Software Engineering

Lead Software Engineer, Backend

USA - TX - Austin Domain

About Us:

HomeAway, based in Austin, Texas, is the world leader in vacation rentals with more than 2 million unique places to stay in 190 countries, and is a part of the Expedia, Inc. family of brands. HomeAway offers an extensive selection of vacation rental homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, especially more room to relax, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online.  

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:

  • Scale our services to more than 60k requests per second.
  • Develop fast, scalable, highly available, and reliable payment engines that will process billions of dollars per year.
  • Use real-time data to understand customers’ needs before they do.
  • Dockerize our apps and services for cloud deployment.
  • 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.
  • Simplify core booking and listing workflow to enhance our travelers & suppliers experience.

 Technologies we use:

  • AWS, Docker, Mesos Dropwizard, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka, Hadoop, Samza, NoSQL, Java8,

 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.
  • Dedicated to delivering tested and optimized high performance code for a distributed SOA environment (our stack satisfies 10s of thousands of requests per second!).
  • Create and maintain quality software using best-in-class tools: Git, Splunk, New Relic, Sonar and TeamCity.
  • 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.
  • Opportunities to showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences.
  • Participate in our innersource culture (Internal Open Source) by delivering high quality code that levels up not only your team but the entire organization.
  • Opportunities to showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences.
  • Conduct peer code reviews and act as a resource for junior developers.

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.

Note to Third-Party / Recruitment Agencies / Executive Search Firms: HomeAway does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters or recruiting agencies. Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employees of HomeAway.

HomeAway is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.