Sr. Big Data Engineer

| 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. 

We are looking for Big Data Engineers to join our Analytics Data Services team, which is focused on enabling advanced analytics supporting both product and business teams. As a Big Data Engineer on Analytics Data Services team, you will focus on making rich datasets/solutions available, understandable and extensible for several business and product teams in the company. Success in this role comes from marrying a strong EDW/Big Data engineering background, product and business acumen to deliver scalable technical solutions that can enable self-service advanced analytics at HomeAway.

What we look for:
Flawless Execution, Engineering Excellence, Tech Savvy, Business & Product acumen, Creative Problem solver
Responsibilities:
Build and support scalable and durable data solutions that can enable self-service advanced analytics at HomeAway using both traditional (SQL server) and modern DW technologies (Hadoop, Spark, Cloud, NoSQL etc.) in an agile manner
Participate in all aspects of the software life cycle, including analysis, design, development, unit testing, production deployment and support
Capable of working closely with business and product teams to ensure data solutions are aligned with business initiatives and are of high quality
Collaborate and validate implementation with Data Analytics team and other technical team members. 
Ensure that the platform goes through Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) with DevOps automation
Create Big Data accelerators to help deploy scalable solutions fast.
 
Qualifications:
Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or related experience required.
6+ years of experience working with large scale data warehouses and are familiar with data warehousing concepts
3+ years of experience designing, building and operating distributed batch and stream/compute ETL data pipelines using technologies such as Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, Hive, Presto, and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
2+ years of programming language experience required, preferably in Scala, Python or Java
Experience desired with Database Warehousing Design Concepts, Data Modeling, ETL/ELT, Data Marts, and Data Cubes
Experience in all aspects of data management including database design, ETL, aggregation strategy, and performance optimization
Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
Experience in e-commerce or Internet industry preferred.
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
Discounted Metro & Rail pass
Casual dress code

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  • 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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