Platform Engineer, HTx

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 an HTx Engineer to join the Hotel Product team and help do just that.

When you join HotelTonight, you'll work on our hotel-facing tool known as HTx that allows our partners to gain insights into their market and deliver great deals to our customers. You’ll work across our application stack to build a solid system and user interface that hotels can efficiently use to interact with our customers. You'll also help build and own powerful far-reaching internal tools that allow HotelTonight's Supply team to engage with our hotels and deliver quality insights.

To accomplish this, you'll have access to the best tooling and work with a best-in-class team made up of other Platform Engineers and Designers.

Follow our Technology Blog at BuildTonight to learn about the Engineering Team's challenges, goals and everything in between.


  • Understand the application stack that powers our hotel-facing tools
  • Assist the team in completing key features and addressing major bugs
  • Actively participate in our code review process


  • Be capable of delivering features with the HTx team, which includes Product Managers and our Supply team
  • Contribute to the growth of HTx with new ideas and improvements that deliver measurable results for our customers, hotel partners and the company
  • Be able to jump in immediately when issues arise and help non-technical members of the company understand the workings of HTx
  • Support critical production systems as part of our on-call rotation
  • Understand and manage the infrastructure that powers HTx
  • Be highly invested in developing high performance code, instrumenting code at every chance


  • Be able to lead, contribute and develop end-to-end features for HTx
  • Work with the rest of the team to help guide and shape the future of HTx and HotelTonight
  • Independently diagnose and resolve issues that you discover with the platform


  • You’ll have the opportunity to develop applications across our whole stack, developing APIs and interfaces used by tens of thousands of hotels
  • You’ll see your individual contributions to the Hotels tools impact the great experiences that our customers have
  • You’ll learn new skills in developing far reaching applications with a focus on performance, accuracy and quality


  • 2+ years experience in software development working as a Backend Engineer with Ruby (or similar language: Python, Java)
  • Familiarity with frontend web application development using React, EmberJS or vanilla JavaScript
  • Working knowledge of relational databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL
  • Experience with any of the following is a plus: ElasticSearch, Kafka, Docker, Golang, Redis
  • Experience building performance focused services
  • Dependable, hands-on problem solver
  • Detail-oriented but moves fast
  • You love working as part of a team and strive for continuous improvement


  • Commitment to keeping HotelTonight on the Best Places to Work list (we're in the top 10!)
  • A highly collaborative and supportive team environment that values asking the right questions, building solutions, and respecting everyone we work with
  • We’ll help you create goals that drive you, take on projects that excite you, and learn things that will surprise you
  • Great SF office location at Market & 5th St. (If you live out of the area, move here!)
  • Excellent health, dental, vision and 401k plans, and stock options too
  • Fun stuff - quarterly travel stipend, unlimited vacation, catered meals, subsidized cell phone plans and fitness memberships, access to our very own hotel-inspired full bar, 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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