Lead Software Engineer, Back End Java

| 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

As for engineering, we solve problems of scale and work on cutting edge and open-source technologies. Our culture is one that strives on solving difficult problems focusing on product engineering based on hypothesis testing to empower people to come up with ideas.

Challenges you can work on:

  • Develop payment engines that process billions of dollars per year
  • Simplify core booking and listing workflow to enhance our travelers & suppliers experience
  • Scale our services to more than 60k requests per second
  • Use real-time data to understand customers’ needs before they do
  • Dockerize our apps and services for cloud deployment
  • Build and recompose functionally aligned micro services
  • Develop features that will drive our business through real-time feedback loops
  • Develop a smart service layer that will allow for in-session personalization based off user behavior and data
  • Scale our public API to allow other partners to leverage HomeAway services & experiences on third party sites

Technologies we use: 

  • Java8, AWS, Docker, Mesos, Spring Boot, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka and the Hadoop ecosystem

Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of professional software development experience
  • Technical leadership experience
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to work well cross-functionally across multiple departments

Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands on technical leadership and participate in architectural decision-making 
  • Own new features from design to production release 
  • Lead the creation of high performance code for a distributed services environment (our stack satisfies 60K+ TPS)
  • Work with QA, product management, and operations in an Agile environment
  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions 
  • Grow a performant production environment in a way that makes the system increasingly reliable
  • Participate in our innersource culture (Internal Open Source) by delivering high quality code that levels up not only your team but the entire organization
  • Conduct peer code reviews and act as a resource for junior developers

Benefits:

  • Opportunities to showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences
  • 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

Available locations: The Domain in Austin, TX, Bellevue, WA or Denver, CO (white-gloved relocation services available for all locations)

Technical Recruiter: Keith Punches

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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

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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