Principal Front End Software Engineer

About Us:
Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories? 

That is what we do here at We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than one million online bookable vacation rentals. Our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world through our online marketplace and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. As for the analytics group, we enable product stakeholders with relevant strategic and operational recommendations to make better decisions. Our culture is one that strives to solve difficult problems through product engineering, backed by rigorous hypothesis-based testing, empowering people to come up with ideas and data-driven solutions quickly.

We're hiring for a Principal Front End Software Engineer to be a key member of the Traveler Home team, building world class intuitive UIs built for velocity and scale on top of our service-oriented architecture in order to assist our travelers book the ideal vacation experience as they visit the HomeAway family of websites. As the leading vacation rental website in the world, we have more than 1.2 million properties listed in over 190 countries. We have over one billion visitors per year and serve more than one billion page views per month.  At HomeAway we bring millions of families together with a whole house vacation rental experience. Challenges include developing and evolving our JavaScript single page applications while consolidating the look and feel across the various HomeAway brand sites. This is an opportunity to work on a world class team and contributing significantly to the future stack for HomeAway’s B2C traveler facing websites.

You are:
- Senior with over 8 years of experience developing highly available enterprise web applications with state of the art front end web technologies
- An analytical problem solver that is passionate about delivering a high quality user experience
- Dedicated to delivering tested and optimized high performance code(our stack satisfies 10s of thousands of requests per second!)
- Familiar with all aspects of software development

You are an expert in:
- All things JavaScript and JS MV* frameworks like Backbone.js,Angular and/or Ember 
- ES6 Commonjs modules and/or The AMD model (Require.js)
- HTML5, CSS3 and Less/SASS
- JS task runners Grunt, Gulp, etc.
- Client side templating with Lodash/Underscore, Mustache andHandlebars

Bonus points for:
- Node, React, Flux/Redux, Express, NPM, Gulp, Webpack, Yeoman,Babel ES6/ES7
- Committing to open sources projects, participating in conferences
- Comfort with Service Oriented Java applications
- Vehement about automated testing
- Experience with modern VCS and build tools

- Competitive health and insurance benefits
- Competitive salary
- Target annual 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

Meet Some of HomeAway's Employees

Yaneli R.

U.S. Marketing Specialist

Yaneli showcases HomeAway’s spectacular home rentals from social media to email campaigning—helping family and friends explore new and exciting travel destinations.

Chris T.

Senior Manager, Business Intelligence

Chris powers HomeAway’s Business Team—crunching numbers, developing ideas, and strategizing future goals to make HomeAway the industry’s top selling vacation rental brand.

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