Principal Front End Software Engineer

HomeAway is looking for a talented Principal UI Software Engineer with extensive professional experience creating and maintaining scalable, well-tested consumer facing applications utilizing modern front-end technologies. You will drive new features from inception to production, working across the company with product managers, UX designers, and other stakeholders. Your contributions will enable vacation rental owners to provide great experiences for their travelers at the time it matters most... on vacation.

Our ideal candidate will:
- Develop scalable, tested, and reliable front-end applications
- Results oriented self-managed individual - proven track record of delivering on your estimates with minimal oversight
- Find creative solutions to challenging problems
- Committed to ruthlessly optimizing front-end performance
- Develop quality software using industry best practices in all aspects of the software development process
- Conduct peer code reviews and be a resource for junior developers
- Be able to work with QA, product management and operations in an agile environment
- Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions both internally and across the organization

Preferred Qualifications:
- 7+ years of professional software development experience
- Experience with modern JS frameworks (Backbone, React, Angular, Ember, etc.)
- Familiary with Gulp, Grunt or other task runners
- Experience with CSS pre-processors like Less/Sass
- Comprehensive understanding of HTTP, REST and web services
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Bonus Qualifications:
- You've shipped a non-trivial React.js app to production
- Node.js experience
- Familiarity with ES2015, Babel, transpilation
- Experience with Flux architectures (Redux)

- Great Medical & Dental Plans
- Highly Competitive Salary
- Target Annual Bonus
- 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 Snacks
- Weekly company update talks with our leadership team
- Company Stock (RSUs)
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Free Listing on

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