Lead Android Developer

| Austin
About Us:
Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories?

That is what we do here at HomeAway.com, an Expedia Inc. company. We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than one million online bookable vacation rentals. Our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world through our online marketplace and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.
The Opportunity:
Are you passionate about developing the next generation of mobile experiences? Join our mobile team, an innovative and growing part of HomeAway, Inc., the world’s leading online marketplace for vacation rentals with sites representing over 2 million vacation home listings throughout 190 countries.

We are looking for a hands-on technical lead (or a Senior Android engineer who wants to grow into a Lead role) who can take full ownership over our Android Traveler applications, bringing innovative uses of mobile technology to our customers while ensuring a seamless experience across our websites and native apps.

Responsibilities:
  • Implement new features and functionality in the Android apps
  • Define architectural standards and processes to guide development of the Android apps
  • Coach and mentor more junior members of the Android development team
  • Work with teams across HomeAway to ensure a seamless user experience for customers across all of their devices
  • Champion continuous improvement to help raise the bar on quality, performance and maintainability of mobile applications
  • Take ownership of assigned features and collaborate effectively with designers and product managers to exceed customer expectations
  • Keep abreast of the changes in the industry and champion new technologies and development processes within the team
  • Collaborate effectively with engineering leaders across the company and contribute to building the platform for the vacation rental industry

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • 6+ years of relevant software development experience with excellent object-oriented design skills.
  • 4+ years developing and deploying successful native Android applications
  • Reference-able (app store) history of creating native commercial apps
  • Knowledge of Android internals, frameworks, tools/IDEs, testing and documentation
  • Has an obsession for customer experience and an intuitive sense of what makes great customer experiences
  • Experience running agile teams

Desired experience:
Any experience or education in machine learning, natural language processing, bots, etc. This is only a plus.

Benefits:

  • Working with great talents and leadership
  • 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, pimp Macs, Macbooks or PCs, double monitors
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass

Location: Austin, TX (The Domain)
Technical Recruiter: Keith Punches

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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

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

HomeAway has the best work-life balance out of any company I've worked for. Not only are you given plenty of vacation time, they actually encourage you to use it. Around here, we call it a "whole vacation" because you're supposed to enjoy your time away from work and return recharged.

Kayla

Employer Brand & Digital Media Specialist

What projects are you most 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

Software Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

I've learned to always be flexible and always question all assumption to a logical conclusion.

Dottie

Partner Success Account Manager

Passion for the business. When you genuinely believe in our mission and the unique value we offer owners/travelers, our clients feel your enthusiasm and want to work with you.

Nevo

Regional Sales Manager

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Dental
Game Room
Generous PTO
Health Benefits
Onsite Gym
Generous Parental Leave
Parking
Stocked Kitchen
Vision
Volunteering Opportunities
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