Senior Software Engineer, Backend

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.

As for engineering, we solve problems of scale and work on cutting edge and open-source technologies. Our culture is one that flourishes with solving difficult problems focusing on product engineering based on hypothesis testing to empower people to come up with ideas.


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.


Technologies we use:


AWS, Docker, Mesos, Dropwizard, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka, Hadoop, NoSQL, Java, Git, Splunk, NewRelic, Jenkins, NodeJs


Requirements:


-BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

-5+ years of professional software development experience

-You have excellent communication skills with the ability to work well multi-functionally across multiple departments

-Your open-minded creative approach problem solves complex challenges

-You love to teach and learn from your co-workers

-You focus on shipping software that matters to your users and that matters to the company you’re building it for

-It’s obvious to everyone around you that you have fun with your work and with your co-workers.



Benefits:


-Competitive health and insurance benefits

-Competitive salary

-Annual target bonus or commission

-Paid vacation and sick time

-Extended paid maternity/paternity leave

-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


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.



Meet Some of HomeAway's Employees

Shanaz H.

VP, Information Systems

Shanaz develops and manages various aspects of the HomeAway technological platform. She oversees HomeAway's database, analytics, CRM, and ERP systems.

Alexander D.

Software Architect - Mobile

Alexander designs the software for HomeAway's Android and iOS native mobile applications. Managing both software and server components, Alexander is responsible for overseeing the quality of HomeAway's digital offerings.


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