Back End Developer

An exciting opportunity has arisen at HomeAway for a Back End Developer within our UK team. This is an exciting role, which would suit an experienced software developer to make their mark in an innovative and growing tech company.

To help millions of travelers looking for great places to stay in, for their vacations, HomeAway, along with all the sites in its portfolio, needs to be at the forefront of search results.
To gain the coverage we would generate G3 landing pages across thousands of critical geo nodes using a Node.js based UI templating stack. Great! Travelers followed onto our pages, but there’s still a question of conversion.
How do you make sure a majority of those hits are converted into dated searches? By smartly and cognitively making the page content relevant, supported by services crunching huge amounts of data every second from multiple types of data sources in the cloud, such as SEO, Geo data and POI information, we can make the pages engaging enough to convert.
Join us in our journey of enticing the travelers and making it a win-all for them, the property owners, HomeAway and you.

Your Key Responsibilities will be:

As a Back End Developer, you will help us build highly performant and scalable real-time systems to make effective decisions on the fly, taking advantage of large distributed datasets and machine learning.

Working on the full stack with a Java/Scala based RESTful web service serving a Node based UI stack, mentored by an experienced team of disciplined and collegial developers, you will be a crucial part of a fast paced environment helping us target relevant audience in a highly competitive market. Being at the forefront of engineering sophisticated solutions with a focus on marketing, in conjunction with players like Google, you will get the chance to directly impact our conversion rates, with every change you make.

The ideal candidate will:
- Develop scalable, secure, tested and reliable applications for a distributed SOA environment
- Be comfortable in the agile software lifecycle from concept to production and beyond
- Appreciate and enhance a dynamic and close-knit software development team committed to mutual learning through peer code reviews and innovation
- Find creative and simple solutions to challenging problems
- Be encouraged to participate in HomeAway’s inventive culture including HackAway and Kitchen Talks

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor's Degree or higher, preferably in Computer Science or Engineering
- Experience with continuous delivery and integration tools like Maven, git, and TeamCity
- Knowledge of TDD and BDD frameworks
- Knowledge of Agile methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban
- Experience with the professional tools like Splunk, New Relic and Sonar
- Experience collaborating on a cross-functional team
- Strong problem solving capability
- Familiarity with modern JavaScript UI platforms such as Angular, Backbone, React and Node.js
- Familiarity with REST and service-oriented architecture
- Experience in E-commerce or Travel Industries is a plus
- Familiarity with multiple programming languages and an ability/willingness to learn

What do we have to offer?

Based in Victoria, with The Queen as a neighbor, we are proud to say without a doubt that you will work in a modern office environment with THE Best Views of London: No more sightseeing needed for you.

In addition to an attractive salary with annual targeted bonus, we offer regular social gatherings like our monthly “HomeAway Bar”, chill-out and lunch areas and a range of other benefits including free drinks, snacks/fruit and breakfast. 

- 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
- Relaxed Dress Down; every day is Dress Down Friday
- Excellent on the job training and on-going core skills development
- Life assurance
- Child care vouchers
- Private Health Care
- Access to pension scheme
- Salary Protection scheme
- Annual appraisal and salary review

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We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

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