Software Engineering

Senior Java Software Engineer, an Expedia Brand

USA - WA - Bellevue

HomeAway’s Marketplace Services team is hiring for talented hands on Senior Java Developers with dynamic hands on programming and leadership skills, to create a core set of services that will help evolve our platform in to high performance, global transactional marketplace. The ultimate goal is to create the best online vacation rental marketplace, with an uncommon peer to peer user experience that optimally matches traveler demand with property owner supply.

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. experiences together. 

Challenges you can work on:

  • 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
  • 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 use 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
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience (Java preferred)
  • Technical leadership experience
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to work well multi-functionally across multiple departments
  • An analytical problem solver that is passionate about delivering a high quality user experience

Responsilbilities:

  • Commit to vigilantly rewriting, refactoring, and perfecting code
  • Deliver tested and optimized high performance code for a distributed SOA environment (our stack satisfies 10s of thousands of requests per second!)
  • Develop quality scalable, tested and reliable applications using industry standard methodologies
  • Work with QA, product management and operations in an agile environment
  • Create and maintain quality software using premier tools: Git, Splunk, New Relic, Sonar and TeamCity
  • Participate in resolution of production issues and lead efforts toward solutions
  • Showcase your work on our tech blog and internal & external conferences

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)
  • Parental Leave (up to 20 weeks based on eligibility)
  • 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.