Big Data Developer

HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for big data developers to join the Digital Platform Engineering team to support our email marketing organization. In this role, you will help set up data pipelines that enable data scientists and analysts to make critical business decisions on email marketing campaigns. You will also contribute to the development of a programmatic email platform that enables marketers to set up more personalized, data-driven email campaigns.

Challenges to work on:

  • Leverage state of the art data processing tools for handling email marketing data.
  • Understand how the email marketing data is used and work closely with data scientists and analysts to enable them to make the best use of the data.
  • Contribute to the development of a programmatic email platform that enables marketers to set up more personalized, data-driven email campaigns.
  • Update and expand our existing data processes to leverage cloud based technologies.
  • Contribute to our growing ecosystem of state of the art tools.
  • Develop techniques to process and analyze events on a real-time streaming platform.
  • Work closely with marketing to implement and expand data connections for email marketing purposes.
  • Design and implement high-performance data models in NoSQL database technologies.
  • Develop quality scalable, tested, and reliable data services using industry best practices .
  • Create and maintain quality software using best-in-class tools: Git, Splunk, New Relic, Sonar and TeamCity.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • 2+ years of professional Java software development experience.
  • Experience with all aspects of data systems (both Big data and traditional) including database design, ETL, aggregation strategy, performance optimization.
  • Experience developing applications on Big Data / streaming platforms.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus or commission.
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit).
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Free snacks and beverages.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
  • Free listing on
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
  • Casual dress.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

Meet Some of HomeAway's Employees

Will F.

Principal Engineer

Will oversees several teams of developers, working with them in designing and building software solutions for successfully marketing HomeAway listings to customers.

Rene P.

Chief Architect

Rene works closely with HomeAway’s various Engineering Teams, supporting them and giving them guidance as they develop solutions in the areas of digital platforms, data, analytics, streaming, and more.

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