Software Engineer (Backend) - Marketplace


The Opportunity:
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. 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 in the Marketplace team:
- Scale our services to more than 60k requests per second
- Develop fast, scalable, highly available, and reliable services that will handle millions of service calls per day
- Use realtime data to understand customers’ needs before they do
- Dockerize our apps and micro-services for cloud deployment
- Develop features that will drive our marketplace through real-time feedback loops
- Scale our public API to allow other partners to leverage HomeAway services & experiences on third party sites

Technologies we use: 
- Java8, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Cassandra, AWS, Mesos, Docker, Linux, Jetty, Samza, Dropwizard, Kafka

Requirements:
- BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
- 3+ years of professional software development 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
- Dedicated to delivering tested and optimized high performance code for a distributed SOA environment (our stack satisfies 10s of thousands of requests per second!)
- Develop quality scalable, tested and reliable applications using industry best practices 
- Work with product management and operations in an agile environment
- Create and maintain quality software using best-in-class tools: Git, Splunk, New Relic, Sonar and TeamCity 
- Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions 
- Opportunities to showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences

Benefits: 
- 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
- Weekly company update talks with our leadership team
- Free listing on HomeAway.com
- Casual dress code 


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