Lead UI Software Engineer

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.

About HomeAway UI Engineering:

When you're thinking of going on vacation how meaningful is a stand out user experience to you? Is it 70% of why you stay and engage?.. 80%?.. 90%? Correct. It's simply everything. And we understand that.

HomeAway is one of the most data rich companies in the world. Our UI Engineering teams love to take that data and mold it into extremely attractive and engaging user experiences that our Travelers and Vacation Rental Owners love to use, time and again. They know if they make honest attempts to engage and entertain that our users will return that energy. Quality in quality out.

Challenges you can work on:

  • Simplify our Traveler and Partner experiences while empowering them with content they want to see and can act upon
  • Building component based web UI architectures with modern JavaScript libraries (React, Redux, Node.js, hapi.js, etc.) 
  • Scale our services & web apps to more than 60k requests per second 
  • Develop fast, scalable, highly available, and reliable dashboards that serve a plethora of content pulling from multiple data sources 
  • Use real time data to understand customers’ needs before they do 
  • Dockerize our apps and services for cloud deployment, CICD 
  • 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

Examples of ways to apply your skills:

  • 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 
  • Work with QA, product management,and operations in an Agile environment 
  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions 
  • Grow a performance production environment in a way that makes the system increasingly reliable 
  • Conduct peer code reviews and act as a resource for junior developers

Required skills and experience:

  • Passionate about delivering a high quality user experience
  • 8+ years of professional frontend software development experience 
  • Proven vanilla Javascript coding abilities, regardless of framework 
  • Practical experience with modern frameworks 
  • HTML, CSS3 and Less experience 
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to work well across multiple departments 
  • Analytical problem solving 
  • Responsive design, cross browser development and compatibility experience 
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Very advantageous:

  • React.JS 
  • Node.js
  • Redux App development

Technologies we use:

  • React, Redux, Node.js, Less, hapi.js, Java8, Scala, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, AuroraDB, Spark, S3, AWS, Docker, Dropwizard, Kafka, Quoble, Databricks, Datadog, NewRelic, Splunk

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 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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