Software Engineer Backend (all genders)

City:  Shanghai
Job Function:  Product
Job Area:  Product & IT
Seniority Level:  Executive
Date:  Feb 14, 2024


HRS is reinventing the way businesses and governments work, stay and pay in today’s dynamic global marketplace. HRS’ advanced platform technology is extending its reach beyond hospitality to meetings, office space management, payment efficiency and crisis recovery.

Beyond cost savings in the global post-pandemic economy, HRS clients gain from an unrivaled focus on essential aspects including safety, security and satisfaction.

HRS is also recognized for its award-winning Green Stay Initiative, technology that helps corporate hotel programs achieve their NetZero targets, and its groundbreaking Crew & Passengers Solution, which leverages automation to elevate experiences for air and rail operations.

Founded in 1972, HRS works with 35 percent of the global Fortune 500, as well as the world’s leading hotel chains, regional hospitality groups and payment providers.


At HRS GROUP “We love to make it happen”: We are the world’s leading hotel solutions provider and enable business and leisure travelers to search, book and stay in control of their hotel accommodation. It is our goal to make the booking experience simple and smart. Our booking portals combine more than 850,000 accommodations worldwide and form the basis for our innovative end-to-end solutions we are offering to global corporations. The HRS GROUP continues to expand and employs more than 1,500 people in 30 offices across the world – including Cologne, Shanghai, London, Mumbai and Sydney.

To fuel our international growth we are looking for entrepreneurial minds, who are passionate and result-driven, have a strong team-spirit and will take on the challenge to pioneer the ever changing travel industry. Do you also want to make it happen at HRS?


We are looking for Shanghai based Software Engineer Backend (all genders) to work on the core platform of HRS services and the new architecture platform of Asia Pacific. You will work together with the whole team on tackling this complexity while implementing new functional user stories and migrating our applications to AWS Cloud.


  • Take end to end responsibility of backend applications in Java
  • Ensure quality of code is kept on a high level
  • Develop, implement an improve application architecture based on AWS Cloud (or Ali Cloud)
  • Support the product owner with requirement engineering
  • Collaborate across teams with regards to overarching technical concepts and practices
  • Ensure performance improvement and refactor of service layer and data model
  • Provide junior backend developers with professional knowledge and insights


  • A bachelor degree or above 
  • Several years working experience in the field of Java development and professional experience in deployment technologies 
  • Excellent knowledge of Java technologies as Hibernate, Spring, and knowledge of databases technologies including solid experience of SQL performance and database management
  • Knowledge and experience of working with agile methodologies 
  • Ability to work in a team, fast learning abilities and enthusiasm for the realization of innovative products distinguish you 
  • Passion for learning, wanting to understand and try new technologies and frameworks 
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin, spoken and written


Access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry and while doing so reinvent the ways how businesses stay, work and pay.

Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission, while growing personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will continuously learn from a radical culture of retrospectives and continuous improvement and actively contribute to making business life better, smarter and more sustainable.


The attractive remuneration is in line with the market and, in addition to a fixed monthly salary, all necessary work equipment and mobility, will also include an annual or multi-year bonus.

Req ID:  17335

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