Backend Engineer, Connectivity Team

HotelTonight makes it remarkably easy to book great hotels at amazing last-minute rates on your mobile device, for tonight, tomorrow and next week. Our mission is to make people feel more alive by delivering the unexpected and we’re looking for a Backend Engineer to join our Connectivity team and help do just that.

When you join HotelTonight, you'll join the Connectivity team in executing a Hotel Connectivity Strategy, making the end to end booking process for our customers and hotel partners as seamless as possible.

As part of our Connectivity roadmap, you'll get to work on different partner integrations to automatically get inventory from hotel partners and automate reservation deliveries. You'll work closely with cross-functional teams to design, develop, test and deploy integrations between a variety of applications.

Follow our Technology Blog at BuildTonight to learn about the Engineering Team's challenges, goals and everything in between.
Learn more about our tech stack on our Stack Overflow page.


  • Implement new connectivity features on our Rails web applications for hotel partners and the HotelTonight team
  • Maintains connectivity, answers internal questions, helps troubleshoot issues and finds ways to prevent them
  • Contributes to platform evolution, supports existing features, and recommends optimizations and new features
  • Participate in code reviews, improve our software development processes, and deliver high-quality software in a fast-paced environment
  • Work on scaling infrastructure to support massive data demands within a constantly changing real-time marketplace servicing millions of requests per day with 99.99% uptime
  • Keep an eye on the platform and infrastructure on rotating pager duties, responding to issues promptly


  • 2+ years experience in software development in Ruby, working as an Engineer at a startup or mid-sized company
  • Familiarity with major technologies from our stack - Ruby, Rails, Rspec, MySQL. Interest in other languages (e.g. Go, Elixir, Javascript, ES6, ReactJS) is a plus!
  • Nice to have: experience with ElasticSearch, Redis, Kafka/Kinesis
  • Broad interest in technology trends and eager to learn new things
  • Detail-oriented but moves fast
  • A hands on problem-solver who loves working as part of a team and strives for continuous improvement
  • Strong English communication skills to communicate effectively with the team

  • Additional Information: You must be an EU citizen or have documentation demonstrating your right to work in Germany.


  • Commitment to keeping HotelTonight on the Best Places to Work list (we're in the top 10!)
  • The opportunity to define mobile commerce and change the way people book travel
  • The partnership of a driven, agile team that is building something disruptive
  • Camaraderie of an amazing team that is working tirelessly to build the world's favorite hotel app, supported by top-tier investors
  • Competitive monthly salary + stock options in one of Silicon Valley’s hottest startups
  • Fun stuff: Quarterly travel stipend, weekly catered lunches, subsidized fitness membership, a wireless stipend, unlimited coffee and snacks, and the opportunity to spin the HT Roulette wheel to win a spontaneous weekend getaway! 

Meet Some of HotelTonight's Employees

Jeff E.

VP of People

Jeff is responsible for creating a great experience for the HotelTonight Team that enables everyone at the company to do their very best work.

Stephanie K.

Product Manager

Stephanie build products for the company's hotel partners and helps make sure HotelTonight always has an amazing inventory.

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