Agoda is hiring a

Data Engineer (ElasticSearch/Kafka)

Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Thailand

Our Bangkok team is looking for top quality passionate engineers to build products across our next gen data platform products. 

 Our systems scale across multiple data centers, totaling a few million writes per second and managing petabytes of data. We deal with problems from real-time data-ingestion, replication, enrichment, storage and analytics. We are not just using Big Data technologies, we are pushing them to the edge.

 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 have the dynamism and short chain of command of a startup and the capital to make things happen. In this competitive world of online travel agencies, finding even the slightest advantage in the data can make or break a company. That is why we put data systems in our top priorities.

 While we are proud of what we built so far, there is still a long way to go to fulfill our vision of data. We are looking for people who are as excited about data technology as we are, to join the fight.

You can be part of designing, building, deploying (and probably debugging) products across all aspects of our core data platform products.


  • Improve scalability, stability, accuracy, speed and efficiency of our existing data systems
  • Design, build, test and deploy new libraries, frameworks or full systems for our core systems while keeping to the highest standards of testing and code quality
  • Work with experienced engineers and product owners to identify and build tools to automate many large-scale data management / analysis tasks.
  • Proactive and reactive monitoring of ElasticSearch/Kafka to provide 24 x 7 uptime and availability across multiple datacenters 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science /Information Systems/Engineering/related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with modern systems languages
  • Experience debugging and reasoning about production issues
  • A good understanding of data architecture principles
  • Be able to attend in on-call rotation



  • Any experience with ‘Big Data’ technologies / tools
  • Strong systems administration skills in Linux
  • Strong experience in JVM languages (Java / Scala in particular)
  • Python/Perl/Go/Shell scripting skills also a plus.
  • Experience working with ElasticSearch/Kafka Architectures
  • Experience working with open source products
  • Working in an agile environment using test driven methodologies.

A few of the technologies we use

ElasticSearch, Kafka, Cassandra, Sensu, Graphite, InfluxDB, Grafana, Logstash,  Kibana, Python, Go.