1,000+ Employees
Public
Consumer
eCommerce & Marketplaces
Mobile

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 more than 520 million queries across our platforms each month. 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
Position We are looking for a forward-thinking, hardworking, and multi-tasking Operations NOC Administrator who has a passion to learn, and deliver every single day. As a NOC Administrator, you will join KAYAK's Operations team in our Concord, MA office. You will be part of the team responsible for the day to day support of our development and production environments. If you want to work on a team of similarly hardworking, driven individuals, we'd love to hear from you. Responsibilities Process and triage inbound tickets from developers and business teams...
Software Engineering/QA
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...
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Stamford
The Position We are seeking a strong writer with 3+ years of experience in copywriting for brand marketing and content writing. This role is responsible for the copy for KAYAK brand marketing. This position will report to our Creative Team Lead. This is a full-time position based out of our Stamford, CT office. Are you a wordsmith ready for your next challenge? Then lets chat! Who Were Looking For Someone who has a holistic understanding of how voice and tone are critical to brand communications and brand perception overall. You have an acute knack for copy...
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...
Marketing
Cambridge
Position KAYAK is the worlds largest travel search site, helping people find the best travel choices easily by searching data from hundreds of sites at once. As an SEO Product Analyst based in our Cambridge office, youll help us intensify our SEO initiatives globally and have a major impact on the shape and development of our products. With access to a dedicated SEO development team, a SEO content team and a wider network of SEO product analysts and managers, you will collaborate with different teams in the company to help KAYAK portfolio brands namely momondo, Cheapflights...
Marketing
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
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
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
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
Stamford
The Position We are seeking a Senior Tax Analyst 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...
Corporate Functions
Cambridge
The Position Were looking for a marketing leader with 7+ 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 driven by data, passionate about the customer experience over the entire lifecycle, and have an acute knack for email and mobile push, this could be your next role. The Responsibilities Manage B2C marketing email strategy to...
Marketing
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 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. This...
Corporate Functions
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
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...
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
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
Responsibilities Initial Incident Response triage Working with Crowdstrike and Splunk Patching and vulnerability remediation Reviewing scans and alerts This position will be based in our Concord, MA office from January to April 2020. Basic qualifications College Junior-level Computer Science or programming skills Understanding of Linux and or Windows operating system Strong troubleshooting skills Additional technical skills Server hardware Python language experience Networking experience Soft skills Enthusiasm for code...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
The Position We are currently seeking an Associate Campaign Manager 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...
Sales & Business Development
Stamford
The Position KAYAK is looking for a temporary Talent Acquisition Partner to be based in our NYC office. You will be responsible for recruiting fresh talent for Finance, Legal, People, and Marketing in the US. You will also support our sister company, OpenTable's recruiting efforts. You are a driven self-starter who is deeply passionate about candidate experience, diversity and inclusion, and being a key resource for the business. *Must be willing to come into Stamford, CT office at least two days a week* Responsibility: Handle full cycle recruitment...
Corporate Functions
Stamford
Position Overview We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to join the North America Media Solutions team as a part-time intern for Winter 2019 through Spring 2020. This role will primarily support the Media Solutions team based in North America. Location and Hours: Cambridge, MA or Stamford, CT office 15-20 hours/week Responsibilities Assist with client advertising RFPs (request for proposals) Build client proposals Pull inventory for various ad products Build ad campaign...
Sales & Business Development
Cambridge
Position Overview We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to join the North America Media Solutions team as a part-time intern for Winter 2019 through Spring 2020. This role will primarily support the Media Solutions team based in North America. Location and Hours: Cambridge, MA or Stamford, CT office 15-20 hours/week Responsibilities Assist with client advertising RFPs (request for proposals) Build client proposals Pull inventory for various ad products Build ad campaign performance decks Gather and troubleshoot ad...
Sales & Business Development
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
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
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...
Corporate Functions
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