Sr. Software Engineer, Backend

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As a Senior Backend Engineer on the Homes team, you’ll work on a greenfield product within Hopper’s $1B+ travel ecosystem. You will build foundational features and services that will be core to the business going forward, while designing systems that will enable us to move quickly while ensuring a high standard of code quality and scalability. You’ll work alongside an experienced team of developers, designers, and travel industry experts to bring Hopper’s travelers the best price, selection, convenience, and booking flexibility in vacation home rentals.

Minimum qualifications

Love for building customer centric software
4+ years professional experience in full stack development
Deep comfort with at least one server-side stack
Excelled in an environment with cross-functional teams, working fluidly with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Software Developers, and other highly skilled specialists
Ability to quickly iterate on Web interface UI/UX and related design

Preferred qualifications

Thorough understanding of Web system architecture and design, at scale
Experience with, or willing to learn, distributed system development in Scala
Proven track record of leading less-experienced engineers in building stable and scalable code
Proven ability to build prototypes and take a data-driven approach to product development, testing and measuring new ideas very quickly
The ability to bring leading industry techniques and technologies to the table

Our tech stack

We have a microservice architecture with over 200+ services.
Mostly Scala on the backend with some Python.
Our UIs are Mobile first: Swift on iOS and Kotlin on Android.
We mostly host our services on Google Cloud with some on-prem.
We use things like HBase, Kafka, Pub/Sub, GCP Big Query, Cloud SQL, S3, Delos, Redis.
We are driven by data so Amplitude, Big Query and Datadog will be your buddies.

Responsibilities

Build amazing consumer experiences, taking responsibility for code quality, scalability, reliability and performance
Help build the technical team for Hopper Homes, assist in interviews and onboarding of new team members
Quickly prototype new ideas and run experiments to identify features that customers love
Help shape the systems design for the homes vertical and how it integrates with our microservices architecture
Collaborate with a diverse group of people, giving and receiving feedback for growth
A passionate focus on quality, writing testable code that performs well for our consumers
A desire to help our team continuously improve

Benefits

Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
Unlimited PTO
WeWork All Access Pass OR Work-from-home stipend
Entrepreneurial culture where pushing limits and taking risks is everyday business
Open communication with management and company leadership
Small, dynamic teams = massive impact
100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans
Access to a 401k

Despite the pandemic’s impact on the travel industry, Hopper has emerged stronger than ever. As the travel industry continues to rebound, Hopper has demonstrated significant outperformance with its category-leading mobile-only marketplace, delivering value to customers and supply partners with the company’s proprietary suite of fintech offerings.

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