Lead Software Engineer, HomeAway Productivity Tools

| 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
If you enjoy helping people in general but love helping co-workers then our Agile Productivity Tools team could be a great fit. Agile Productivity builds apps that help over 2,000 global HomeAway employees get things done and accelerate our co-workers.

Challenges you could work on

  • Work with different functional groups to gather requirements
  • Work with the team to define architectural standards and processes to guide development
  • Utilize modern toolset and techniques to deliver solutions that
  • Work on the existing applications to understand the technology and assist with optimization
  • Coach and mentor more junior members as your team grows
  • Keep abreast of the changes in the industry and champion new technologies and development processes within the team

Required skills

  • 7+ years developing and deploying successful full stack applications
  • Deep knowledge of frameworks, tools/IDEs, testing and documentation
  • Ability to mentor more junior engineers
  • Ability to assist in architecture and design
  • An obsession for customer experience and an intuitive sense of what makes great customer experiences
  • Experience working in agile teams
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent professional experience

List of current apps the Agile Productivity Tools team has built

  • Cloud Trackr – Tooling to evaluate, track and alert on Cloud costs on a per service basis
  • Dominion – A tool that facilitates discovery of information aligned to a domaindriven architecture
  • Pitch Trackr – Idea collection and curation tool to help facilitates HomeAway’s 120 Day Planning process
  • Time Trackr – Tool to facilitate the recording of agile work hours targeting CAPEX
  • Portfolio Trackr – Tool to facilitate people investment into HomeAway Portfolios
  • Feedback Forum Tool – A tool that facilitates the open gathering of feedback on team members for the company

List of upcoming apps scheduled for development:

  • OKR (Objectives and Key Results) Tool
  • HR Partner Findr
  • Distribution Deal Findr
  • Corporate Mobile Productivity App
  • Conversational Apps

All of our apps are made with a mixture of the following tech:

  • Node
  • React
  • React Native
  • Java
  • MongoDB
  • Elastic Search
  • Kibana
  • Ruby on Rails
  • AWS
  • Jenkins
  • GIT
  • Swagger

Functional groups you'll work with now and in the future:

  • Engineering
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Experience
  • Sales
  • Product
  • Marketing
  • and Expedia Global

Interesting initiatives coming up:

  • Porting all web apps to native iOS and Android
  • Inner sourcing projects with Expedia on Cloud Cost Transparency and application tagging
  • Dominion is the hot new application
  • OKR Management is next on the horizon

Bonus points for
Experience in multiple code bases (Java, Javascript, Ruby)

Benefits

  • 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

Location: Austin, TX (The Domain)
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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