Staff Software Engineer, eCommerce Team

HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.

And our eCommerce teams?  Well, they craft solutions that give HomeAway Property Owners and Travelers the ability to book, pay for, and receive payment for, our 1+ million vacation rental properties and add-on products around the globe.  They are solving hard problems with state of the art technologies, Agile practices and a strong belief in test driven development that allows us to deliver results that drive the business every single day.

Your Opportunity:

HomeAway eCommerce is looking for a talented Staff Software Development Engineer who will lead the creation and iteration of state of the art technology for HomeAway’s 1 Million+ properties.  The business opportunity is massive and requires technical talent with expertise in leading 24x7, high-scale, distributed systems within a lean/agile development & delivery environment where we aim to innovate for our customers, continuously.

Required areas of experience:

  • You are the right fit if you have 9+ years of software development experience.
  • 3+ years of experience leading & influencing high performance technology teams, by example.
  • Deep expertise in high-scale internet, e-commerce services, service oriented architectures, and domain driven design
  • Experience in large scale Design and Development
  • Experience crafting complex server-side & client-side web applications
  • Communication skills that allow you to articulate fluidly across all levels of the organization
  • Coaching and mentoring experience for grooming a strong succession of talent 
  • Experience in data driven decision-making and multivariate testing to drive conversion

Desired Experience:

  • You are a front-runner if high-scale consumer or b2b facing internet solutions are a strong part of your history

Technologies in our Environment: Java8, Micro Services, Dropwizard, Javascript (Node/React), Docker, AWS (AmazonEC2, E3, etc), Spark, Kafka, MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase, MySQL, Memcache, Redis, MapReduce, Hadoop, and more.

Benefits & Perks:

  • 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
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass
  • Casual dress

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

Will F.

Principal Engineer

Will oversees several teams of developers, working with them in designing and building software solutions for successfully marketing HomeAway listings to customers.

Rene P.

Chief Architect

Rene works closely with HomeAway’s various Engineering Teams, supporting them and giving them guidance as they develop solutions in the areas of digital platforms, data, analytics, streaming, and more.

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