Senior UI Software Engineer

The Opportunity:

HomeAway is the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We're committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.

Challenges you can work on:

- Create experiences seen by over 100 million people a month

- Develop fast, scalable, highly available, and reliable web apps

- Building component based web UI architectures with modern JavaScript libraries

- Develop smart web apps that will allow for in-session personalization

- Leverage real time user behavior data, predictive science and A/B testing to better understand our customers, fostering a community of trust to incrementally increase conversion, and have direct revenue impact from delivered code

- Share your work with your peers in our bi-weekly meetup and participate in our Internal Open Source by delivering high quality code that levels up not only your team but the entire organization

- Endless opportunities to grow your career the way you want

- Help develop beautiful & intuitive user interfaces

- Be at the forefront of building HomeAway’s next generation user experience.

Technologies we use: 

- Node.js, React.js, Backbone.js, Less, AWS, Docker, Linux, Jetty, Dropwizard, Java 8, Webpack, Git, Yeoman


- BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

- 6+ years of experience developing highly available enterprise web applications with state of the art front end web technologies

- 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

- Mobile first responsive design experience

- Cross-browser development & compatibility experience

- HTML5, CSS3, and a CSS Pre/Postprocessor experience


- Provide hands on technical leadership and participate in architectural decision-making 

- Drive new features from inception to production, working across the company with product managers, UX designers and other stakeholders

-  Dedicated to delivering tested and optimized high performance code for a distributed SOA environment (our stack satisfies 10s of thousands of requests per second!)

- Create and maintain quality software using best-in-class tools: GitHub, Splunk, New Relic, Sonar and TeamCity 

- Work with QA, product management and operations in an agile environment

- Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions 

- Grow a performant production environment in a way that makes the system increasingly reliable

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

- Conduct peer code reviews and act as a resource for junior developers


- Great Medical & Dental Plans

- Highly Competitive salary

- Target annual bonus

- Company stock (RSUs)

- Employee Stock Purchase Plan

- 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 drinks & snacks

- Bi-Weekly company update talks with our leadership team

- Free listing on HomeAway.com

- Electric adjustable stand up desk

- Casual dress code  

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