1,000+ Employees
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eCommerce & Marketplaces
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KAYAK Company Overview

Our mission at KAYAK is to provide the world’s favorite travel planning tools. 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 more than two billion consumer queries a year. KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary 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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The IT Support Engineer will be a member of the team responsible for configuring and fixing end-user computers and corporate IT services at KAYAK.com, a worldwide leader in Internet travel search. This is a superb opportunity for the right candidate to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic Internet company. An empathic approach, great conversational abilities, and a can-do attitude are a must for this position! Responsibilities IT on-boarding of new hires (account creation, laptop configuration) Deploy and provide support for new software and hardware to our employees using...
Software Engineering/QA
Stamford
The Position KAYAK is seeking a highly-motivated Associate 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...
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
The Position We are currently seeking an Executive responsible for running the day-to-day trafficking, reporting and billing operations for our programmatic ad sales and data monetization products. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Data Ops & Programmatic Sales, this role will involve regular collaboration and coordination with in-market sales reps, engineering teams, as well as programmatic technology vendors and specialty travel ad networks. Responsibilities: Lead the day to day operations of our audience extension ad product Collaborate closely with...
Sales & Business Development
Stamford
The Position We are seeking a Senior Tax Manager to support the Tax team at KAYAK and OpenTable. Reporting to Senior Director, Tax based in San Francisco, this position will own and balance global tax operations for KAYAK and OpenTable. 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...
Corporate Functions
Stamford
The Position We are currently seeking a Financial Systems Analyst to support KAYAK and the Systems team with the administration of systems integral to the function of the Finance team. Responsibilities would include: user provisioning and permissions for all finance-specific systems, working with the Accounts Payable team to help support the AP systems and automated payments, creation and maintenance of reports per the needs of business leaders and accounting, documentation and gathering of data for IT SOX audits, as well as identifying areas of improvement in how the systems...
Corporate Functions
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 January to April 2020. Responsibilities...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
The Position KAYAK and OpenTable are looking for a business-oriented, flexible Staff Attorney to help navigate the challenging and fun legal hurdles of travel and dining. Based in KAYAKs Cambridge, MA office, your role as a member of the legal team will involve primarily supporting the global advertising and marketing business, providing legal guidance for various business and product initiatives, and other legal matters that may arise (including IP, litigation and employment). The role requires good judgment, a strong work ethic, the ability to excel in a...
Corporate Functions
Stamford
The Position The Workday Time Tracking, Talent & Compensation Lead will be responsible for handling and configuring the Workday HCM system. This will be a hands-on technical role and will demand excellent knowledge of human resource business processes and methodologies along with a strong analytical skills.This role should have direct hands on experience in Workday Talent, Compensation & Time Tracking process design, configuration and implementation. In this position you will partner with diverse business stakeholders to lead numerous projects to increase business efficiency...
Corporate Functions
Stamford
The Position The Compliance Associate will support the KAYAK/OpenTable Compliance and Ethics Team, under the leadership of the brands Compliance & Ethics Officer, in implementing an effective Compliance Program. You will perform a variety of duties centered on effective implementation of all the elements of a compliance program to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; internal policies and procedures; accepted business practices; ethical standards; and contractual obligations, as set forth below: Your Key Responsibilities You will maintain the...
Corporate Functions
Stamford
The Position We are looking for an LMS Administrator to join our team to help set up and run our new LMS, Cornerstone. Responsibilities Support HR LMS administration for Cornerstone LMS. Provide support for the Cornerstone systems and manage issues submitted. Provides ongoing support on the use of Cornerstone systems and tools. Supports the tracking and reporting of standard metrics in Cornerstone Produce high-quality course materials using multimedia development tools (Captivate, PowerPoint) Support various phases of the course development lifecycle...
Corporate Functions
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
Cambridge
Position Reporting to a Manager of Quality Management, the Quality Manager is a key member of the team who is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality software at KAYAK.com, a worldwide leader in Internet travel search. In collaboration with product managers, developers and testers you will identify, analyze and document quality related requirements. You will have an overview of manual and automated test cases, identify inefficient test coverage with potential risks, monitor test executions and report findings to the product team. You'd monitor and use our...
Software Engineering/QA
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
Cambridge
Person We are looking for people who love working with data - parsing, analyzing, investigating, interpreting, modeling, and extracting knowledge from large volumes of data. Good candidates will have a passion in processing data to help drive better business decisions or to develop new features. Responsibilities Integrating with partner web services and data feeds to acquire content Improving the data framework to make this as efficient and as automated as possible Basic qualifications College Junior-level Computer Science or programming skills Some Java experience ...
Software Engineering/QA
Stamford
The Position In this position, you'll be responsible for activities related to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance including the performance and documentation of design and operating effectiveness testing, and the maintenance of risk matrices and process flow diagrams. In addition, you will drive the planning and execution of special purpose projects related to process and system improvements, and ensuring they are SOX compliant. You are a fit if you have experience with SOX and internal controls, display a strong sense of ownership and accountability, have extraordinary...
Corporate Functions
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 San Francisco, CA or 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...
Corporate Functions
Stamford
As Vice President of NA Marketing for KAYAK and OpenTable, you will lead a team charged with improving company growth (visits and revenue) through marketing activities. This highly visible role will report directly to the Chief Marketing Officer and collaborate with key internal and external partners to effectively conceive, plan and execute integrated marketing campaigns - on and offline. Drive thought leadership, develop engagement, and demand for four brands in North America: KAYAK, OpenTable, momondo and Cheapflights. Confirmed expertise in demand generation, marketing communications,...
Marketing
Cambridge
