Vacancy: Senior Software Developer - Busy Rooms

Vacancy: Senior Software Developer

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Cool Ideas GmbH / hotelwebservice is a 360 degree accommodation distribution agency designed to help both accommodation providers and online sales channels to gain access to hundreds of partners through a single contract. Customers can easily and efficiently exchange all relevant content and reservation data required for the optimal sale of rooms online.

Headquartered in Pieta, Malta,  we currently operates from 4 regional offices around the world - in Pieta (Malta), Bangalore (India), Cancun (Mexico)and Essen (Germany), enabling us to promptly address the needs of a global customer base.

For our office in Essen, Germany, we are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic: Senior Software Developer  (m/f)

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Maintenance and improvement of our core platform written in CFML (aka ColdFusion/Railo/Lucee)
  • Technical design and implementation of new features and interfaces for our CMS and hotel loyalty systems
  • Test and documentation of existing and new code
  • Estimation of efforts and evaluation of approaches
  • Active involvement in the planning and development of a new core platform for our CMS and loyalty customers


  • Has very good knowledge of at least two programming languages (CFML, PHP, Java, C#, Node etc)
  • Used a wide range of different web technologies
  • Is comfortable with git, CI, TDD/BDD, agile methods
  • Reads, writes and speaks in English and German (German not mandatory)
  • Ready to work on multiple products and projects, and accepts realities of existing system
  • Knows SQL and NoSQL
  • Loves cloud technologies (Azure, AWS)
  • Is no stranger to frontend tech (CSS, JS frameworks)
  • Has fun working with and communicating to co-workers
  • Loves to learn new stuff
  • Is opinionated while being open to other approaches and solutions to achieve the best result
  • Shares knowledge

Our offer:

  • A substantial degree of flexibility, allowing for an autonomous approach to performing duties
  • Challenging and varied work
  • Flat management structure 
  • Long-term prospects with plenty of opportunities for development and growth 
  • Excellent team-oriented and international working environment

If you think you fit the profile, we look forward to receiving your application in English, including CV, motivation letter, and salary expectation, at the following e-mail address: