Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack

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 1 million online bookable listings. We have millions of travelers visiting our site per year.

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

Challenges you can work on:

  • Building component based web UI architectures with modern JavaScript libraries (React.JS)
  • Scale our services & web apps to more than 60k requests per second
  • Develop fast, scalable, highly available, and reliable payment engines that will process billions of dollars per year
  • Use realtime 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 leverage HomeAway services & experiences on third party sites
  • Simplify core booking and listing workflow to enhance our travelers & suppliers experience

Technologies we use:

  • Node.js, React.js, Backbone.js, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, AWS, Mesos, Docker, Linux, Jetty, Samza, Dropwizard, Kafka, Java8, NoSQL

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of professional software development experience
  • 2+ years of back-end Java or 1+ years of Node.js
  • Good vanilla Javascript and familiarity with modern frameworks
  • HTML, CSS3 and Less/SASS experience
  • Drive to assume a technical leadership role in the future
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to work well cross-functionally across multiple departments
  • An analytical problem solver that is passionate about delivering a high quality user experience
  • Responsive design experience is a big plus
  • Cross-browser development & compatibility experience

Responsibilities:

  • Own new features from design to production release
  • Participate in architectural decision-making 
  • Work with QA, product management, and operations in an Agile environment
  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions 
  • Participate in our innersource culture (Internal Open Source) by delivering high quality code that levels up not only your team but the entire organization
  • Conduct peer code reviews and act as a resource for junior developers

Benefits:

  • Opportunities to showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences
  • 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

Location: The Domain in Austin, TX

Technical Recruiter: Keith Punches


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Alexander D.

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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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