Position We're looking for a Data Scientist Intern to join our SEO Machine Learning team. You will be working with a global team of Data Scientists, SEO experts, and engineers focused aggressively growing KAYAK's presence in multiple markets and online channels. Responsibilities Develop machine learning and deep learning models for computer vision and natural language processing tasks Build efficient data pipelines with Python, MySQL and Hive databases Build tools to improve the productivity of the team with reusable and scalable AI-based systems Communicate with various teams...
Marketing
Stamford
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 rental cars, package and cruise. You are great for this position if you have a strong understanding of consumer behavior, amazing analytical skills and the ability to work closely with KAYAKs engineering, design, and business teams. If you are a self-starter and able to thrive in an agile, fast-paced and data-driven environment than this position...
Sales & Business Development
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 rental cars, package and cruise. You are great for this position if you have a strong understanding of consumer behavior, amazing analytical skills and the ability to work closely with KAYAKs engineering, design, and business teams. If you are a self-starter and able to thrive in an agile, fast-paced and data-driven environment than this position...
Sales & Business Development
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...
Corporate Functions
Stamford
Job Title: Senior Collections Specialist Reports to: Manager, Collections The Position: We are seeking a Senior Collections Specialist to evaluate customers' accounts and ensure timely payments are received and accurately allocated. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, possess strong written & verbal communication skills, be capable of working both independently and with a team, possess acute problem-solving skills, and demonstrate a high degree of professional persistence and drive. Responsibilities: Ability...
Corporate Functions
Stamford
The Position The primary responsibility of the Billing Specialist is to assist with the monthly close process and manage the accounts receivable and revenue functions at KAYAK. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, a team player, have a solid understanding of internal controls, be able to multi-task and have strong communication skills. Responsibilities: Review and reconcile advertising invoices and revenue Create and review all intercompany brands monthly invoices Assist in monthly revenue process, including estimating monthly revenue...
Corporate Functions
Cambridge
Are you the missing link between brand, product and localization? We're looking for a UX Writer to build seamless experiences across our digital platforms, acting as the point-person for copy quality and content strategy. Embedded in the Product team, youll work closely with Product Managers, Designers, Data Scientists and Engineers, as well as synchronizing with a global network of writers across KAYAKs portfolio of brands. What youll do: Plan, write, edit, test and improve copy that drives business metrics or impacts team goals Use data to measure the success of your words in order to...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
KAYAK & OpenTable are looking for an energetic, experienced Legal Operations Manager to help take on the fun and enriching legal hurdles of travel and dining. Based in our Cambridge office, and reporting to Senior Legal Counsel, your role as a member of the legal team will involve supporting the team by creating and/or managing organizational and operational processes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the team, managing the contracts approval and storage process, managing legal matter files, reviewing and negotiating outside counsel invoices and assisting with general legal...
Corporate Functions
Stamford
The Position We are currently seeking an Associate Manager, Media Solutions & Sales responsible for driving digital advertising revenue for a variety of airlines, hotel, car and advertising agencies in the U.S. This person will be working closely with the Commercial team and be an integral part of the growing team for KAYAK North America. Responsibilities: Effectively run your sales pipeline and develop a strategy for long-term sustained success Close new business by aggressively contacting prospective advertisers Comfortable with Cold Calling and Social Selling Conduct...
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
The Position KAYAK is looking for a motivated, self starter with a passion for travel, technology, and consumer communications. If you get excited by an engaging email and are always learning about the latest marketing technology trends, this is the job for you. This role is part of the cross-brand KAYAK-OpenTable Consumer Marketing Engagement team. It is located in the KAYAK Cambridge, MA office to closely align with the KAYAK email Product and Engineering teams on KAYAK-branded email and mobile push campaigns. What were looking for: Tech...
Marketing
Cambridge
The Position Were looking for a marketing leader with 5+ years of experience to help grow and optimize our engagement marketing program. In this position, you will help set the strategy for B2C communications via our email and mobile push channels while working cross functionally with global teams to lead integrated campaigns. If youre motivated by data, passionate about the customer experience over the entire lifecycle, and have an acute knack for email and mobile push, we could be a great fit for you. Responsibilities Handle B2C marketing email strategy to drive...
Marketing
Cambridge
The Position We are currently seeking an Associate Manager, Media Solutions & Sales responsible for driving digital advertising revenue for a variety of airlines, hotel, car and advertising agencies in the U.S. This person will be working closely with the Commercial team and be an integral part of the growing team for KAYAK North America. Responsibilities: Effectively run your sales pipeline and develop a strategy for long-term sustained success Close new business by aggressively contacting prospective advertisers Comfortable with Cold Calling and Social...
Sales & Business Development
Stamford
The Position We are looking for a global mobility partner to join our team and lead a company-wide global mobility program including assignments, localizations and permanent transfers. You will implement and execute the international programs, policies and procedures. Responsibilities: Ensure end-to-end management of international assignment lifecycle and cross border relocations Keep up to date on market trends and business priorities by gathering/benchmarking competitive market data and influencing program improvements, especially when entering new...
Corporate Functions
Stamford
The Position We are currently seeking a Financial Planning & Analytics Manager to support the company with financial insight, analysis and perspective. The Manager of FP&A is responsible for providing Senior Management with forecasts and budgets, performance reporting, fundamental understanding of fluctuations and observed business dynamics, and other financial information to be utilized in strategic decision-making. You are ideal for this position if you love working in a dynamic, driven environment and are passionate about numbers and building something great....
Corporate Functions
Cambridge
What Were Looking For Motivated, curious, creative and strategic thinker who is in love with all things email design. If you scoff at every person that tells you email is dead, if youve attended email conferences for fun, or if you check reallygoodemails.com on the daily, then this is the job for you. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: At KAYAK and OpenTable, we are seeking a graphic designer with a passion for - and knowledge of - email design. You will create compelling, consumer-facing graphics and templates for use in all emails for both brands. The...
Marketing
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 of our...
Corporate Functions
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
The Position KAYAK is seeking a highly-motivated Associate 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...
Sales & Business Development
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.  

