Sr Big Data Engineer

| Austin

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.

The Opportunity:

We are looking for big data developers to join the Digital Platform Engineering team to support our growth marketing organization. In this role, you will help set up data pipelines that enable data scientists and analysts to make critical business decisions on advertising expenditure. You will also help expand our lead generation processes and support other growth marketing data needs.

Challenges to Work On:

  • Leverage state of the art data processing tools for handling growth marketing data.
  • Understand how the growth marketing data is used and work closely with data scientists and analysts to enable them to make the best use of the data.
  • Update and expand our existing growth marketing data products to leverage cloud based technologies.
  • Contribute to our growing ecosystem of state of the art tools.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field and 6+ years of experience or Master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field and 3 years of experience.
  • 5+ years professional application development utilizing Java and Scala languages.
  • 5+ years in data warehouse solutions using SQL and RDBMS such as SQL Server, MySQL, or Oracle.
  • 5+ years in high-level design including defining coding standards, tools, and platforms.
  • 2+ years in Batch and Stream processing using Spark and Kafka.
  • 2+ years with ETL Pipeline development on AWS using EMR and S3.
  • 2+ years in OLAP cube development (SSAS).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, launch, and implement big data solutions. Specifically, build and launch new data models that provide intuitive analytics to business partners.
  • Perform data modeling and prepare data in databases for reporting through various analytics tools.
  • Build distributed batch and stream compute ETL data pipeline for the requirement using technologies such as Java, Scala, Python, Spark, Hadoop, Hive, and Amazon Web Services.
  • Work closely with product management to implement and expand data connections for growth marketing purposes.
  • Develop quality scalable, tested, and reliable data services using industry best practices.
  • Perform Peer review for the code developed by team members.
  • Document and disseminate knowledge to team members and the wider organization.
  • Create and maintain quality software using best-in-class tools: Git, Splunk, New Relic, Sonar and TeamCity.

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 HomeAway.com
  • 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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

HomeAway has five offices in the Austin area with a 16-story global headquarters under construction at the Domain set to open in 2019.
11800 Domain Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Some of us have been working together for 5+ years and have been there for each other during engagements, births, divorces…you name it. They have truly been my second family and my coworkers are the best part of coming to the office every day.

Amanda

Director, B&B Sales and Supply

What projects are you most excited about?

As a Software Engineer, I’m excited to rebuild an old JavaScript and jQuery STAB component into a new React based component. The goal is to update this component to our new tech stack so when consuming applications move to using Catalyst based applications we can ease the integration process.

Juliana

Advertising Account Executive

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being a successful finance person means being a strong business partner and not only understanding what is happening throughout the business but also being insatiably curious about it. It’s not enough to just know math, or know the numbers; you need to know where those numbers come from, how they get there and what's driving that result.

Sharon

Sr. Director Global Finance Operations

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The Talent Acquisition team is always pitching innovative ideas at our 120-day planning sessions that directly impact the company and recruitment experience. It’s amazing to see how quickly we’re able to implement new ideas every 120 days and measure the results. We’ve seen everything from employee referral reform to self-defense classes in Austin.

Marisela

Director, Global Talent Acquisition

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm on a team that's investigating the integration of react-native into our existing mobile app and my focus is primarily on bridging our existing native analytics packages into the react-native side of things. This allows us to adapt and improve based on what customers do while using our product,

Andrew

Software UI Engineer

What are HomeAway Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were recognized by the Austin American-Statesman for having the most generous parental leave in Austin!

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