1,000+ Employees
Public
Consumer
eCommerce & Marketplaces

KAYAK Company Overview

KAYAK, helps people experience the world through travel. With every query, KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages. And because our tech team is always on the lookout for ways to make travel planning and trip management even easier, we offer a variety of tools and features such as KAYAK Trips, Explore and Price Forecast and are constantly evolving our app, Facebook Messenger and Slack bots, Alexa skill and related A.I. innovations.

In addition to KAYAK, we manage a portfolio of metasearch brands including: SWOODOO, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined that together process 6 billion queries across our platforms each year. KAYAK is part of Booking Holdings Inc. and operates sites in more than 60 countries and territories.

Awards & Accolades

  • KAYAK has earned 10 Webby Awards: People’s Voice award, travel website category (2008), the Webby in the travel website category (2009), the People’s Voice award in the mobile travel app category (2011), the Webby and People's Voice awards in the travel website category and People's Voice award for mobile travel apps (2012), Best Travel Mobile & App for Handheld Devices (2013), the Webby and People’s Voice award in Best Travel Mobile Sites & Apps for Tablet and Other Devices category (2014), People’s Voice Award for Mobile and other handheld devices (2015).

  • Time highlighted KAYAK in its list of 50 Best Websites (2009), Best for Last Minute Flights on its list of The Best Sites for Booking Last-Minute Travel (2013) and in its list of 50 Best iPhone Apps (2014).

  • World Travel Awards presented KAYAK with the World's Leading Flight Comparison Website award (2015 and 2013) and the World's Leading Travel Search Website award (2011).

  • Mashable featured KAYAK first on their list of 10 Budget Airfare Tools Every Traveler Should Know (2012).

  • PC Mag named KAYAK first in their list of Top 5 Travel Search and Booking Apps for iPhone (2013) and was named a best travel site (2014).

  • Travel + Leisure named the KAYAK app one of the Best Apps for Business Travelers and one of the Best Apps and Websites for Travelers (2013).

  • UK Travolution Awards chose KAYAK as the Best Mobile App and Best Metasearch/Price Comparison Website (2013).

  • Wired featured the KAYAK iOS App in their list of The 8 Best Apps for World Travelers (2014).

  • BostInno named KAYAK as a finalist in their Coolest Companies competition (2015, 2016).

  • Fortune named KAYAK one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women (2016).

  • Fortune named KAYAK one of the 100 Best Medium Workplaces (2016).

  • The Boston Globe named KAYAK #2 on their list of Top Places to Work among Medium-size Employers (2016).

