Front End Developer

An exciting opportunity has arisen at HomeAway for a Front 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.

Challenges you can work on:

- Building component based web UI architectures with modern JavaScript libraries (React.JS)
- Scale our web apps to more than 60k requests per second
- Leverage user behavior data and A/B testing to better understand our customers, fostering a community of trust to incrementally increase booking conversion rates
- Develop fast, scalable, highly available, and reliable web apps
- Use realtime data to understand customers’ needs before they do
- Dockerize our apps and services for cloud deployment
- Develop features that will drive our business through real-time feedback loops
- Develop smart web apps that will allow for in-session personalization based off user behavior and data

Technologies you would use:
- Node.js, React.js, Backbone.js, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, AWS, Mesos, Docker, Linux, Jetty, Samza, Dropwizard, Kafka, Java 8


- BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
- An analytical problem solver that is passionate about delivering a high quality user experience
- Mobile first responsive design experience
- Cross-browser development & compatibility experience
- HTML, CSS and Less/SASS experience


- Provide hands on technical leadership and participate in architectural decision-making
- Drive new features from inception to production, working across the company with product managers, UX designers and other stakeholders
-  Dedicated to delivering tested and optimized high performance code for a distributed SOA environment (our stack satisfies 10s of thousands of requests per second!)
- Create and maintain quality software using best-in-class tools: Git, Splunk, New Relic, Sonar and TeamCity
- Work with QA, product management and operations in an agile environment
- Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions
- Grow a performant production environment in a way that makes the system increasingly reliable
- Participate in our innersource culture (Internal Open Source) by delivering high quality code that levels up not only your team but the entire organization
- Opportunities to showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences
- Conduct peer code reviews and act as a resource for junior developers

For more information about HomeAway, please visit www.HomeAway.com
Check us out on https://www.themuse.com/companies/homeaway/office/london

To let us know you are interested, click apply
We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

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