Mobile API Developer
Agoda Services Co., Ltd.
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Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Agoda is the largest and fastest growing online hotel booking platform in Asia, and as a Priceline Group company, we are part of the largest online travel company in the world.
We understand the value of a great mobile experience for our customers and are constantly investing in mobile app development. Last year we launched a very successful update to our iOS and Android apps – a totally reengineered and redesigned experience – built from the ground up with the newest technologies. This doesn’t stop us from constantly extending our product, re-evaluating outdated technologies, and constantly pushing to become the world’s best.
We are looking for engineers who love and understand .NET stack and seek the challenge of using cutting edge technologies to create a robust, scalable, and blazing-fast API. You will be expected to deliver high quality, well-designed, and thoroughly tested code within tight time constraints; so a solid understanding of OO design principles and modern testing practices will be crucial. You are expected to be fluent at explaining and justifying your decisions. Expertise in distributed platforms (like Hadoop, Cassandra, etc) is a major plus, but we expect candidates to be able to master these and many other technologies as we go.
In addition, we expect superb attention to the details of performance and scalability of produced solutions (SQL queries, smart caching, code, and more). You will be expected to introduce proper measurements in production and constantly analyze them to verify set performance goals and suggest further improvements.
Ultimately, we are looking for real technologists who have a great passion for creating the robust, scalable, and reliable back-end architecture required to support fantastic apps. We want innovative ideas on how to save our customer another 100 milliseconds waiting for results or how to architect the server side to support tens of thousands of requests a second.
Candidates will join the mobile app scrum team with iOS, Android, and backend developers, and as part of their day-to-day responsibilities will:
- Come up with the best suitable technology and architecture for their tasks
- Work closely with all team members to understand full stack functionality and architecture
- Communicate constantly with product owners to understand and measure business values of developed features
- Contribute ideas (technological and product) to enhance the overall app experience
- Address production issues of the system
Technologies of interest (we are not expecting you to have them all):
- C# expert
- Scripting (Python / Ruby / …)
- WCF / Web API, IIS
- Cassandra / Hadoop
- A/B testing
Engineering topics of interest:
- Clean architecture
- API development techniques
- Design-patterns (Gang of four)
- Object oriented programming and design principles
- Testing (unit/integration/system/...)
- Automation of work process (CI, tools, etc)
- Strafe-jumping like a pro in Quake 3 with your colleagues
About Agoda Services Co., Ltd.
Agoda is one of the fastest-growing online hotel platforms worldwide, working with more than 285,000 hotels in 29 countries and providing its services in 38 different languages. The company was established in 2005 by two veterans of the online travel business. In 2007, it was acquired by the priceline.com Inc. global group of Internet travel companies (Nasdaq: PCLN), and has been growing ever since.
Agoda employs more than 1,200 professionals of all nationalities in 29 locations around the world, with major operations in Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Dedicated market managers also maintain close relationships with hotel partners in Europe and the United States. The company is one of the leading IT employers in Southeast Asia, with core strengths in the hospitality industry, online and partner marketing, finance, customer support, and people & organizational development.
Agoda prides itself on a dynamic, multicultural workplace where creativity thrives and collaboration is key. We strive to provide a positive, enjoyable culture where people work hard but smile often, and where communication is open, frequent and constructive.
Our people are chosen for their dedication to making things great, their ability to push boundaries, and their understanding that cutting-edge products come from cutting edge ideas. Our industry moves fast, and so must we - but we have a great time doing it.