Android Developer - Hbs - Privacy

3+ months agoAmsterdam, Netherlands

One of Booking's core values is "do the right thing", which means doing the right thing for our Customers, Partners, and employees, as well as following local laws and regulations wherever we operate. The risks associated with Privacy breaches, from financial to reputation, such as loss of trust, and law enforcement, are amongst the highest our company faces and have become a focus area in many of our core markets over the last five years.

The newly formed Privacy Engineering Track in the Horizontal Business Services department is a growing team of highly skilled software engineers whose vision is to assure that privacy measures are enforced across Booking products and services. By identifying areas of improvement in practices relative to managing privacy data, we aim to mitigate risks across the company as we implement new infrastructure, services, frameworks, and controls. Amongst other challenges we look forward to overcoming this year, the team is currently designing and building a new consent management service from scratch to become the single source of truth of user consent, propagate changes, and limit access to user-tracked data based on privacy settings.


Our guiding principle is that by helping our users we help our business, so we listen to our customers and give them features they want to use. As a developer in our mobile team you'll be a key part of the idea generation process, working in a small start up-like group which takes full ownership of its part of our platform. You'll be working on the iterative improvements we make as part of our high-speed release cycles, as well as looking ahead and implementing broader changes to our mobile app

Important aspects of the job include:

  • Rapidly develop new features and A/B test them with our customers
  • Solve issues with the app, prioritizing based on customer impact
  • Collaborate with Back-end Developers, Product Owners and Designers to constantly improve our Android app
  • Contribute to's growth through interviewing, on-boarding, or other recruitment efforts.

We expect our developers to know the ins and outs of the Android framework and to deliver polished products customers want to use. We need self-starters who are great at solving problems, initiate solutions and discussions and are not afraid of solving challenges due to our huge scale.

We have found that people who match the following requirements are the ones who fit us best:
  • 5+ years of experience as a developer using Java and other languages
  • At least 2-3 years of this experience must be from working with Android SDK
  • Strong interaction and design sense, excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated to explore new technologies, applications and environments
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, team-player
Bonus Points for:
  • Experience with Android Market place & Distribution Process
  • An approved Play store app
  • SQL knowledge and/or willingness to learn
  • Experience working with A/B testing
  • You are passionate about open source and contribute
  • You're not afraid to solve deep technical challenges of a whole new level at a huge scale
  • You have an intrinsic curiosity in technological innovations and you are always on top of the latest trends

We are a performance-based company that offers career advancement and lucrative compensation, including bonuses and stock potential. We also offer what we call the "Booking Deal" with other competitive perks and benefits. The Technology department offers training and attends/speaks at global conferences.

This position is open to worldwide candidates and in the case of relocation, we will assist you with a generous relocation package, ensuring a smooth transition to working and living in Amsterdam. We have successfully relocated 300+ Technology professionals to Amsterdam in the last year!

Job ID: booking-BOOKUS2956153EXTERNAL