learn and practise their German.
Join us at trivago – a place where talented minds meet, crazy ideas are shared and innovation is born.

Additional information:

  • When submitting your application, please provide us with any links that showcase your work, or that might be relevant to the position (ie. GitHub, Bitbucket, Stack Overflow etc.). You can include these at the top of your CV.
  • Please note that your CV and motivation letter must be written in English. Please also note that all applications must be made online. We do not accept physical applications and any documents sent to us will not be returned.
  • trivago GmbH is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from individuals with disabilities are welcome.

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