Senior Java Developer, an Expedia Brand

HomeAway’s Marketplace Services team is hiring for talented hands on Senior Java Developers with dynamic hands on programming and leadership skills, to create a core set of services that will help evolve our platform in to high performance, global transactional marketplace. The ultimate goal is to create the best online vacation rental marketplace, with an uncommon peer to peer user experience that optimally matches traveler demand with property owner supply.

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 HomeAway.com, an Expedia Inc. company. 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.

Collectively, the Expedia, Inc. brands cover virtually every aspect of researching, planning, and booking travel, from choosing the best airplane seat, to reading personal travel reviews of hotels, to planning what to do in a destination once you arrive. The Expedia, Inc. portfolio serves both leisure and business travelers with tastes and budgets ranging from modest to luxury. Expedia delivers consumer travel demand from nearly every continent to thousands of hotels and vacation rentals, hundreds of airlines, thousands of activities, and dozens of car rental companies and cruise lines.

Challenges you can work on:

  • Scale our services to more than 60k requests per second
  • 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 use HomeAway services & experiences on third party sites
  • Simplify core booking and listing workflow to enhance our travelers & suppliers experience

Technologies we use:

  • AWS, Docker, Mesos, Dropwizard, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka, Hadoop, Samza, NoSQL, Java8

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience (Java preferred)
  • Technical leadership experience
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to work well multi-functionally across multiple department
  • An analytical problem solver that is passionate about delivering a high quality user experience

Responsibilities:

  • Commit to vigilantly rewriting, refactoring, and perfecting code
  • Deliver tested and optimized high performance code for a distributed SOA environment (our stack satisfies 10s of thousands of requests per second!)
  • Develop quality scalable, tested and reliable applications using industry standard methodologies
  • Work with QA, product management and operations in an agile environment
  • Create and maintain quality software using premier tools: Git, Splunk, New Relic, Sonar and TeamCity
  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions
  • Showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences

Benefits:

  • 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

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