Lead Software Engineer, Back End (Remote)

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Tokyo, Japan

About Agoda 

Agoda is an online travel booking platform for accommodations, flights, and more. We build and deploy cutting-edge technology that connects travelers with more than 3.6 million accommodations globally. Based in Asia and part of Booking Holdings, our 6,000+ employees representing 90+ nationalities foster a work environment rich in diversity, creativity, and collaboration. We innovate through a culture of experimentation and ownership, enhancing the ability for our customers to experience the world.

Our Purpose – Bridging the World Through Travel 

We believe travel allows people to enjoy, learn and experience more of the amazing world we live in. It brings individuals and cultures closer together, fostering empathy, understanding and happiness.
We are a skillful, driven and diverse team from across the globe, united by a passion to make an impact. Harnessing our innovative technologies and strong partnerships, we aim to make travel easy and rewarding for everyone.

About the Job 

Note: Agoda’s hybrid workplace includes a few select remote roles and in-office roles. By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following:

In-office locations: Gurugram, India; Bangkok, Thailand.

Remote location(s): Bangalore, India; Pune, India; Tokyo, Japan. 

 

Get to Know our Team​ 

In Agoda’s Back-End Engineering department, we build scalable, fault-tolerant systems and APIs that host our core business logic. Our systems cover all major areas of our business: inventory and pricing, product information, customer data, communications, partner data, booking systems, payments, and more. We employ state-of-the-art CI/CD and testing techniques to ensure everything works without downtime. Our systems are self-healing, responding gracefully to extreme loads or unexpected input. We use modern languages like Kotlin and Scala, Data technologies Kafka, Spark, MLflow, Kubeflow, VastStorage, StarRocks and agile development practices. Most importantly, we hire great people from around the world and empower them to be successful.​ 

 

The Opportunity​ 

Agoda Platform team is looking for developers to work on mission-critical systems that serve millions of users daily. You will have the chance to work on innovative projects, using cutting-edge technologies, and make a significant impact on our business and the travel industry.​ 

 

What You’ll Need to Succeed​ 

  • 8+ years of experience developing performance-critical applications in a production environment using Scala, Java, Kotlin, C#, Go or relevant modern programming languages.​ 
  • Strong RDBMS knowledge (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, ​or other).​ 
  • Ability to lead scalable architectural and project decisions​ 
  • Deeply involved in hands-on coding, developing and maintaining high-quality software solutions on a daily basis​ 
  • Good command of the English language.​ 
  • Fundamental in mentoring, shaping the team’s skills ​and culture.​ 
  • Proactive approach with excellent communication skills, capable of effectively collaborating with a remote team to deliver high-quality solutions and drive project success.​ 
  • Implement advanced CI/CD pipelines and robust testing strategies to ensure seamless integration, deployment, and high code quality.​ 
  • Passion for software development and continuous improvement of your knowledge and skills.​ 

 

It’s Great if You Have 

  • Knowledge in NoSQL, Queueing systems (Kafka, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, MSMQ), and Play framework.​ 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

At Agoda, we pride ourselves on being a company represented by people of all different backgrounds and orientations. We prioritize attracting diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. Employment at Agoda is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship, veteran or military status, and other legally protected characteristics.

We will keep your application on file so that we can consider you for future vacancies and you can always ask to have your details removed from the file. For more details please read our privacy policy.

To all recruitment agencies: Agoda does not accept third party resumes. Please do not send resumes to our jobs alias, Agoda employees or any other organization location. Agoda is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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