Software Engineer - Back End

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 Software Engineer to help do just that.

At HotelTonight, our engineers take enormous pride in creating the world's first mobile-only travel company. We’re seeking teammates who want to set the standard, not just keep up with other companies. We strongly value craftsmanship, have some perfectionist tendencies and strive to stay ahead of the constantly changing mobile landscape to ship useful and delightful products!

This is a great opportunity for an engineer who is passionate about the product, thinks of the users,  envisions engaging tools, and wants to utilize the latest technologies to deliver industry-changing products. You’ll have an immediate impact, ensuring that our APIs, infrastructure, and internal tools keep HotelTonight light-years ahead of the competition.

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


  • Help us as we relentlessly build, evolve and scale the applications, infrastructure, and tools that power our mobile apps
  • Develop, modify, and maintain our e-commerce platform, focusing on reliability, speed, and user experience
  • Constantly improve our current codebase to make it better and faster, leveraging the best tools out there
  • Own the delivery and deployment of the services you build into our containerized production cluster
  • Collaborate with other engineers, product managers, designers, supply teams, and marketers to iterate on and improve user and internal-facing products
  • Actively participate in code review process maintaining the standard of code quality
  • Evaluate and experiment with new technologies that can be added to our tech stack to solve the hairiest of problems


  • 2-5+ years experience with Ruby on Rails or similar frameworks
  • Experience working with relational databases (MySQL, Postgres), data warehouses, and NoSQL solutions
  • Has scaled and maintained high-traffic, service-oriented production systems
  • Problem solver and creative thinker who will take an idea and build it
  • Comfortable questioning the status quo and testing ideas via prototypes
  • Analytical and detail-oriented but pragmatic
  • Innately curious about how things work and could be improved
  • The ability to empathize with users of the products you build
  • Excellent communication and cross-collaboration


  • The opportunity to define mobile commerce and change the way people book travel
  • The camaraderie of a driven, agile team that is building something disruptive
  • 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 daily, a subsidized fitness membership, access to our very own hotel-inspired full bar, and the opportunity to spin the HT Roulette wheel to spontaneously win airfare and a hotel stay anywhere in the world!

Meet Some of HotelTonight's Employees

Deyola A.

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Working as part of the Supply staff, Deyola leads a regional team in finding and acquiring top-notch hotels for HotelTonight users in the Florida, Mexico, and Caribbean regions.

Jatinder S.

Director, Platform Engineering

Jatinder and his Platform Team build and maintain state-of-the-art software to make sure HotelTonight’s platform operates at peak performance and delivers the most relevant hotel options to its customers wherever they are in fractions of a second.

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