KAYAK hackathon

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.  

KAYAK ski trip, working in boston tech

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

Blog

April 10, 2019
Lessons learnt from working with novel technologiesPart of the allure of working with emerging technologies like Augmented Reality is getting swept away by the endless possibilities. While indulging in imagined worlds of mixed realities and holographic interactions is perfectly acceptable, it can make it harder for creators to bring the focus back to the user. In this context, UX thinking becomes of pivotal significance for innovative products — whether they are a hype or they are here to ...
January 28, 2019
How Madame Kay taught us lessons about teamwork.https://medium.com/media/e0c8e1a773e1a98928f3e424774f6b59/hrefEvery year, KAYAK holds its own version of a hackathon called SWAT Week. During SWAT Week, employees form teams and work on projects of their own choice, competing for the highest impact in areas like conversion or user experience. It’s a time for inspiration, innovation and creativity.For SWAT Week 2018, our team worked on Madame Kay, KAYAK’s own Travel Psychic that predicts your id...
September 14, 2018
At KAYAK, we don’t just try to be an inspiring environment for humans. An integral part of our success is KAYAK’s Doggie Department, so we asked some of our em-paw-yees what they love most about working here.Thanks to Meg, Visual Assets Specialist (Cambridge, MA)TahllulahThere are so many things that I love about working at KAYAK. First there’s the fact that I get to ride in the car with my mom. She lets me stick my head out the window and monitor the traffic situation from the South Shor...
September 4, 2018
A UX Designer’s guide to getting over User Research struggles.Unless you have the luxury of working closely with a UX Researcher, Lean User Research is a term you’ll probably love and hate. You love it, because it means that you can do all the things you want. You hate it, because it also means that you have to do them with limited resources.In my journey as a UX Designer at KAYAK, I’ve been involved in developing our own guidelines of Lean User Research, all the way from evangelizing its ...
July 25, 2018
Persuasion: The UX Copywriter’s PaintboxPersuasion can be a bit of a dirty word in UX circles.“Why do you need persuasion? Just give people data and let them decide what they want!”I see what you’re getting at, but bear with me for a sec.Imagine you’re leaving the house. Now decide whether you’re going to wear a T-shirt or thermals.…What’s that? You need more information? Oh, okay, fine, it’s sunny today. It’s sunny but also minus 20.My point is that giving people data is...