Jobs at KAYAK

 
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Cambridge
The Position KAYAK is seeking a talented Senior Product Manager to join our product team in Cambridge, MA. We are looking for an outstanding candidate with expertise building innovative consumer products and thrives in an agile and data-driven environment. You will help identify, define and deploy features and improvements that will deliver a great end-to-end travel experience for KAYAKs millions of users. This role requires a solid understanding of consumer behavior and an ability to work closely with many teams to iterate on and prioritize features. The successful...
Software Engineering/QA
Stamford
Position Overview We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to join the North America Marketing team as a part-time intern for Fall 2019. This role will primarily support the Creative and Brand Marketing teams. The role is based in our Stamford, CT Headquarters and reports to the Senior Content Marketing Manager. Please provide a link or an attachment of a relevant writing sample with your resume. Roles and Responsibilities Time Requirement: Minimum of 20 hours per week in the Stamford office. Community Management Engage with KAYAK...
Marketing
Cambridge
Position KAYAK is looking for people who love working with data and have a strong interest in learning systems from recommender systems to anomaly detection and natural language processing. Good candidates will be well versed in machine learning advancements and be comfortable with quickly testing and iterating over new ideas. Responsibilities Extract, clean, transform and plot massive amounts of data Build learning systems based on data to improve the website's user experience Communicate results through presentations Qualifications...
Software Engineering/QA
Stamford
The Position We are looking for an expert designer to join our global Brand Design team to drive and define the KAYAK brand as well as our portfolio of metasearch brands such as momondo, Hotelscombined, Cheapflights, and more. As part of our global Brand Design team, youll be part of an independent design team that works closely and collaboratively with our Product Design, Marketing Design, Design System, and Internal Communications teams. In this role, you'll need outstanding taste and strong understanding of typography and visual hierarchy to create beautiful, compelling...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
The Position We are looking for an experienced designer to be a strategic design contributor and help us visualize the future of travel. You must have a developed aesthetic taste that is distinctive and admired. You love details and pixel-perfection. You will concept, design and ship applications that millions of people use in order to find and book their travel. This role is in our Cambridge, Massachusetts office. From here you will be working with a global team of Product Managers, Engineers and Designers to create, deliver, and test digital travel products. ...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
The Position We are looking for an expert designer to join our global Brand Design team to drive and define the KAYAK brand as well as our portfolio of metasearch brands such as momondo, Hotelscombined, Cheapflights, and more. As part of our global Brand Design team, youll be part of an independent design team that works closely and collaboratively with our Product Design, Marketing Design, Design System, and Internal Communications teams. In this role, you'll need outstanding taste and strong understanding of typography and visual hierarchy to create beautiful, compelling...
Software Engineering/QA
Stamford
The Position KAYAK is seeking a highly-motivated Associate Manager of Commercial Partnerships who will be helping our commercial activities in North America, building and maintaining business relationships with our distribution partners in rental cars, package and cruise. You will be great in this position if you have a strong understanding of consumer behavior, excellent analytical skills and thrive working closely with engineering, design, and business teams. To succeed you are a self-starter and able to thrive in an agile, fast-paced and data-driven environment. This...
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
Position "Love numbers" is one of KAYAK's core cultural values, and being the leading travel search engine worldwide means that we have a lot of data at our disposal. Were looking for a Data Scientist for our Ad Technology team who can extract, interpret and use that data to grow our business. Youll be working in a cross functional team of Data Scientists, Engineering, Product and Design who together are responsible for the development of ad products across each of KAYAKs seven travel brands. KAYAK promotes an agile and fast paced work environment, providing daily...
Software Engineering/QA
Stamford
The Position We are currently seeking an Associate Campaign Manager responsible for supporting advertising initiatives for a variety of airline, hotel, car and vacation clients. We look for ambitious individuals who love working on cross-functional teams. This position will be based in Stamford, CT. Resume and Cover Letter required. Responsibilities Lead all aspects of advertising campaigns from start to finish Analytically track and optimize campaigns to meet client objectives Collaborate closely with the sales team to build and maintain relationships with...
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
The Position Were looking for a marketing leader with 6+ years of experience in paid search to grow and optimize our paid search activities in North America. In this position you will manage a team of highly skilled SEM account managers, with whom you will set and execute strategy to take our marketing efforts across relevant search engines to the next level. If youre a motivated self starter with a passion for data, technology, paid search and travel, this is the job for you. Responsibilities Own and optimize KAYAK paid search programs in North America...
Marketing
Stamford
The Position The Workday Integration Lead will be responsible for leading the systems team to provide HRIS system administration, primarily leading Workday integrations but also including business process configuration, report development, security configuration, and extensive testing of data conversion, reports, integrations, and system functionality. In this position you will work closely with HR Business Partners, HR Operations, payroll and IT to implement different modules in Workday. Responsibilities Day to day leadership of the System team, ensuring...
HR, Finance, & Operations
Stamford
About Our Role The KAYAK and OpenTable Finance team is currently seeking a Senior Accountant who will report to the Director of Accounting, based at our headquarters in Stamford, CT. You will be working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and building relationships with global teams members within finance and across the organization. The Senior Accountant is responsible for many aspects of general ledger-related activities, such as: proper application of US GAAP, recording accounting transactions (monthly, quarterly, annual), performing balance sheet account...
HR, Finance, & Operations
Cambridge
The Position We are looking for a Data Scientist to join KAYAK's Product Analytics Team in our Concord office. This person should love working on analyzing, interpreting, modeling, and extracting knowledge from large volumes of data. Good candidates should have a passion for processing data to help drive better business decisions in a fast-paced environment. The role would include the following responsibilities: Maintaining and enhancing KAYAKs A/B experiment analysis platform Using predictive analytics and machine learning to create new products or drive business decisions...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
The Position We are looking for an Associate Manager, Commercial Analytics to support KAYAKs Commercial team in North America. This is a business-centered position, but attention to detail and strong analytical skills are very much necessary! This person should feel comfortable working with large amounts of data, be ambitious and proactive in analyzing, investigating and prioritizing information found across multiple data sets and sources. The ability to adapt to a fast pace environment is key for this position. This position will be based in our Cambridge, MA office....
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
Position Were looking for an experienced, well-rounded Android developer to join our team and contribute to an application millions of people use to plan, book and manage their travel. Our ideal candidates are passionate about contemporary mobile technologies, and love making beautiful, robust apps. At KAYAK, developers work closely with product managers and designers to shape and build products people love. As an engineer on the Android team, you will be responsible for actively building, testing and evolving our Android app. We are looking for a developer who takes pride...
Software Engineering/QA
Stamford
