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Amsterdam, NH | Full Time
8 Days Ago

Job Description

Are you a passionate data engineer looking for a place to use the latest technologies in an international company? Then please keep on reading!

Please note, we are following a hybrid way of working. 

About Travix

Travix is one of the leading global online travel agencies, operating with four brands: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir and Flugladen. In 2020 we took our next step becoming part of the Group family, one of the largest online travel companies in the world, consisting of, Ctrip, Skyscanner, Make my Trip and Qunar. Travix currently operates in over 40 countries expanding in 5 continents, so a global mindset comes natural to us. Our purpose is ‘the next journey at your fingertips’ which goes for both our customers and employees. We bring together passionate people, global partners, and an innovative platform to deliver the best end-to-end booking experience for our customers.

Make your career at Travix

At Travix, everyone is welcome. Our global team has over 40 different nationalities and we embrace everyone’s authenticity. We have proven to grow people internally, we are proud of our passionate company culture and we love to dream big. Ever since our company was founded, our aim has been to create a work environment where people can thrive, be creative and ultimately build their own legacy within the company. More now than ever we are at a pivotal moment in our company’s existence: where we are preparing for when the world is ready to travel again. With cutting-edge technology, strong partnerships, a  strategic vision and the resources and stability of the Group, we provide an international playground where our employees can truly impact the future of traveling. 

To accelerate this momentum, we are looking for new talents who will join us in strengthening the business with a data-driven approach. As a result, the Technology department at our office in Amsterdam is now looking for a Data Engineer.

The challenge

To face the everyday challenges of an online global player such as Travix, we need a world league development team that helps us build a solid technical foundation that will support our ambitious recovery and growth plans. We are actively applying the Scrum framework and expect our tech leads to take a leading role in working with their teams to get enhancements delivered to the business. 

At Travix we continuously enhance, re-factor and in some cases rebuild applications to be able to handle more brands and countries, to improve the user experience and to optimise business processes. These applications generate large amounts of data that we collect and store to make informed decisions and develop data-driven products. To increase the efficiency and adoption of the data stack within the organisation we need your expert opinion in helping us drive the teams towards delivering more business value. Our goal is to democratise data and to further increase self-service of data collection and analytics within all areas of our organisation.

We are an open organization where your opinion is valued, so be prepared for open discussions, wild ideas and most of all fun! We are looking for a data engineer who’s comfortable working on data lake and/or data warehouse architectures, has experience in batch and streaming data collection and processing, as well as knowledge of  modeling data for analytics and complex querying. We are adding more applications and tools to our data stack, so we expect knowledge on application and library development. 

In the data stack at Travix we use the following technologies: Python, Java, Airflow, Apache Beam (Google Dataflow), BigQuery, Cloud Storage, Pub/Sub, Protocol Buffer, Avro, Parquet, Kubernetes.

As a Data Engineer, you will work as part of a scrum team to build products and services on Travix's technology platform. You’re familiar with best practices around reliable data pipelines (both batch and streaming), data modeling techniques and software engineering. You enjoy working in an environment that will encourage creative thinking and an environment of innovation


  • Developing products and services as part of a scrum team
  • Leveraging your software engineering expertise to solve challenging problems
  • Nurturing and encouraging creativity, as Travix offers a huge amount of freedom from a technology and ownership stand-point
  • Help maintain our analytics infrastructure that enables self-service analytics, using optimized data pipelines and data storage solutions

This position comes with the autonomy to introduce your own ideas and creativity to build a strong and solid technical environment. 

What you bring to the table

We are looking for people with a flexible and results-oriented mentality, who love to develop new things, and are enthusiastic about their area of expertise! 

We think it’s important you have: 

  • At least 2-3 years of relevant work experience as a data or software engineer in an Agile development environment.
  • Worked on data  modeling and optimizing (big) data for analytics and querying, including a good understanding of concepts like column-oriented stores, partitioning, indexing
  • Experience on protocols and data formats like Protocol Buffer, Avro, Parquet
  • Strong programming skills in Java/Python.
  • Experience working on either (AWS/GCP/Azure) cloud environment
  • You know your way around distributed computing, distributed storage and containerization; Airflow, Kafka, SQL, NoSQL, Docker, Kubernetes.
  • Fluent English with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A degree in computer science, a related degree, or similar work experience
  • If you have experience in working with big data, high volume websites, e-Commerce or in the travel industry, it is definitely an advantage

Why work at Travix?

  • You’ll be working in an informal and open environment, we value inclusivity and each others vitality
  • We have technically challenging projects, like data lake architecture, big data processing and data science 
  • You’ll be working with the latest technologies, like Kubernetes, BigQuery, DataFlow
  • There’s plenty of room for initiative and creativity, we value innovative ideas and we organise hackathons 
  • You’ll have inspiring people around whom you can learn. Our employees are speaking at conferences, organising meetups and teaching at universities
  • Our office is in the heart of Amsterdam City, near Centraal Station, and it has a great view on our city! 

What you can expect from us

  • Competitive salary and other amazing benefits, such as covered travel costs, discounted ongoing cancellation / travel insurances and a bike plan.
  • 30,5 days of paid leave, so plenty of time to enjoy your global travel adventures!
  • Many internal development courses to keep on learning and growing.
  • An environment where you can keep a healthy work-life balance: even when we can go back to the office to collaborate as teams, you will still continue having a balance between working from home and from the office.
  • Flat hierarchy where your voice can be heard, welcomed and appreciated at all levels in the organization. 
  • A diverse, inclusive and multicultural working environment 
  • Top floor office in Amsterdam (close to Central Station) with an amazing view!
  • Free fruit, company bar (free beer!), team drinks and company events.

Ready to start your own Travix journey?

Think you have what it takes?  Then, we would love to hear from you.

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