Senior Software Engineer, Backend

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.

The Opportunity:

HomeAway’s Marketplace Design team is looking for talented Sr. Software Engineers to leverage their hands-on programming and leadership skills. We are building new teams focused on greenfield development leveraging the latest technologies. Our goal is to create the best online vacation rental marketplace with an exceptional user experience that optimally matches traveler demand with property owner supply. 

Challenges you can work on:

As a highly competent engineer, you will develop fast, scalable, highly available and reliable micro-services that will process thousands of requests per second. Having access to real-time data and exposure to optimize with machine learning, you will understand customers’ needs before they do. Additionally, you will be developing features and APIs that will drive our business through real-time feedback loops in the cloud. Other responsibilities will include ownership of continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) while utilizing Agile methodologies. As part of our continuous learning culture, you will have the opportunity to participate in exciting global company hackathons and various career building courses with co-workers of all levels of expertise.

  • Being part of an influential team to solve complex data driven optimization techniques for 3.5 billion visitors a year
  • Use real-time data to understand customers’ needs before they do
  • 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
  • Make bold decisions with your team to influence a new industry

Technologies we use:

  • AWS, Docker, Mesos, Dropwizard, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka, Hadoop, Samza, NoSQL, Java8, Python, Spark, Node.js, Git, Scala, Splunk, NewRelic, DataDog, LaunchDarkly

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience (Java and Python preferred)
  • Technical leadership experience
  • 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

Responsibilities:

  • Commit to ruthlessly rewriting, refactoring, and perfecting code
  • Deliver tested and optimized high performance code for a distributed micro services environment
  • Develop quality scalable, tested and reliable applications using industry best practices
  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions
  • Showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences

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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