Software Engineer Apprentice (m/f/d)

Holidaycheck, Munich, Bottighofen

Book cheap hotels & travel with hotel reviews

HolidayCheck is the leading hotel evaluation and travel portal in the German-speaking region. With nearly 8 million reviews, a few million user photos and videos of more than 650,000 hotels, we offer holidaymakers extensive travel know-how.


We are a subsidiary of Holidaycheck Group AG. Together we have a vision to become the most user-friendly company for holidaymakers. At the heart of our corporate culture are our values, which we live by every day and which create an environment that allows for continuous development.


Are you looking for a way to kickstart your career in a fulltime and permanent position? Our apprenticeship program might be what you have been looking for.

Before you apply, please check out : https://apprenticeship.holidaycheck.com/

Be aware we only consider applications with a motivation letter in which  you tell us about yourself, your journey with programming so far and why you think you’re a good fit for the program.



The Program:

  • 6 months of guided learning, self-improvement and exploration
  • 2 mentors that will support you
  • An individual curriculum based on your skills and interests
  • Graduation as Software Crafter followed by work in one of our teams


For detailed information about the program please refer to http://apprenticeship.holidaycheck.com



Work after graduation:


After you graduated from the program you will start working on our platform in one of our product teams. Our teams are cross-functional and self-organized. Decisions about the team are made by the team. Architectures are designed and implemented by the whole team in a professional, responsible manner. All Teams collaborate with our experienced Product Owners to bring new features to our platform. As a team member you will have shared responsibility for


  • Writing clean, tested and maintainable software
  • Defining team tenets and living up to them
  • Documentation (usually GitHub markdown)
  • Collaborating with an agile mindset


Here is some of the technology that we are working with currently:


  • Scala (Akka-HTTP, Akka-Streams, Spark, Cats, Scalatest, Scalacheck, sbt)
  • Node.js, Javascript/TypeScript (React, Fluxible, Redux)
  • Go
  • Nix/NixOS/NixOps
  • GitHub Enterprise
  • Mesos, Marathon, Kubernetes


We believe in the value of Open Source software. Not only do we use a lot of F/OSS we also publish and maintain software as open source ourselves: https://github.com/holidaycheck


About you:


Our apprenticeship aims at Junior Software Developers, so we focus on potential over professional experience and behavior over achievements. What we would like to see in you:

  • You can solve problems in at least one programming language
  • You want to learn and improve yourself constantly
  • You are able to self-organize
  • You want to share your knowledge in- and outside of the office


We do not filter by:


  • Degrees: Degrees are a privilege that we don’t base our decisions on
  • GitHub profile: Not everyone has time and energy to program in their spare time
  • Technology: We don’t expect knowledge in specific tools or frameworks


About Holidaycheck

about us The enterprise HolidayCheck AG operates the largest German hotel rating portal and offers extensive travel know-how. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the listed HolidayCheck Group AG, Munich. The main shareholder of the HolidayCheck Group AG is the publisher Hubert Burda Media. Seat of the company is Bottighofen, a Swiss border town on Lake Constance. Core Competences The core competencies of HolidayCheck AG are the large and constantly growing hotel rating database, the extensive holiday pictures archive, as well as a collection of private travel videos and travel tips. In 2007, the rating portal was expanded to include ship ratings. As a further important information channel, HolidayCheck runs the largest German-language travel forum with a lively community. HolidayCheck AG has its own TÜV-certified online travel agency with around 150 employees and works with all well-known tour operators. From the first research to the travel booking HolidayCheck offers one-stop service. Company History The idea for HolidayCheck was already born in 1999. The private experience of a Konstanz student led to the idea of ​​HolidayCheck. The plan was to travel to the Caribbean. At the local last minute travel agency a corresponding offer was found quickly. But there was no comprehensive information about this hotel. The young man researched the internet and came across the private homepage of a Canadian woman who had collected votes about hotels in the Dominican Republic. From then on, he and his friends could not stop thinking about offering such service to as many hotels and holiday destinations as possible. The idea for the evaluation platform was born. Finally, in the summer of 2003, a report on RTL made for the big popularity boost. Today With almost 7 million written reviews (as of 07/2016), several million user photos and videos from more than 650,000 hotels in the database, HolidayCheck, the largest German-language hotel review portal, offers travelers extensive travel know-how. On holidaycheck.de you will find a hotel to your liking, can exchange in the travel forum with over 3 million contributions and choose from the offers of over 100 tour operators your perfect holiday and book. Mission, Vision and Values Our vision is to become the most holiday-friendly company in the world! We give everything to vacationers quickly, easily and in an inspiring way to find the perfect vacation for themselves and book immediately! The heart of our corporate culture and the basis of our actions is a twelve-part set of values.

Want to learn more about Holidaycheck? Visit Holidaycheck's website.