Senior UI Software Engineer

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. 

The Opportunity

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 as a Senior UI Engineer:

  • Create experiences seen by over 100 million people a month
  • Develop fast, scalable, highly available, and reliable web apps
  • Build component based web UI architectures with JavaScript 
  • 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 communityof trust which incrementally increases conversions that have direct revenue impact 
  • Deliver high quality code that levels up not only your team but the entire organization
  • 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

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience developing highly available enterprise web applications with state of the art front end web technologies 
  • Well versed in various JavaScript libraries (React, Backbone, Angular, Ember, Hapi.js, etc) HTML, CSS3 and Less/SASS experience
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to collaborate well multi-functionally across departments
  • An analytical problem solver that is passionate about delivering a high quality user experience
  • Mobile first responsive design experience
  • Cross-browser development & compatibility experience

Responsibilities:

  • 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 partners
  • Deliver tested and optimized high performance code for a distributed SOA environment (our stack satisfies 10s of thousands ofrequests per second!)
  • Create and maintain quality software using premier tools: GitHub, Splunk, New Relic, Sonar and TeamCity
  • 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
  • Showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences
  • Conduct peer code reviews and act as a resource for junior developers

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

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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