Senior Software Engineer, Fullstack (Remote) at Hopper

| Greater Boston Area
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About the job
As a Senior Fullstack Engineer on the Homes team, you’ll work on a greenfield product within Hopper’s $1B+ travel ecosystem. You will build foundational features and services that will be core to the business going forward, while designing systems that will enable us to move quickly while ensuring a high standard of code quality and scalability. You’ll work alongside an experienced team of developers, designers, and travel industry experts to bring Hopper’s travelers the best price, selection, convenience, and booking flexibility in vacation home rentals. 

Minimum qualifications
• Love for building customer centric software
• 4+ years professional experience in full stack development
• Deep comfort with at least one server-side stack
• Excelled in an environment with cross-functional teams, working fluidly with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Software Developers, and other highly skilled specialists
• Ability to quickly iterate on Web interface UI/UX and related design

Preferred qualifications
• Thorough understanding of Web system architecture and design, at scale
• Experience with, or willing to learn, distributed system development in Scala
• Proven track record of leading less-experienced engineers in building stable and scalable code 
• Proven ability to build prototypes and take a data-driven approach to product development, testing and measuring new ideas very quickly
• The ability to bring leading industry techniques and technologies to the table

Our tech stack
• We have a microservice architecture with over 200+ services.
• Mostly Scala on the backend with some Python.
• Our UIs are Mobile first: Swift on iOS and Kotlin on Android.
• We mostly host our services on Google Cloud with some on-prem.
• We use things like HBase, Kafka, Pub/Sub, GCP Big Query, Cloud SQL, S3, Delos, Redis.
• We are driven by data so Amplitude, Big Query and Datadog will be your buddies.

Responsibilities

  • Build amazing consumer experiences, taking responsibility for code quality, scalability, reliability and performance
  • Help build the technical team for Hopper Homes, assist in interviews and onboarding of new team members
  • Quickly prototype new ideas and run experiments to identify features that customers love
  • Help shape the systems design for the homes vertical and how it integrates with our microservices architecture
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of people, giving and receiving feedback for growth
  • A passionate focus on quality, writing testable code that performs well for our consumers
  • A desire to help our team continuously improve

Benefits

  • Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
  • Unlimited PTO
  • WeWork All Access Pass OR Work-from-home stipend
  • Entrepreneurial culture where pushing limits and taking risks is everyday business
  • Open communication with management and company leadership
  • Small, dynamic teams = massive impact
  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans
  • Access to a 401k 

More about Hopper
Today, Hopper is best known as a travel app. We're going to do about $1B in sales this year and weathered the COVID storm better than anyone expected. We just raised $170M from Goldman Sachs and Capital One, and inked a deal to be the exclusive travel provider for Capital One Travel.

We owe our success, in large part, to a proprietary suite of data-driven and risk-based financial services that we have developed that complement a customer's trip-purchasing experience. One example is Price Freeze, where our customers are able to purchase a financial option in the app to lock in any price that they see, on any item, for as short as 1 hour or as long as 21 days with Hopper taking the risk on the other side of the trade.

Now we're laying the groundwork for continued expansion in 2021 by adding great people to our team who can help us compete with the travel giants.

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