The position: KAYAK is seeking an accountant to join our global GL accounting team. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, highly focused and possess strong accounting knowledge. He/she must be capable of working both independently and within a team. Responsibilities: Responsible for monthly close activities including preparation of balance sheet reconciliations (e.g. bank, prepaids, accruals, fixed assets and leases). Prepare accounting entries and account reconciliations for various financial activities, including: General Accrued Expenses, Partners & Affiliates Expenses, Work...
HR, Finance, & Operations
Cambridge
Are you the missing link between brand tone of voice and ux copy? We're looking for a Senior UX Writer to join our Product team and be the point-person for copy quality, brand voice and content strategy. Youll work closely with Product Managers, Designers, Data Scientists and Engineers, as well as synchronizing with an international network of writers across KAYAKs brands. What youll do: Understand our user audience and their needs in order to inform product ideas and transform concepts into communication Plan, write, edit, test and improve product copy that drives business metrics or...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
KAYAK has an unique opportunity for a top digital marketer who is passionate about App Store Optimization (ASO) to help us grow the user base for our portfolio of mobile apps including some of the worlds best known and most loved apps: the OpenTable and KAYAK apps. This is a high impact, high visibility position growing the user base for our already very popular apps covering 7 brands in over 50 markets around the world. Help us take a portfolio of apps that is already loved by millions of people to even more people in more places around the world. Position We are looking...
Marketing
Cambridge
The Position KAYAK is the worlds largest travel search site, helping people find the best travel choices easily by searching data from hundreds of travel sites at once. We are currently seeking a Social Marketing Specialist within our Social and Video Activation team. This position will be responsible for driving efficient marketing efforts across our portfolio of brands, based on briefs, data insights and takeaways to rock our Social Media efforts in the US, Canada and LATAM. The ideal candidate should be a strong performer and have excellent collaboration skills as the company is...
Marketing
Cambridge
Overview KAYAK is seeking a talented, experienced, and analytical product manager to join our performance marketing team. This position is based out of our office in Cambridge, MA. In this role, you will be an important part of the marketing team, working alongside a team of product managers, engineers, marketing managers and data scientists towards growth driving strategic goals. Key Responsibilities: Develop and Prototype new products and concepts for the marketing team to more efficiently achieve growth of incremental marketing revenue Define, manage,...
Marketing
Stamford
The Position We are seeking a Senior Tax Associate to support the Tax team at KAYAK and OpenTable. Reporting to Senior Manager, Tax based in Stamford. In addition to the day-to-day responsibilities, the position will work closely with the team members to help shape the global tax function supporting beloved travel brands across the globe. The successful candidate should 1) be a strong project manager who has experience setting stretching goals and delivering results, 2) possess learning and growth mindset who continues to challenge status quo and improve processes, and 3) be...
HR, Finance, & Operations
Cambridge
The Position KAYAK is seeking a highly-motivated Manager of Commercial Partnerships who will be helping our commercial activities in North America, building and maintaining business relationships with our distribution partners in flights. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of consumer behavior, superior analytical skills and the ability to effectively communicate with KAYAKs engineering, design, and business teams. Candidates must be self-starters and able to thrive in an agile, fast-paced and data-driven environment. If you are a numbers junkie who is...
Sales & Business Development
Stamford
The Position We are looking for a dynamic Accounts Payable Specialist to support the Accounts Payable process at KAYAK. Activities include timely processing of vendor invoices, analysis of the queries received by vendors and ensuring feedback is provided within agreed timescales, identification of corrective actions following process failure, and identification of improvement opportunities. In addition to external vendors, you will also review travel and expense claims and act as the face of Finance to explain the T&E policy and how to use the T&E reimbursement system to...
HR, Finance, & Operations
Cambridge
The Position KAYAK is looking for a smart and enthusiastic intern with the drive to accomplish big projects in a short time. Responsibilities Work with our email team on developing and improving emails which reach hundreds of thousands of users a day. Participate in innovation, design, and architecture of email system. Requirements/Qualifications College Junior-level Computer Science skills (or higher) Intermediate java experience (or higher) Solid programming fundamentals Soft Skills Enthusiasm for code quality, rigor in testing. High energy, hungry to learn, not afraid to ask questions...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
KAYAK is looking for an ambitious and hardworking senior user experience designer with a solid background in developing intelligent and delightful solutions! This role requires customer focus, a data-driven approach and awareness of current practices for app and web UX design. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about user-centered design and be able to thrive with minimal process and direction. What You'll Do: Work collaboratively with product managers, designers and developers to identify user problems and design innovative solutions Champion user focus throughout the...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
The Position We are looking for an experienced designer to be a strategic design contributor and lead design projects for our mobile web and native app platforms. You must have a developed aesthetic taste that is distinctive and admired. You love details and pixel-perfection. You will concept, design and ship applications that millions of people use in order to find and book their travel. This role is in our Cambridge, Massachusetts office. From here you will be working with a global team of Product Managers, Engineers and Designers to create, deliver, and test digital...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
The Position Since day one our product teams has put together a product our customers love while running 100 miles an hour. We love the grind, but like with most start-up stories our initial focus was solving specific customer pains and finding a good market fit rather than building a solid and scalable design system from day one. We wouldn't change this decision, we got where we are today because of it. But as the company have grown and now spread across the whole world, the need to ensure consistency, cohesion and quality is needed more than ever. We want to work smarter...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
Position We are looking for Product Performance Engineering intern to improve and maintain KAYAKs world leading search and booking technology. We integrate with over 200 travel partners and link to over 500,000 hotels and 550 airlines. You will be an essential part of a high powered team that keeps all of this running smoothly helping millions of people find the best hotels and the best ways to fly from A to B every day! This position will be based in our Cambridge, MA office from May to August 2020. Responsibilities Build...
Software Engineering/QA
Stamford
The Position We are looking for a Manager of Accounting to support the general ledger Accounting process at KAYAK. The Manager of Accounting is responsible for overseeing all general ledger-related activities, such as: proper application of US GAAP, recording accounting transactions (monthly, quarterly, annual), reviewing balance sheet account reconciliations and account analysis. We are looking for someone who has excellent problem solving skills, is a strong communicator, thrives on process improvement and enjoys working in a challenging, fast-paced environment to...
HR, Finance, & Operations
Stamford
About Our Role Reporting to the Director of FP&A, the Financial Analyst is responsible for driving the overall budget, forecast and close related processes. This role will focus on overhead expense and capex reporting and control. You'll be providing consistent excellence in planning, reporting and accuracy of your forecasts. You will collaborate across departments and with your team members daily. You look to improve and streamline processes and reporting to create more visibility and insights for senior management and cross-functional leaders. You will become an expert...
HR, Finance, & Operations
7 Market Street
Stamford, CT 06902
10 Canal Park
Cambridge, MA 02141

