Lead Software Engineer, Backend

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. Challenges you can work on:    Scale our services to more than 60k requests per second    Develop fast, scalable, highly available, and reliable payment engines that will process billions of dollars per year    Use real-time 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 a smart service layer that will allow for in-session personalization based off user behavior and data    Scale our public API to allow other partners to leverage HomeAway services & experiences on third party sites    Simplify core booking and listing workflow to enhance our travelers & suppliers experienceTechnologies we use:    AWS, Docker, Mesos Dropwizard, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka, Hadoop, Samza, NoSQL, Java8Requirements:    BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience    8+ years of professional software development experience    Technical leadership experience    Excellent communication skills with ability to work well cross-functionally across multiple departmentsResponsibilities:    Provide hands on technical leadership and participate in architectural decision-making    Own new features from design to production release    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    Opportunities to showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences    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 developersBenefits & 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 HomeAway.com.    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.

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