But do you have what it takes to be part of KAYAK? This guide will help you figure it out.
Look at our careers page and apply directly within the job description. If you were referred to us by a current KAYAK employee, please put their name in your resume. Our hiring managers will review each submission and reach out to potential candidates within 24 hours to 1 week.Tip #1: Applying for multiple roles will not increase your chances of being hired -- or even of being called in for an interview. We recommend applying for the one position you think is the best fit.
One look at our team and you'll quickly realize there isn't a "typical" KAYAK personality. Sure, we're hard workers who value critical thinking and quick turn-around. But we're also artists, musicians, hikers, gamers, champion foosball players (if office tournaments count) and more. There are 3 values, however, that we all share: be bold, love numbers and win as one. When you're a part of KAYAK, we want you to challenge convention, use data to inform your decisions and work as a team.
Congratulations. Your resume got our attention. And, if you applied for an engineering job, we liked what you did in our coding challenge. Here's how our interview process works, as well as a few tips to help you along the way:
"Hello, it's me." We've determined that you look great on paper, but how do you sound in real life? First, we may schedule a quick phone/Skype call. During our chat, we'll ask you some questions to get to know you better. Tell us about your work history, what makes you a great fit and what expectations you have for the job. Have you ever used KAYAK before? Why are you interested in KAYAK? Do you have strong opinions on our signature orange? Now's the time to let us know.Tip #2: Be yourself and remember that first impressions count.
Your goal here is to unpack all the expertise you bring to the table.
Here's what to expect for this interview:
For potential engineers, the process can be a bit more involved, and may include:
Depending on the position you're applying for, there may be one or two rounds of these interviews. Take it as an opportunity to meet your potential future co-workers.
These interviews will either be performed via video conference or in person at one of our offices.
Don't forget to ask us any questions you might have. You're interviewing us just as much as we're interviewing you. We want to make sure that KAYAK is the right destination for you.
Tools Our Engineers Use:
Our iOS app is written in Swift and Objective-C, while our Android app in Kotlin. Our mobile web is written in Typescript with Angular framework and Webpack for building.
Resist the urge to check your email 1,000 times/day and wondering if maybe llama husbandry is a viable career path.
Congratulations, you're in. Now, let's get to work helping people experience the world by creating their favorite travel tools.