What is it like to work at your company in terms of your culture?

KAYAK is dynamic and fast-paced.  We release code every day and have been known to come up with an idea and start testing it a few hours later.  If you want to get things done, see your ideas become a reality and you don’t want to spend a ton of time on process or meetings, KAYAK may be a good fit for you.  

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What’s the best way to get your foot in the door at KAYAK?

Make a connection with someone that works here.  We prioritize employee referrals because if someone on the team is willing to endorse you, it’s more likely you’ll be a good cultural fit and that’s very important to us.  If you don’t know anyone here, check out our BIZZpage and our job postings.

What can someone expect during the interview process?

We move quickly and have been known to make job offers within a few days. If we invite you in to meet with us, expect a little homework and to meet with at least 5-7 members of the team at varying levels.  In addition to making sure that a candidate has the right skill set, we looking for talent that will fit in well with the team.  

What can people expect over the course of their career at KAYAK?

People that work here can expect to make an impact.  We have a flat structure and everyone, including interns, releases code to production and has access to senior management.  We expect everyone to contribute ideas and participate in employee innovation challenges.

If someone has a great idea, regardless of their level, we’ll pursue it. The most successful hires proactively identify improvement opportunities, fill voids, and execute on solutions.

Are there any favorite activities that the employees do together outside of the office?

We host a lot of office outings and have a committee of employees dedicated to planning monthly social events.  This year we held a ski outing at Loon Mountain, a bowling competition and we recently took everyone to the beach near Ipswich.  

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Are there any fun facts or unique stories that you can share about KAYAK or individuals that work there?

One of our engineers recently took a cocktail class and he’s been bringing his mixology skills to the office, which we have all enjoyed. We also have several amateur photographers and a member of the National Women's Rugby team.

What TV or movie would best describe the working environment and employees at KAYAK?

Back to the Future III. We are part scientist, part cowboy and fun.  And, like the movie's "innovation" we take travelers where they want to go more efficiently. 

Do you have any unique benefits or perks?

We offer free daily massages, a day off on your birthday and we all get four weeks of vacation – not to mention early closings on Friday's during the summer.  We also bring in lunch for the team every Wednesday. 

What’s on tap or in your fridge?

On tap we have Cambridge Brewing Company, Seargent Pepper and Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale.   We always keep the fridge stocked with fruit, humus, yogurt and snacks.  Chobani, Wasabi Peas, Beef Jerky and string cheese always seem to go the fastest.

KAYAK cafe, working in boston tech