Lead UI Software Engineer

The Opportunity:

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way by helping them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories? That is what we do here at HomeAway.com.  A company within the Expedia portfolio, we are the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry with more than 1.2 million properties listed in 193 countries across our sites. We have over one billion visitors per year and serve more than one billion page views per month.

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

- Simplify core booking and listing workflow to enhance our travelers & suppliers experience

Technologies we 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

- 8+ years of experience developing highly available enterprise web applications with state of the art front end web technologies

- Excellent communication skills with ability to work well cross-functionally across multiple department

- 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


- Great Medical & Dental Plans

- Highly Competitive salary

- Target annual bonus

- Company stock (RSUs)

- Employee Stock Purchase Plan

- 4 weeks paid vacation

- Free vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)

- Ability to work up to two weeks in any of our offices around the world on a yearly basis

- Free drinks & snacks

- Weekly company update talks with our leadership team

- Free listing on HomeAway.com

- Electric adjustable stand up desk

- Casual dress code  

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